All The King’s Horses, All The King’s Men

“If it aint broke, don’t fix it. If it is broke, spend another 6-8 months fixing it.”

Not very positive, is it? It’s definitely not what I was dreaming up for this summer vacation. You’re probably as tired as I am of hearing about the whole knee surgery thing… but I think we can agree it’s a not-so-fun way of experiencing a sophomore summer. But it hasn’t been all bad. And considering I posted about optimism a little while back, it would be pretty hypocritical to ignore the silver lining.

….physical therapy. This time around the ideology behind this rehabilitation process was “we’re gonna do this right, 100%, no messing around”. I gotta admit, I left my first session of PT thinking, “This is not gonna go well. This guy is intense, this place is intense… I’m a goner.”  That first day, when asked what I was fighting for, I said I wanted to run a 5k. I wouldn’t be too surprised if that’s why Drew took over my rehabilitation from there… I wouldn’t want to be responsible for an overly ambitious patient like me either! (just kidding guys.. I hope). Once Drew took the reigns, I knew I would hate to love PT – and loooove to hate it. So, I like to think that I’ve got the best of three worlds…1) Steve’s fatherly wisdom, tried-and-true rehab protocol, and exceptional credentials (of course)….  2) Drew’s “no muscle left behind” rehab style, bubbly and fun demeanor, and only 6 years my senior 3) The ability for me — Humpty Dumpty always falling off the wall — to actually enjoy and savor a 3 hour workout. These guys are top-notch – not just when it comes to putting Humpty Dumpty back together again, but keeping in mind that while all the pieces can fit, sometimes the brain and the heart aren’t quite caught up with the body. I think Drew sees that this whole experience has hit me pretty hard the second time around…  and I think he added in some humor to my rehab protocol. Is PT supposed to be this enjoyable?!

Although this summer was meant to be all about Orientation, spending quality time with my co-workers, and enjoying the beautiful Oswego summer weather, I can honestly say I’m content with how things turned out. I like to think I’ve gained a great friend in Drew and the rest of the good people down at ENPT (shameless plug)… and I’m starting to believe that this time, it’s for real. My quality of life will only improve from here on out.

So, is it too cliche to say that everything happens for a reason? Yeah? It is? Oh well.

Everything happens for a reason.

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