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I'm long past fusion rehab...what do I do now? What can I do?

batfish55bbatfish55 Posts: 1
edited 06/19/2014 - 6:48 PM in Water Cooler
First, this really isn't meant to be a whoa-is-me kind of thing.

A little background: I was a competitive gymnast for 10 years. Undoubtedly, that's what set me up for this.

In 2007, I had a short fall, only a couple of feet, and ruptured my L5/S1. Two years and two surgeries later, the second a spinal fusion, I went back to school. Since I couldn't do my physical job anymore, I needed brain training for a brain job.

I just finished my electrical engineering degree, and have begun to stick my head outdoors again for the first time in years (for those who don't know, any engineering degree program is VERY intense).

After reading about electrons for 5 years, I'm out of shape and am looking for hobbies, especially something physical to get back into shape, but I don't know what my metal back will let me do. Also, because of the gymnastics, my knees are shot too (degenerated meniscus cartilage, the soft stuff). So hiking, biking, and anything with any impact is out.

Any suggestions? Working out at the gym is too mind-numbing. I want a hobby.

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