Amazing thread...I am unfortunately now part of this group.
Fell down stairs in my home 12/22/09, repaired 12/29/09 so that puts me at 10 days post op.
All seems to be doing well. I am of course braced (20degrees) and expect to go up to 30 in a week.
PT to start in 3 weeks.
Yikes, what a catastrophic injury.
Being a medical provider, I have cared for 3 of these in my career in the ED and immediately knew exactly what had happenned.
I am amazed that some of you carried on for a couple of days, longer with this injury.
I am steadily (daily) preparing myself for the long road; it helps to know I am not alone :)
Perhaps my biggest issue right now is my lack of comfortable sleep...not because of pain, but because of this brace and not being able to get into good position. Anyone have any thoughts?
I'm grumpy without sleep, I'm even grumpier without sleep and without the use of my leg