Sunday, October 02, 2011

It's Over

Well, it's over.

The training and the anticipation finally gave way to the event last weekend.

I've very pleased to say that, along with my colleagues on the team I completed the Princes Trust Wild UK Challenge 2011 - I've even got a medal to prove it. The kayaking was a breeze, the cycling enjoyable (although the hills are a bit steep in Devon) and the walking very tough on my sore feet, but it was well worth the discomfort. Thanks to all who sponsored me.

I've lost weight, I feel fitter than I have done for a while and I can look back on a rehabilitation that now feels complete. True, I still have aches and pains and will probably never regain the lost mobility in my left ankle, but overall I have to be very pleased indeed with my situation.

Once more I would like to thank everyone who has helped and supported me. All the staff at the Sheffield NGH Limb Reconstruction Team, friends and family and Maggie (of course!).

That's it now; no more need for the blog (unless I can find something really stupid to do next!).

I really do wish all the best to anyone who stumbles over these ramblings whilst contemplating a period of injury or disability and trust that you can find some hope in what others have achieved.


Blogger momma labomma said...

just found your blog. Very interesting! Sure was a long period of time, but glad it worked out for you. My husband is wearing a "Lizzie" now. His injury isn't as exciting as yours, though. His is due to Charcot's disease from Diabetes. We're 2 1/2 months into wearing the lizzie now. The Dr's don't give you a real account of what the whole procedure might be like. So accounts like yours are helpful. Thanks.

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