It’s been two weeks since I had my surgery and I must say, it’s been a smooth road so far. I do fear that a day will come where I hit a road block, but I am prepared for it, as initially having this injury was my biggest road block of all!
My physio therapist Dr. Leech has been working with me two to three times a week to aid in the strengthening of my hip. He has done a marvellous job guiding me through my rehabilitation program. He helps me set goals and this allows me to feel like I am marking my milestones in this recovery. One thing he and I talked about was avoiding the rinks for a while – I couldn’t agree more. Just thinking about going to the rink makes me anxious. Knowing that I can’t put my skates on, something I’ve done every summer since I was a little girl, this makes me upset. Mostly because I am recovering so well, that I wake up in the morning thinking I am physically capable to go on the ice (I couldn’t imagine sitting through someone else’s practice without getting antsy to play the game I love).
My time will come, but for now, believing in my vision and trusting the process is key. I have a lifetime to play hockey, I only have one shot to fix this hip once and for all!! I must trust that this is all POSITIVE – “We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same” – Carlos Castenada
Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians, I am so grateful to be a part of this beautiful country that shares the same passion for the sport I love 🇨🇦