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Monday, February 11, 2013

Two Weeks Down...

Tuesday, February 12th, will mark two weeks since I underwent major surgery to repair a laundry list of ailments in my left hip.  Since my procedure, I have been extremely diligent with my rehab.  Dr. Philippon and his staff have given me a program that has been tested and proven successful by some of the best athletes in the world.   And I believe in it...100%.  I am committed to the process and I haven't wavered one second from their plan.  Whether I am attending my two or three daily rehab appointments at the Clinic or laying in my leg machine for 6-8 hours a day...I am committed.  I know that my road to recovery is long but I truly believe that my determination and discipline will pay off.  In fact, to some degree, it already has!

According to Dr. Philippon and his staff, I am doing extremely well.  My PTs have been impressed with how fluid my daily range of motion tests have been and I am thankful that these movements have been PAIN-FREE!  Each day has been a positive progression and I am excited to see the end result.

The snow has fallen almost every day since I arrived in Vail, Colorado.  Beth and the kids have had a blast on the mountain while the gimp has journeyed to and from rehab.  Jake and Libby both went through ski school and after spending just two days on the mountain, Jake was convinced he was ready for the Olympics!  The kids have also enjoyed tubing, a sleigh ride, snowmobiling, and a million other things.  Their time here has definitely helped with my rehab.  Snow and crutches certainly don't mix but having my family with me during this journey has truly been a blessing.

After watching Brandt Snedeker dominate the PGA Tour over the last three weeks with TWO runner-up finishes and a WIN, I made an obvious request to Dr. Philippon.  Since he successfully repaired Brandt's left and right labrum, I asked him to make sure he did EXACTLY the same thing to MY hip that he did to Brandt's!

Thank you as always for the support and the large number of emails and texts.  They really mean a lot!