Rehab

So many of you know that I’m a runner, and that I managed to injure myself a while back. It’s been a long and very slow recovery, but I’m starting to see light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve been going to physical therapy a couple times a week, taking NSAIDs, and not running (which has been the hardest thing to do, er, not do). The good news in all of this is that I’ve been spending more time researching the third book in the series. Now that my notes are taken and the writing has begun, however, I’m ready to run again and tap into those endorphins.

  1. newguydave

    Hang in there. The hardest part I’ve found in coming back from the injury is the wait. As an ex-football player I’ve sort of been pre-programed for stupid, play-hurt ideas by statements like:

    Coach: “Are you hurt, or are you injured? If you’re injured, take your pot (helmet) off and go see the trainer. If you’re hurt, quit whining and back get on the field.”

    Anyways, I empathize. Keep positive!

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    • admin

      So true. Waiting is agony. And every time I get outside my body just wants to run and I have to fight myself to keep it to a walk.

      Thanks, I am closer to getting back to it so I can be patient a bit longer.

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  2. sgtdan

    I hear you when you say you want to run. I’m a marthoner and a Sgt in the CDN Forces so running is a big part of my life and I just broke my ankle in 3 places 3 weeks ago. Needless to say I have 8 screws and a plate in there to hold it all togther.
    Any advice on what you did to keep from going nuts!!
    Your book A Darkness Forged in Fire has helped and am looking fwd to reading the next installment.

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    • admin

      Alas, I was nuts before, and I’ve only become more so ๐Ÿ™‚ Good grief, 8 screws! What did you do? I managed to survive by doing a lot of spin classes. It doesn’t put a lot of pressure on the lower legs and you still get a good cardio workout. I’m guessing that’s going to be tough on your ankle to start so probably swimming would be the way to go. I see you’re in Ottawa. I lived there for ten years.

      Glad you liked the first one. The Light of Burning Shadows hits stores on the 28th, perhaps sooner depending on when they start to put it on the shelves.

      Cheers and get well soon…and stay sane!

      Chris

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