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Two Shoes Sound Better than Action Right Now!

Two Shoes Sound Better than Action Right Now!

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Uh oh, no more crutches, finally out of the walking boot and ready to leap tall buildings in a single bound… they call him TWO SHOES! Thanks Lewis Mcknight (my barber Holy Hands Barbershop) for the nickname! Well 2 out of the 3 above descriptions are true (leaping the building maybe a reach, lol) however I Thank GOD for the progress and His continued healing and for your prayers.

Wow, what can I say, I am finally out of the boot and into two shoes! After 2.5 months, the boot is off and all of my left shoes are screaming for joy. The doctor stated that when I am in a crowd place, I may want to have it on just for protection but for the most part, have at it, break those left shoes back in. I still have a slight limp but my therapist and doctor both agreed that this is par for the course until I build up strength and flexibility to allow full movement in both my ankle and achilles.

This is a major step in the right direction and I am taking it all in, as well as every phase of my ATR recovery. I am thankful to have this blog to journal these breakthrough moments, to follow other’s progress and share tips for recovery.  Thanks for reading this post and I ask you to please share your major breakthroughs no matter how small or large. Sooner or later, we will be back to 100% with our Achilles tendon and ready to take on the world in front of us.
Make it HAPPEN!!!

P. “Action” Jackson
pjackson@theactiononline.com

P.S. Need a little motivation to get you started on living your life? This book, Practical Action Tips for Go Getters, is a great step toward that journey. 

P.P. S. Here is a resource for your achilles tendon recovery.

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Information reference source: Loss Letterman #1 Source for College Sports

Income Disclaimer:Income results are not guaranteed and Your success
depends upon your skills, work effort, and market conditions.
We do not guarantee any level of income or success.

Woo Hoo!!! No Crutches Needed! Week 8

No More Crutches For Me!

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WOO HOOO!!!!!!!

I am feeling excited, ecstatic, elated, enthusiastic, etc…!!! Why? Because I am walking without the use of crutches! It’s been 6 1/2 -7 long weeks and I’m telling you my armpits and wrists are thankful that this time in my achilles tendon recovery has come. All in the matter of 2 weeks I went from 2 crutches down to 1 crutch down to using a cane and again I’m getting along without the use of any extra assistance. I went to my first physical therapy session on yesterday and it felt good to stand on my foot without the boot and do all of the exercises that the therapist asked me to do.

 

I am feeling great however I do have to keep a little caution close by because I don’t want to rush anything and cause a re-rupture or something. I only want this injury to happen 1 time and this 1 time is enough. My doctor did bring me back to reality when he was discussing some future timelines for my injury and what to expect. When he stated that I could start light jogging possibly in the next 3-4 months, my eyes lit up however he further stated that I may not be at full speed (former NFL Player where speed was my gift) until another 8 months or so. Wow, 8 months? Oh well, like the younger folks say, “It is what it is!” I will take any progress as it comes and not get too ahead of myself when it comes to running and jumping.

I hope you are doing well on your recovery with this injury or whatever injury or challenging situation that you are faced with. Please keep in mind that no matter what the situation is, your mental game plays a Huge part and by staying positive and having an optimistic view long term is the only way to go. In the meantime, let me get back to my daily living activity called work and I will talk with you soon.
Make it HAPPEN!!!

P. Jackson – The Action Online
Connect with me by email at pjackson@theactiononline.com

P.S. Need a little motivation to get you started on living your life? This book, Practical Action Tips for Go Getters, is a great step toward that journey. 

The Action Online Group has teamed up with a few mastermind groups made up
of Leaders in many fields, Top Internet Marketers, Offline Marketers, 6 & 7 Figure
Income Earners!

Below are some of the benefits that is offered through our Partner
teams for driven persons and leaders, interested in my primary online business for
making multiple income streams.

Weekly Team Updates!
Think and Grow Rich Morning Mindset Call (8am CST – 712-432-0900 Access Code 565762#)
Team Training via Google Hangouts and Webinars

Information reference source: Loss Letterman #1 Source for College Sports

Income Disclaimer:Income results are not guaranteed and Your success
depends upon your skills, work effort, and market conditions.
We do not guarantee any level of income or success.

