Watford midfielder Ben Watson has said he had to remain positive during two years of injury heartache.
The 29-year-old, who joined the Hornets from Wigan last week, has suffered two broken legs since November 2012.
"I don't think you can let it affect you. If you let it affect you, you start doubting everything," he told BBC Three Counties Radio.
"Throughout my injuries I've been really positive. Everybody does it differently."
London-born Watson broke his leg against Liverpool in November 2012 and then suffered a double-break against Barnsley in February last year.
The former Crystal Palace man made his comeback for Wigan two months ago, but was signed by Watford in time to play in Saturday's 7-2 thrashing of Blackpool.
However, he says he will always remember his time with the Latics fondly, after scoring the winning goal against Manchester City in their 2013 FA Cup final success.
"I'll always be associated with the FA Cup now and I'll always be a part of Wigan's history," he said.
"But my life in general hasn't changed. I'm just the same old person I was 10 years ago.
"The last few years I've had the highs and lows of football. FA Cup, relegation, two broken legs. I just hope there's going to be plenty more highs than lows at Watford."