KNEE SURGERY RUINED MY LIFE

Around the end of 2022 I was consistently gaining strength and size, adding numbers to all my lifts and shifting focus to powerlifting. Then I tore my ACL on the 2nd day of 2023. Was demotivated but kept going to the gym hitting upper and some leg stuff. BUT I GOT KNEE SURGERY IN MARCH AND EVERYTHING FELL APART. IVE BEEN IN THE WORST MOOD OF MY LIFE. I WANT TO KILL MYSELF DAILY AND I HAVE NO DRIVE TO GO LIFT. MY BODY IS SLIPPING AND SO IS MY STRENGTH. BROS WHAT DO I DO? EVERY ISSUE I HAD HAS BEEN AMPLIFIED AND IM JUST MISERABLE DAY IN AND DAY OUT AND THIS DUMB FRICKING KNEE SURGERY HAS BEEN THE CATALYST. HELP.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    did you try conservative therapy first? unless you're a top sportsman why would you immediately go for acl surgery?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Because my ACL was fully ruptured and I’d like to have it intact. Surgery was almost a year ago and my knee is pretty good now with minor aches here and there. I did PT after surgery for close to 8 months

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >make dramatic thread
        >say surgery went well, knee works well in the next post
        What the frick did OP mean with this

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Sorry anon. My knee works but everything that came with it makes me wanna eat a bullet. Living as a cripple really sours your worldview

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            > Knee works well
            > Living as a cripple
            Anon, it sounds like you need brain surgery too.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Are you moronic? I was speaking in the past tense. There’s a recovery period where you’re on crutches and cripple.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Sounds like you're a pussy who just doesn't want to live anymore because your illusion of invulnerability has been shattered. ngmi

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                True.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You imagine that'd make you grateful but go ahead and be a sad c**t. Hell maybe just have a nice day op

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Sorry anon. My knee works but everything that came with it makes me wanna eat a bullet. Living as a cripple really sours your worldview

                Because my ACL was fully ruptured and I’d like to have it intact. Surgery was almost a year ago and my knee is pretty good now with minor aches here and there. I did PT after surgery for close to 8 months

                What the frick is this horrible thread?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Bro the recovery period takes months (generally 6-9) but you're not a 'cripple'. If you participate fully in your rehab, eat well and not a deconditioned moron, you will be fine. I am 12 months post ACL reconstruction.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Only someone who has never had a knee problem would say this. I reinjured 5 times and broke my leg before I went for the surgery because I'm moronic and completely destroyed my knee and leg. Keep going OP, it gets better don't listen to the people that say it doesn't. You need to start training stability, your balance is probably shit now. The pain and instability will start to fade the better your balance on one leg gets. It's sort of late now but also taking supplements like Magnesium and collagen really help during the recovery process, they are really good for tendon health. Shit sucks haha hope you get better

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Thank you anon. Will add single leg balance drills into routine.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        if pro athletes get acl tear and are fine, whats the big issue?

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it is not the surgery that ruined your life, it is the injury
    powerlifting claims another one, make your case widespread and teach others not to follow the powershitters route

    mobility drills x F
    weighted eccentric work x F
    gl frendo

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >"Yeah bro it's totally a good idea to go over 20% bodyfat and strain your spine and knees doing 1-3RM squats and deadlifts several times a week"
    >"the human body was like totally designed for that trust me bro"

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    LITFING HEAVY WEIGHTS AND EATING OYSLOP IS NOT HEALTHY. GYMCELS WILL DENY THIS

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Most surgeons are butchers. Most doctors are pill pushers that don't give a shit about your outcomes. It's a shame that more people don't know this until its too late.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      get back in the sauna, joe

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When I was in college I was a dumbass about how I was lifting and ending up getting a posterior labrum tear. Had to get surgery to correct it. Believe me when I tell you, I completely understand how you feel. It is completely demoralizing to go from being fit and strong having even minor movements like lifting household items hurt. It's a sharp and constantly reminder of how far you've fallen. After I got the surgery and went through the rehab process I also slipped into a kind of fitness depression because I was so disillusioned by the year or so I had to spend acutely aware of how much the injury had weakened me. I was honestly probably fine to start working out again within 6 months of the surgery but instead I spent years not doing anything fitness related because I was so demoralized by what happened. Finally about 5 years later I decided to start working out again. I took it slow, I worked a much smarter routine to avoid muscle imbalances and now I've been lifting for 7-8 years. Today I'm in better shape than when I initially got the injury.

    Op, like that one anon said, you have been humbled. You have had to face head on the fact that you are human, that you are not invulnerable. Don't be like me and let it drag you down for years. Once you are feeling okay, and it sounds like you are, just get back in the gym. Take it slow, work out intelligently and listen to your body. Before you know it you'll be bigger and stronger and feel better than ever. Now my shoulder is strong, it feels completely fine, and I don't even think about the injury. When I do it just makes me glad that I was able to overcome it and move on. Dealing with injury sucks, but tons of other people have come back from exactly that injury, exactly that surgery and you can too. Best of luck fren.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Turmeric, ginger, freshly ground black pepper, frickloads of collagen, and train flexibility. Muscle atrophy like you're experiencing is normal because muscles don't like being stronger than surrounding tissues. See: You tore your ACL pushing yourself too hard before your ligaments could catch up.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Trusting surgeons

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why do some people keep tearing ligaments while others are completely fine their entire life? Is it just genetics? Lack of magnesium?

    OP-kun, what kind of movement tore your ACL? Did you rotate your knee or what? Did it buckle under the stress?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I tried squatting lmao4plate without a squat plug...

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Fake and gay.

        Why do some people keep tearing ligaments while others are completely fine their entire life? Is it just genetics? Lack of magnesium?

        OP-kun, what kind of movement tore your ACL? Did you rotate your knee or what? Did it buckle under the stress?

        Knee rotated jumping down stairs lol. Not lifting related.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Focus on recovery, then jump on gear once you're recovered so you can make up for lost time.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    lots of pro athletes get ACL tear.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Lol I’m sure it did you could have just rehabbed it and been fine but you wanted to get instant results and now look at you.
    Ps
    >tldr

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >skipping ligament day
    OOF

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    im gonna be honest
    it is only january but this might be one of the most moronic threads of the year

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