Hello, fans! Welcome back to the second segment of my summer blog series! I really don’t have too much to bring to the table this week, but as promised I wanted to give you an update on what I’ve been up to this past week.
Something that has been constantly on my mind and has taken up the majority of my week is my knee. Last week, I noticed that one of my incisions was secreting an unknown fluid that was orange and yellow in color. After seeing the doctor two times, it is still undetermined as to why the fluid was coming out, but I was able to get a second opinion from another doctor as to why my recovery isn’t going as planned. I had an MRI last week, so the doctor could see exactly what was going on inside of my knee. I am hoping that I receive good results from the MRI, so I can continue on with the road to recovery!
Even though my knee isn’t cooperating the way I want it to, it was great to get my mind off of things this past weekend. My mom and I had some family friends come into town for the weekend. Every year for the past four years, my mom’s friend and her daughter have come into town from Pittsburgh to celebrate my mom’s birthday as well as theirs, since all of their birthdays are within a week of each other. This year, I was able to join in the fun now that I am 21. It was great to be able to have some time to enjoy myself and live in the moment. I am already excited for next year’s festivities!
Job shadowing has been going very well. I am about halfway done with my hours that I must complete over the course of the summer, and boy have I learned a lot! There is so much that I thought I knew about the world of physical therapy, but the medical field is constantly changing and there is something new to learn every day. Every day I come in contact with a new patient with a different diagnosis, and it is so interesting to see what people are going through. In this second half of my summer class, I hope to not only learn more about the world of physical therapy, but about myself as well and what I see myself doing following graduation!
Well, that’s all I’ve got this week! Catch me next week as I talk more about being a student-athlete at Gannon and some pretty awesome advice I have to share with you all!