Walking on One Crutch for Coffee! Week 7

I Just Need One Crutch to Get My Coffee!

I’m starting to get that edge back just because it’s football season and yes, I am ready for some football!!! Well I digress, I am really starting to get my edge just because now I’m down to walking with one crutch instead of two and ohh what a relief it is.

For the past couple of weeks, grabbing my favorite cup of coffee (tall Americano) at Starbucks before I get engage in a intense 2-3 hour workday, I was finding myself not enjoying my coffee. The coffee still tasted the same however what was getting me down was the fact that I had to sit at a table very close to “fixings” that I put into my coffee just because of the inconvenience of trying to maneuver a hot cup of coffee and hopping on crutches.

I would get the obligatory assistance from a stranger waiting for their drink however it was a tall order to expect them to wait until I doctored my coffee up with all of my favorite fixings and then walk it over to the table for me. Some days I would just ditch the coffee altogether and buy a drink not open and it seems as if the barista made the coffee extra special on those days; that aroma was buzzing all over the place.

Now that’s all over with and Wow I’m glad about it. I can get my drink and go to my favorite spot halfway across the room without spilling it all over the floor and enjoy that Tall Americano like the “old” days. What a difference one crutch make. I am aware of this major milestone and I receive it with a ton of humility and gratefulness, because its funny how much we tend to take for granted many of our small mundane day to day activities such as getting our coffee and walking back to your seat, until we are faced with some sort of injury or setback.

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So if you are in the Dallas West Village Starbucks and happen to see a handsome guy walking with one crutch with a Big Smile on his face and he orders a Tall Americano, then say hello and get out of my way because I’m headed to my favorite table about halfway across the room ready to finally enjoy my cup of coffee for the day!
Be STRONG!
Make it HAPPEN!!!

P. Jackson – The Action Online
Connect with me by email at pjackson@theactiononline.com

P.S. Here is a small gift that you can use during your recovery.

The Action Online Group has teamed up with a few mastermind groups made up
of Leaders in many fields, Top Internet Marketers, Offline Marketers, 6 & 7 Figure
Income Earners!

Below are some of the benefits that is offered through our Partner
teams for driven persons and leaders, interested in my primary online business for
making multiple income streams.

Weekly Team Updates!
Think and Grow Rich Morning Mindset Call (8am CST – 712-432-0900 Access Code 565762#)
Team Training via Google Hangouts and Webinars

Information reference source: Loss Letterman #1 Source for College Sports

Income Disclaimer:Income results are not guaranteed and Your success
depends upon your skills, work effort, and market conditions.
We do not guarantee any level of income or success.

Physical Therapy was a Blast all for One Day!

Well here I am checking in with you during week 6 and on last week I was in for a Big surprise… Physical therapy. I visited my doctor a week ago after checking my leg, he advised me to work on getting more range of motion in my ankle. He also asked me to wait 2 days and then take out one heel wedge in my boot to stretch out the achilles a little more. Before I left his office, he handed me a Prescription for setting up my physical therapy and requested that I call and get everything setup.

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Fast forward a few days and I called and set everything up to go in on Friday for an evaluation and get the ball rolling. I went to the physical therapist office, completed some paperwork, met with the therapist, took off my boot for the evaluation and after a few stretches, the therapist asked me to do a few exercises such as heel lifts, pick up some marbles with my toes and drop in a bowl, write the alphabets with my foot to work on the range of motion, etc… I did great!

Now being all excited, I called my doctor to give him the news and after going through my activity at the physical therapist office, my doctor’s office manager told me to WAIT before I started the actual therapy until I come back to the doctor for my next appointment in two weeks. I was disappointed at first because I felt I did good with therapy and I had booked the next 30 days with time and appointments. However I have to keep in mind, that this is a lengthy journey of healing that I am on and for me to get back to working out strong and hopefully not suffer any re-ruptures and long term damage, I need to take my time and go through the proper process that my doctor ordered.

