Nothing You Can't Overcome
December 15, 2012 2:45pm CST
I know this sounds trivial and old, rather stale. However, this is EXACTLY how I feel right now. Back in 2006, when I injured my leg by fully dislocating it, everything seemed lost to me. My ACL was torn, peroneal nerve responsible for pulling my foot up was torn. Two surgeries over the course of two years were performed. And, I was a sporty person, involved in sports activities, martial arts, and, mainly, soccer. I loved soccer. I couldn't imagine my life without playing it. Plus, I injured myself while running - something that happens once in a million. Talking about my "lottery," I should be the one gambling I guess, but you can't do it with your life. So, as I was going through my therapy, I figured that slowly but surely I will get back on track. Having Osteopathy as a tool of my recovery, I pumped my leg muscles, and the injured knee got much stronger over the whole therapy period. I started going back to the thing I know best - martial arts. Moves I have learned since the age of 14 were refreshed, and I practice now on the regular basis. On top of martial arts, I have involved myself with snowboarding - kudos to my beloved, she encouraged me like no one else! And, most importantly, I am back in soccer - joined an amateur league, where my team lost 6 games in a row, but we have pulled all our efforts together and won the last game, going up at least one spot in our standings. This is a true story of my life. I encourage everyone out there who think they have lost it all - you have a chance. Find your bliss, and use it as a tool to get back on track.
16 Dec 12
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well firstly i would like to say hats off to you for your courage and determination and the way u made a comeback to the track is an example for many. I know many emotions would have run through your mind when u were undergoing surgeries and i know how it feels like when u are a player and are battling life threatening injuries. Now since every thing is alright i would like u to take care of yourself and hope that u do not injure yourself again in the future. I am sure many players who are battling injuries will see a ray of hope after this discussion of yours. What say?