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ENTRY SEVEN: January 18, 2014 Week four was another great one. My first therapy session of the week I was officially allowed to no longer use my sling. It seemed as though by week 2-3 I didn’t really need it much, but week 4 really was the clincher. It’s funny, some people in the office don’t even remember I got it done. Either way, pretty awesome feeling to not have to struggle with putting that thing on before and after work over my heavy winter jacket, then walk around with it all day. Good riddance, sling. Week four has also been the start of active-assisted range of motion exercises. Now...Read more →
ENTRY SIX: January 11, 2014 It might only be week 3 out of a long process, but I continue to see improves every single day. It’s less and less pain and more and more mobility. I’ve been removing the sling a bit more often to feel like a human being, but I’m still very careful. Rehab has been a bit slow, I’m still in the passive range of motion phase where my therapist Sheela stretches me out herself without me doing anything. The great news is that next week I begin active-assisted range of motion. That means I’ll be moving my arm on my own with some assistance such as a swiss ball, pulleys, ...Read more →
The North Shore of Oahu is the place to be if you're an aspiring surfer, bodyboarder, or waterman looking to make a name for yourself in the industry. It's got incredibly consistent, quality surf, and the ideal backdrops for jaw-dropping, print-worthy images. But don't think it's as easy as packing your board and hopping on a flight. Swells are big, powerful—sometimes rogue—and the lineup is fiercely competitive. Good luck paddling out at Pipe and think you're entitled to getting a set wave. Ain't happening', brah. Locals take priority. The stretch of varying reef breaks and treacherous ...Read more →
ENTRY XX: February xx, 2014 I've never been the type to consciously not tell people things. If I felt a certain way about something, good or bad, I'd share it. But over the years, and some of people I've experienced, and the things they've said and done have made me think twice. Looking back, I remember when I first started getting into lifting, mid-late teens. I remember catching derogatory comments from my "friends." Unbeknown to them, I'd brush it off, no matter how much it bothered me, and would avoid speaking about fitness stuff so it wouldn't come up. That's a pretty sad thing if you...Read more →