I want to first thank everyone for the get well wishes and moral support. It really means a lot.
Even though my time on the ice may be temporarily over, each day has been filled with new experiences since I had ACL reconstructive surgery on March 24th.
1. Immediately after surgery was the first time in my life I experienced excruciating pain. I wonder if child birth is worse? You moms out there, tell me, does child birth feel like having a train run over your leg several times or somebody repeatedly bashing your knee with a sledge hammer? If it's worse, then umm....I may not do the whole child bearing thing and I really commend you guys.
2. I rode a wheel chair for the first time. I had a blast wheeling myself through the aisles of Wal-Mart and learning how to maneuver and turn. It was bliss doing something fast and physical again.
3. I take joy in the small accomplishments I'm making in my recovery. Last Friday the therapist bent my knee 85 degrees and today we got to 108 degrees. Celebration!!
4. I've realized that there are a lot of good people out there. I can't tell you how many people have opened doors, offered to bring me food, get me an extra chair, or grabbed something off a shelf for me.
5. And last, but definitely not least, I've learned just how amazing my Mom is. I always knew she was something special, but I truly believe the great strides I'm making in my recovery are because of my Mom taking such awesome care of me. Thank you Mom!!