Kristine’s MPFL Diaries – Surgery Day to Week 1 Post Op

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Hi everyone! I know I have been MIA these past weeks. It’s because I finally pushed through with my MPFL Reconstruction surgery last December 01, 2014. My recovery was not without complications but I’m happy to announce that things are getting better each day.

So what is MPFL? It stands for Medial Patellofemoral Ligament. It’s the ligament that is attached to our kneecaps to keep them from sliding towards the outer side of the knee. Unfortunately for me, my MPFL has been overstretched from years of recurrent kneecap subluxations (partial dislocations). It all started when I was 10 years old. My right kneecap subluxed while I was pretending to be ice skating in our living room and it was excruciatingly painful. I felt silly afterwards but shrugged it off after putting Vicks Vaporub on my knee. The pain only lasted a week. Of course, I told my parents about it but it was a watered down version of what happened. Two weeks later, my left kneecap subluxed from running. From then on, I would get 5-6 subluxations a year, mostly from when I’d be running or walking on uneven ground. I thought it was nothing, that I just twisted my knee or something. My kneecap would pop right back in anyway and I could walk afterwards so I didn’t bother seeing a doctor.

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Traditional Korean Hanbok Experience at Goguan Studio

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The thing that I love the most about history would be the clothing. I love period clothing — big dresses, corsets, fans, hair sticks, European costumes, Asian costumes, everything! I’ve always wished to dress up in period clothing and have pictures taken. I’m head over heels in love with the pageantry of it all. While I was planning my trip to Seoul, I came across this video from one of the Youtubers that I follow, Professor Oh.

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More Fun at Sky Ranch Pampanga

Who here loves theme parks? I do! I may be 26 years old but theme parks still hold the same magic for me as they did when I was 4. In the Philippines, two of our biggest theme parks are in the South — Enchanted Kingdom and Sky Ranch Tagaytay. But how about our fellowmen of the North? Well, worry no more! Because on November 30,2014, the new Sky Ranch Pampanga will be unveiled in a Grand Launch! Excited yet? Here’s a sneak peek what Sky Ranch Pampanga has in store for you:

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