Saturday, March 15, 2008

Road to recovery

Day 3:

Day 6:


It's been a week and some change since the accident. I had my first regular training session this morning: a swim. It felt pretty good. This afternoon, I'll try to run.
The bruising is not as bad as I expected. Purple shin, yellow hip, black pelvis. It's sort of like trying to solve a mystery, using the bruises to piece together how I landed. I'm convinced the small black bruise on my pelvis must have been from the handlebars.

Things are still sore even where the bruising is light. Can't lie on my left side yet, but no longer waking up in the middle of night when I try.

Most unexpected painful thing are sneezes. The contraction of the bruised abs is incredibly painful still. And I'm a much more nervous driver, checking blindspots three or four times before moving.

My friend Keri is letting me borrow her old bike for the race in Mooloolaba in 2 weeks, so I'll still get to compete, but the focus now is different. Now, I'm just really happy to get to race, speed is not important.

2 comments:

Jon March 17, 2008 at 1:30 PM  

After my appendectomy, the most surprising (and unpleasant) painful thing that I had was laughter. Laughter! Can you imagine. I hope that's not happening for you.

Laura Miyakawa March 19, 2008 at 7:37 AM  

I thought laughter was the best medicine!

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