Posted on February 24, 2018
Stretching has been and continues to be the biggest part of Jason’s rehabilitation. He is currently stretching for 6-8 hours a day than either goes to the gym or opts for a run outside, on top of that. Everyday, he does this. Approximately 10-12 hours a day are spent rehabilitating his body. This is a consuming task, but the alternative is not being able to move, so it makes every moment worth it. Of course, he/we would love to be doing other things and have our normal schedule and life back, but this is what is required, to return to “normal”.
Shortly after Jay’s surgery in December, we drove to my parent’s home in Oregon, to take some time to heal (and escape the cold dry Saskatchewan winter!) The climate here has been wonderful for his skin. The humidity and warmth has been key in his progress. We have been laying low and staying focused for this season. Being diligent and taking our time to not only physically heal, but mentally and emotionally heal as well. We wanted to thank you for being understanding towards this process and patiently waiting to visit, we know that there are many of you, friends and family alike. Though we occasionally escape the house for supper or a grocery run, most of our days are spent at home…resting, healing, and working hard to get through this phase. We appreciate your continued patients with us as well as your encouraging support.
Breaking in new skin is a challenge but he is doing it. Being trapped in an inner tube is the best way to describe how tight the skin is. His skin “naturally releases” (aka tears) under his arms often. You’ll notice also, that he has “cording” on his neck, which is crucial to stretch, to have full range of motion in his neck. Before he stretches, I spray a concoction of oils on his skin to not only deeply moisturize, but also enhance the health and appearance of his skin.
Stay flexy, my friends!