Yesterday was my first post-op visit, where I was finally able to see my knee and get a fancy new brace, which hopefully will allow me to bend my knee sometime this week!
Not as scary as I thought it'd look:
My other amazing milestone was getting to shower today (finally!!). After four days, you start feeling pretty gross and even more of a pain on those around you. It was quite a process but I felt like a totally new person and smelled like something other than the hospital! So far, this recovery has been a lot of what I expected, but still very hard and very painful. I am eternally grateful for my amazing parents who are putting up with me and basically doing everything for me (tip- find a great gift for whoever is lucky, or unlucky enough, to put up with you the first couple weeks). I am also overwhelmed and humbled by the love and support I have received by so many people in my life. While this is just the beginning of my recovery, I am lucky to have such motivation and support. I really hope that this blog can be a source of hope and inspiration for people who are going through MPFL reconstruction and like me, are scared, nervous and hoping for the best.