5 Days and Counting

Posted: April 8, 2010 in Uncategorized
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So, I’ve got 5 days till I see a specialist for my knee. Having read back on the last few posts, I realize that if any prospective teams read this they might think that I am a wreck of a man that can’t cope with it.

The sacrifice however is that I keep the knee rested for a while, skate and then not walk properly for the rest of the week. But just like Mario Lemieux during the time when he had back problems. He did not train and needed help putting his skates on but he still excelled. That is something that I aspire to.

I recently was asked why I keep doing it and why do I keep pushing. Part of me always tries to joke around and say that ‘you gotta be dumb to be tough’, but you know the truth is, there are guys there who play with much worse injuries than I am. I don’t view that playing with an injury is a bad thing. Sure it hurts, but for my ultimate goal, playing through pain has to be part of the job.

As for the specialist meeting itself, I am feeling relatively nervous. I think the type of person that I am has made me prepare for the worst.

I know I’ve got a tough road ahead of me, whatever the outcome, but I always excell in challenges.

  1. Brad Guile says:

    I think it is the fear of not playing is greater than the pain or greater than the fear of damaging your body even to the point where repair is unlikely. Hockey players are tough hombres,….maybe not as tough pound for pound as Range Riders, but still tough and how tough is tough enough?
    Ever try pharmaceutical grade nutritional products for your joints such as Glucosamine and Omega 3 Fatty Acids? Changed my life and allowed me to ride and hump mountains pain free….allowed me cut way back on whiskey to mask the pain.
    Combine Glucosamine and Omega 3 Fatty Acid with a Pharmaceutical grade Anti-Oxidant, Multi-Mineral and Anti-Oxidant supplement and you would be assured that your body is getting all the required nutrients for optimal health and body repair. Know any San Antonio Spurs? Ask them what they take. It’s listed in the Physicians Desk Reference.

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