Renewal

I'm back.  All I need to do now is to regain my fitness, especially my hill fitness.....and I can't wait!  Sea kayaking today has been a wonderful breath of fresh air now that I can wield my paddle again.  I've lost so much muscle tissue, but least I can now have fun building myself back up! 

It all changed in an instant on this secluded lane in Leitrim at 6.30pm on 31st July.  I know it was 6.30 because my wrist watch stopped at the point of impact.

It hurt. A lot.  It continued to hurt for almost three months.  Now it's gone and I'm back.

Image courtesy of Ben Millet.  He took this while I was waiting for the Paramedics and Fire Service to arrive and extract me from the wreck.  I don't know who the lady is, but I suppose she meant well.

Back to living again.....

Comments

Dave Hanlon said…
I had wondered. Glad to hear you're on the mend. Reasured to hear you've had a paddle in your hand. Good for body and soul!
BG! said…
When it comes to excuses for not coming out for a beer, that's the most extreme I've heard yet!

Seriously, though, it's good to know that you're on the way to recovery.

Let me know if/when you want to sink a few jars. I'll do the driving, if that's OK with you!
Maz said…
I saw your blog and rather liked it. I started following. Then I saw no posts from some months. Now I know why - that's pretty serious. Very sorry to hear about the accident. Glad you're ok.
Steve Walton said…
A pint does sound good, Stef. I make a terrible passenger these days (I wasn't the driver!).
Steve Walton said…
Thanks, Maz. I'm pleased you find something of interest in my blog.
Alan Sloman said…
Wow Steve - That's one hell of a mess. It's good to hear that you are on the mend. I would have thought you would have needed quite a few beers after what happened there.
Good luck and it's good to have you back again.
Alan
Steve Walton said…
Thanks for your good wishes, Alan. Painkillers and anti-inflamatories are now done with and beer is definitely back on!
Martin Rye said…
Glad to hear you are on the mend and back Steve.
Colin Griffiths said…
Jeez Steve, that was a mess. I'm pleased that you are on the mend and can relate to what you are going through.I fractured my spine in a cycling accident, lay on my back for 3 months and my first Munro afterwards was very special, becoming a national cycling champion at the age of 51 even more so. Steady, regulated progress is the way forward; good luck.
Steve Walton said…
Thanks, Colin. X-rays showed a fractured neck and sternum, subsequent scan said my neck was still in one piece, which was reassuring!

Congratulations on your achievements post accident, that's an amazing recovery!
Steve Walton said…
Thanks, Martin. Can't tell you how good it feels to pull on a daysack again!