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Going under the knife

Right knee.
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Today I go under the knife. I’m having my left ACL reconstructed. I was playing basketball a bit over a year ago, made a drive in towards the left, and my knee collapsed under me. The guys on the court initially said that it appeared that my patella (knee cap) dislocated around the left and then popped back in. However, it turns out that it was actually my ACL rupturing.

So I’m now going under the knife to reconstruct my ACL. I’m a little bit worried about this, but not too much. My surgeon specialises in Knee and Shoulder surgeries only, so he knows what he’s doing. Apparently I’ll be in the pool and on the exercise bike in 6 weeks, and my recovery goes on from there.

While it means that I’m going to be out of action for a while, I am very much looking forward to having strength and confidence in my knee again. While it will take a year before I’m able to play basketball again, I much prefer some time out of action so that I can get back out on the court at some stage.

So for anyone reading this, some prayers for the surgery and my recovery would be greatly appreciated.

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A Week in the Life – Monday

I thought that I’d do a little bit of blogging, and just write about what I’m up to these days. This week, I’ll post a short blog outlining what I got up to this week. Then at the end of it, I’ll review, and see if I could have done anything better, what I’ll try to do differently next week, and such things.

Today, I had a bit of a lazy day. After getting to bed at a decent time, I woke up in the morning, had a glass of juice and a coffee, then went back to sleep until 9. I went out to have breakfast, watched an episode of Stargate, and thought about what I wanted to be doing today. Admin day today – after checking for payments, I printed off some invoices that I had to mail out, and then realised that I needed envelopes (somehow we’d run out at home). So a trip to the shops for some envelopes and stamps took me up to lunchtime.

Had my students arriving from 2.30, and had a few good lessons. I’m really happy with how my studio is developing, and I’m really happy with the range of students. There’s still a bit more that I’d like to be able to do, but at the moment it’s a good balance between teaching and admin (that is – more teaching, less admin). Then my girlfriend arrived after her day of work (hehe, I love that I can have a day of “work” that is done mostly in my pj’s), and we had dinner with my parents and chatted until I had to get ready for basketball.

Was a good tight game tonight, we ended up drawing 27-27. We’ve lost a few strong members of our team for various things, so we did well to play asĀ  we did. Now I’m here, writing this blog, thinking it’s probably high time I went to bed.

Highlights for tomorrow are work and a Chrysalis board meeting. Should be good.