As I await my MRI in August, to stave off the utter feeling of uselessness I've set myself a few small targets as I try to recover.
Obviously the MRI will potentially tell me what I need to do (I don't want major spinal surgery!) and I'm hoping extensive long-term rehab is the answer (I'm stretching an hour a day) however I've set myself some little darts goals to achieve by xmas:
1. Hit another 180
2. Best my precious of 100 at 20 (which was 115 in October 2018)
3. Hit an average over 70 in a match
4. Practice at least 1 hr a week
5. Hit under 15 darter
At the moment I can only manage about 100 darts and 15 minutes a day before my body plays up.
It's only week 1, however my best at 100 at 20 is 92.
I did hit a peach of a 180 though:
So goal 1 achieved.
Not bad for a guy who rattles due to so many meds and an atrophied leg 8).
The plan is to try and do 15 minutes a day build up, and see where it takes me.......hopefully better than ever!
All the best
Sunday, 14 July 2019
Hellacious week, I feel like I'm rattling
8 x 30mg codeine a day, 2 x naproxen, 3 x diazepan, 2 x amitriptyline a day and still clocking up only 3 hrs sleep a night
Took a day off the meds to guage a true status of where im at..... It nearly landed me back in hospital.
Tell you what this has seriously made me determined make 2020 my best darts year ever and compete in a bdo or pdc event!
We only get a limited window in life guys........ Make the most of it and do everything you can and you can take nothing for granted!
Monday, 8 July 2019
Almost 3 months to the day of suffering that major disc issue it resurfaced Saturday totally random.
Can't go to work, can't sit down, can't lay down. It's a nightmare
Everyone take heed of your back and get it checked out immediately if you feel something is wrong and what's more look after it.
This could be operation time or anything.
Appreciate your health guys, its easy to take for granted, however when it goes everything that came so easy suddenly doesn't.
Saturday, 8 June 2019
I just thought I would update you as to why there hasn't been much posting and content by me.
A few months ago I ended up in Casualty (Ed, A+E) by emergency ambulance.
My back had gone and they misdiagnosed me. After 18 hours I was sent home and i am now seeing a spinal specialist as I've damaged a nerve in my back.
I hadnt done anything to bring it on, so it was a shock and considering all the problems I had 10 years ago, obviously it is of great concern.
This has given me chronic pain for 9 weeks, and I have 'drop foot', muscle atrophy in leg and can't move foot properly amongst other things.
For 2 months walking was a major issue let alone darts.
I hope I'm on the road to recovery and seeing a spinal specialist in a few weeks.
There is a chance this is permanent and I'll always have an issue with my left leg and won't be able to move foot properly.
This is something I'll have to work out and it may mean I have to totally rethink how I play.
Just wanted to give you a heads up and to thank you for still visiting my blog.
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
I finally got them!!!!!!
The darts I've been after for 5 years, the discontinued and rare Datadart Ted Hankeys.
Ive missed out on ebay when a few of them in used condition in higher weights have gone for silly money (£50+) and so to get them brand new from the man himself signed is a result on every level.
These are the darts I intend to always use and wear smooth like Ted did with his originals.
These are a stunning dart in 16g that I'll convert to steel tip.
Words can't express how thrilled I am to finally have a set
Id love to be able to throw them as well as Hankey did in 1998-2001 so let's see!
I'll update you how I get on with them