Well…. It was a about 1 year ago today I wrote my blog. I was pretty bummed out…mad…spring was just kicking in and I just pulled out the pain pump cord from my leg. Buddies were golfing and my 10th anversary trip to Mexico was in a week. So many questions with so many different answers so many doubts will I ever do this or that again. The advice helped…I only moaped around another day or two went on the trip with cast and wheel chair and as dennis put it I then started my marathon run to recovery.
When I read posts if you were 20 weeks it seemed like you were a year ahead of me. Now I seldom write but still check in. It is a long road but it goes by so much faster the more you do and more you get back involved. I never stopped going places. I crutched on the beach…played golf with my boot on, swam, worked out and went to dinners, sporting events and parties.
I can do a one legged calf raise now! I am playing some basketabll. I shaved two strikes from my handicap because I know the injurt helped me slow my swing down. I went skiing last week and while I do think about my tendon I feel pretty darn good about it. There is not much I would not do. If I run or bike my wind gives out before my leg. I really seemed to reach a plateau after 6 months I could do most things but that damn one legged raise seemed impossible. But when I really thought I was about where I was going to end up these last couple of months have really been great.
I am actually sprinting. Problobly run about 5.5 40 yard dash…. but heck I dont think I ever broke 5.0 anyway. It is just a hard to describ but all of sudden I really feel strong in my leg. I am doing calf exercises and still see my injured leg is a shade smaller but maybe 5-7%…. but I am sure they will be even soon. Plus my scar and tendon look pretty good but too be honest I hardly care. The joy of doing all activities again trumps all.
Its almost seems crazy to say the year went by fast but it did. Point of my blog is…. stay after it work out when you can…dont turn stuff down because of your injury it may surprise you how people go out of their way to help (and some who don’t). But whatever you loved to do before you got hurt you can do it again I think just knowing that helps. Thanks Dennis words dont describ the help the site brought.