Already weeks ahead in recovery!

by You Be Healthy

kimkneeThe results are in…and it is good news – I’m already weeks ahead in my recovery!

I had my first physio visit today at day 8 post surgery.  The bandages came off and I have minimal swelling and can fully extend my leg and can bend past 90 degrees.  I am miles ahead of my first ACL surgery which I had done 12 years ago when I was 26 (you can do the math on my current age :) ).  Back then, I did not do any pre-hab, nor did I supplement etc.  My diet was not the best either.

So the proof is in the pudding as they say.  And age is definitely not proving a factor here because that is all a state of mind!

This is what I did in my ‘pre-hab’:

1. Go with the flow, don’t resist!  It all happens for a reason.
2. Stay away from pharmaceutical drugs.
3. Use alternative treatments for prevention (Acupucture, Energy Work, Chinese Medicine, Bio Feedback, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Ayurvedic treatments, Meditation, Rest – and lots of LAUGHS!)
4. Be positive and believe you can heal yourself.
5. Supplement with Omega 3 Fish Oil, Turmeric, CoQ10, Vitamin D3, Arnica, Resveratrol, Vitamin C, Bromelain, Vitamin E. (will discuss the benefits of these in future blog posts)
6. Stretch!  Do lots of yoga.  Listen to your body – don’t push it.
7. Exercise 6 days a week with one full day of rest.  I went to the gym to use the stationary bike and did my weight exercises that my physiotherapist gave me.  Once my knee became more stable, I rode outside on my bike and did lots of hiking.
8. Infrared Sauna
9.
I have a wonderful family, partner and friends.  A support system does wonders to help with healing!
10. I ate how I normally do – fresh, organic food and raw food with every meal.
11. Drink LOTS of water.

So that is all for now.  I will keep you posted with new techniques that I’ll be using in my rehab.  I need to wait 2 more weeks before getting on the exercise bike etc as my hamstring needs to heal. I have something pretty neat that I’ll be trying out as part of my rehab…Stay Tuned! :)

To YOUR health,

Kim

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PS. Off to see my Surgeon tomorrow to get my stitches out!

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