after 3 knee repairs, 2 at the same time. swimming was the first thing i could do, besides eating more pills and hurting myself, or blowing out what they just fixed.
everyone has diffrent pain tolerances, you want to feel it hurt somewhat.if you jack yourself up on meds, you feel great but you might not feel it getting messed up again.
it happened to me. 2 months after, i ate a hand full of norco's and when't peeling. felt killer, no pain. tore knee out had the go back under the blade. i know what a jackass.
wife took my sled away, doc had me swimming with a therapist before hard rehab. it hurts but, pain heals.
be easy on it for the first few weeks, then get out and start using it as soon as you can.
good luck, your pain will be way better by next week.
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