This is the 'Ironman of Injuries' I've decided. You have to have the physicsl fortitude to keep getting stronger together with maintaining the psychological determination to keep things moving forward day by day. I've been telling myself I'm better than I am. I've been telling myself I'll be doing this or that again really soon when the reality is that the body will determine that timeline, not the mind. And that's just something else to accept and process in as best way you can.
I was super down and annoyed yesterday. Today I'm thankful for the lesson and see things differently. And when you change the way you see things, things change. This injury really is a tough one to get the head round, but in my view that's equally important to the leg extensions and ROM. Two months in to this journey, it's an insight I just wasn't able to consider 8 weeks ago. Cheers all.
Your points are right on. I am about sixteen months post injury and I still have the ups and downs. Everything will be going great and then I'll have a setback. I just had one this week. On the one hand, I shouldn't complain, because I'm lightyears ahead of where I was, but it is still frustrating to have the leg start acting up again. Just when you think things are becoming effortless the leg snaps back at you to remind you how bad this injury is. I was traveling on business last week and wore dress shoes all week. You wouldn't think that this would make a difference, but it certainly did. Now I'm nursing a sore knee back to full strength. Sounds dumb, but I guess it's the new normal.