I am definitely ready for this cast to be a thing of the past. I have never been so limited to what I can do on a daily basis. Loosing my arm was much easier than this injury. I get myself around on a scooter where I am able to let my left leg kneel.
It took me a good week to gain the confidence I needed to get around by myself and without Danielâ€™s help. What used to be a good 5-10 minutes to take a shower, now turned to 15-20 minutes. Having to wrap your cast tightly so that no water gets in (Iâ€™ve already had to get my cast changed once due to this) and being able to balance yourself in a slippery shower and hop in and out is a pain.
Workouts are slowly coming together with Zachâ€™s help. We are now focusing on upper body strength as well as balance. There is no possible way that I would let six weeks pass with no exercise.
All of the time spent training and getting stronger is something I need to keep during this recovery. I do whatever it takes to stay safe and make sure no pressure is put on my left foot. Zach has found ways to use resistance bands to replace dumbbells when working on my bicep and tricep.
We have also put a plyo workout together in helping with balance and stabilization as this will help me through this recovery and keeping a strong core is in our workouts as well. Itâ€™ll be a long road to recovery but Iâ€™ll make the best out of it in the best way that I possibly can.