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August 23rd, 2009

Help, My Injury has Turned me Into a Hooker!!

Posted by dancingdoug in Uncategorized

Carl Spackler was right:

[to Ty, about Judge Smails] “If he bothers you, I’ll take care of him. What you’ve got to do is cut the achilles on the back of his leg right at the bottom. He’ll never play golf again, because his weight displacement goes back, all his weight is on his right foot, and he’ll push everything off to the right. He’ll never come through on anything. He’ll quit the game.”

OK I went to the driving range yesterday and overcompensated for my right foot ATR and transfered my weight to the left too fast and now I hook the ball. Contrary to Carl Spacklers theory above I hit a whole bucket of balls to the left. This is very strange for me as I’ve had a fade my whole golfing life that I’ve worked into my game. Aim left, let it float right. At the range, aim left let it go futher left. I think they call that a double cross.

Anyway, complaints behind, I was thrilled to just be on the range, hitting anything at all. Compared to where I was a few short weeks ago, simply driving myself to the range was great in and of itself. Hook, slice, or duff yesterday was teriffic.

August 13th, 2009

Dr. Say: NO RESTRICTIONS

Posted by dancingdoug in Uncategorized

Happy Day. Had a Dr. vist yesterday (10 weeks post op) and was told to ditch the boot. I brought an extra shoe to his office as I was hoping that would be the outcome.

Hearing the words “no restrictions” was somewhat unexpected, but quite a moment for me. I’m in my 4th week of PT and all goes well. After getting the good report from the Dr. yesterday the PT had me do more agressive exercises today. Walking backward on a tredmill is a bit of a trip.

Anyway, very excited and hopeful about my progress at this point.

To everyone grinding it out in the early stages post injury, hang in there. My advice to everyone is there is no reason to push it or rush through your recovery.

There are plenty of posts on this site that will make you insecure about your recovery rate. Remember, everyone is different. It took me 10 weeks to get into 2 shoes, but I feel good about it and pretty strong. (Stronger Everyday actually.) Be patient, do PT, and work at home. It aint going to occur overnight, but it will occur. Good Luck Everyone!!

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