Another wrist injury, yet appointed favor.
Life can be pretty unpredictable, and can change quicker than a blink of an eye. Another wrist injury forced me to delay my 2019 season campaign.
On 18 November 2018, after multiple physiotherapy sessions, for what seemed to be just tendonitis, I went for an MRI on my left wrist. Whilst in Cape Town for my best friends wedding, I received the unfavorable medical report that I am not plagued by tendonitis but rather another fracture and ligament rupture.
I met up with specialist wrist surgeon, Dr Heras who advised me that surgery is the only option, to save my wrist and not bid a young golfing career farewell. As my eyes filled up with tears, I knew I was faced with another setback in my second year as a pro. We discussed the different options, but the end result was the same. The choice was pretty simple: quit the sport I fell in love with, or have surgery that will keep me out of tournament play for another 3-4 months.
The proposed surgery’s strategy was to repair the fracture, TFCC and scapholunate ligament in my left hand. Left untreated, it would degenerate into osteoarthritis within years. The surgery and rehabilitation will keep me out for 10-12 weeks.
Quitting was not an option. I didn’t consider it. Instead I was filled with an unreal calamity, and filled with even more determination that this is a second chance that I get to shift focus to my PGA examinations, recording hours that would contribute towards my PGA qualification, concentrating on building leg strength and increasing my cardiovascular fitness.
Fast forward to 12 days post surgery, I could’ve sulked and moaned. But it happened and I just had to roll with it. The way I looked at it is to maximize the gains I can make for the following two years. I knew that God has already prepared paths for me to take in my future. I know He laid out the plan for my life, filled with the right people, right circumstances, the right opportunities. I know He’s already released favor, supernatural opportunities and divine connections. I have a spring in my step as I think about what blessing is coming next.
It could be today. Tomorrow. Or next week. Keep expecting! Keep believing. Stay focused on the fact that God has already released into your future everything you need to fulfill your destiny. I will declare season of increase over my life.