A few days after therapy, my achilles tendon area is very sore, I mean very tender to the touch. While I was going through that one therapy session, everything felt good however now I am almost kicking myself because it felt like I may have pushed it a little too far and now I am left to deal with some “unnecessary pain in that area.

Well, I have 2 weeks to continue icing my foot down, taking the last heel wedge out and being careful with my activity until my next doctor appointment. Until then, I will say, get a full and complete understanding as to when you should start your physical therapy. Even if your doctor give you a prescription for physical therapy, it is likely to be for the setup of the initial evaluation and nothing more or nothing less.
Be STRONG!

P. Jackson – The Action Online
Connect with me by email at pjackson@theactiononline.com

P.S. I know this ATR can slow down the best of us and make us get off of our A game, here is a book, Practical Action Tips, that can inspire you back to action!

The Action Online Group has teamed up with a few mastermind groups made up
of Leaders in many fields, Top Internet Marketers, Offline Marketers, 6 & 7 Figure
Income Earners!

Below are some of the benefits that is offered through our Partner
teams for driven persons and leaders, interested in my primary online business for
making multiple income streams.

Weekly Team Updates!
Think and Grow Rich Morning Mindset Call (8am CST – 712-432-0900 Access Code 565762#)
Team Training via Google Hangouts and Webinars

Information reference source: Loss Letterman #1 Source for College Sports

Income Disclaimer: Income results are not guaranteed and Your success
depends upon your skills, work effort, and market conditions.
We do not guarantee any level of income or success.

My Achilles is Healing and I am Writing!

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with your ATR recovery, I’m slowly but surely getting better. I have to day that the days are getting a little shorter and I have been pretty busy working on some of my new ideas and discoveries. I’ll get to one of those ideas shortly so for right now I will stick with my achilles tendon recovery.

I visited my doctor on yesterday and he postponed my physical therapy for another 2 weeks and I’m not complaining however I am tired of using these crutches. He mentioned that after a week or so of home therapy and getting more movement in my foot and ankle area, I could ditch the crutches and put full weight bearing on it. I’m not going to rush it due to the fact that a possible re-rupture is always possible.

New Ideas

Now as for some of my ideas and discoveries, I have been listening and watching my 2 daughters playing and enjoying their summer break and discovered that they both are some amazing human beings. Based on their own communication and activities, I decided to write and publish a children’s book and detail some of their conversation that I believe most young girls their age understand and would enjoy. What’s even more exciting about this project is the idea of making this a family project with my wife assisting also instead of using my own thoughts and content. Everyone is excited to share their ideas and they are even writing some sentences and leaving them on my desk to be included in the book.

I had to include them and get their minds off of playing with my crutches and losing them in different rooms of the house. I also have a wheelchair so that I can maneuver throughout the house and every morning it seems like a game of hide and seek when I am looking for my crutches and the wheelchair. So now you understand how my creative side of the brain awaken me to include the family in on this writing project and I will keep you updated as we move forward on this journey.

I hope all is going well with your ATR recovery as well as enjoying some fun and productive days during this time in all of our lives.
Remember to stay positive, heal thoroughly and enjoy this phase of life.
Be STRONG!

P. Jackson – The Action Online
Connect with me by email at pjackson@theactiononline.com

P.S. I know this ATR can slow down the best of us and make us get off of our A game, here is a book, Practical Action Tips, that can inspire you back to action!

The Action Online Group has teamed up with a few mastermind groups made up
of Leaders in many fields, Top Internet Marketers, Offline Marketers, 6 & 7 Figure
Income Earners!

Below are some of the benefits that is offered through our Partner
teams for driven persons and leaders, interested in my primary online business for
making multiple income streams.

Weekly Team Updates!
Think and Grow Rich Morning Mindset Call (8am CST – 712-432-0900 Access Code 565762#)
Team Training via Google Hangouts and Webinars

Information reference source: Loss Letterman #1 Source for College Sports

Income Disclaimer: Income results are not guaranteed and Your success
depends upon your skills, work effort, and market conditions.
We do not guarantee any level of income or success.

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