Well I got more disappointing news at the Dr yesterday. While the injury is healing as it should I still can’t place any significant weight on my leg until 6 more weeks. This is because I not only fractured the bone just below the knee I also did extensive damage to cartilage just below the knee. The doc said I would be risking more damage to that cartilage if I don’t wait another 6 weeks before beginning rehab and placing weight on it.
I moped around all day yesterday with a woe is me attitude. But at the end of the day ya just gotta suck it up and make the best of it.
Below is cat scan of injury before surgery. The top right side of that bone is supposed to look like the top left side
A little excerpt from one of my more dramatic journeys to a top.....I cashed out both ankles in one shot. 2 months wheel chair, 4 or 5 weeks on crutches.
Some things I did in the wheel chair...with feet unable to even support weight.....
- Jumped the big table top at the BMX track we had, crashed....it hurt.
- Got towed behind a truck going down a dirt road, hit at least 25 before I chickened out and let go of the ski rope, didn't crash....didn't hurt. (my wheel chair was one of those bad ass jobs with mountain bike tires and a low back)
- Started what has become a life long obsession with wheelies (I could eat lunch balanced on the back wheels using just my body to maintain equilibrium)
- probably the most important thing.....strength training
I doubled down on upper body strength training. Literally wore my knees bloody on the gym floor because all I could do was crawl around (I eventually got some knee pads to limit the amount of DNA I was leaving behind).....but I was in there 3+ hrs a day, 5 days a week....and some weekends...killing upper body workouts....and it kicked this whole tangent path in motion. That 90 days of focused training lead to 3 years of total domination.
This isn't a set back, it's an opportunity to address weakness. Pushups from your knees, pull ups (safely), core work. My injury turned out to be the thing that I used to assure my continued success.
I am still of that mind set. If I can drag myself to the floor, I can do something to make myself better tomorrow.
Dont mean it doesn't suck lol.....just means that recovery time can be played to advantage.
Stay strong bro.