First Time back on the Ice after Knee Surgery


Well tonight marks the 29th day from my surgery… 4 weeks I was off the ice due to Knee Surgery!  I went back on the ice for the first time since.  I am not going to lie to ya… I was a bit nervous.  I had a lot of people tell me… “You need more time.”  “Don’t rush back”  “Be-careful”  “you’re going to hurt yourself again”…. Well with all that in the back of my mind.. It made me almost not go.   But Then I thumbed through some of my own Hockey Memes that I’ve posted to motivate others… I saw this one.

“Fear is only temporary… Regret lasts forever!  

I just couldn’t go another week with out being on the ice… At least Sunday night which is my favorite skate ever.   Great group and great time slot too!    Also to get to play Rink 1 at Mennen is a treat for me… I never take one second on that ice for granted.   Some of the best ice around.

So with that mind set I ventured out to the rink… It was a snowy icy mix out but nothing major.  I got to the rink early!  As all players/friends piled into the locker room… they all asked where I’ve been… some knew… most didn’t.  I explained to them and they even all said “dude you sure?  it seem too early”

Now it really started to sink in… Was I doing the wrong thing?  Well my Doctor… Dr. Glen Bradish told me…  “if you feel good.. then get back on the ice”  He’s is Hockey Goalie and the Doc that did the surgery on my knee.   Well I am glad I listened to him.  I felt I was ready and believe in myself I was ready.  It also might of been a mix of… I can’t be off this ice any more because it was driving me mad.  lol..

All went well and No pain at all!  So happy with the results.  I might still take a break from skating twice a week for one more week.  But I should be in full swing soon!  Thanks Dr. Glen Bradish for everything!  You the man!