Charlie Bertsch (cbertsch) wrote,
Charlie Bertsch
cbertsch

The Power of Self-Deception

Even though a doctor would probably tell me to have my knee operated on, I'm trying to make it heal on its own. It worked for the left one, why not the right? The amazing thing is that it seems to be working. I played two hours of basketball today and am still able to walk with reasonable facility. And the delay that occurs when I stand up from a sitting position in which the knee is bent for any length of time, during which I can't really move it, has shortened considerably. By the time I next play basketball, in two weeks time, I might even be able to drive down the left side of the paint, my signature move that I've had to forego in recent months. Then again, I might still be impaired. Either way, though, I'm confident that I will be able to get the knee back over 75% of its "normal" function a lot faster than if I had the surgery. Perhaps it's simply the believing itself that matters.
Tags: autobiography, everyday, health
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