Thanks for the reply; sorry I couldn't be of more help to ya'. For the record, "Newby's" fine.... it's a crap name anyway... I'm almost tempted to post a poll soliciting new name suggestions, but given some of the PRE-VERTS (I'm saying that in an entirely complimentary way fellas!
) using this page, I'm almost afraid what a stunt like that could turn up.
It's just a pain in the ass bodies aren't built to stand up to anything fun....
By the time I turned 23, my right ankle had been reconstructed 3 times (1 restructure w/ hardware, 1 soft tissue repair w/ hardware removal 'cause I rejected the titanium, 1 soft tissue refinement/ tie down surgery to try to stabilize the joint in the absence of screws & plates), I'd worn down the cartilege in my right knee, and a couple of discs in my lower back were so blown I had a couple of neurosurgeons chomping at the bit to do PERMANENT nerve blocks. No thanks! The yoga crew managed to talk some sense into me on the back issue, and ended up helping me thru most of the disc issues. It probably sounds hokey, but it's been 3 years and I don't have a fraction of the pain/ numbness/ tinglies in my legs that I did.
Well, except in my boat.
I still get tingly & numb legs in my boat.
Man, Matobs-- that TOTALLY sucks.... I'm so sorry about your knee. Look at it this way-- at least you're getting it patched up at the first of the season instead of halfway thru?? If you have the work done now, you can get your month or two of rehab out of the way, then spend the next 6+/- months building up your flexibility, strength, and range-of-motion on the slopes.... for whatever it's worth, you've got plenty of folks here who know this ortho sh!t's no fun, and have their fingers crossed for ya', hon! Good luck, okay?