At 9 weeks and 116 degrees you'll get what you want. I wasn't there at 9 weeks but at 8 months I have about 5 degrees left but I don't need it if that comes to
Hello group, I want to first thank the patriot of this thread Idaho Guy and a few of the bqtr guys. I am a 48 year old very active and athletic male. On 11/15/2015, I was descending some stairs in my home and slipped and fell. I am not sure I heard a pop, but I went down. Went to the ER, they sent me home with some crutches and said schedule a appointment in 2 days. While trying to maneuver around that same day I fell again. I hurt my other leg. I finally got in to see the Orthopedic Doctor and have now been diagnosed with 2 qtr.'s. I am scheduled for my surgery consult tomorrow am. Hopefully, surgery will happen in the next couple of days. I was scared, ignorant and just unaware of this type of injury. Because of this thread I have hope and fill like I can make a plan. Like most of you, I found the thread and started at the beginning, I have read about half of it and will continue to use this thread.I am very motivated I will walk normal and live a normal life again. I hope to come back better than ever. I had been slacking on my leg workouts for awhile, a contributing factor as well as not addressing a few minor knee injuries from the past. I am a big guy, another contributor, 6'7 and 300+ lbs. I was still in fairly good shape. I have played football, basketball, boxed, power lifted and been very active. I lost over 100 lbs over the last few years and have kept it off. I did the insanity program and other aerobic workouts. I have leg pressed over 2,000 lbs, benched 500 lbs. I was recently benching 350lbs for reps. I feel motivated to get the surgery behind me and start building version 2.0. I am very optimistic, a lot of it comes from reading NY bodybuilder, Russ50, bilateral Dave and Tiger Bait's stories. They all suffered the dual surgery. Any advice, encouragement is welcome. I know I will have some tough days coming, so any and all of you veterans of this please comment and help. I hope to return the favor to you and more new members as they come on.
Two qtr's are rough. One is bad enough. The most important thing I can think of is to stay on top of your pain medication for at least two days after surgery; even if it means setting an alarm and waking up at 2am to take it. You will likely regret it if you don't. Also, if your pain medication says to take it every 4 to 6 hours then take it every 4 at least for the first two days. Find a comfortable spot since you will be there for a while. Keep plenty of ice packs on hand. I really wish I had thought to open my immobilizer on the first few days to get more skin contact with the ice since I think that would have helped with the pain.
You'll also need plans for hygiene and going to the bathroom. Is a short stay in an inpatient rehab facility an option?