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Offline Jack Kendall

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So I guess this is farewell...
« on: June 10, 2010, 06:48:38 PM »
I'm not exactly sure where to put this... so General Discussion seems like it will do.

I recently had an MRI done on my ankle due to chronic pain, and received the results today. Apparently I've crushed the cartilage in there, and it's only going to get worse with impact, to the point where I'd need serious surgery just to relieve the pain. In other words, I'm never going to be able to practice parkour again.

It's been swell; parkour was my only passion, and it really motivated me to get stronger and improve my self-image. I can't thank you all enough for everything you've helped me with. This community has been great. I'll probably stick around and help out some of the new guys, because I feel obligated to give back as much as you guys have given to me.

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Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010, 06:50:20 PM »
 :o I don't know you, but wow. There's no way, for sure? How did you get this injury bro?
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Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010, 06:51:07 PM »
thats horrible.

anyway you could do what livewire did and work on upper body? and is there absolutely no way to fix it?
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Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010, 06:54:47 PM »
My condolences, no one really died, but a piece of all of us dies when a traceur loses his abilities :'(
i wish you luck in a speedily recovery and with any chance... you may be able to do some parkour in your future
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Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2010, 07:29:20 PM »
No, there's no chance of recovery, and there's no surgery that can fix it. Sure, I can work on upper body, but there's nothing I can really do other than handstands and bars... and that's hardly parkour.

I'm pretty sure I got the injury when I took a bad spill on my longboard, but I also bruised the hell out of my heel bone, so that was all I was really paying attention to. Since then I've only been making it worse. I put it off far too long.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2010, 07:31:49 PM by Jack Kendall »

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Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2010, 07:32:56 PM »
that is really too bad. we would love for you to stay and give tips to noobs like me though. it would be horrible to loose a member of the community
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Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010, 07:42:43 PM »
bro I'm so sorry. Just don't use this as a excuse to stop keeping in shape, there are plenty of things you can do to keep fit without putting too much impact on your ankle, btw how much impact can you put on it? I mean you could maybe train basic ground level things like small vaults and such

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Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2010, 07:46:58 PM »
awwh man. im really sorry to hear that bro. maybe you could find a way to naturally heal it such as vitamins, a specific diet, or some type of herb. also, dont stop at one doctors opinion, as they CAN be wrong. try going to multiple doctors, and ones who specialize in your problem. try alternative medicine doctors too. stop at nothing. look at this as another obstacle to overcome. maybe you cant do it fast, but you can always try to be efficient, and smart about it.

if there is absolutely 100% NO WAY IN HELL that you cant get back into parkour, keep the philosophy with you. just because you have to give up physically doing it doesnt mean you need to lose the state of mind as well.

i wish you all the luck in the world with this man. i just really hope you dont give up on parkour if you dont have to.


also, remember that the body is an amazing thing, and even if all doctors say youre done, it doesnt necasarrily mean you are. im sure youve heard stories of people who were told by their doctors theyd never walk again, and two years later theyre running an ultramarathon
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Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2010, 08:40:57 PM »
awwh man. im really sorry to hear that bro. maybe you could find a way to naturally heal it such as vitamins, a specific diet, or some type of herb. also, dont stop at one doctors opinion, as they CAN be wrong. try going to multiple doctors, and ones who specialize in your problem. try alternative medicine doctors too. stop at nothing. look at this as another obstacle to overcome. maybe you cant do it fast, but you can always try to be efficient, and smart about it.

if there is absolutely 100% NO WAY IN HELL that you cant get back into parkour, keep the philosophy with you. just because you have to give up physically doing it doesnt mean you need to lose the state of mind as well.

i wish you all the luck in the world with this man. i just really hope you dont give up on parkour if you dont have to.


also, remember that the body is an amazing thing, and even if all doctors say youre done, it doesnt necasarrily mean you are. im sure youve heard stories of people who were told by their doctors theyd never walk again, and two years later theyre running an ultramarathon
yeah just remember naoki, the guy who broke his back, He's training again

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Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2010, 09:05:13 PM »
The doctor I saw is an ankle specialist. If anyone knows what they're talking about, it's him. Also, cartilage just does not regrow itself. There's no way it can ever repair. It just doesn't happen. It would be like an amputee regrowing their arm, so as far as hope goes... false at best.

However, there is absolutely no way in hell I'm going to let myself get fat. If there's anything parkour has taught me, it's that I will keep myself in shape until the day I die.

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Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2010, 09:40:42 PM »
D:
now THIS is worse then the guy who doesnt have a cat



PLEASE tell me you own a cat!
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Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2010, 09:45:16 PM »
 :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

I moved away into an apartment that doesn't allow pets, so my cat stays with my parents  :-[

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Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2010, 10:11:52 PM »
Jack, i'm sorry. i know what its like to have an injury that stops you from doing things you love.

How long have you been practicing parkour? jc...

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Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2010, 11:08:02 PM »
:O
not good
if i cud i would give u my ''possibilities'' and i wud re-learn them self xD
ouch i broke my finger a few months ago and i couldnt do pk cuz of it lol but THIS
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Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2010, 02:56:24 AM »
Stretch, fortify the muscles around your ankle. Move the ankle a bit every day. Don't apply pressure, but work the muscles all around it. You WILL get better. Doesn't matter what any doctor says, you can turn it around.

You have the ability to treat this as any other obstacle.

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Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2010, 08:21:53 AM »
I've been practicing for 2 years for those curious. And I guess you guys are right, what else can I do other than hope for the best? Maybe it will get better... doctors have been wrong before. Maybe someone will come out with a new surgery to fix it, you never know...

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Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2010, 08:22:58 AM »
:-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

I moved away into an apartment that doesn't allow pets, so my cat stays with my parents  :-[

D:

i dont think i'll ever find a worse thing then this
cant do parkour anymore AND no cats T_T
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Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2010, 08:45:14 AM »
D:

i dont think i'll ever find a worse thing then this
cant do parkour anymore AND no cats T_T

Don't be a pessimist :P

Jack, watch this :)

Or this. (More complete version :P)
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Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2010, 09:54:33 AM »
Im sorry to hear but i do hope you get better

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Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2010, 11:06:39 AM »
Trust me, it's not the end of your Parkour career (most likely.) There are guys that have completely broken their legs to the point they might be amputated, had serious knee surgery, etc. and were told they will never do Parkour again, but they did. They worked at rehabilitation and staying motivated and two years and now they're some of the worlds best traceurs (they're Ryan Doyle and Tim Shieff if you're wondering.) So if you work on rehab, and if you truly love Parkour, you'll get there. You might not be able to do all the stuff you used to, but you'll get there.
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