Penalties for Not Listening
Player Paul Riome didn’t listen to his body or his doctor. Minor Penalty was undetected cancer. Major Penalty was a permanent colostomy. Riome tells of his experiences, attitude adjustments, and comeback to hockey.
Overcoming colorectal cancer and showing other hockey “tough-guys” the importance of prevention.
After 6 hours of surgery, “I am back and I am alive!”
On Rehab - The routine was similar to hockey injuries, but the outcome would be drastically different, as the surgery damages could never be restored.
With trepidation, I started Public Skating, surrounded by grandparents teaching pre-school kids to skate
Exactly four months after surgery, I was back playing hockey.
After an aggressive altercation around the net, a large and hostile defenseman pummeled me with a verbal tirade of hockey-trash-talk. I said ‘you can’t really call me that, because I don’t even have one’. Instantly he went silent, smiled, put his arm around my shoulder, and said in amazement “you’re the one”.
Hockey team-mates were curious, so I volunteered to answer any questions they had, and show them anything they wanted to see.