17 Gadgets To Help Your ACL Recovery

I wasn’t prepared for my ACL surgery. I wish I’d done more research about the recovery process, the physio required and even the practicalities of how to get around a 3-floor triplex apartment on crutches. But the thing was, there wasn’t much out there beyond the usual medical, anatomical articles telling me which bit of the inside of my knee would be fiddled with. So, a few months post recovery, I started to write about my ACL surgery. That one post developed into a series. In this post, I’ll share with you the gadgets that helped my ACL recovery. Whether … Read more

A Real Life Guide To ACL Surgery & Recovery

Hiking before ACL surgery

If you’re reading this, you already know the moment – the moment when you heard a pop and your life, or at least the life of your knee, changed forever.  It was a sickening moment.  A moment I would go back and change in a heartbeat (I don’t have many moment that I regret so deeply that I wish I could change them, but this is top of the list).  But the thing is, we can’t go back. We can’t change things. So, I’ve written this guide instead. A real life guide to ACL surgery and recovery, from a regular … Read more

ACL Recovery – 15 Things I Would Have Done Differently

This post is part of a series. You may want to start here. If your want the quick links, here’s the full series: My Real Life Guide To ACL Surgery and Recovery Injuring my ACL – My Story 15 Surprises From My ACL Repair Surgery – What They Don’t Tell You ACL Repair – Timeline of My Recovery (With Pictures) Gadgets That Helped My ACL Recovery This might be another side-venture from my usual travel topic but ‘that post’ about my ACL surgery has fast become one of the most popular on this site. Not only have people told me it’s … Read more

15 Surprises From My ACL Repair Surgery – What They Don’t Tell You

This post is part of a series. You may want to start here. If your want the quick links, here’s the full series: My Real Life Guide To ACL Surgery and Recovery Injuring my ACL – My Story ACL Repair – Timeline of My Recovery (With Pictures) ACL Recovery – 15 Things I Would Have Done Differently Gadgets That Helped My ACL Recovery I recently had ACL surgery. Like most people about to go under the knife, I did a bit of research before my operation and I found all the usual stuff – anatomical diagrams of the inside of a knee, … Read more

ACL Repair – Timeline of My Recovery (With Pictures)

acl-repair-surgery-in-hospital

This post is part of a series. You may want to start here. If your want the quick links, here’s the full series: My Real Life Guide To ACL Surgery and Recovery Injuring my ACL – My Story 15 Surprises From My ACL Repair Surgery – What They Don’t Tell You ACL Recovery – 15 Things I Would Have Done Differently Gadgets That Helped My ACL Recovery In 2016 I had ACL surgery. It seemed like a no-brainer since I’m a travel writer and was (relatively) young when I ruptured my ACL, MCL and meniscus in one fell swoop – I … Read more

When Life Screams: Stop Travelling

The moment my cruciate ligament ruptured in my knee has left a visceral imprint in my mind. It wasn’t so much the popping sound, although I can conjure up the exact noise at a moment’s notice. Nor was it the pain, which wasn’t as bad as you might imagine because, apparently, the more severe the knee injury, the less pain you feel. It was the feeling of free movement I remember the most – the sensation of my knee no longer being held in place the way it had been before, and the deep queasy urge to vomit that came with … Read more