Patella Recovery – One Week to Go

…until I begin my rehab that is.

So it has now been 5 weeks since my hockey accident where I busted up my patella pretty bad, and I must say I’m feeling pretty good – considering all that I’ve been through that is.  One of my goals that I’ve set for my recovery was to be able to get my range of motion for my left leg up to 90 degrees by the six week mark – just before I start physiotherapy.  Well, I’m happy to say that can bend my knee to 90!  Horray, I’m ahead of my self imposed schedule.

I’ve managed to keep my spirits high and I’ve spent little time dwelling on my set back.  I can only move forward and do everything I can to ensure I heal as best as possible.  I will be able to ride again and I hope to be strong enough to race again – I’m just not going to rush the racing part.

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These episodes that life throws at you really puts things in perspective (for me anyways).  I look at the ‘stressful’ things in my life with a different light now.  Like I’ve started to say, nothing lasts forever. So either enjoy the moment while you are in it or don’t worry because soon things will change as nothing lasts forever. So I have a second chance with my health, as right now I’m frail and weak, but I will be strong again.  So guess what, I’m going to enjoy that strength while it lasts!

I’ve got some good stuff to look forward to as well.  So far I’ll be going to see The Killers, Coldplay, & Dave Mathews Band – all before the fall.

I have been off from work for the past 5 weeks, and I will not be able to return to office life for another week at the least.  But I’ve managed to keep good company during my days at home as you can see from the pic:

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So is it gross that I now can see the pins in my patella as two little bumps under my skin?

Mike

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