Vera Zvonareva Blogs from Amsterdam about her ankle surgery
Vera Zvonareva was forced to go under the knife and had an ankle surgery a few days ago… Now from her bed in Amsterdam where she is recovering, she writes about how was her end of the season at the Sony Ericsson Championships, her ankle surgery and where she will go next to keep up with her physical training and more… Check it out…
I am lying in bed in my hotel in Amsterdam. I had an ankle surgery. All seem to be fine; no pain in my leg so far but certainly there is some inconvenience.
The surgery was done in one of Rotterdam’s clinics, so on Thursday I had to move to Amsterdam but I was picked up and transported by the car. At present I walk on crutches. The operation was performed by a reputed surgeon Nick Van Dyke who operated on many football players and now helps Cristiano Ronaldo. It turned out that I flew in on Monday and he was able to schedule the operation for Wednesday. The decision wasn’t an easy one. After the Final Championship I came back to Moscow and got in touch with many famous specialists and my physiotherapist Jean-Pierre recommended Nick though I intended to fly to the US and booked a ticket but then I changed my decision. I hope that by Australian Open I’ll be on-stream.
Thinking back, the SE Championships turned out just crazy; on the one hand I was happy that I managed to perform, on the other however I wanted to take care of my health. My only match turned out to be a crazy one: in the beginning I was loosing in all respects but then I recollected myself and managed to impose struggle. In addition Caroline started having problems, so it turned out to be not a match but a complete torture…
Therefore for me it seems to be a new stage and a new start. I will try to take with me only the best from the past season – a semifinal in Australia, a win in Indiana, and to think away the rest. Since now I will try to walk onto a court only when I am completely recovered.
I plan to stay in Amsterdam for two weeks, if I like it all here, I will work with physiatrist Leo Echteld from “Fysiomed” (photo).
I was hoping to go on holidays somewhere this year at last. After Moscow Olympic Games in 1980 my mom received a tourist voucher to visit Cuba and she liked it a lot; for a long time she keeps suggesting for me to go there on holidays but it doesn’t seem to be my fate again… Nevertheless Amsterdam is not the worst place either, though it’s a bit cold here )
After this I am going to Florida where I will get busy with physical training to start with. Besides I am going to meet with my coach Sam to discuss our further plans. Lately he wasn’t accompanying me due to some personal circumstances and my traumas prevented from normal work as well. I hope to continue our cooperation.
Also, as you noticed, a new version of my site has been opened. There are three new sections about UNESCO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Rett Syndrome. Please leave your comments )
See you soon!!
Blog post and Photo from Vera’s website