© Thomas Bubendorfer 2019

01 / 04 / 2017

Salzburg Austria, orthopedic surgery clinic

During his three weeks in intensive care, Thomas had lost 7 kilos of muscle mass (15,7 pounds). Two weeks after being released from hospital — though still having to move on crutches — he was already managing 200 stairs per day and 30 minutes on the hand ergometer (crank arm). Surprisingly, the generally very painful rib fractures did not hinder him at all during these activities. (But they did hurt doing almost everything else!)

Photo: ©Kronenzeitung — Michael Vogl