If you’ve been a SewThankful eNews subscriber for a little while you know that I tore my left ACL (ligament in the knee) in early January this year. After several weeks of strength training and stabilization of the muscles surrounding the knee, I was scheduled for surgery to repair/replace the ACL with an allograft. My surgery was this last Wednesday (March 3rd) and I am very pleased to tell you it was a success. I was able to have same day/out patient surgery and sleep in my own bed that night.
As was expected, the first few days were the most challenging for the body to adjusts and recover from the surgical trauma (the new graft & screws), anesthesia, pain medications and regaining strength.
I am very thankful for Jeff (my wonderful husband), our sons and our fantastic employees. Jeff, Jared & Jacob have taken such great care of me. They make sure I have everything I need every day and they are patient when the pain becomes difficult. Jeff and our amazing employees, Cindy and Heather, continue to keep SewThankful running smoothly while I’ve been confined to the bed and limited to working on the laptop.
My mobility and strength increase more every day and I am looking forward to returning to full function (business wise) next week. I have an appointment early in the week to have the incision clips removed and set up my rehab plan.
In the meantime, I am focused on recovery, recovery, recovery. I’m having fun using my crutches dressed in Quilted Crutch Coats™ and I have come up with a new FREE project idea to share with you (no, it’s not the quilted crutch coats–it’s something else but it is very practical and virtually everybody can use it). If all goes well, I will have the pattern/instructions finalized by the next eNews, so be sure to stay tuned! If you’re not an eNews subscriber, be sure you sign up to receive the link to the free project. Click here for the sign up page.