Sorry to hear about your knee Chris. I hope your doctor is right, and you can enjoy some time on the water soon. I appreciate you sharing, and thanks for the well wishes. Good luck and good healing on that leg of yours!I had knee surgery last month to reconnect my quad muscles to the patella/knee. Fortunately this did not happen in the middle of the summer. I do have some anxiety about boating with limited mobility, but the Dr. says I should be well on my way by May. I was recovering at my house on Crystal Lake up in your area last week. Good luck with the surgery.
Chris Mills - Beulah MI
Thank you for sharing your experience so far with the same procedure. If you think of it, feel free to give me updates on how it goes for you. I had 4 knee surgeries and one major reconstruction between 17-20 years old due to sports (football and then running/track). I just remember how bad the recovery process was 30 years ago. Thus, very apprehensive going back through it now at 49, while trying to juggle family, career, and my favorite pastime.Took my acl out while skiing 1 month ago. Had surgery this past Monday. I'm walking on it ok already but as we know taking it easy on the graft until the bone grows around it (up to 8 months) is everything though my surgeon says the threaded anchor points will easily handle everyday normal. I trailer my boats so being able to do steps (trailer steps) is key. I plan on boating and fishing in a month knowing to just take it slow and easy and watch every step. I definitely have a new respect for people who have had acl injuries. Good luck with your recovery.
Careful, I might have to take you up on that offer.Jeff, glad to hear that the surgery went well but I probably could have done without the pictures! Yikes! Looks plenty sore to me.
As difficult a decision to keep the boat in storage would be, given what your knee has been through thus far, removing any unnecessary exposures that might impede a full recovery seems prudent.
You can always hitch a ride with us this summer.