Sorry I haven’t done an update in awhile… Good news, I’m cleared to play soccer again! I had my six month check up last week, and apparently my knee is stronger than ever! It feels so good to have the ball at my feet again, but with every step I take I have my doubts. I’ve lost a whole lot through these past two injuries. I know for a fact that I can no longer play soccer at the level I wanted to, and the thought of not achieving my goal that I’ve had since my first year of soccer is depressing. So I’m not the player I was, I will never be that player again, and honestly I don’t plan to be either. Life’s twists and turns sometimes don’t agree with the straight map that you had mentally laid out for yourself. This happened to me, but I am not alone. My twists and turns have lead me to cross paths with a lot of you athletes on the site and many other influential people in my life. I’m going to play soccer for sure, but not at the same rate that I have in past. I’ll play school soccer, pick up games, and maybe coach some skill sessions, and that will be enough to fill the void that has been empty the past 6 months.
On a completely different note, I shadowed 3 different knee surgeries! Surgery is incredible; its magical; exhilarating. It is also definitely not for the faint of heart. I’d give details but…. I’m sure the majority of the audience would not want to hear exactly what is done. I’ve fallen in love with medicine. I don’t understand much because I lack experience, but the jargon I do understand is like music to my ears. 8 years of school after high school doesn’t scare me. In fact, I’m excited. There’s so much to learn, I am so grateful that Friends in Kneed has helped me become apart of the world of medicine.
T-Shirts and Friends in Kneed gear will be available soon! And hopefully my book will be out sometime early next year….. 😉
Good luck to you all!