Merry Christmas! You know your children are growing up when you wake up on Christmas morning before they do.
I started this blog when I was recovering from ACL surgery. I've been very lucky so far (knock on wood) because my ACL has been okay.
Last night, at my wife's family's huge, fun Christmas Eve gathering--we rent a hall, there are so many people--I saw my teenage niece Gina, who one week ago had her second ACL replacement surgery. This time, she got a piece of her quad muscle removed and used as the ACL replacement--I hadn't heard of that procedure much, she said her doctor avows it's stronger than even a patellar tendon ACL. Gina's a real athlete--I think her first ACL surgery was following a basketball injury, and this one was in conditioning camp preparing for lacrosse. Poor baby.
Meanwhile, Black Belt Mama has been having recurring problems with her knee where she had ACL surgery, and they've been interfering with her karate training, and she feels very frustrated.
Unknown at this point for me are the statuses of Hack Shaft, who's had two ACL tears, and Black Belt Blues.
Here are Christmas wishes for healthy ACLs all over the martial blogosphere, and beyond.
And, yeah, peace on earth would be nice, too.