Off the DL, back to regular activities


Last week, I finished my last physical therapy session, but I didn’t want to say anything until my doctor saw me. It’s official. I’m all better. My knee is fully functional. I can do my yoga, or hit the batting cages which I’m so excited to get back to.

I called this segment “On the DL” because as I had this experience, I wanted to think about what a ballplayer would go through and let me tell you, this is hell on earth. To go from a fully functional independent person, to not being able to walk or move very well. It changed my whole life and my perspective. There was the bad, the pain and not being able to do the things I needed to do. Then there was the good, time to focus on getting better, staying positive.

Now I feel like whatever comes my way I can handle it. It felt really good to walk into the doctor’s office with my head held high. It felt even better knowing I don’t have to go back.

So to all the ballplayers on the DL: Stay positive. Do what your therapists tell you to do. You got this, I believe in you.

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