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The Ghost Inside’s Jonathan Vigil Has Offered A Health Update After His Latest Surgery

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 26 March 2018 at 10.43

"Progress is slow. Progress is tough. Progress is frustrating. But after everything, progress is still progress."



The Ghost Inside's Jonathan Vigil has provided after an update on his health after his latest surgery. 

Vigil underwent an ankle fusion last September but has now said "My doctor told me that my boot can come off and I can start physical therapy to learn how to walk again."

You can read the full Instagram post below:

"Although I tend complain about the speed of it, progress is progress. I decided to go through with a (very dreaded) ankle fusion in September. After spending two years in/on wheelchairs, crutches, walkers and canes, I decided that I couldn’t live with the pain anymore. The benefit being a more solid joint with significantly reduced pain. The downside is a complete loss of movement in my ankle. Coming from being fairly active (playing shows, hockey, etc.) it was a very hard reality to accept. In my heart of hearts, I knew things were never gonna be the same again but that didn’t stop me from always wanting to believe otherwise.

You may read that as me being pessimistic but it’s actually the opposite. Things aren’t how they were anymore, they’re just different. It’s the fact that I can get around easier now with less pain. It’s me not having to rely on others to do basic things anymore. It’s me regaining self sufficiency. It’s waking up everyday a little bit better than the day before. It’s beginning to live my life again, not necessarily worse, just different.

And at a time when it felt like it was going to be terrible forever, I progressed. Strides were made. Every day. Some days more than others, some more noteworthy than others but strides nonetheless. Today I progressed. My doctor told me that my boot can come off and I can start physical therapy to learn how to walk again. With no more pending surgeries or hospital stays planned, I can’t help but be happy.

Progress is slow. Progress is tough. Progress is frustrating. But after everything, progress is still progress."

 

Although I tend complain about the speed of it, progress is progress. I decided to go through with a (very dreaded) ankle fusion in September. After spending two years in/on wheelchairs, crutches, walkers and canes, I decided that I couldn’t live with the pain anymore. The benefit being a more solid joint with significantly reduced pain. The downside is a complete loss of movement in my ankle. Coming from being fairly active (playing shows, hockey, etc.) it was a very hard reality to accept. In my heart of hearts, I knew things were never gonna be the same again but that didn’t stop me from always wanting to believe otherwise —- You may read that as me being pessimistic but it’s actually the opposite. Things aren’t how they were anymore, they’re just different. It’s the fact that I can get around easier now with less pain. It’s me not having to rely on others to do basic things anymore. It’s me regaining self sufficiency. It’s waking up everyday a little bit better than the day before. It’s beginning to live my life again, not necessarily worse, just different —- And at a time when it felt like it was going to be terrible forever, I progressed. Strides were made. Every day. Some days more than others, some more noteworthy than others but strides nonetheless. Today I progressed. My doctor told me that my boot can come off and I can start physical therapy to learn how to walk again. With no more pending surgeries or hospital stays planned, I can’t help but be happy —- Progress is slow. Progress is tough. Progress is frustrating. But after everything, progress is still progress

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The post follows on from the band confirming that they will be unable to play the final cross country run of the Vans Warped Tour.

"The final Warped Tour summer lineup was announced today and we won't be a part of it. Lots of you might be disappointed and we are too but we aren't quite fit for the stage yet. 

BUT. The lineup is stacked. So many of our friends, bands we've toured with, band we listen to. Kevin Lyman is sending it off in style. We couldn't thank him enough in a hundred summers for the opportunity to be a part of two warped tours.

The ultimate honour of our career so far was having the opportunity to represent Epitaph Records on the main stage of Warped '14. Far beyond the wilest dreams of a little hardcore band from SoCal."


As always, we wish the band the very best.

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