Van Zandt's Log

Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by Van Zandt, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    nice! gratz on the medals and good luck with the surgery!
  2. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick


    The operation on Friday was successful (anterior bilateral total hip replacements, left side was revision surgery). I am now the proud owner of two artificial hips - I am yet to christen them, so let me know if you have good names for them. I spent the rest of Friday after the procedure sleeping, although at one point I nearly gave a heart attack to the nurse who was taking my blood pressure (she said I bolted upright, looked at her in the eyes and declared I had to go win the London marathon). Post-surgery rehab was intense, up to three times a day. I did enough to convince my physical therapist and chief surgeon that I could cope on my own, and I am now resting at home. The road to recovery starts now.
  3. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    "Left hip hospital, right hip cemetery"?
    "Law and Order"?

    Good luck with 't recovery soft lad. :)
  4. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Good suggestions (for a Yorkshireman).

    And thanks. :)
  5. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times...OK...I've told you once...I'm from Sahrf Lahndahn geezah.

    "Pinky and Perky"?
  6. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    And I've told you, that isn't a good thing! :)
  7. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Gotta be better than being a Yorkshireman though right? In the hierarchy of place of birth in the UK?
  8. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

  9. liero

    liero Valued Member

    Good luck with the Hip rehab, if anyone can get them wobbling properly it's you!
  10. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    havoc and malice?
    channel and volume?
    salt and pepper?
    left and right, but on the opposite side? :p
  11. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Surely your hips need to be named "Orthodox" and "Southpaw"?
    "Truth and Justice"?
    "Adam and antium"?
  12. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    qa and pla!
  13. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    9 days post-surgery. Walking without crutches 90% of the time. Still limping like I did Rodeo on a cactus though.

    Attached Files:

  14. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Excellent news. Testament to your fitness and physical understanding no doubt.
  15. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Thanks Simon. My physio has been busting my balls in rehab since I came round, it's paying off. :)
  16. Frodocious

    Frodocious She who MUST be obeyed! Moderator Supporter

    Good luck with your recovery! :)

    However, if you need some extra help, you could always get one of these:

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  17. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    I think I might have just fallen in love with you for posting that.
  18. lawkmlaw

    lawkmlaw New Member

  19. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Today was my intro to ballet.

    Holy christ :cry:
  20. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick


    Fitness routine since the New Year has mostly been ballet, boxing and yoga.

    Getting stronger and more flexible all the time, although my splits are still a little way off yet. Currently I can hold myself up in the side split about 7-8" off the floor for several minutes without using my hands.

    Today was my first time back in the dojo since before the surgery. I opted to go back to karate (Kyokushin) instead of taekwondo because the former is closer and is open more times a week than the nearest do-jang (I will go back to tkd at some point in the future).

    Class was an hour and a half of baby steps - going through the pinan katas with the white belts because I was moving like a beginner student (even though I'm a 3rd Dan), very light pad work, zero sparring, and everything slowed right down.

    I definitely have a different mindset after the operation. Tonight's pace and focus on the basics would have frustrated me something crazy in the past. But I actually enjoyed the laid back nature and it didn't stress my new hips at all. Feels really goid to be kicking again.

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