I have had four knee surgeries, two for meniscus back in the late 70's and most recently an ACL cadaver replacement with a follow up surgery to do some clean up and remove scar tissue and a lesion. I was 17 when I had the meniscus surgery on both knees a year apart due to sports. Those healed up well and I never had another problem until I crashed an tore my ACL. All I can tell you is the surgeries are much easier these days and the full recovery rate is very good. Do not wait to schedule your physical therapy sessions. Do it now or you may be on a waiting list while your HMO or Insurance is doing your authorization paperwork. If you are near the Santa Clarita, Ca area, Vargo physical therapy was great, but I waited to long and have lost some mobility because of it that I don't think I will ever get back. Check with your doctor about an ice machine and if you should put it on right after surgery. I know some doctors put it on you before you even wake up from recovery. This will help the swelling and pain. Get the circulating water type, they get real cold and work well. Push yourself, but not too hard. I threw the crutches away quick and think that might have hurt me in the long run. Get off the pain meds quick or you will end up backed up, if you know what I mean. That's no fun and I learned it in 1978, so I knew better in 2008. Good luck, you will be fine and riding in no time. I am back riding but the first couple of months of being on the bike were very tentative. You get over the fear of re-injury gradually and get your confidence back over time. Hope all goes well.
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