Saturday, October 25, 2008

KNEES

So I have finally decided to write about something that is seriously bothering me. For those who know me they know that I went o Nebraska to play college soccer. Well my first year ended out marvelous. Holding 2 school records, MVP, and being a national ranked player my first year. Things were going perfect for me until I came home for spring break and decided to play indoor soccer. There were 3 minutes left in the game and I tried to school this boy. Well in return it was me that suffered a huge blow. I tore my ACL, that is the ligament on the inside of your knee that pretty much is the most important ligament and keeps your knee from giving out. Well I ended up having surgery in April for it so that I could play during the next soccer season. This is a lovely picture how that ended up.
Well I came back to play with this lovely little brace that I called bumble bee. hahah transformers just came out. Here is the lovely picture of that. I had to keep spraying it with teflon spray because it was squeaking. hahah

So I played that year and it was going pretty good. Did not do as good as I did my first year but I was fine with it because I really was not suppose to be playing as soon as I did. So I went throughout the season without major knee problems. I then had to figure out where I was going to go next. I was talking with several different coaches but in February I went down to Canyon, Texas to try out for West Texas A&M. That place was not very pretty hahah...But while trying out I felt that same pop. I was freaking out and not very happy. I thought that I tore my acl again. My knee swelled up.


I was so upset because I came back home and got an MRI and the worst thing that could of happened showed up on the results. The said that I had re-torn my acl. I went all summer long without going to the doctors because I wanted to go to Brasil so I was not worried much about going to the doctor real soon. Well I have been sitting out of everything because without an ACL you cannot do much. I finally went to the doctor a couple of weeks ago and he told me something that lifted my spirits. He does not believe that I tore it. He told me that everything on the MRI says i should have torn it but he feels stability and can see a few striations of my acl on the MRI. So he told me to exercise and come back in a month. This is such great news because I am dying to play again. If everything goes well I think I am going to get out of this state again and go play. It is the one thing that makes me happy and I am not too bad at it. I am working on going to play with one of my friends from Brasil who is still playing at my old school. I am still confused and a little upset about this knee issue because I have sat out of a lot of things because I believed it was torn, but I guess God has his ways of teaching us all. I cannot wait to play again.

2 comments:

Amber Jo said...

Ugh. Those pics made my knees hurt. Well for what its worth I was super happy to see you the other day at school! Yay for WSU.. haha or not.

Marriott's said...

Guess you and Jessica can be big babies together about your injuries. Ha ha ha. I am so sorry that had to happen to you. Where have you been?