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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 22, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
Sick Naitch!! How was your trip??
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 22, 2013 - 11:36pm PT

Got a day of skiing in a made a few turns for ya Mike. You'll be back at it for next winter!

Nice work John! Thanks!



anders sure seems to be a damn good fella.

Anders is awesome! He's endured way too much teasing over the years and still remains super positive and upbeat. Only knock on him is his chosen profession!! ;) It seems he puts even that to good use tho!


and you mike have inherited a new emotional horizon.

wellness is yours.

I seem to have connected on higher level lately for sure. Honesty and openness are the keys to happiness it seems. I always knew that though, i just never made such a public spectacle of myself before ;)


It looks like you are drinking Anders under the table!!!!
Hugs to Sandra...lucky girl....luckier you!!!!

No doubt i could, although our tolerances are probably fairly similar. I would have the advantage simply because of my size ;)

I am lucky for certain to have a partner as beautiful and trust worthy as her. Funny, she said last week that she felt left out, because i spent a lot of time talking about all my visitors, but i don't think she was wanting this much attention!! ;)


On the occasions that I've worked in the park across the street I've seen many an unfortunate soul being wheeled around after some horrible accident with no hope of ever walking again. I'm so happy for you that you won't be going down that road,and alot has to do with your awesome attitude you've had since the beginning,I don't know whether I could have stayed as positive as you have. So impressed. Hope to visit soon as we will be over in Vancouver alot.

I am very lucky. A lot of it has to do with the nature of my injury. If i was not wearing my impact shorts, i shudder to think of the damage that would have occurred or if i would still even be here today??!!!

I am very glad to be walking again and the light at the end of the tunnel grows ever closer! At first i was unsure how quickly i would get to this point, but the steady gains have continued and the feeling in my left leg is returning which is simply amazing!!


I'm suprised the posse hasn't scoped out the buildering around GF Strong yet with their rabid thirst for climbing,why stop at the games room wall.

Shhhh anders and i had some first ascents planned ;)



big bump for big mike.

Thanks cowpoke. I know i've been slacking this week.. I'm just so tired from busting my ass all day i can't write much ;)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 23, 2013 - 03:19am PT
hey there say, big mike.... yep, take a breather in between rounds...

you got to last for all the 'therapy rounds' you know... get out of the ol' boxing ring, ready for the 'next fight' --WALKING on your own, :)


three cheers... your many cheerers ARE here...
we don't mind when you need to rest, :)
Ottawa Doug

Social climber
Ottawa, Canada
Mar 23, 2013 - 08:17am PT
We all want you back out in the field at 100% Mike.
Get well Soon!

Cheers,
Doug
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 23, 2013 - 09:03am PT
I stopped by for a visit yesterday and Mike was in the middle of his Occ therapy session. They were going for a walk over to Safeway, no big deal...
Credit: Relic

The crux.
Credit: Relic

Learning some stealth ninja shoplifting techniques.
Credit: Relic
MH2

climber
Mar 23, 2013 - 09:33am PT
Really moving on down the Road, Mike! Such good progress. Thanks, Relic.
this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 23, 2013 - 09:41am PT
Hell yeah, next stop is home. Good work Mike.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 23, 2013 - 09:56am PT
I'm super impressed by your positivity and rapid progress, Mike.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 23, 2013 - 10:18am PT
Holy Shiiiit....he's goin' for the cookies....

Susan
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 23, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
Heck yeah!!!

Mike is being discharged next weekend.

Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 23, 2013 - 02:34pm PT
Woot!
Hey, Big Mike...Let's go shopping. ;-)
Dude, you're out in The World. Just like a person, or something. Hehehe.
Keep grooving the flow, man.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 23, 2013 - 02:58pm PT
Sick Naitch!! How was your trip??

The trip was awesome. Crazy to think that a week ago I was surfing head high waves in Costa Rica and then today....

Credit: nature
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 23, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
Brandon!! Not supposed to ruin my surprise!! Not discharged, just a weekend pass.

;)
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Mar 23, 2013 - 03:52pm PT
Big Up on you, Big Mike!!

Keep on movin'!

