Relaxing in my hospital bed just after my opp
Surgeries can never come with a 100% guarantee so I feel quite lucky to have "Rob Standen" from Penrith Sports Physio on my side. Rob has been looking after me for longer than I can remember and he put me in contact with a great sports doctor, who then got me in contact an excellent shoulder surgeon who looks after a lot of professional and olympic athletes. This sort of support is something that I really appreciate and could not put a price on as it makes me feel completely relaxed and confident that I was in the best possible hands.
After spending too much time inside and watching lots of climbing DVD's (The Real Thing many times), I just had to walk down to the local crag to look at and touch real rock. Thats what I call "Therapy"!
After what I could only describe as the best possible hospital stay and a week or so of recovery at home, things are feeling good. It's a long long way back, there won't be any climbing for at least 6 months and quite possibly longer. But it's not the end of the world, a few months and a few thousand Theraband exercises and i'll be back before you know it!