Archive | December, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

5 Dec

Today’s the Dr’s appointment. I’m a little apprehensive.

Yvonne and I watched The Dark Knight Rises the other night. I love that movie. If you haven’t seen it yet, go friggin watch it!


Watching it this time, though, it spoke to me differently. When Bane and Batman are duking it out, and Bane tells him, “Peace has cost you your strength! Victory has defeated you,” it made me think of my shoulder.


So, my shoulder. Yeah.

As I said before, I hate being injured. I’ve always just “pushed through” the pain. I haven’t worked out at all… inna long time. I’ve just been enjoying life, getting fat and happy and not really caring. Until my body started aching.

When the pain refused to go away, I figured, “If my shoulder/neck/back has a crick, I’ll just work out the kinks.” I started doing push-ups and they actually made it feel better…

Till something snapped. I fell to the floor and almost broke my nose.


I don’t know what it was (I felt it over my collar bone), but ever since I haven’t been able to use my left arm much: the strength is completely gone from my left side. I still have a full range of motion, there’s no real pain, but my triceps and lats… I can’t really contract them. And when I do, they’re extremely weak: I can’t do a 5 lb overhead triceps extension with my left arm.

That’s kinda freaky. Couple that with a tingly/tickly sensation in those muscles… I’m scared I ripped a nerve or something… I don’t wanna be a cripple…


I’m trying not to dwell on it, but it’s hard. I’m not left hand dominant, but I use my left arm for just about everything.

What to do, what to do… What would Batman do?


Well (not to spoil anything, but…), Batman basically said, “No!” His back broken, he rose again. He rebuilt his body. And if Batman can come back from a broken back, I sure as hell can come back from a messed up shoulder.

Another thing that inspires me is this video.

I mean, to me, that just says, “Anyone can do anything.”

Also, seeing how big and awesome Tom Hardy is in this movie just makes me wanna pack on the muscle I had in the Marine Corps. I miss that feeling.


So, yeah, I may not be Batman, but I will rise out of this regardless of what the Dr says today.