Post Op: Day 5 of ACL Reconstruction Surgery

It’s been 5 days past the operation, and I’ve finished all 6 Seasons of Game of Thrones (not sure if I should be proud of this or not…) A huge huge thank you to Putra, Wei Zeng, Val, Lisa, Kaely, Bernard and Jia Qi for visiting and entertaining me the past few days!!! And also for getting so much food for me omg, my Koi streak was quite solid with you guys 😂 ☺️So yes, a huge thank you to you guys — would probably have died of boredom without visitors 😭 😭

Also, after these 5 days, I’ve managed to progress a bit from 19th April.

Achievements thus far

  • Hmmm, I’ve been able to walk pretty okay with crutches.
  • I can get up and sit down on my own.

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Still a disaster

  • I can’t shower on my own yet.
  • I can’t wear shoes on my own.
  • Getting into a car is extremely scary.
  • My back gets a bit sore from sitting for too long too, so I’d just walk around the house or stand around for a bit. But my brace is crazily heavy, and I get tired, so I have to sit down again. 🙄 🙄 🙄

All in all, it’s super bearable and there’s very minimal pain on my knee. Maybe I can stop taking painkillers soon?

It’s been 5 days since I left my house to see the clear blue skies, and I finally got out today! Was super excited for it lolol. Thank you Lisa for bringing me out! Wah times like this when you realise how mad your friends can be 😭 😭 😭 ❤️ ❤️ ❤️  I headed to the polyclinic to re-dress the bandages, and I got to see the stitches for the first time after the op. I don’t think it looks that badddddd, but maybe some of you will.


Don’t scroll further if you’re afraid to see it!!!!

Like legit, if your eyes get scarred it’s not my fault ya

🙌🏾 ✨ 💪🏼 😨 🙏🏼 🚶🏼

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But yeah, THIS IS IT.

My knee was always filled with scars so I can’t tell which parts are from actual bruising from the operation, and which parts are just me being a downy when I played Ultimate in the past.

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I have three areas of stitches, 0.1cm, 0.5cm and 3cm respectively. Apparently the stitches are dissolvable (like wot sorcery is this even) but YAY because I won’t need to go get them removed, since they just DISAAPPPPEARRR. 🌟 ✨ 🌦  For now, I only need to change them every three days, and physio will be starting next week!

Pretty okay progress so far, quite sure I’ll be able to fly by tomorrow.  

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha 

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