About Me

My name is Bari Rosenstein and I was a student-athlete at Elizabethtown College located in Pennsylvania.  I represented the school on the lacrosse field and I am proud to say that I was apart of a championship winning team.  During the 2011-2012 season, Etown won the Mid-Atlantic Conference Commonwealth championships, crushing our rival Messiah College.  The other side to the story is that this was the second time I had to sit on the sideline during a championship game.

  • During the 2010-2011 season, I tore my right knee’s ACL.  I had surgery June 7, 2011.
  • During the 2011-2012 season, I tore my left knee’s ACL.  I had surgery April 6, 2012.
  • During the summer of 2012, I got my right knee’s second ACL revised as well as a bone fusion.  I had surgery July 17, 2012.

I guess I can’t catch a break, huh?

But…

After a lot rehab, setbacks, more rehab, and a very positive attitude, during the 2012-2013 I was able to play and be apart of another championship winning team.

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16 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Loving your blog! Hope your surgery goes well!

  2. hwalter says:

    You are such a strong woman!! I am glad your surgery went well. Rest up!!

  3. Dudlin says:

    Great blog…… I will keep reading!!!!! Xoxo

  4. Oh my gosh. I’m so glad I’m not alone in the world! I just started a blog about my knees! I’ve torn both and am recovering from my second. I’m definitely going to be following your blog, maybe we can share some things that worked and that didn’t work with each other!

  5. Ashley says:

    Hey girl, keep up the hard work! I just found out that I tore my right ACL and that my left has been re-torn for a while so I guess we’re in the same boat, except I’m a rugby player! My right knee surgery is scheduled for December 19th but I haven’t even begun to think about the left. Do you think getting your third surgery so soon after your second was the best way to do it or would you have waited longer in between?

  6. Lauren says:

    I tore my right ACL on February 22 of this year while playing in our first softball tournament of the season for my high school. It was my senior year and it completely broke my heart. After a few days of moping around the house my mom sat me down and told me I could either continue feeling sorry for myself or work hard and get back out there. During that time I had multiple people coming up to me daily telling me there was no way I could finish my senior year. Hearing the negativity and the “cants” set a fire in me. I realized I could either play with pain or forever have the pain in my heart of not playing. I decided to play with the pain, of course. I was out for 4 weeks of the season and 2 of those 4 week I spent rehabbing. Every night I was at the gym gaining strength for my leg. Finally after weeks of sitting, watching, I got the chance to go back out there. My team finished being the 5th ranked team in the state of Texas in our division. People may call me crazy for doing what I did but I call it determination and courage. I am scheduled for surgery June 26 and I hope to be able to continue to play ball in college after rehabbing good. It enjoyed reading your post about having a positive outlook on the situation because I know, it would be very easy to just give up. Thanks again.

    • B's Knee's says:

      Keep staying positive, I promise it’ll make all your struggles be worth it. You will bounce back in no time and look back and you’ll think it wasn’t bad at all! Keep your determination and diligence through everything you do and I know you will get back stronger and better! If you need anything, do not hesitate to reach me or email me!

  7. matt says:

    good luck in your run and great recovery!

  8. matt says:

    good luck in the race and great recovery. matt

  9. Tatiana says:

    Well done on your wonderful recovery.
    I am a physiotherapist and also sustain a re-torn Acl on my left knee. Which is not that bad but after 9 months of re injury I still can’t run.
    I would like to know whether your last grafts were patellar tendon and how is it going after your last surgeries? Did u had Hamistring graft and then patellar one on the reinjured knee? How was the instability after you torn it second time ?
    Sorry for so many questions .. I’m just trying to convince myself that second surgery would be the best solution for me….

    • B's Knee's says:

      Hi Tatiana! Thank you for reading my blog, it means so much to me! I’m sorry to hear about your knee’s! I have patellar tendons in both of my knee’s and they have been doing great! My last surgery was in 2012 and I have had no problems! My first surgery, my body rejected the cadaver that was used. I recommend using your patellar and staying away from hamstring. If you’d like to email me and we can discuss more, you can shoot an email to rosensteinb4@gmail.com!

      • tatiana says:

        Thank you Bary for your reply. It has been a long way since my second injury on the same knee and i can see some progress now, after 9 months. I had no surgery yet as I only stretched (bad enought) my hamistring graft…so I guess if a revision is needed I would have as an option the patellar tendon. Hopefully I wont need. but your words did bring me hope as I am too scared about the patelar tendon graft and would not touch my other knee to take out the hamistrings form there.
        Keep up with weight exercises and strenghtning for ever to make sure you you have a strong active stabilization. All the best! tatiana

  10. Lanie says:

    Do you have an email I can reach out to you at? I’ve had 3 knee surgeries as well & my ACL is in constant pain / soreness. I’d love to ask you about what exercises you did during rehab that led you to be able to run 9 miles! ha I can hardly walk a mile without pain. Anyway- would love to ask you some questions! Thanks!

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