I just wanted to finally take the time to introduce myself to everyone.Ive been lurking for a while.
My name is Lonnie.Im Jimmy T’s Brother in law.(Just in case some of you were wondering about my first post- Texas state champions).Im 46.Coming back from a 7-8 year lay off.
Just a little background:I was born at 6 months,I weighed just over 2 pounds.As a consequence I got a mild case of cerebral palsy.Back then,Polio was still around and the vaccine wasnt as good as it is to day.So between my first and second shot I got a mild case of polio.Also there were some birth defects in my low back/hip aerea.
When I was about 38 I blew out my low back at work.Ill never be right.
About a year after that I was changing a tire and I was using my shoulder to compensate for my low back and I heard a pop.Already had on surgery,they want to do another,just not sure I want to do it.
Because of the back/neck problems I was taking a lot of pain killers,I started having intestinal problems.Wound up needing a Colon resection.For the past 5 years it was a revolving door at the hospital.I didnt have insurance so the doctors wouldnt fix it just sent me home.There at the last its was send me home to die.My Sister got a job at a hospital,and got one of the Doctors to do the sugery for me back in November.
I felt so much better I was able to start lifting light in late Feb early March.Since then Ive put 100 pounds on my bench(I just hit 305!),Squated 315 for 10(although my depth still has some issues)not sure where my pull is I havent done it in a while,last time I hit 315 for a double.I have been training my low back so well see.
So thanx for all the help Ive already gotten,and I look forward to a lot more.