Pray for my twin sister having ACL reconstruction surgery tomorrow morning
I chatted with my best friend Paloma today for a while (she is going into the foreign service, she just got her master's from georgetown) and she said about the surgery “you'll have to help her get better” and I said “Its physical therapists that do rehab on knees” and she said “Oh, then you can help her dance”….which I thought was a very interesting comment since that's a typical OT catchphrase – Physical therapists teach you how to walk again, occupational therapists teach you how to dance again. ANYWAY…Kristina sent the following …send good knee vibes her way.
“Tomorrow morning (Wednesday morning) I will be going under the knife for ACL reconstruction. On August 26th I tore my right ACL and medial meniscus. A devastating injury for an athlete. As the ACL and meniscus cannot repair themselves, surgery is a must. At Stanford tomorrow I will undergo an achilles allograft and have my meniscus stitched. If they see that the meniscus cannot be stitched, they will remove the section instead. Recovery is pretty intense but I guess after tomorrow in a way the hard part is over. Now, I have no ACL and I can never get better as is. By tomorrow, I will have a new ACL that I need to strengthen and it will only be progress from there on. 🙂
So that is what is going on with me.”