Taylors ACL Surgery

by Taylor

My names Taylor, I'm 16, going to be a jr in high school. Last summer I hurt my knee playing soccer. When I got the MRI I found out I had torn the meniscus and acl in my right knee. I had the surgery early september (on my birthday...ahg.) Quad graft, and removal of a right piece of my meniscus.

I'll tell you what ever I expected my recovery to be like, that first week of PT quickly changed my mind. I remember being close to tears trying to get my leg stright, and I'm not usually one to cry!

Anyway, phisically emotionally and mentally my rehab pushed me past all my limits as an athlete. But it made me so much stronger. I recieved a completely new take on things. I've honestly never worked harder at anything else...ever!!

I sat out last years high school seaon, and club soccer season. I started playing soccer again a couple months ago, not compettivly because high school seaon doesnt start up again until august, but I was stunned how quickly everything came back to me. It felt so good to play again.

The reason I'm here is I'm wondering if anyone out there has suffered another injury on top of the on you already had. You see, it really sucks. I was running, and i tripped over this dog that came running out. I didn't here it coming because i had my ipod in and was really in the zone.

Anyways, i tripped and rollled my ankle. i got home and it started swelling so we went to the doctor and it ended up being that i fractured my foot! A jones fracture they called it.

I had surgery on it last week and there telling 8+ weeks recovery. ahh 8 weeks on crutches. This is such a HUGE setback in my entire recovery. I was just about to start competitive soccer for the first time in a year (first time since my acl) , and now i'm going to have to sit out again.

I guess my question is how do you get past the negitivitly??? How do you get through it??? I'm in such a funk right now, I feel like i worked so hard for 9 months, it isn't fair i should have to be out another 8+ weeks due to a freak accedent. I fell like theres no way ill ever get to play soccer again. its really got me down.

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