RehabD2 – Bench is back

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I benched 275 today which is my full operating weight!! I also was able to do some pullups without the crunching and searing pain in my shoulder so all in all things seem to be moving along. I did maybe 12 sets of bench with various weights from 135 to 275 and probably a total […]

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RehabD1 – Catchup. Let’s call my rehab August.

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It’s time to start recording my workouts, although I use that term loosely, so that I can see exactly what progress if any I am making. Also I want to record the work my girls are doing at gym now we are all back. The latest from the gym: 4 rounds: 20 hip lifts on […]

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BSRD90 – Breaking The Silence

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I am not ashamed to say that my frustration and fears have prevented me from even venting here. There was a time not more than a few days ago when I was almost convinced I would be back under the knife in the every near future. However someone asked me whether I was getting better […]

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BSRD74 – Handling The Fear

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There is a saying that says that the light at the end of the tunnel is sometimes an oncoming train. I would like to add to that by saying that if you are way ahead of the curve, you are probably on the wrong side of the road and are about to get hit head […]

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BSRD63 – The Inevitable Setback Arrives

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Yesterday I was in the kitchen and stooped to pick something off the floor. The tightness I immediately felt vertically along my incision site alarmed me and inevitably angered me once again. I spoke of my anger and bitterness when this happened after my first surgery 10 years ago and it’s really no different this […]

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BSRD46 – Busy Week / Change Of Direction

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I am in limbo with my decision regarding how to approach my rehabilitation. I am at the point where I have stress tested myself with very light weights and very basic movements and as I move towards the inevitable return to work I need to make sure I am up to the task of sitting […]

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BSRD40 – The Danger Zone

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It was around this time after my last surgery that I had my first relapse. I remember it well, I had decided that I was well enough to try and fix the toilet and in lifting the lid off the toilet I felt that overwhelming burn of nerve pain shoot through my back. My first […]

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BSRD37 – Plateau or Slipping Backwards?

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It’s funny, I had a lot more confidence in my recovery a few weeks ago than I do now. There was a time there where I was recovering fast, I was making progress every day and feeling really good, however as the last week or two have passed I find myself having weakness in my […]

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BSRD30 Action Brings Pain

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I stuck with the program for the most part this week with the exception of Thursday which I took off completely after feeling a little wobbly after doing some full body weights on Wednesday. It was also pretty crappy weather here so I was indoors on the treadmill on Tuesday and Wednesday but managed to […]

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BSRD25 – Updates

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Day 20 – 3,2k on treadmill and light bench Day 21 – 2k on treadmill and light WOD at gym Day 22 – Walk / speed walk 2.3km Day 23 – Treadmill 2k Day 24 – Walk 3.2k treadmill Day 25 – off (Saturday) Day 26 – Today Light bench usually means starting at 135 […]

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