~peace, Leggs
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 23, 2013 - 08:40pm PT

you got to last for all the 'therapy rounds' you know... get out of the ol' boxing ring, ready for the 'next fight' --WALKING on your own, :)

You know it neebs!!


three cheers... your many cheerers ARE here...
we don't mind when you need to rest, :)

Thanks neebee! Many cheers from me too for all the support!!


We all want you back out in the field at 100% Mike.
Get well Soon!

Thanks Doug! I always knew i would walk again, but was never sure how much feeling i would regain in my left leg. I get back more every day, and my left leg has been killing me today, so i'm pretty sure that i'll get most of it back eventually!! So i will be pretty close to 100% hopefully!!


Thanks for the report Relic! I was stoked when you texted because i knew you would get some good pics!
Thanks for lunch too!! That is my ot Nigel hiding behind me btw..


Really moving on down the Road, Mike! Such good progress.

Thanks mh2! The limited scope of my injury is really coming into play now. My lifestyle and attitude don't hurt either. I've been working hard in my therapy's and both of my therapists are awesome so that's another bonus.

Most of all my own will to get back out there is probably the largest factor!


Hell yeah, next stop is home. Good work Mike.

Hell ya!!! Next weekend buddy!!! SO STOKED!!!!!!!!!!


I'm super impressed by your positivity and rapid progress, Mike.

Thanks Brandon!! It helps. I think I inherited Wolverine's magical healing powers when I got my adamantium tailbone installed!! ;)



Holy Shiiiit....he's goin' for the cookies....


The cookies better watch out!! Big Mike's back in town!! ;)



Woot!
Hey, Big Mike...Let's go shopping. ;-)
Dude, you're out in The World. Just like a person, or something. Hehehe.

Sh#t ya!! You buyin?? ;) i know, i feel human again! It was kinda weird having a dude with a wheel chair follow me around ;)



The trip was awesome. Crazy to think that a week ago I was surfing head high waves in Costa Rica and then today....

Ya buddy!! Surfin U.S.A!!

Your angles look sweet, how do they feel? Like on your surfboard??

Damn i gotta learn to surf!! I got up a few times when i was in bali and even managed to cut a turn, but then bailed! Surfing is so hard!! Snowboarding is wayyy easier!!



Big Up on you, Big Mike!!

Keep on movin'!

Ya Leggs!!! Life is good!!!!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 23, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
Big Mike your crushing man, good to see. Have a great day!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 23, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
Monday was the start of another week. I started off with a pt strengthening session with Derek. After I worked my butt off, I thought I would be working with my walking pt, but instead I had ot, so I walked over there with my Nigel.

We started with some standing squats, focusing on my right hip flexors. Then we started working on my left foot. I've been having some trouble lifting my left toe when i walk and doing a proper heel toe step as a result, so Nigel got out a ball and we practiced kicking it and stopping it by stepping on it with my left foot. Then he asked me just to use my heel.

After i had that pretty well mastered, Nigel asked me to try and incorporate that into my walking. I was able to activate my toe a lot more after that.

After ot i went upstairs and rested. I had a decent lunch and at two, had my pt. After some walking exercises we did some walking and i cruised around the halls and through the gym. It was probably 800m, a lot more than i had done so far. It tired me out pretty good.

As i was heading back to my room, tash called. Her and Ryan were waiting when i arrived. Tash threw some of my laundry in the wash and Ryan and I had a nice chat while she was upstairs.

When she got back, we went for a walk (roll for me) around harry's park.

We stopped at a bench on the other side, and i took some pics.

Tash and Ryan


What kind of tree is this? Harry?


March in the park


Then as we returned to gf strong, i invented a new comedy routine for disabled people, complaining about how disabled people affect able people's lives, and how they get special treatment.. It started when my chair was taking up the whole sidewalk, and a guy had to detour around me.

"Friggin disabled people, always taking up the whole darn sidewalk"'....

Dunno... Could be a little controversial... Definitely only works for a guy in a chair ;)

When we got back, tash hung my stuff for me and they took off.. That was pretty much the end of my day..


Edit ya ryan!! Sending it!! Having a few peeps over at my place saturday night if your not working!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 25, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
Ya naitch!! Rip one for me dude !!
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Mar 25, 2013 - 08:37pm PT
Keep on keepin' on, mate - good on ya!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 25, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
Thanks pete!!
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