I had really planned to blog frequently in the first few hours of my recovery but yesterday was way to tough to to anything else than living and breathing. I got back to Jannis dads place and I felt pretty good, so I started to the super light "bend you knee" exercise I was told to do but I thought it felt a little tight and when I looked at the knee it looked way more swollen than it was in the morning. So I lifted the sock to check the bandage and the previously almost all white bandage now had a bit of blod under the waterproof film. So I was sitting there on the floor thinking that something was super wrong, totally freaked out and got super scared. So I called up the docs and they seemed to think it was no biggie at all as its very normal to swell up. But I jumped in a cab and went back to check it, I thought I was fully dying so I was super stressed, but when I got to see the nurse she just smiled and said that I had nothing to worry about, I then talked to the surgeon and even if there had been a small bleeding in the knee its no problem at all. They we're kind of joking with me and asking if I realized that they had cut me open and replaced a ligament, stuff like that is going to swell up and hurt a lot!
Either way by that time I guess the morphone was wearing off so I went from feeling like super man in the morning to being in pain and swollen in the afternoon. Think I texted Jens (who did the same surgery 5 months ago) about 100 times about how things felt etc, but at the end he just said, you are going to feel like everything s wrong, you are going to worry about everything, but its all good, its just a big surgery and its going to feel like super shit for the first few days!
I finally got some sleep at 2am and slept great until 9 with no pain at all, so that felt fantastic! Right now I am pretty swollen but the pain level is about a 3 on a scale to 10 so thats not bad at all! The only shitty part is when you have to go to the bathroom, that was horrible to get up and go yesterday! Today I did however manage to get a shower and having a hot GF nurse made it almost pleasant to lay there on the floor like a 2 year old baby! haha
So I guess its all up and down after a surgery, I don't think the pain is the problem, but wondering is things are wrong and if your knee is going to explode is way worse! So having someone to talk to that has done the same thing is by far my biggest advice to anyone that is going to get their ACL done! Thanks Jens for putting up with all of my stupid little questions!