Noodler--Toni's break was pretty bad, but I've never known anyone so determined and disciplined to recover quickly and effectively. I don't think he missed a day of working out, although of course, he had to change the workout a bit after the injury. He told me that doctors told him since early on that the repairs were very stable, and that pain should be his guideline in his workouts. He had plenty of that for a while, but he still pushed about as hard as he could. He did upper body workouts religiously, and started riding a stationary bicycle as soon as he possibly could. He walked as much as he could handle, and was skate-skiing as early as a couple weeks ago. He's having his boots worked on a little (Dobermann's are hard enough to get in and out of under the best of circumstances!) and I expect him back on skis, cautiously, in two or three weeks. He's been studying ski videos and visualizing skiing since the accident, and he's eager to get out and ski very slowly, working on his fundamentals.
Toni will be back, better than ever. Soon!
(Rats. Guess that means I'll have to give him his skis back. Anyone know Tonya Harding's phone number?)