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Off Topic: Canucks helping my recovery process

Hey gang, I know I'm relatively new here but something pretty wild has happened recently.

I got hurt at work at 3 AM on Saturday, March 28. Knee popped out of where it was supposed to be for a second, hurt quite a bit, pulled a Sami Salo, you get the drift. It took me 45 minutes to get myself together and finally decide to "Do the right thing" and get a ride to the hospital. I was diagnosed with a knee strain and was told to take two to three days off. My time was filled reading about the Canucks successes and also loading up on Naproxen, my prescribed anti-inflammatory.

The day of April 1, 2009, I was still hurting quite a bit but decided to go to work at my job, which was and still is throwing freight at a shopping center. I didn't think my knee would hold out the four nights I was scheduled to work, but I had pills, bandages, and braces to get me through it. By the end of the week I was barely able to walk and actually picked up a set of crutches to hobble around on. Conversely, the Canucks that week had three very winnable games and only got one point out of it, so their division championship chances looked a LOT like my knee felt.

On Tuesday April 7, everything changed. That's the day I had my occupational therapist appointment (A full NINE days after the incident... really) and I was medically re-assigned to light duty (sampling product at the grocery end) but I was able to keep working and being productive. Also, the Canucks took on the Flames that night. Things looked splotchy for a while but the Canucks pulled it out and kept their division championship hopes alive.

As days went on I felt better, stronger, and have been getting good feedback from physical therapy. The Canucks, conversely, won their division and swept the Blues in the first round. Now the Canucks and I have something in common: We're both waiting to see what the next step is -- I go back to the doctor 4/27 at 10 AM, later that night both the Flames/Blackhawks and Ducks/Sharks play.

The wild thing about it is my life has mirrored the Canucks situation way too closely the last month. I have been a Canucks fan ever since I understood how awesome hockey was and the fact the Canucks were the only team within a reasonable distance of where I am. It's scary what this last month has been, but I am excited for the future.

Go Canucks go! Go, my knee, go!

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