So I was a little disappointed I didn’t get to get out there with my teammates and practice against the Cowboys these past two days. That’s an experience you don’t get all the time. I did get the chance to grab a chair and sit outside the building near the sideline and watch the first day of practice, though. It was the first time I’ve seen another NFL team and it was pretty fun to watch.
I have to admit it was pretty cool seeing players like T.O. and Romo out there in person running around, running routes. But I’ve got to get used to it and not get star struck, because I know that this is that type of league where you’re going to see big names every week.
So I guess I’ll update you all on how everything’s been in the past week. A lot has happened. I had surgery on Friday, and I was laid up for a couple of days. Everything went really well. They got me into a little brace instead of a cast, which is nice.
When I first went to the hospital, it wasn’t nervewrecking or anything, I was just ready to get it over with. Going to the hospital is always an experience, though. A lot of people said, “Good luck.” I’m like, good luck? Why are you wishing me good luck? I’ll be fine, I’ll be back in a couple hours, I’m just going to get my arm fixed. It wasn’t too bad, I was just anxious to be done with it all. I didn’t even have my mom fly out. I told her to go ahead and relax and stay home. She was already buying tickets for the Houston game and everything, so I told her just to drive to the game and enjoy herself.
This week has just been about rest for me. Greek gave me some time off to heal up, relax, gather my thoughts and just get ready for some treatment. All of that will start next week. I’m not sure everything that’s going to go into it, but it will probably just be some rotation stuff — starting to bend it.
The doctors said they’re just going to keep working on my rotation. Basically I’m just going to get my strength up again, and in the mean time I’m going to start conditioning and stay in my playbook, so that by the time I’m 100 percent I can get back on that field right away and already be up to speed.
I’ve been checking out the comments on the blog, and I really appreciate all the support. I’ve been getting fan mail a little bit here and there as well, a lot of it my friends and family just wishing me the best. I don’t take any of it for granted. I’m just staying positive, staying focused and I know it will all work out.
To the fans: Don’t forget about me. I’m coming back 100 percent, and I’m going to do big things.
Check in with you next week.