My daughter is 18 and she tore her ACL when she was playing soccer, as goalkeeper, her first game of her senior year. It was one of the worst things that could happen to her. She was supposed to go to Thailand during her Christmas break and she could not go now because she was going to have to have her leg surgery instead. We went to look online and see different things about the things she could do while she was home recovering and we looked at https://www.theplateman.net/plate-maker/ and other hobby sites to see if we could get into something so that she would not be so bored watching TV while she was resting at home. I knew that it may be a hard thing to do, but it was going to be something that was not a lot of money or something that I thought she was going to get bored with fast.
I was talking to people about the surgery because it is a year to recover and I did not know so many had the surgery. I had someone tell me they or someone they knew had the surgery and I thought it was really great that they were really open to sharing with me about the whole situation. People said to me that they thought that I should get a massage for my daughter so she would pamper herself before the surgery. I said that I thought that was a good idea as I wanted to speak with her about the way she felt because if she was going to be in pain, I thought that I should cancel the appointment. She was so happy when she told me she was excited about pampering herself and I thought that she had been through a lot and needed one.