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On July 28, at about 6:30 PM, I suffered a pretty devastating injury that would effect my life for at least the next 6 months. After visits with an orthopedic doc/surgeon, MRI's, and what seemed like an eternity, I had surgery to repair a torn Pectoralis Major muscle. This muscle had been detached from the tendon, and although it seemed as if it was healing perfectly, since it was detached from the tendon and not getting used, if not repaired over time this muscle would atrophy tremendously. Consequently, surgery was a no-brainer.
The surgery in itself was a lot more extensive than I had anticipated. I couldn't eat or drink after midnight, and my IV wasn't even started until 3 PM on the day of surgery...talk about miserable.
When I awoke, I felt fairly good...mainly because they had used a nerve block on the side of injury. My arm/shoulder/chest was completely numb, but I was informed to request pain meds immediately when I gained sensation. NO JOKE! As soon as I could wiggle my fingers, I experienced the most intense severe pain imaginable. They gave me the max dose of Morphine as well as Oxycodon that was allowed, and it didn't touch it. Needless to say, it was a rough night.
However, my recovery began to really progress at about 6 AM that following day, and since then pain is almost non-existent (unless I accidentally bump or move a certain way of course).
I plan to utilize this time to focus on working legs and lean out considerably....hopefully turn these calves into something worthy. I plan to do as much as I can without compromising recovery, and legs three times per week, The doc says FULL recovery is around 6 months, so this won't be so bad. I refuse to let my body waste away, and will be one of the few to maintain a respectable physique during a time like this, and will do everything in my power to be in a good spot once I am healed completely.
On another note, the Jayflexd Team is growing. We have a lot of new clients and several of those are really producing impressive results. Amber Thrift has lost over 30 pounds, Anna Wentz has lost over 20, and of course Brad Lowery with his transformation that resulted in 25 pounds lost...pics to come in a later post. One client to look for is Ashton Miliken as he has a solid foundation and has already committed to working a year with me. He also has competing aspirations, and definitely has the tools to get there. I also have a "project" client that has an amazing body already and she has never truly worked with weights. I am mindblown at her physique already, and can't wait to show befores and afters. We are two weeks in, and shes responding very fast.
I'll be updating more often now with how my recovery is going, as well as client news. Thanks for reading!