Post ACL Surgery Helpful Tip #1 – Carry a bag around the house
Post ACL Surgery Helpful Tip #1 – Carry a bag with all that you need inside around the house
Pack everything you need into a bag, and carry it with you wherever you go in the house. This will:
- Minimise additional movement should there be something else which you require but forgot to take after you have sat down
- Reduce reliance on others to help you get things
So in my trusty backpack, I have 2 water bottles, my antibiotics and pain killers, towel for rehabilitation exercises, towel for ice pack, handphone and laptop and my chargers.
I learnt this the hard way on my first day back home, when after I sat down comfortably on the couch, I realised I forgot to take the ice pack. So I got up (and getting up is such a pain and hassle) to take the ice pack. After which, I realised I forgot to take the towel to wrap the ice pack to put on my leg, so I had to rise to retrieve it again.
So it’s a lot more convenient now to just put everything in one bag and travel round the house with it. Though I’ll still need help getting a cup or a bowl of food, as both my hands are busy operating the crutches post ACL surgery.
Hi Lester, were you able to play competitively after recovering? Was the knee able to take the hard training that was prepared by the coaches if you are in the national junior/senior team?