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weezy

climber
Mar 9, 2013 - 04:30pm PT


;)

hope you heal up quickly, big mike. i think you'll be fine by summer.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 9, 2013 - 04:34pm PT
Lol!! Right now I would give up all my snowboards for one climbing day... ;) ill be back. Slowly but surely! Funny, for a kid who used to live for snowboarding, I don't post on any snowboarding sites!!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 9, 2013 - 04:42pm PT
Big Mike, I am glad you understand. BUT, remember this isn't a knee or elbow this is your CORE. Take the time you need. Oh and one other thing and this is SERIOUS!!!!
Start taking stool softeners like now. You have not experienced agony until constipated with a spinal injury.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 9, 2013 - 04:53pm PT
They have me on em' Philo. It is serious. I understood that the day I couldn't get up off the snow. I'm not going to waste all this effort I am putting in, not to mention everyone else's time and all the money they are paying to keep me in this bed.

Not to mention the stress and agony my friends and loved ones are enduring. Nor the fundraising efforts that everyone is putting towards my recovery. Don't you worry my friend. I will take full advantage of this amazing chance that I have been offered.

I will not waste it. Mark my words.

Mike Cowper.

Edit:
Start taking stool softeners like now. You have not experienced agony until constipated with a spinal injury.

Unfortunately despite the softeners I have already experienced the agony you speak of. I must be diligent about my diet as well.

Thanks for everything Philo. Thanks!
weezy

climber
Mar 9, 2013 - 04:59pm PT
big mike, many years ago i dislocated my shoulder one fine january morning snowboarding at snowbird. i felt the same way, super pissed off at snowboarding for ruining my climbing ability and threatening to never do it again. all my friends who'd dislocated their shoulders said "you'll never climb again, it'll pop out all the time now." i was bummed as hell.

well, a few months after my accident i got some of the sickest spring powder days of my life. i was back on the rock that summer and i've only had a couple of times where it bothered me climbing in the time since.

my point is, don't think you gotta give up the things you love. just be diligent with your PT (which i've no doubt you'll give 100% to) and be patient. it's amazing how resilient and regenerative the human body is. i know a guy who broke his neck when he ripped a tcu and decked on a 5.9. he was onsighting 5.12 desert cracks a year later. and he was in his thirties! hang in there, bud.
Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Mar 9, 2013 - 05:04pm PT
mike hang on tight
i've thrown to the forces that be
between you and i
something that i enjoy!
though you may make of it what you'll.

regardless of how the weeds grow,
i admire you
and what you are battling thru,
and so i sent to you
what i hope will aid your passage.

browniephoto

climber
bc
Mar 9, 2013 - 07:45pm PT
Credit: browniephoto

WE'RE COMIN FER YA!!
Baby Doll

Trad climber
Squamish
Mar 9, 2013 - 07:56pm PT
^^^^^ LOL! love it guys! Glad you're going to see him again today!!! I won't be able to get down there again until Wed :( Enjoy your visit! Feel free to do his foot/toe sensory testing exercises i posted on the wall with him!
Peace!!!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Mar 9, 2013 - 08:01pm PT
Did our best to get some climbs done for you at Red Rocks, but the first morning we were here the rain started, and it's looking like no sandstone climbing until about the time we leave. Mari might be able to grab some pitches for you while I'm working tomorrow or Monday though -- we'll see.

Hang in there, and take Phil's advice on the rehab: diligent, but not over-zealous.
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2013 - 08:27pm PT
Uhhhh Mike, I guess we aren't going out for sushi next door with you...

Sushi drive thru?
Sushi drive thru?
Credit: Relic

Errrrrr.
Errrrrr.
Credit: Relic

No sushi for you!
No sushi for you!
Credit: Relic
Baby Doll

Trad climber
Squamish
Mar 9, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
^^^^ HOLY SH*T!!!! This totally sucks! They have such tasty food too!! Guess we'll be going elsewhere for Sushi. They'll proly have it fixed in a week or two. :)
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 9, 2013 - 08:37pm PT
What, you mean it wasn't a drive thru?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 9, 2013 - 08:42pm PT
Jeeze!! Glad we weren't there!!!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 9, 2013 - 09:02pm PT
my point is, don't think you gotta give up the things you love. just be diligent with your PT (which i've no doubt you'll give 100% to) and be patient.

You're right weezy. I wasn't really saying that, just joshing around a bit. What I meant was, I'm more stoked on climbing these days then riding is all...


mike hang on tight
i've thrown to the forces that be
between you and i
something that i enjoy!
though you may make of it what you'll.

regardless of how the weeds grow,
i admire you
and what you are battling thru,
and so i sent to you
what i hope will aid your passage.


Thanks Weege, I will keep battling!! I am very much looking forward your package!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 9, 2013 - 10:14pm PT
full health within a year from now

Well Yippeee, but of course! Been thinking of you as I've been skiing my arse off this late season, but dang, it keeps following me around! Skied my 43rd day today which I thought was purdy good until a lady on the lift with me said it was her 76th day and she was close to me in age!

I would give up all my snowboards for one climbing day.
We need to get you and Sandra down to Moab and Indian Creek. I know this spring at Sushi Fest is too early for you, but next fall you guys are welcome to be guests of us. We're back down there in Oct and Nov. Moab has a great vibe...you guys would love it!

Sorry sleep is challenging. Sleep deprivation combined with pain....not good. Not good.

As for "cookies"....yeah well....I guess set it to "not accepting cookies".

As for the auction...there are a few things I want to add but won't be back to my home base for a couple weeks so I'll add them at that time.

You gotta lot strength and insight there for a young guy! Down the road people who are suffering go back and read these threads of folks that have shared their journey and redouble their own perseverance when faced with adversity.

May the Sandman sprinkle you with sleepy dust, as for cookies, stick with Girl Scouts for a bit!

Susan



cowpoke

climber
Mar 9, 2013 - 10:21pm PT
Big Mike - sendin' the love bro.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Mar 9, 2013 - 11:16pm PT
Big Mike;....you are strong, my brother;...you got this;.....Look forward to sharing a rope w/you when you get this all behind you. Listen to your doctors, drink more beer, and stay w/it. Next year when you come to So. Calif., let's go climbing....or I'll meet you in vegas or something too.....whatever....... I also would like to send you a check to help out a bit;....what is your mailing address please..(don't want to do the pay pal thing...)...thanks.....

MH2

climber
Mar 9, 2013 - 11:34pm PT
A great good vibe, there, Mike. (Mayor) Todd is long on stoke and generosity, as are you.

Good old days.

Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2013 - 12:34am PT
Well, we managed to safely eat dinner together tonight without being run over mid-meal courtesy of some fine Splitz grill take-out. Afterwards we headed down to the games room where we quickly scared away two residents that were enjoying a nice peaceful game of billiards.

Luke running the table
Luke running the table
Credit: Relic

Luke running the machine
Luke running the machine
Credit: Relic

Luke passing the f*#k out
Luke passing the f*#k out
Credit: Relic

Tami

Social climber
Canada
Mar 10, 2013 - 12:39am PT
Did he eat the cookies too ?















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