Thursday, May 03, 2007

Reality sets in

So the extent of my injuries is really starting to set in... I figure I've got at least a week before nothing stings in the shower. If anything the progress on the torn muscle has been backwards. The bruises are going to be here for a while. On Sunday when I was still being super optimistic I seriously considered setting up the single-speed on a trainer to see if I could pedal. Right now it doesn't sound like a good idea or even a little fun. Some of this will be funny some day... it took me 5 minutes to put on socks this morning. My wife will hear years of jokes about having to bandage my ass. I'll have scars that I can show off and say with a smile "Hey, remember that time I got launched in the finish at Sturbridge... man that sucked". Today however I have to stay real still and hope I don't rub anything the wrong way. That is for the 30 minutes or so that I stay sitting before I have to move around in order to keep my leg loose. Argh, this is hard.

On the positive side, I've got a couple areas that are almost bandage free and according to my wife I somehow had a good healing day yesterday. I've also started formulating my negotiation plan with the doctor and a list of activities that may not aggravate the injury... stairs don't hurt, rowing might work, if I'm real careful throwing a leg over and I stay inside I think I can pedal. I know there's no need to push it, but not pushing it and trying not to lose your mind are two different things.

I'm hoping for good news from insurance land today or tomorrow. Waiting on confirmation that they have all the documents and then an estimate of when they hope to resolve this. I'm hoping the answer is quickly, but I've obviously got some time to get the bike back.

1 comment:

Water-hound said...

Dude, sorry to hear about the damage to the body. Its never any fun.
I am now able to ride for about 20 minutes three times a week on my fixed gear (and only because the handlebars are higher than the seat!)

Rest up and get well!