Today was a pretty slow day. The school day went by very slow, especially because I had a Math test and a Spanish quiz, but towards the end of the day things started to ramp up. I got home, and I was home alone, and when I went to my room to start doing my homework, I noticed a dripping sound coming from my window, at first glance, I thought the sound was coming from outside, but a second later I noticed the huge puddle on my floor. The other window in my room started to leak and as fast as I could, I grabbed two buckets and some towels. Even later tonight, only one of the two leaks has stopped and the other is still going very strong. The leaks cam from an ice dam, which occurred right above my room, and my father and I spent a majority of the night clearing out the huge icicles that had formed above my room. It was not an average Thursday night.
Today was our first day back to school in what felt like a while. It is hard to believe that we have Monday and Tuesday off next week as well. The work has started off right away, all the tests that had been postponed will be taking place tomorrow, and I am not sure if I'm completely ready or not. It seems like a lot, but compared to days that I have had earlier this year, it is nothing. I was also thinking about another way to change up the posts on my journal. Once a week, I may do a response on an old post of mine, and show the post as well. I will have to try this and see how it works. Also I have had the chance to experiment with DayOne a little bit, and there were some areas and features which I found very cool. Like how it gives you a tiny prompt, just incase you have nothing to write about, and how it also sends you reminders on your phone when you have not written for a specific day. Also how the calendar shows the days you have posted and the days you have not. It is a very cool app that I am looking forward to experimenting with more, but for a little while, I think I will stick with posting to Weebly.
This second snow day has really given me some time to think about many things, one of which is how I will be able to expand my blog. I feel like these daily posts will be a great opportunity to expand the diversity of types of posts on my blog. This week, for many of my daily posts, I will try to do Fitz style entries, or podcasts. Maybe even a metacognition or two on Moby Dick or the W.W. Fenn speeches. There are so many different topics that I can write about that have occurred in the past year, all of which would make great podcasts or Fitz style journal entries. On another note, it is starting to seem like we are getting an absurd amount of snow days. Not that I am complaining, but I think it is still important that we attend school, and it is getting to the point where we are actually missing a lot. It is good that we are making up some days, but I feel like those days are useless, because then we will not be missing out, and skipping through some content like we are now. But, thanks to these snow days, I have actually found the time to skate on my backdoor ice rink. Skating for the first time since before surgery was amazing, I may have not been at my peak in my technique, but it felt amazing just to get back out there and keep my legs. I am also looking forward to being able to work out again, and start to get back in shape, so that when I get back for playoffs, my endurance and strength will hopefully be back to normal. I am still counting down the eleven more days until I see the doctor again, on February 20th, I will meet with him, and he will either give me the okay for strengthening, stick handling, and shooting for a week, or he will tell me that I need more time to heal. I am hoping that I will be able to start my strengthening because after skating on the rink for two hours without stick handling or shooting can get a little aggravating tedious, but it is better than not being able to do anything.
Today was another snow day, this is probably the most snow that I have ever seen on the ground In my lifetime. I am a little upset that we had to add a day on in April, but honestly, I would rather have the day of now than then. Today has been spent relaxing, playing lots of xbox, and catching up on some of the assignments I had missed the week I was out after surgery. It has been a fun and productive snow day.
It is finally the weekend after what was a short, but felt long, week. It is hard to believe that the super bowl was about a week ago. I am still in shock about the final plays and how the Patriots ended up getting the win. With two minutes left I felt like the Patriots were done, but I never should have assumed that. I feel like the halftime show was not as good as it could have been, it felt a lot shorter than normal.
I have had one of my last physical therapy appointments after another week which has been shortened by the snow. It then past couple weeks, we have had both Monday and Tuesday of which is unusual because I remember that In fourth, fifth, and sixth grade we used to never get any snow days. Nevertheless, this P.T. appointment, I got some more new exercises but this time, I went to a different place, and to loosen up my hand, they dipped it in hot wax, and it was one of the coolest but weirdest experiences ever. But, I am still counting down the days until I can play again.
The stitches have come out, and my doctor says that my mobility is coming along faster than he has ever seen before, and my surgeon said that when he performed surgery on Adam Mcquaid, he had him returned in about four weeks, but it would still take a little longer for me. The scar has began ti flatten out and my mobility is feeling better, the surgeon said that I will see him again in a month and after that I will have a week of strengthening for my hand and then I will be allowed to play again. But now I have to massage the scar, so that there is no scar tissue restricting the tendons, but all I care about is getting back into the game, and I am going to do everything right so I will be able to return as soon as possible.
I have been doing the exercises and they feel pointless the stitches come out soon and it feels like I have barely retained any more mobility. I know it will eventually get better but right now, it feels like nothing is getting better. All I have been looking forward to is the day where I get to pick up a hockey stick again and start skating and shooting and having a good time. At least when the stitches come out I will be able to exercise and skate, but I still will not be allowed to do anything with my hands.
I have seen my surgeon again and we finally took off the cast that he gave me during surgery and I got to see the stitches for the first time. The cut was a lot longer than I had expected and my whole hand and finger were all black and blue and swollen. Then I went to P.T. and the nice lady there made me two custom casts and gave me some exercises to do which will improve my movement in my hand.
This week has been a blur of confusion, agony, and anger after my surgery. I was angry because because after all of my years and finally working my way up to the elite hockey team, I got injured and had to miss nearly the second half of the season. Since four years ago I have had my heart set on making the U-14 Minuteman Flames, and last year, I finally was able to make it. In the past two years, I have trained non-stop while my friends were playing and having fun, I was working to achieve my goal. Last year I made the team, in two years time, I moved up from the worst hockey team to the best, and right when I get the chance to play and work hard, I break my hand, and right when I am about to get back, I re-break my hand, even worse than the first time and need surgery. In an instance my season is over. The worst thing is Im not even allowed to work about so I can not stay in shape. But I do know is that with just a little time, hopefully I will be back to normal, and ready to go. All I really wish to do now is play the sport I love.