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All is Well in the Universe

I just past the 18 week mark and just had my last appointment with the Orthopedic Surgeon… ever. He said everything looks good and he won’t be seeing me anymore. With every visit he reminds me of what a pest I was after my ATR. He reminds me of how skeptical I was going non-operative [...]

I just past the 18 week mark and just had my last appointment with the Orthopedic Surgeon… ever. He said everything looks good and he won’t be seeing me anymore. With every visit he reminds me of what a pest I was after my ATR. He reminds me of how skeptical I was going non-operative and how he had to convince me it was the right thing to do (all with a smirk). He can remind me as much as he likes, because he was right. My tendon looks healthy and strong without any scar tissue. I still, for the life of me, don’t understand how a tendon just reattaches itself. But it did.

There was a story about our wedding in Avenue Magazine, a local lifestyle magazine here in Calgary. I guess wearing a cast on your wedding day brings some notoriety. Not sure about the headline but here it is (pages 106-108) http://cdn1.avenuecalgary.com/avenue-digital-issues/janu2013/index.html

This past weekend I went skiing for the first time since the ATR and surprised myself with the terrain I managed to cover. I’ve felt well enough to get out sooner but the conditions haven’t been that great. Friday turned out to be a beautiful sunny powder day and by the end of it, I was skiing black diamond runs. Attached is a pic from the top of Don’s Descent. I decided to take it in for a moment - you can see Whitefish Lake in the background, the snow ghosts look cool and Don was my Father’s name. This may be my new favorite run.

Hockey is back and my Calgary Flames are once again in the basement. All is well in the universe.

Argh, my post gets deleted when I try to add the photo. I’ll try later on another machine. Starting to really dislike Wordpress.

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Awesome, another chapter finished! Its a good feeling. How is your strength and endurance? I still have a lot of strength deficit that I’m sure will improve over the last few weeks.

1 kkirk February 04, 2013 9:57 pm

Yay for BB!! :-)

I skied a week sooner than that after my non-op cure, and I was also surprised how good and “normal” I felt — as long as I was on skis! But I was still nervous walking around Whistler Village (and the condo) in regular shoes!

I’m just back from Whistler again, and I was surprised how nice the snow was, considering that January has been a snow-shy month there (by their standards). I think the high clouds kept everybody from tracking out the snow in a lot of the Alpine!

Welcome back to a great activity, and a huge step back toward not thinking about ATs all the time!

2 normofthenorth February 07, 2013 1:14 am

Thanks Kevin and Norm.

Kevin, I’m just catching up on your blog and can’t believe the progress you’ve made. It must feel good. Your scar has healed nicely.

I still can’t do a single leg raise (maybe a quick half cm off the ground). I’m doing about 70lbs on the leg press with multiple reps.

3 brokenbride February 18, 2013 11:49 pm

A story which shows the lifestyle to online assignment help and provide you the chance to get value from it. Bring the day good for you.

4 Lucas December 31, 2019 7:16 am

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