I've always been an extremely active person, and have had my fair share of injuries, but last summer my past finally caught up with me and I developed a lesion in the cartilage directly below my right knee. My orthopedist recommended O.A.T.S. (a procedure to remove cartilage "plugs" from the lateral section of my knee and graft them onto the anterior lesion). The surgery was successful, and after 6 weeks on crutches, and 6 weeks of walking, I was permitted to recommence running. After two weeks on a treadmill, I just began running outside (so far, so good, kow), but I'm concerned that when I began seriously running (my OLY is not until 09/09) , a new issue will arise, as bad luck ALWAYS seems to find me.
Anyone mind sharing their experiences following a major surgery?
As usual tips, thoughts, and insights would be greatly appreciated.