Monday, February 24, 2014

ACL Post Surgery: Week 2

Quick update for everyone who has asked how I'm doing.
I really appreciate everyone's concern and sending me healing thoughts.
My life pretty much consists of putting ice and heat on my knee and going to physical therapy.
My pain levels have dropped, which I couldn't be more thankful for.
I have a low pain tolerance.
I finally got to take my bandages from surgery off and can take showers like a normal person.
My doctor said one of my incisions needs to be watched and I can't take baths, because it could reopen.
Not happy news, since its the large one at the base of my knee
Today (24th of February) was the first day I was able to do a full rotation on the bike at physical therapy.
Small step, but means things are improving.
In other good news....
Jeff and I finally had ventured out on our first date night post surgery!
I can't tell you how nice it felt to get dressed up and have a wonderful night out.
What did we do?
First a little background story.
When Jeff asked me what I wanted for Christmas I honestly had no idea.
I didn't need anything major and the things I wanted were way out of budget.
My idea was a special planned out date night.
Jeff and I don't get major date nights out with school and our opposite work schedules much.
We try to do a dinner date night once a week.
Jeff planned out a date night from start to finish and gave me clues to what it was on Christmas morning.
The Plan.
Brunch at Little America
Early Dinner at Melting Pot (Our favorite, but expensive)

He even surprised me with a long stem rose at our table when we arrived
Tickets to go see Hale Center Theatre's Les Miserables.
I am obsessed with the music and the movie, so I was super excited.
I have never been to a Hale play and I was so impressed.
It was incredibly done and the cast was beyond amazing.
If you haven't seen it. I would HIGHLY recommend it.
Play goes through middle of April.
Obviously, the date was planned before I planned my surgery
Because of my leg and giant brace sitting in normal seats weren't an option.
Fortunately, my uncle let me borrow his wheelchair and we were able to change our seats.
It was interesting trying to maneuver around hordes of people in a wheelchair, but glad we were able to borrow it.
More thankful I don't have to use it all the time.
It was a wonderful date planned by my amazing husband.
I don't know what I would do without him and there is no doubt I am the luckiest girl in the world.
Things are slowly getting better and I know I still have a long way to go.
There is one thing that I need help on. Scar Cream.
Any suggestions or recommendations?


  1. I am so glad you are feeling better! Okay, Melting Pot is probably my favorite restaurant, EVER! I've never been a fan of musicals, but I'll take your word for it. :) It sounds like you guys had a great night!

    1. Melting pot is the best! Its our splurge restaurant so we go maybe once or twice a year for special occasions. I'm honestly not a fan of musicals either. I swear I'm one of the only people in the state of Utah who can't stand the Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat ... Its obnoxious if you ask me. I didn't think I'd like Les Miserables and have never wanted to see it until a friend told me how amazing it was when the movie came out and now I'm hooked.


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