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April 26th, 2006

I’ve been to the YMCA down the street from my house twice, to vote. Yesterday I went to check out their gym. I’ve known about it for a few years, but never thought about joining. I’m starting to look around for a new gym to join. Not only is my old gym about a half miles walk from my apartment, the YMCA gym has an indoor track, pool, racquetball courts, basketball courts, and all the other regular gym stuff.

I had my first appointment with my outpatient physical therapist today at his office in Brookline. I asked him to give some approximate dates as to when I’ll be able to walk, and when I’ll be able to return to OCS. He guessed walking unassisted can take up to 8 more weeks while a full recovery will probably take between 8 to 12 months. Just in time for OCC 195!

He sounded excited to help get my leg back to it’s prior state, which was motivating. I’ll be spending a lot of time at his office, I have 3 appointments per week, and each appointment will last between 1 and 1.5 hours. I’m going back in tomorrow. Unfortunately, he recommended against my return to weight training. Looks like I’ll have to wait another 2-4 weeks before joining the YMCA.

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  1. Someone
    April 27th, 2006 at 05:53 | #1

    Hang in there man. So does your doc think you have a legitimate chance at returning to OCS? Do you still medically qualify at this point? I admire your persistance, just make sure you have a contingency plan or you will crash hard if plan A doesn’t work out.

    Good Luck!

  2. April 27th, 2006 at 06:53 | #2

    Everyone thinks I can go back, because it’s ultimately up to me how hard I work at getting my leg and body back to it’s orginal condition. The first thing I did when I got home was researched to see if I would still qualify with hardware in my leg, and I do, but that doesn’t mean I’m not thinking of alternatives in case things don’t go as planned.

  3. April 27th, 2006 at 09:32 | #3

    That is awesome man good luck and I know I will see you in the Corps one day!

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