Like a small boat on the ocean...
Just my opinion, but I cannot imagine that her physician would ever clear her to go back to skating. The effects of a concussion are cumulative, affecting balance, memory loss, headaches, dizziness, changes of mood. Retiring is a horrible decision for an elite athlete to make, and they may not be the best person to make that decision. Skaters are hardwired to get up and carry on.I hope K/F stay on and that C-G/L are able to, but I’m also looking forward to seeing some new or younger teams emerge in the next couple of years, hopefully inspired by the success of K/F and the artistry of C-G/L. Skating needs more pairs and hopefully K/F’s win will inspire a lot more novice or junior skaters to want to give it a try
It can be difficult to realize that although skating may have been your life...it was never really your life. It is/was something you did during your life. And there is a whole lot of life left after skating and you want to be around to live it.