Tuesday, August 24, 2010

4 Months After Surgery

It has been a long time since I have been on here to update - obviously! Moving this summer has just about done me in. Hadrian and I moved to Tree Corners Apartments in Grayson, and it is taking me a while to get my act together. Downsizing from 5 bedrooms to 2 bedrooms has been a challenge, but it is getting done slowly. I still do not have internet service at the apartment, so blogging has been on the back burner. I wanted to blog tonight because this is a big day for us!

Hadrian is on the soccer field tonight for the first time since her surgery!! Yay!!! This has caused mixed emotions for me because I know how badly she wants to play soccer again. But, at the same time, I know how hard it is going to be for her to get back into playing shape. And, of course, facing the possibility that playing soccer again may not be in her future. But, we are thinking positively and hoping for good results!

Hadrian told me tonight that she hasn't touched a soccer ball in over 5 months. And, I must say, just finding her soccer ball proved that she must be right! LOL. But, she was genuinely excited to get in her car and drive to the soccer field for practice. And, I was just as excited to see her go! This was such big news that I had to send out a mass text message to inform her dad and her sisters that she was on the way!

Hadrian's legs have healed up just fine. Besides the fact that I still cringe when I look at those big scars, everything seems to be good! But, anything new causes discomfort. Starting school caused her legs to hurt just because of the walking she does going from class to class. My friends who do not have kids in Gwinnett County Schools may not get this. (ha) But, the schools here are so big that just going from class to class requires a level of physical fitness! ; )

Dr. Cullen told us that her legs will hurt, swell, and be numb for a good while. So, this apparently is no real reason for concern - except for Hadrian - who is the one dealing with it all. She has not been released from the doctor yet. We have another appointment in September for him to assess her progress.

So, almost 4 months to the day after her surgery, Hadrian is on the soccer field! Yes!! : )
She can only condition and do light stuff with the ball. No shin guards or impact yet. One step at a time. But, we are SO thankful and grateful to be making this step!

So stay tuned . . . . to see how it goes. : )
Thank you to all of our friends who continue to tell me that they have been following her progress! You are the best!!