When I was a wee one, (teeheehee) about 11, I had a trampoline accident where I cracked a vertabrae. The movement of my spines vertabrae caused my sciatic nerve to get pinched. For 2 years they looked at my knees, and hips. Said I was having mental problems, and that was my problem. I went to a phsychiatrist(excuse the spelling please) and it helped other problems I had like with my father. But it made others because it didn’t help my back at all. Finally a doctor took X-Rays of my back and saw the movement. We realised what was wrong. I was in a back brace for 3 months. All day. ALL DAY. Improvement, massive. But this weekend my back. After months of therapy, and chiropractors I finally got well. It took 4 years I had 3 months of pain free living. Back pain freedom, and perfect leg movement.
On September 2nd of the year 2001 on the way home from getting dinner a woman ran a red light and we hit her. Back to stage 2. We knew the problem but not an effective way to fix it. At this time I had tried every sport I could think of, skateboarding, rollerblading, biking, and more… but I came to one sport that I could do. Unicycling. It took some time but I got it. And slowly I felt improvement in my back.
After a year from the car accident I started going to a recommended chiropractor who did things different. He wanted to know my life. I told him my diet, sleep habits and everything but that I rode. Because I don’t want Unicycling to be taken from me. He was talking to my dad while I was getting a massage(teeheehee) when he came over and astonishingly asked if I Unicycled. I said yes. He astonishingly recommened me not to stop, and to do it reguraly! He said it was the best thing I could do to strenghten my back muscles and I never thought of it like that. I plan on Unicycling till I can’t! And a Doctor told me too!
This isn’t a story of pain and a sympathy seeker. This is triumph in it’s greatest glory.