The Effects Of Stress On My Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery

759 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 4 Pages
American singer and actress, Marie Osmond, said, “You need to be able to manage stress because hard times will come, and a positive outlook is what gets you through.” I am typically a positive person even in stressful times. I do not get bothered by daily hassles and tend to look to the brighter side of situations. However, one day I randomly injured myself in an extensive way. I lost the ability to do the things I would normally do. I had to make drastic changes in my life. Nine years ago I tore my anterior cruciate ligament, only to get surgery in the summer of 2015. This unforgiving experience was mentally and physically challenging, but I was able to overcome the stress it caused and make a full recovery.
The stress my anterior cruciate ligament surgery caused me was unimaginable. I tore it back when I was ten years old. I was riding my BMX bike down the street from my house. Then, I just fell onto the ground feeling dramatic pain in my knee. Afterwards, I tried to stand up but could not put any pressure on my leg. I went to the doctor only for him to tell me I could not get surgery until the growth plate in my knee was closed. In other words, I had to wait until this past summer to get the surgery. The reason I had to wait for my growth plate is because the doctor has to drill threw it and that would have stunted my growth. Therefore, I waited nine years for the surgery. The stress of this terrible event resulted in major stress and almost cost me my self-confidence.…

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