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Wednesday, 2 October 2019

2/10/2019: update on progress and 180!

Hi guys

In an effort to try and kick start something I have gone back to the first set of darts I ever had, a set of Simon Whitlock gen 1 in 24g.

I remember buying these and a set of 25g atomised ted Hankeys when I first got into it as I thought those guys looked like great characters (still do)

Progress back has been slow but hit a 180 tonight



The problem is consistency, I just don't have it.

Luke

Friday, 13 September 2019

13/09/2018: update on progress and recovery

Hi guys

Well after 5 months the specialists have reviewed me and I'm now down to bulging discs.

The nerve issue is a waiting game. Could be month or never before my left foot works again!.

Anyway, onto the darts. Today I recorded 102 PTS  at 100 darts at 20.  My best in probay a year or more (best is 115).

Hit:

140x2
100x5
80x4

So 14 triples in total.

With only 26 misses for an accuracy of 74%.

At the moment I'm still only good for 100 darts before the pain kicks in but its heartening that I can still hit 100+.


Anyway thank you for your support and kind words, I'll keep you posted

Luke



Sunday, 21 July 2019

The road to recovery: week 1 update and a 180!

Hi guys

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

Luke

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Update on back injury


Hi guys

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

Another back relapse - back to square 1


Hi guys

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.

Take care

Luke



Saturday, 8 June 2019

Reason I haven't posted: major nerve and back problems!!!


Hi guys

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.

Kind regards

Luke

My new set of rare 21g gold John Lowe's


Hi guys

Always wanted a set of official Lowe's not generic copies.

Thrilled to get a set