Friday, December 9, 2011

Has it really been that long?

Nearly a year and a half has gone by. Since then I have spent countless hours standing at work, standing in line, standing at events, and standing while rocking my son. Walking, running too--and all in next to no pain at all. I am back snowboarding (and looking forward to a new season!), playing hockey, and pretending that 2009/2010 never happened. Doing good so far!

The worst pain is playing hockey with skates--that is a huge torsional load on the s1/l5 joint but really the pain is insignificant. The worst pain after a 4 hour stint on skates is what I used to wake up with every morning. Likely anyone else would feel close to the same with an intact spine after such a game. Now I get to wake up the next day even after such exertion feeling 100% fine with no pain.

Is it truly 100%? I'm not really sure, I don't know what 100% is. But it really doesn't matter at this point. I consider myself 100% lucky that I can do 100% of my activities once more. I really can't ask for more.