I played my first ever wheelchair basketball game this week with 6 other guys from my department. We weren't a great team but weren't the worst either.....which apparently is a big step up from previous years. It was a fun day but one which I have paid for since. My fingertips have been bleeding for days on two fingers and peeling on a few others. Apparently I have some very wussy hands.
Luckily I got to feel a little more basketball success when I played with my men's league team in the final of the Delta League. It was great to be back playing in a meaningful (I use that word very loosely..... but at least the teams care enough to be playing hard on defense) game for the first time in a long time. Despite some controversy about whether I had played enough regular season games, I was allowed to play in the finals. We won by about 10 points against the Meralomas and I played pretty well. Despite getting hit a couple of times and sprinting faster than I have for since my surgeries, my body felt good.....and wasn't even too bad the next day.