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On My Way Back

It hasn’t been easy physically and mentally, but with the help from my wonderful support team (family, doctors ad coaches), I am on my way back, and on my way back strong!

Enjoy my last free lap in the pool. I wouldn't be able to do it for a while.

Enjoying my last free lap in the pool. I wouldn’t be able to move free for a while.

Posing in front of UCSF Orthopedic Institute in my Team USA jacket right before my surgery. I knew it was a journey of challenge, and I just had to face it and be strong.

Posing in front of UCSF Orthopedic Institute in my Team USA jacket right before my surgery. I knew an odyssey was to come.

Getting ready for my surgery

Pre-surgery procedures

Doctors treating me initial on my leg

Doctors put their initials on my leg. (Why?)

Right after the surgery. O dozed off with the effect of the anethesia.

Right before I woke up!

Out of the hospital. Thank you UCSF!

On my way out of the hospital. Thank you so much UCSF medical staff!

This is how I do my homework.

This is how I must do my homework.

6 hours a day on CPM is killing me. I long for zooming around like a bird on the ice.

6 hours a day on CPM is killing me. I long to zoom around on the ice again.

My off ice coach Diane Kovacic and Dr. Evans work as a team for my recovery. I have been doing very well. Thank you so much!!

My off ice coach Diane Kovacic and Dr. Evans work as a team for my recovery.

I am training hard.

Training hard at a pilates session with Kristy. (Perspective makes it look like I am kicking her but I’m not.)

With my off ice coach Diane Kovacic. She keeps my energy and spirit high.

With off ice coach Diane Kovacic. She keeps my energy and spirit high.

With Diane again. I'll come back strong with her training.

With Diane again. Her dedication encourages me to fight for a strong comeback.

With Dr. Evans. He offers me more than physical therapy.

With Dr. Evans. He cares about me more than just physical therapy.

I have companions on my journey back. I am not alone.

With Caitlyn Nguyen. She has a broken toe and is also out for the season. I have companions on my journey back. I am not alone.

With Dr. Ma, Chief of Sports Medicine at UCSF. My fate was in his hands. He is GREAT!

Finally, with Dr. Ma, Chief of Sports Medicine at UCSF. My fate is in his hands. He is absolutely GREAT!

By Vincent Zhou

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