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Hockey Blues

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Orthopedic doc gave me a cortisone shot in the knee today. He thinks it will fix my ACL-related pain. I hope that's all it takes but I have to go back in 2 weeks if I'm still experiencing problems with my knee. I need a good strong knee to withstand 7 weeks of military training in July and August so hopefully the shot will do the trick.

On the other hand, he gave me a serious talking-to about giving up ice hockey. He's forbidden me to play for now (which is no big deal since it's the summer), but doesn't want me to play again--EVER. I see his point since I have my future in the military to think about but I couldn't promise him anything other than I won't play for now. I can't imagine not playing in the fall.

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GWTRIKER 5/3/2012 9:08PM

    I hope you listen to your doctor. Consider how this could affect you later in life.

My son played hockey, even made a couple Juniors teams (Cleveland Junior Lumberjacks and Columbus Crush). After a game one of his team mates jumped on his back just goofing off. Well he ended up tearing his shoulder up. The doc said usually a tear like that is 3 to 6 and after months of physical therapy they decided to operate. The doc said the tear was actually 12-6 so he has like 6 anchors in his shoulder. Another "messing around on the ice" cost him a broken ankle and now he has a plate and multiple screws there. He is now 32 and he feels both places.

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