Since my last update a lot has happened, my wife ended up having to have an emergent decompression and cranio-cervical fusion up in Maryland with a Chiari specialist neurosurgeon. We are back in SC now and she begins her recovery process, which will be a long and hard road I'm afraid but I know she can do it.
Training wise these last 2-3 weeks has been just fooling around the hotel gym with the kids, stretching and taking walks while the kids are at the playground between visiting the hospital. I thought about hitting the YMCA this morning but who am I kidding? I felt exhausted, I've been waking up 2-3 times a night to give Laurie her medicine. She was instructed to go on a mile walk everyday by the neurosurgeon, if she is feeling bad 1 mile, if she is feeling good, 1 mile, if it's raining take an umbrella.
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."