Going under the knife

Right knee.
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Today I go under the knife. I’m having my left ACL reconstructed. I was playing basketball a bit over a year ago, made a drive in towards the left, and my knee collapsed under me. The guys on the court initially said that it appeared that my patella (knee cap) dislocated around the left and then popped back in. However, it turns out that it was actually my ACL rupturing.

So I’m now going under the knife to reconstruct my ACL. I’m a little bit worried about this, but not too much. My surgeon specialises in Knee and Shoulder surgeries only, so he knows what he’s doing. Apparently I’ll be in the pool and on the exercise bike in 6 weeks, and my recovery goes on from there.

While it means that I’m going to be out of action for a while, I am very much looking forward to having strength and confidence in my knee again. While it will take a year before I’m able to play basketball again, I much prefer some time out of action so that I can get back out on the court at some stage.

So for anyone reading this, some prayers for the surgery and my recovery would be greatly appreciated.

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Author: Ben Clapton

I'm an Officer in The Salvation Army, currently appointed with my wife as Corps Officers at the Rochester Corps in country Victoria (20 minutes out of Echuca). I play violin and guitar, amongst many others, and love golf and running.

2 thoughts on “Going under the knife”

  1. Ow, Ben. That sounds painful. I once had a similar surgery on my ankle, and it helped a lot. I hope that your surgery goes well and that your recovery is quick and smooth.

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