Stem Cell/PRP Aftermath: too tight to flex - I can’t straighten my leg or contract quad and lock the knee. It’s too full. I also can’t bend it even close to 90 degrees. You may not be able to tell, but the leg is awash with extra blood and fluid, 7lbs to be exact. Yes, the inflammation is so acute, I picked up 7 extra pounds overnight. Despite morphine, the pain prevented any real rest or sleep to boot.
This is what growth and healing looks and feel like. Swelling, aching, exquisite pain. You know: the stuff people normally take to mean “bad” or what we avoid only to find we’re doing worse than if we embraced the suffering.
It’s too soon to tell what the outcome will really be, since I’m hobbling about. Giant needles jabbed into the capsule and ligaments less than a day ago. But stay tuned and we’ll see if this thing can finally be 100% restored 5 years after Lyme and the initial dysfunction
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