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!
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 an odyssey was to come.
Doctors put their initials on my leg. (Why?)
Right before I woke up!
On my way out of the hospital. Thank you so much UCSF medical staff!
This is how I must do my homework.
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.
Training hard at a pilates session with Kristy. (Perspective makes it look like I am kicking her but I’m not.)
With off ice coach Diane Kovacic. She keeps my energy and spirit high.
With Diane again. Her dedication encourages me to fight for a strong comeback.
With Dr. Evans. He cares about me more than just physical therapy.
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.
Finally, with Dr. Ma, Chief of Sports Medicine at UCSF. My fate is in his hands. He is absolutely GREAT!