Personal Narrative: Anterior Cruciate Ligament

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Learning how to walk is a skill that us humans (even animals), get to learn at a certain point of our lives. As you may know walking is part of our human growth and development, and who would have known that on a blink of an eye I would be losing that skill. “Zoe! Can you hear me?” I opened my eyes. Waking up to a nurse with a terrible pain on my right leg, I realized I just got out of surgery. Six months prior to surgery I was injured playing soccer the sport that consumed my life. I completely tore my Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), a ligament that holds the Femur (the bone on top of the knee) and the Tibia (a bone below the knee); it controls reasonable movements and prevents forward movements of the Tibia. As a result, I received a traumatizing surgery on my knee causing my muscles to shut down; it felt as horrible as it sounds. I still remember like if it was yesterday, hours after my surgery my knee was very swollen and I had a lot of excruciating pain. While at the hospital a physical therapist from the hospital come in to my room and told me and tells me that she was taking me out for a walk. I said, “What! It has only been a couple of …show more content…
My leg was frozen, in other words I couldn’t move it at all, and therefore I used crutches to be able to move from one place to another. I was told that I needed to start therapy and by a month or two I should be walking on my own, which meat I would be losing my other two legs, the crutches. It was a goal that I saw very faraway considering my condition. The day has come, my first day of therapy, coming to the clinic I saw many unfamiliar faces, I you could tell by their ear to ear smile or their uniforms, they were the physical therapist and the technicians. They received me very warmly, with a couple of “Hi Zoe!” and “You will be getting better!” Those small comments brought a little hope in my

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