This is all happening faster than I had expected. My recovery has been pretty easy going with not much slowing me down and no setbacks. All my doctors, family, and friends are all amazed about how fast I have rebounded from such a major surgery and I have to say that even I am amazed. I never expected to be where I am at only 11 weeks post surgery.
The first post that I made here talked about “A New Lease on Life“, I’m still looking forward to that and am in the process of figuring out just what I am going to do. Before my knees got the better of me I was working in the medical field and going to school. Since then I have moved to Tennessee and somehow found my way into the poker media field. I have enjoyed getting to meet some new people and the travel that has taken me cross country to Vegas for a couple of summers and down to Miami. Having said all that it’s a tough job with weird hours and lots of time spent on your feet, something that really wasn’t good for me before surgery.
Since having my knees replaced I have stayed low-key and have done some minor online work but really had not been looking for post-surgery employment. I’ve just been doing my therapy and trying to get better. But last week all this changed, I got a message from a person that I had previously inquired about some work with asking me if I would be interested in joining the team. Now I won’t lie to you, I was terrified to respond. Not because of who it was that was messaging me but because I didn’t know if I was to the point that I can return to the crazy hours and time spent on my feet. After thinking it over I finally decided that I can’t just sit back and wonder. I can’t just continue to make excuses. I can’t just continue to watch the world fly by. It’s now or never, so I started the negotiations. Once we finally came to an agreement I took a breath and realized this is it, I am jumping head first into the deep end, I just hope that there is water and that isn’t too cold.
So now I am scheduled to hit the road a week from today. Starting a week from today I will be on the road 18 of the next 34 days or 32 of the next 56 days if you count me going to visit family for Thanksgiving and an early December trip with friends to Canada for some Ontario Hockey League games. Overall I will be gone for six of the next eight weekends with a three week stretch that will have me flying home on Tuesday and back out on Thursday. Some people would think that is crazy, but I actually enjoy that. I enjoy being on the road, seeing new places, meeting new people. It’s a new journey and I am ready to go.
So I am getting back into the game, getting off the couch and back out there. Am I ready? Mentally, yes. Physically, ????? I feel that I am and know that I can’t just continue to sit back and not make the move so now is better than never. I’m still planning the next big step in my life, this is only the first step of many that I will continue to take as I climb my way to that new lease that I have been granted.