Archive for Injuries

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 – 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 – 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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BS2018 – RD6 Monday

Pain 2 Mobility 5 I managed my first outing yesterday by car, Nicole drove me to the gym so I could spend a few minutes with my girls and all in all it went pretty well. I am stable on my feet mostly due to the fact that my leg was already improving before I […]

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BS2018 – RD5 Sunday – The Rollercoaster

You can live with dignity you can’t die with it. -House, M.D. A side note first. I am glad I worked in a hospital for 21 years. It has given me an insider appreciation for what the medical staff go through on a daily basis. Having major surgeries gave me an appreciation for the end […]

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BS2018 – RD3/4 Friday and Saturday

Friday Pain 8, Mobility 2 I woke up early, pain about the same and have already been ambling around the house trying to get some energy into my legs. It’s really hard when every move you make causes intense pain and yet your desire to get back to normal requires that you do so. I […]

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Back Surgery 2018 – Day 0

It is very odd going into major surgery feeling OK. Usually I am in agony on a gurney or at the very least struggling to be mobile enough to move around This time however things are different. The injury I sustained just 2 short months ago was serious enough that another incident will give me […]

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Big Week Coming

December 31 2002 April 24 2013 November 12 2018 This coming week is a big one. I am selling some snow tires tomorrow morning so that’s nice but then I have to go to the hospital one last time to drop off my signed release and confirm my exit from my Senior Network Engineer position. […]

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