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My mom reminded me today that next month is my “anniversary” and I was like “what?” lol and she said it’s almost been a year since my surgery. I corrected her and said my surgery was on July 7th and I injured my knee on June 18th. If something like that ever happens to you, trust me, you’ll never forget the dates.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 10 months since I had surgery on my torn ACL and meniscus. I still remember when it happened and how much it fucked my summer up last year. I was going through a lot of problems in my personal life as well and that injury was the final gut punch.
I remember all the pain right after the surgery and the struggle just to be able to walk again. I remember being so scared that I wouldn’t be able to walk in time for the Fall semester and that I might get held back a semester at the nursing program. I remember the fear when I started walking again that I might retear my ACL or meniscus. I’m still trying to hurdle that psychological battle in my mind - just because my knee hurts doesn’t mean I seriously messed it up again.
So I just saw my orthopedist today just to get one last look at my knee before the summer starts and I try to do anything physical again. I had been hearing this clicking noise in my knee and was worried about it but he said it was just residual scar tissue and the noise was just my kneecap. If it was hurting my knee it would be a problem but since it isn’t there’s no need to go in for further surgery.
Something he said that is kind of weighing on my mind is that I had the surgery at a young age and it’s basically gone perfectly, if I kept it the way it is now there’s a good chance I would have a normal knee for the rest of my life. Now that I’ve blown out my knee once, there is a much higher chance of blowing it out a second time because it’s not as strong as my original knee. Do I really want to give up basketball for the rest of my life though? I mean I’m not going to go hard on it just yet, probably take it easy with some shootarounds for the meantime, but that thought lingers in the back of my mind. That’s why I get pissed off when people criticize Derrick Rose for not coming back even though he’s “medically cleared” to play. Unless you’ve had an injury of this magnitude, you have no idea the physical and psychological elements you have to overcome in order to just function in everyday life, let alone play professional basketball. If Derrick Rose comes back from his ACL tear, I’ll have nothing but respect for the man for as long as he plays, even if it isn’t at the same level and maybe even more so if he gets better.
While I may be able to walk and perform my activities of daily living (ADL’s, shout out to my nursing fam lol) with ease, the road to recovery is far from over. I’m ready to get myself back into shape and get my knee back to where it should be. I just pray that I don’t suffer any setbacks and that I can overcome any psychological burdens that I still carry with me. I’ve said it a million times since I’ve injured my knee, if you’re relatively healthy from a physical standpoint, don’t take your health for granted and get up and get it!
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Is that Slenderman? LMFAO!
The triumphant return of my “What I’ve Been Watching” segment! In case you haven’t been following me for that long, I used to have a weekly segment where I listed everything I watched that week and did a brief write up on each item. I stopped last summer right before the Fall semester started because with nursing school it was getting difficult to watch anything. So here’s a quick rundown of how it works. “New” are movies/TV shows that I watched for the first time ever, “Rewatch” are movies/TV shows I’ve seen before and watched again, and “Bought” is pretty self-explanatory. I just like to use this segment to keep track of what I’ve seen as well as shed some light on movies/TV shows I would recommend or not recommend.
- The Americans season 1 (Hulu) - 9/10
- Parenthood season 2 (Netflix streaming)
- The Cabin in the Woods (Blu-ray) - 9/10
- Star Trek Into Darkness - 8/10
- The Great Gatsby 3D - 7/10
- Starsky & Hutch - 8/10
- The Cabin in the Woods (Blu-ray)
I finished up the first season of The Americans and it is so good! Great character drama mixed in with ultra-tense scenes and some great action. One of the best new shows that I’ve seen and I can’t wait until season 2.
I’m really trying to like Parenthood more than I should just because it’s from Friday Night Lighters writer Jason Katims, but I’m finding it hard to attach myself to the storylines. Maybe it’s just because I’m so used to emotional extremes with shows like Breaking Bad and The Americans or profound shows like The Wire, but I don’t find much of the drama in this show compelling. This isn’t necessarily a knock on the show because obviously a show about a big family doesn’t have to have high stakes end of the world tension, but where a show like Friday Night Lights has such memorable characters and interesting drama, I haven’t found that to be the case in Parenthood with the exception of a few characters. The show has actually started to pick up some steam heading towards the last few episodes of season 2 so I’m liking where the show is headed.
I just saw The Cabin in the Woods and OH MY GOD it was awesome! I’ve heard great things about this movie but it completely delivered. A great subversive deconstruction of the horror genre that is both scary and flat out hilarious. This movie had a few scenes where I was in hysterics and had to rewind the movie to watch it again. I’m actually planning to rewatch it again soon to see what I can pick up the second time around.
I was in the mood for something light and inconsequential and Starksky & Hutch fit the bill quite nicely. I’m a little surprised how much general people hate this movie lol. It has a decent enough score on RottenTomatoes with a 63% but the audience score is 54% and the IMdB score is 6.0/10, which is really low for IMdB. This movie is hilarious! There are a lot of great comedic actors in this one that are right on the money. My friend Chris blew my mind when he told me that Todd Phillips (The Hangover, Old School) directed this movie, I seriously had no idea!
I’m working on my review for The Great Gatsby 3D and you can check out what I thought of Star Trek Into Darkness right here.
It’s been a great first week of summer and I’m excited for the upcoming summer movie season!