I played football in high school and tore my right ACL on October 1, 2015.
I was helped off the field and had a trainer ice me up for the rest of the game.
I got x-rayed by an Orthopedic and was asked questions about what happened.
I received an MRI scan within the next few days.
I ended up in the Orthopedic where I was diagnosed with a torn ACL and meniscus.
I had so many thoughts running through my head. “What if I wake up early?”.
I received surgery and woke up to a very dry mouth and no feeling in my lower body.
I arrived home the same day around 4:00 p.m.
I was in severe pain the same night.
I felt so much weight pulling down on my stiches when using crutches.
I felt like I was never going to walk again.
I rehabbed my knee back into shape with a physical therapist.
I was back on the football field with an ACL brace a year after surgery.
I never knew that 3 ½ years later I would remember so perfectly.
I have a permanent scar and realized something very important.
You never really grow up, you only learn…