The first day was easy as I was completely doped up on anaesthetic still. I felt a bit stiff after the surgery but mostly good. I really didn't feel like there was anything wrong. After surgery the doctor told me that I was actually much worse than he originally thought - in fact I was twice as broken as first diagnosed.
The second day however, did not go as well. It is safe to say that for 24 hours and 20 minutes I experienced the most pain that I have ever felt in my life. Physically speaking it was probably the most intense workout I have ever been through! There was not a muscle in my body that wasn't screaming in failure at the end. I think the only thing that kept me going was the motivation to carry on, the very skill I learned through conditioning my body to work through the pain. By focusing my mind on my body the same way that I do when I workout I was able to work through it. My body is healing incredibly quickly. The doctor told me I wouldn't be able to walk for 2 weeks but I'm walking around (but taking it easy) just fine today. Stairs aren't a problem and there is no swelling despite the fact that I came off the meds on the morning on day 2. Working out has definitely made a huge difference is recovery, there is no question about that.
By keeping up my protein intake and consistent, but senseible eating, I have managed to stay (visually) the same. Though I doubt the stats will be the same it's great to think that all the hard work I have put it hasn't disappeared in a month of inactivity. Fingers crossed recovery will stay on track and will be on it like a car bonnet soon.
Mentally I am still 100% motivated. This episide is yet another obsticle that life has thrown at me. I'm 26 years old, a few months out isn't a problem. The secret to healthy living is consistency...I think we all know that