: 22 Soppy long post to follow:
I have to keep reminding myself that my recovery is going to be a lot longer then the next, the time frame varies from physio to surgeon but I’m looking at around 18months minimum due to the sheer damage of my injury. This has been by far the most challenging, slow and painful thing I have been through to date and without a doubt I will face many more hurdles in this recovery! The more days go by, I learn that I’m not as patient as I thought I was.
People notice the crutches going and then the brace coming off and the usual response is ‘Yay, you’re all fixed’. Now, don’t get me wrong, I know this comes from a good place but what it really means is that I can now bear my own body weight, walk in a straight line, slowly, on flat ground with a limp and stiffness not achieving the full range of movement an uninjured knee would have. Yes it’s a huge improvement but it is far, far from healed, fixed or normal. Looking forward until I can go somewhere and not have to to think about navigating every situation to accomodate my knee.
This injury is a true test of mental strength even more so than the physical stuff but I have no choice to take each day as it comes, stay positive and celebrate the tiniest of wins and progress!