day 1571 – home and away 

another one of my design creation turned into something rad for the entire team to work. took my manager’s advice to opt out of the reversible and get two separate jerseys. i can’t wait to be back on the ice to debut this jersey, but first i must wait to be cleared by my surgeon and physio. six weeks in a splint was what i was told by my first doctor. one doctor, one hand specialist, two surgeons, one physio, and one hand therapist later, i’m still unsure what my status is

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day 1547 – lorraine replicas 

i came out to complete team lorraine as part of the dress up halloween wednesday. all i had to do with show up and my teammates brought the props to me. i know that i’ll always have my obyf teammates cheering me on, even when i’m the one on the sideline. their support for me and the team spirit they bring has been a difference maker during my coping time. i can’t wait to be back on the court with these neon guys, but i fear my chances of returning before this season ends is slim

day 1352 – cylone

so many forgettable things happened this week that made me depressed, made me stress and made me cry. week long of insomnia failing to fall asleep or waking up quarter past three. am i ever happy to see a day where i will have to myself to detach myself from all the wrongs. first off, a stop at cyclones after work for skates moulding and sharpening; but really, i’m also playing around with all their products. i’m still waiting for the right sale to get my stick

day 1157 – still tried

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three days is as far as i got before i gave in to gym and taekwondo. i kept it as close to my game plan as possible, which was some form of cardio and isometric exercises. i tried super hard to keep my distance from the cage in case i do something that is off limits. it is the deadline of registration so i had to attempt some taekwondo. i didn’t get very far into training before i knew it’s a no go. i’ll still keep trying over the next week and maybe, just maybe a miracle will happen and perhaps be allowed to do a late registration

day 1149 – plate less

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it’s an off day away from the gym once again so here’s my version of throwback thursday. every time i walk by this rack i have the urge to lift these. it’s been weeks since i have and i miss it too much. i disregarded restrictions and tried on a number of occasions, but ended up giving my back more setbacks. i’d be lying if i said i wasn’t in pain more than half my waking hour, but i want to keep doing what i do. more importantly, my october competition status is up in the air if it doesn’t get better soon. i can only stay patient for so long, and i am not a patient person when it comes to recovery. when will i be back lifting normally without pain??