May 2009

Round 2 tomorrow

My second of three injections into my knee is tomorrow. And even though it’s just past 8PM local time, I’m already getting nervious. I have a thing with needles…

It seems the only thing that could keep the River Kitties from getting another W was Mother Nature as they were postponed in Iowa.
I’m going to go play some guitar…hero…on xbox.
Do the NBA playoffs ever end?

Monday no fun day…

Well the Cavaliers are champions of the ACC Baseball world. Stunning the 8 team field as the 6 seed, the Cavs pulled off two come from behind wins, demolished the UNC Tar Holes, and beat Florida State in dramatic fashion to take home the hardware. It was awesome to follow and made me proud to be an alumni of the program. It’s going to be an even better feeling after they advance out of their regional.

How on earth is the selection committee going to send the seventh ranked team in the country to Irvine, CA, and set them up in the most difficult region the field has to offer. The fact that the Cavs did not recieve a bid to host a regional when they were ranked number 16 was a crime in itself. Then they go out and win the ACC Championship sporting a record of 43-12-1. And they get rewarded for their efforts with a 2 seed across the country. Awesome.
Enough of that. It was just a little bit of a shock to return home from rehab only to watch the selection special on ESPN that I recorded to see that they got the short end of the stick. It was good to see however, that the team has been doing so well on this road trip. Maybe this is going to be my role this summer. Just sit back and enjoy the ride? Stay out of it as much as I can?
On a serious note, I already miss playing a lot. Especially with this group of guys. It’s a fun team to be a part of – there’s a good chemistry that’s really starting to form and give the team some character. Hopefully they can keep rackin’ up the W’s until I get back and we can play well into September. ’Til then I’ll hone in my xBox skills and watch way too much CSI: NY.
Oh, yea. Hope you enjoyed your Monday off ladies and gentlemen. It’s called Memorial Day for a reason so take a second or two to remember those who have made the sacrifices that give us the everyday freedoms we sometimes take for granted.

I’m Back!…sort of

It’s been a while, huh?  Yea I know I said I’d call and everything but I was so busy.  I was thinking about you the entire time.  I really missed you.  Really!

Anyway a lot has happened since we last spoke.  Last time, my biggest issues were getting the cable and internet installed in the apartment.  It’s a good thing that got taken care of because for the next 6-8 weeks I’ll be writing to you from the couch, in front of th TV, and on the disabled list.  
Seems what we thought was tendonitis of the patella tendon in my left knee was actually a tear.  I did catch a lucky break that the creator of a revolutionary treatment procedure for treating such an injury is right here in Sacramento, so I’ve decided to put his reputation to the test.  We’ve decided to treat it using a process called PRP therapy – plasma rich platelet therapy.  They draw my blood from my arm, put it in a test tube and place it in a centrifuge.  This separates the platelets – the stuff in the blood that helps the blood to clot and repair damaged tissue – from the blood.  Then – this is the painful part – they reinject those platelets into the knee, to promote the rejuvination of the tissue.  At least I’m not terrified of needles right?
Now my biggest dilemmas are which recorded TV show I should watch or which movie I should go see at the theater right down the street or which book to read.  And great move by me investing in an xBox…I’m hooked on Call of Duty Modern Warfare.  
I know you all are getting ready to watch the Virginia Baseball Cavaliers in the ACC Championship game tonight.  They have to make up for the lacrosse team falling in the final four yesterday.  I’ll keep you guys posted.