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phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Apr 29, 2013 - 10:22am PT
Chocolate shake! Bacon burger!
Nice to be out of the hospital, heh?
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Apr 29, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
niiiiiice progress report! Looking very very gooooood.

Now take care of that Birthday Girl!

Susan
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
May 10, 2013 - 11:35am PT
Hey Mike ! ! !

Perfect weather outside for your last day at G F Strong. This is a milestone from when you were initially at VGH. I'm happy for you that your recovery continues with good progress and you now get to be home.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
May 10, 2013 - 11:45am PT
Heck ya it is Jim! I've been so busy lately!! Hopefully things will start to settle down a bit soon and my transition goes well. Sandra has way too much on her plate and i need to start carrying my portion of the load.

Hopefully i should be able to finish up some of my extra tasks soon, and file a progress report here.

It was great to see you the other night btw!!
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
May 10, 2013 - 02:09pm PT
Hey Mike, I didn't get a chance to say bye to your buddy Kale. His story was very moving. Please give him my regards and tell him to look me up if he ever gets down this way.

I know you are glad to leave GFS, but I also realize how bitter-sweet the experience has been and will be. GFS is impressive in their conduct as I personally witnessed. Truly a blessing. Now get back to work.

Wayno
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
May 11, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
Wayno, i will send him a text right now. Thanks again for your visit. It was really cool to hang out with you for a couple days.

I hope the world is ready for a 6'7 incomplete para!!

Bye Bye Gf Strong!


Thanks for everything!!!

Thanks to everyone here for all your support as well!! It's been amazing and refreshing. Supertopo truely is an amazing community!
orle

climber
May 11, 2013 - 10:43pm PT
YER GONNA DIE! :D
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
May 11, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
Yup. ;)












Some day!
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
May 11, 2013 - 11:51pm PT
I bet you set some records for fastest recovery! I know there's more recovery to go but getting released so quickly is a good sign. I bet your core muscles are stronger than when you went in!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
May 12, 2013 - 01:11am PT
Getting there! I still can't do a sit-up without my feet held, but the fusion in my lower back isn't helping that i bet.. ;)

I guess it's good when they kick you out for being too able eh?? ;)
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
May 12, 2013 - 01:35am PT
Grrrr, I deleted your address!! I need it, the package will fly the first part of June
Leggs

Sport climber
Is this a trick question?
May 12, 2013 - 01:48am PT
You're out! You're out!! YES!!!

Smiles everywhere!!!!


Woot!!!



~Leggs
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
May 12, 2013 - 01:49am PT
Ok. I'll send it to you michelle
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
May 12, 2013 - 01:05pm PT
What is it with you getting out of jail free and then the rain starting up again?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 12, 2013 - 01:17pm PT
One hell of a COMEBACK BigM! Im thinkin intestinal fortitude is HIGH in yur system!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
May 12, 2013 - 03:01pm PT

What is it with you getting out of jail free and then the rain starting up again?

I know!! Seriously right!!

Burch- Thanks, one thing that i'm not sure everyone realizes tho, i also sustained a spinal cord injury which resulted in a total loss of function in my left leg. I literally had to train it to do what i wanted again, hell i still am. It also affected my right hip which still isn't normal either.

You will be happy to hear function has pretty much returned with much training, and now i have to make it work better. Feeling in my left leg below my left knee is still spotty. I feel certain parts and not others, but i keep getting more back and am really hoping that it will return 100% some day. If not i can learn to live without it, adapt to my situation as it were.

I will be buying a gym pass for the local rec center as well as my local rock gym to keep my training going and am arranging a local physio to work with.

This is all pretty unusual for me as i have never really "worked out" per say, just went outside and did fun stuff. I can no longer afford to take that approach and must train to be a superhuman to overcome my nerve signal weakness as well as try and stimulate the nerves to allow for more connectivity so the muscles affected can work as hard again as they once did.

Thanks Ron! And thanks to everyone who has supported me in any way! Your support has been a beam of light in an otherwise dark tunnel. It is a long road and this is only a small step along my path the freedoms that i used to enjoy.

A piece of advice to y'all cherish everyday, realize how good it is to be able bodied. It might not always be so easy and you will look back and realize how lucky you really were to be able to do the things that you love!
Powder

Trad climber
the Flower Box
May 12, 2013 - 03:10pm PT
SUPER glad that you're going home!!!!!! Yayyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!! :D


It's a start of a new journey. It's not going to be easy but you'll make it through and be fine, with that strong will and super positive energy!


Keep healing and recovering!! Looking forward to more of your mini adventures - whether in town or in the mountains!




A piece of advice to y'all cherish everyday, realize how good it is to be able bodied. It might not always be so easy and you will look back and realize how lucky you really were to be able to do the things that you love!

Yup. ...feel that... totally!
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
May 12, 2013 - 04:33pm PT
Dude glad your on the mend. I'm going the workout thing too. Thought climbing was enough. Found out I got to work to keep the weight off. Down 16 pounds and working out nearly everyday.

Keep after it man. You are an inspiration.

Plaid
RyanD

climber
Squamish
May 12, 2013 - 09:03pm PT
The sweet taste of Freedom!!


Awesome Mike,glad to see u where u are man. Really amazing how fast this time had cruised by & the adversity which u have overcome.


Thx for the cams too- I placed more than a few & thought to myself "Big Mike approved" before climbing past em'. I'll drop em off maybe tomorrow or Tues if ur around. Cheers.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 12, 2013 - 09:20pm PT
I've four friends who broke their backs climbing. OK, not climbing, falling.
That was it for one, pretty much it for another, and barely phased the other two; more yer ilk. :-)

Rock on, big fella!

Ps
Aren't you just a little worried about ODing on good vibes?
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