Accident recovery, a long road

Discussion in 'Injury Recovery & Prevention' started by 56er, May 2, 2017.

  1. 56er

    56er Member

    May 14, 2013
    Greets all. I haven't posted for a looong time.
    It's been nearly 3 years since my accident, the one that broke my neck, blew out a disk in my T3 and tore both rotator cuffs. It's been a tough gig for me. I've always been ultra independent and considered myself to be rather "mighty" even though I was in my late 50s. I was laid up for about two years trying to get healed up and nearly another year moping around feeling sorry for myself.
    I've been on TRT for about 6 years and I'm convinced that's why I didn't loose a lot of size but I lost a lot of strength.
    I've started swimming 2-4 time a week and been doing that for about three months. I'm now "power stroking" my sessions to maximize strengthening my shoulders and upper body. It's doing wonders along with test and HGH. I'm itching to get back into the gym and start pressing some weight. I want to exceed where I was previously in strength and build. I'm 60 now and I find it's hard as F*** to rebuild. I'm now officially medically retired but I'm gonna enjoy my life despite the disabilities if it kills me.
    I'd love to hear any recovery stories and how you went about succeeding.
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  2. BackAtIt

    BackAtIt MuscleHead

    Oct 3, 2016
    keep on keeping on, that's the secret!
  3. daman1

    daman1 VIP Member

    Jul 25, 2016
    Had back surgery around the beginning of this year. Feeling much better. Two more months and I'm cleared to start lifting medium to heavier weight. I'm counting down the days.
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