Friday, August 1, 2014

Really Gotta Wanna... RECOVER!

MY FIRST VLOG

Its crazy to think, just a month ago I was getting surgery in Portland Oregon for my broken back (see the last blog post). I was not only insanely fortunate in the accident and how I broke my back, but in the recovery as well. Seeing as the two vertebrae I broke are the two which don't move very much I was released for walking the day after my surgery, and for simple/ moderate activities (stationary biking and swimming) after a week.

Any of you who know me through snowboarding, know that I don't really have a "slow" or "moderate" switch... I pretty much only have a "go" switch, which is full blast. This characteristic; which may haunt me later in life is consistent through exercise and most other activities I partake in. Let's just say that simple stationary biking has already turned into 35 miles in an hour and a half, and casual swimming is full laps and movement for a solid hour. 

On that same note I'd cut out my pain meds two weeks after surgery and have been fully drug free now for a week and am feeling about as mobile as ever. My level of pain is low and consists mainly in my lower back where I most likely blew out some muscles. 

I know many of you have been following my progress through my social media posts and what not, which I can't say how much I appreciate. But wanted to tell everyone how much all the support, well wishes and messages have kept me motivated and having a positive attitude.  I couldn't be doing this with out all of your support, and am so grateful to have so many wonderful people in my life!

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