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Tips for Traveling for your Child’s ACL Surgery

Tips for Traveling for your Child’s ACL Surgery

I was lucky that we have a very qualified pediatric ACL surgeon in Colorado for the type of surgery my daughter needed. ┬áBut with only a handful of truly expert surgeons in this specialty, that isn’t true for all parents. Most of the parents in the Facebook Group for parents of kids needing ACL surgery…More of this…

Pediatric ACL Surgery – 4 Months Post Op Update

Pediatric ACL Surgery – 4 Months Post Op Update

My 11 year old daughter had ACL surgery about 4 months ago after tearing her ACL in a soccer tournament. I’ve written about the initial diagnosis, selecting a doctor and surgery options and updates, as well as, the first week post operation.  This is a follow up to those posts now that we’re a bit further into…More of this…

Recovering from ACL Surgery – The Week After…

Recovering from ACL Surgery – The Week After…

If you’re just joining, go ahead and catch up on our pediatric ACL saga tear with the first 4 posts about my daughter’s ACL injury here, here, here and here. We are one week post modified adult ACL surgery and I thought I’d share how the first week has gone. Day 1 – ACL Surgery…More of this…

ACL Surgery Update

ACL Surgery Update

Jaeda had ACL repair surgery last Monday.  All those decisions, all that worry and research  culminated in a 2 hour surgery Monday morning at Centennial day surgery center. I ended up choosing to have Dr. Polousky perform the modified adult ACL repair.  This involved drilling two tunnels through Jaeda’s growth plates.  HUGE decision and one…More of this…

ACL – torn, Meniscus – torn, Bone – bruised.  Now what?

ACL – torn, Meniscus – torn, Bone – bruised. Now what?

For those of you that follow on Facebook or Twitter,  you probably already know that my 11 year old daughter recently tore her ACL in the championship game of a soccer tournament. We got the MRI results earlier this week and her ACL isn’t all she injured. Total damage? Torn ACL Torn Meniscus Bone Bruise Now…More of this…

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Working mom of three amazing kids, living in Denver, Colorado. Doing my best to balance the responsibilities of my full time corporate job with raising my family, finding time to have fun, and working on becoming a better me. You'll find career tips, parenting wins and fails, funny stories, recipes, weight loss lows and highs, and the occasional random photo of one of our pets if you care to follow along with our journey.

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