Now I am back on my feet, I will continue recovering in Spain for the next few months.
The first appointment with my consultant after surgery.
It feels good to hit this first major milestone.
Watching the sport I love gives a fresh motivation.
It’s been four weeks and I have a goal in sight.
The third week brings regrets, fears and pity.
Taking out the staples is fun for some.
In the blink of an eye, I am back at the physio.
It’s a wet Monday morning for my first physio session.
My first look at the incision wounds under the plasters.
Sleeping with stimulation machines and keeping on top of painkillers.
I woke after surgery with a huge weight lifted and an incredible cup of tea.
It’s the day before the operation and all the preparation is done. All that’s left is to try and stay positive
Now that I have a date for the operation, it’s just a waiting game.
I knew what was coming, but it still hit me like a ton of bricks
Today I got all the details, three weeks after the injury
It’s a waiting game until I get the full, confirmed diagnosis. In the meantime, I can get busy with prehab.
A quiet clinic, a loud machine, and a subtle clue.
In a clean and modern clinic, I made my first visit to a new knee consultant.
It’s time to see the physio in person and get a physical examination.
A welcome distraction and a chance to remember there are more important things in life.
The symptoms of this injury are different to my previous ACL tears.. but I am still preparing for the worst.
A restless nights sleep and the first medical appointment.
On a typical Tuesday night football game, a familiar story starts.