20 Gadgets To Help Your ACL Knee Surgery Recovery

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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 … Read more

A Real Life Guide To ACL Surgery & Recovery

Indiana Jo hiking in Maui

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 … Read more

ACL Recovery – 15 Things I’d Do 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: 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 … Read more

15 Things They Don’t Tell You About ACL Surgery

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 … Read more

My ACL Recovery Timeline (with Scar Pictures)

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This post is part of a series. You may want to start here. If your want the quick links, here’s the full series: 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 – … Read more

When Life Screams: Stop Travelling

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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 … Read more