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Life on lockdown

It is a crazy time right now. Back in January a new virus was discovered, a new coronavirus called Covid-19. Since then the virus spread from China around the globe and has cause a massive pandemic causing governments around the world to close towns, force people into at home lockdown and basically halt the economy. […]

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The Speed of Life

It is incredible to me to think that it’s been 13 months since my back surgery especially when I know just how much difficulty I have reaching things on the floor. Not only that but I am almost back to a fairly normal routine with my shoulder now 6 months post surgery. It’s odd to […]

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Oh, you didn’t know?

So I am shocked and ashamed to see that the last time I posted here was back in December of 2018. Well, a lot has happened since then and I can tell you it’s been a hell of a burden. The year ended OK with me trying to recover from my back surgery and all […]

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BS2018 – RD32 – Date Night at the Gym and Hardwood Musings.

Pain 2-4 Mobility 6-7 Weight 232 I just realized that it’s been over a calendar month since the surgery, also that it’s been over 30 days and my 6 week checkup is on the horizon. I feel pretty good all told, I am fairly mobile, I am in the gym as often as I was […]

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BS2018 – RD23 The Return to the Gym

I can touch the floor. Now when I drop something I am able for the most part to pick it  up… Slowly and carefully but all the same I can do it… Yesterday I did the 5th of my 5 day gym rotation finally sealing my first set of workouts since the surgery. It took […]

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BS2018 – RD16 – Pain with a side of pain.

So the last 3 days have been a real shit show, please excuse the language but honestly I can’t think of a more appropriate description. It is the pain. It has been so bad I have resorted to being back on painkillers to function and although it is only temporary it really bothers me. the […]

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BS2018 – RD14 Milestone Completed

Pain 4 Mobility 7 Pain is up due to staple removal, mobility is up because I can sit! Today I got my staples removed at the walk in clinic. The doctor was surprised at the number and the size of the incision until I explained to hm that I had 2 discs taken care of […]

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BS2018 – RD12 – Reflections and Plateaus

Pain 1 Mobility 6 I was checking back over my 2002 surgery recovery journal and even though I know I was terrible in my execution of my rehab I had forgotten just how badly it went due to my own idiocy. Not only did it take me 11 days to start walking outside but the […]

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BS2018 – RD08 – Tiring

Pain 1 Mobility 6 Weight 225 I can’t actually justify going any higher with the mobility than 6 until I can sit and do something related to the gym. Woke up this morning on my side and really didn’t feel any worse for wear. This is great news knowing that I can actually sleep on […]

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BS2018 – RD7 – It’s been one week…

It’s been one week since you looked at me Threw your arms in the air and said you’re crazy – Barenaked Ladies, One Week. Pain 2 Mobility 6 Weight 226 Some people may have looked at me last Monday and thought I was crazy to be going in to surgery but if there is one […]

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