Sophomore year I was playing at a soccer tournament with my old team. I was playing a great game even though the score was not reflecting my hard work. Towards the end of the game I jumped up caught the ball landed, my body went one way and my legs went the other, then I fell to the ground. Everyone around me had heard a pop, I knew it was my ACL. From this moment in my soccer career I knew I needed to be determined and to be focused on my recovery in order to get back out there.
My ACL Tear Journey At The Hospital A quick turn on a soccer field led me to the worst experience in my life. A while back in my sophomore year I tore my ACL while I was practicing for my first soccer game of the school year. I made a quick turn without positioning my feet correctly on the ground. I thought that I broke my knee, but I never knew that after that day I would have experienced the worst day a month after on February 15th.
One of my daughters went on to become a Nuclear Engineer in the US Navy. I would frequently receive phone calls from her sobbing that she couldn’t do it and that she had no idea what she was getting herself into. As a mother, my heart broke, and I wanted to rush to her and save her from
Unable to straighten my leg I became very panicked but my coach assured me that I would be ok. Little did he know that it was going to be a life altering injury. The next day I went to my doctor’s office to get my knee checked out (I was still worried because my knee was still
I went up for a layup and got pushed hard in the back. When I came down, I felt my knee buckle and immediately knew something wasn’t right. The sound it made was alarming, proving to be a serious injury - a fractured femur. It was my junior year and I was looking forward to playing basketball and starting to train for the next football season.
I am concern the impact this will have on my life, my future career, and my freedom. Having this surgery will affect myself from doing different activities at school and at home. I am a mother and a full time nursing student, it will be very difficult for me to stay home, or in the hospital not doing anything. It will be very tough to go to school by myself since I have a major knee surgery, I do
The doctor came in took X-rays and gave me a pain killer. The doctor came back and told me that I had fractured my ankle, but I would not have to get surgery. The doctor and the nurse put a cast that went from my ankle all the way up to my knee. The casts was not a normal cast, you dip it in water and then mold it until it hardens. I waited for it to harden and then it was time to learn how to use crutches.
Hi Ken x I'm ok, thank you, although it was a difficult week.. I'll tell you later. I'm so sorry to hear you are still feeling much sore in your foot and leg, I thought at least your leg was better, but I see it's no so, and it's evident your doctor is analyzing the possibility of a surgery for you, hope that isn't necessary, Ken, and during these two weeks that there are till your visit to the specialist, you begin to get better and feel well. Cross our fingers! Excuse me, but, do you already have the result of your tests, Ken?
Now, a year later, I have had to learn to speak up and make my voice heard. I have grown as a leader, as a friend, as a teammate, as a person. My perspective of the world has changed, for the better, and I have had access to opportunities I never could have dreamed of in Union. I became more self-sufficient, since my dad worked long hours and I had to take on more responsibility.
When I finally got a job, the working environment was not conducive. The male coworker and supervisor were not supportive and some of the challenges in university re surfaced. After getting married with plan to raise a family, I had to reconsider my choice of being an engineering. I decided to change my career path to sales to give me time to raise a family and still have some income. My love for medicine and engineering was still very strong that is why I decided to go back to university and study biomedical engineering.
I learned that Occupational Therapy is not a career path I wanted to pursue because the responsibilities and are involved with Occupational Therapy does not seem like something that I would enjoy doing everyday. The variety of customers that came in was interesting and sometimes was very enjoyable, but for the most part I thought the job was very quiet and tamed for me. I found out I might enjoy a career that is mostly predictive, but something new happens every once in a while to keep things interesting. This contributed to the advancement of my career goals by helping me realize the type of work environment I feel would fit me the best and the job shadow also helped me figure out that even though Occupational Therapy can be rewarding and you are helping a wide variety of people, this career path does not suit me. There are other jobs out there that give me the opportunity to help people in other ways, as well as suiting my needs environmentally as well.
This is a fun, exciting, and cheerful game. It has bunches of people watching others.It makes me feel good when I walk up to the plate.I always feel like I’m at home when I step onto the field. I play my position and have fun doing it. I catch the ball sometimes pop flies or ground balls.I field the ball then either throw it to 1st or 2nd(Most of the time). We get three out then we go in the dugout to bat.
After I graduate high school I plan on going to the coal mines to work. The reason I want to go to the coal mines is, because my whole family works in the coal mines. On both of my parents sides there are coal miners in their background. My great grandpa was hand loading coal when he was eleven years old he did not get paid for what he did he worked for his dad back then they got paid by the ton of coal they loaded not by the hour. If I go to the mines that will make me the seventh generation on my dad’s side and fifth generation on my mom’s side to work in the mines.
My parents both have stuck with the same jobs for years. Seeing this made me learn that once you have something you’re good at you have to maintain it and even though it may not be the best job you still are able to show how good of a work ethic you