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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Four Years Ago I faced the Unknown. Pain and Hard Times Became Blessings.

A Picture Misty took of me in recovery 

Four years ago right now I was recovery after surgery. Dr. Thomas was repairing my back from the damage of a quarter century in the ring and on the road. It was one of the worst days of my life. Yet it turned out to become a true blessing.

I went into surgery with no idea how or if I would recover. Not sure what was in my future. I was being told it would be at least a year before I could even think of getting back in a ring. I told Dr. Thomas I respected him but did not accept that.

The following days after were the hardest I had ever had. The pain was awful but I kept going. The amount of emails, social media messages, and cards in the mail was overwhelming. So many people telling me they were praying for me.

For nine weeks I only left my house to go to the doc for treatment and rehab. As time went on and I began to heal. I realized just how bad off I was. I had been told I should not be able to do anything I was doing with my back the way it was. I was also told I should of had this surgery years earlier. The first doctor told me I should not be able to walk or stand.

I had a date set of when I wanted to be back in the ring. I was told that out of the 10 or so surgeries the doc had did like this I was by far the worst. I was then told I had heal better than anyone could imagine. I told them prayer is powerful.

This surgery worried me but it was a series of blessings. I was back in the ring way ahead of schedule. I became aware of who I really mattered to. I have lost over 100 pounds. I have had the busiest three years if my life in and out of the ring. This year is shaping up to be the same way.

When the doc signed my release to go back to wrestling. He said he could not believe how fast I was healing. I told him I had people praying for me all over the world. I give the glory to God for not only the recovery but the fact he allows me to doing what I love and he gives me a highway to head down several times a week.

Before surgery on the left and three weeks ago on the right

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