When the video was done and I was awake, we went to Tommie's house to relax. It took around two days for the anesthesia to wear off. So as I was lying down not yet feeling the pain, even though I slept for 4 hours, I went back to sleep. But it was not just hard for me, but also my mom. It was now a new adventure for her. The doctor said that she was going to be my so called “maid.” When the morning came and mom and I were awake we started our journey back to the doctor’s office to change my dressing. You might be wondering what the dressing is and why I had to change it. The dressing is what is under the Ace wrap. As the nurse took off the bandage and replaced it with a new one; there was blood oozing out from the holes spread in a variety of places on my knee.
We wanted to go home that day because we were tired of being in Anchorage. As soon as we left the doctor’s office mom's cell rang. It was Mrs. Pierce; she said that the weather was not safe to drive in and that they were supposed to get three inches of new snow in town. So we went back to Tommie’s house and waited for a couple of hours. We soon decided that we were going to take it slow and go home.
This adventure was a big one for my mom and I hope that I will never have to go through surgery again. My advice to the sports players out there is to be cautious about what you do.