by chris gioia
Maybe this can help someone. I tore my ACL almost 5 years ago, and only a month ago had the surgery. Initially it was misdiagnosed as partially torn, and my doctor and parents decided itd be best for me not to get the surgery, so I would be able to continue playing football months later. Unbeknowst to me, my knee was nothing like it used to be and constantly gave out. I finally decided, against all my trepidations, to sacrifice the months to get the surgery. I was wrong, I HAVE NOT SACRIFICED anything. This past month has been one of the most rewarding of my life, a time that any athlete should cherish. It is my second chance, and with it I've put in loads of hard work for recovery. As an athlete, having something to work hard for is one of the most fruitful things in my life, something I have been unable to do because of the injury. I have faith that all will turn out just fine, and I would suggest to anyone with time and patience to trust your orthopaedist and go through with the surgery, it is only a matter of time before your life is whole again. Good look to all!!!
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