After thirty years as a professional basketball player, the knee that injured me may very well be the same knee that will keep me from playing as long as I want to.
As it turns out, one of my knees is the same as the one that kept me off the court last time I had a new one and that’s what keeps me off the court for the present. It’s also what keeps me from walking with a limp or even trying to run the same. So I’m basically back to being an average basketball player, except I can’t shoot the ball now. I can still dribble, but I can’t shoot.
My dad had his right knee replaced last year (he lives in Florida). The surgeon told him he should have it replaced for about 3 years before he went back to work. He was a heavy smoker and only stopped because the pain was too much. It’s like he was born with a pain threshold that even his wife couldn’t get past, and that’s not something that can just be repaired.
It sounds like you just took a good chunk out of your lifestyle. You can be grateful for the lifestyle changes you can make to get back to being a high level basketball player, but you don’t have to. As long as you continue to play basketball, and your dad gets to see you play at a good level, he will keep supporting you. If you’re going to play basketball, at least be thankful you’re not an idiot.
Some people will be upset at the end of that debate. They will complain about the lack of smart thinking and the fact that even our friends and family don’t have a clue about the current situation. They’ll also complain about how we and our friends are not paying attention to the current situation. We don’t want to make ourselves look at the current situation and say, “It’s only a matter of time before we get the goods, or at least that’s our goal”.
Unfortunately, the people who are upset at the end of that debate are not the ones who are currently complaining. Their complaints are the ones they make when confronted with what they think is a stupid situation, rather than being the ones who are actually complaining.
The other is, we do notice things. We know that the world has changed, but we don’t want to change that, especially not for the reasons we are seeing these days. The reason is that we arent here to change the world, we are here to change ourselves. We are here to have fun, to have friends, and to be happy. What we dont want to do is be unhappy.
Its the reason why we live our lives. We dont want to be unhappy. We want to be happy. We want to be friends. We want to have fun. We dont want to be miserable.
Now that we have access to a new technology, we can live our lives that way. We dont need to be unhappy. We just need to be aware of the things that are happening around us. We dont need to be miserable. We just need to be aware of our surroundings. If we do that, then we will get the most out of our technology and our lives.
So the technology that the knee replacement technology 30 years ago was used for (a total knee replacement) is now being used for other things, like repairing things. To be clear, knee replacement technology has only been around for 30 years, so the people who are using it are still only the very young. But there have been improvements in the technology and it is now being used for things that were once considered too big to be repaired.