What was the rehab process like this time? I went to the Andrews Institute, which is known for rehabbing all the NFL guys. The Manning brothers, Brett Favre and all those guys go to these people. It's like knee doctor heaven there. They know their stuff and I've never felt like I was in such good hands. I had work done on both legs, so I couldn't walk. I had to be lifted to the bathroom for almost three weeks. And I was going to rehab — being lifted into the back of my mom's car — four or five days after my operation, whereas most people wait around 6-8 weeks after having knee surgery to start rehab. We did ultrasound therapy, we did icing, we did massaging, pretty much getting a head start on healing. I was walking after three weeks on crutches. The docters told me it was going to be 8-12 months before they would release me to wakeboard. It's been a little over 10 months now. I went out for a set after eight months, and I only did probably five sets over the next month or two because I'm really sore after I ride. During my set, I feel fine. I feel like I could do anything, like "Let's go do a double-up at the end of the lake." It's the next day. I can barely walk. It feels like I've been hit by a train. I want to do so much more than I'm able to right now, so it's really tough. Any athlete will tell you that the worst thing is not being able to do what you want because your body won't allow you to. You want to push and push and your body's not allowing you to do it. So it takes patience and time and that's what I've realized now. Five months ago I had goals set, like "I want to ride in Wake Games, trying doubles at the end of the season" and I was setting all these goals about where I should be. But after starting to ride and starting to rebuild my full motion and strength, it's so tough. You don't need to pressure yourself to get back on the water when you're not ready. I want to go back to competing when I know I can go back out there and win. I don't want to go out there and not be the best that I can be. It's not about getting my tricks back. I've been doing them for more than 10 years. I'm not worried about that. I want to be able to come back and ride the whole season and have fun with it. I also don't want to risk reinjury or having to ride for the whole year in pain — it's not worth it. So, I'm trying to be good and listen to the docters, because I want to do this another five, 10 years. Really 20, if I could.