May 30 2012
In truth I’ve been giving it the beans for a while now but as of last week I am officially discharged and flying solo.
It’s been a long haul for sure but equally it’s all done and dusted in well under the 12 months originally prescribed.
I’ve experienced bits that work for me and things that don’t.
Some advice has been good, other advice excellent, and some just conservative ass covering advice.
For me, I have had to live with this body like forever so I’m getting good at reading the signals it gives out. All I needed was proactive regime to follow to speed up and strengthen the recovery.
The physios were exactly what I needed and I cannot praise their efforts enough.
I am now pretty much back up to speed with the windsurfing, just need to work on the endurance side a bit so I can give 100% for longer.
I gave myself a bit of a test at a local British Slalom Association event last Saturday using freeride kit to check my pace against the fast guys and was pretty pleased with myself. I wasn’t expecting to be so close to their speeds considering the kit differences let alone my rehab status (think road car going against touring car equivalent)
What has truly been a revelation for me with regards to helping my recovery has been stand up paddleboarding …. Wobble board exercise but on the water and also working the core and also other body parts … Truly been superb for me.
If any of you want to give it a go as part of your recovery then let me know …. Be happy to help you on your recovery path too
Good luck everyone …. And listen to your body, it knows more than you or the docs know … Just never easy to translate
Surfs up Aloha