It's been three weeks today that I had my bike wreck.
My road rash is mostly healed - just some fresh pink skin reveals what was once scratched and bleeding.
The three deep bruises on my left hip are barely visible....only the golf ball size hematoma under the skin of the worst one gives me away.
The scratches on my palms are healed.
My nail is starting to grow back.
The other smaller scrapes and bruises are gone.
But my wrist....oh my wrist, is still in a splint. It still hurts to move. While it has improved some, it is only slight improvement. I go for an MRI tomorrow to see if I do indeed have a ligament tear. I am still hopeful it is just badly sprained and that the recovery is just going to take time. But I would have expected more improvement in three weeks. Fingers crossed I hear good news.
I still can't bike (outside) or swim.....
In the meantime, I am still running and biking on my trainer. Biking is still difficult, as I can't put any weight on my left wrist. By the end of even a short 30 or 45 minute ride my right hand is killing me from putting all my weight on it the entire time. My tri bike is still in the shop - I think it will be easier to bike on the aero bars than my road bike. Hopefully I'll have it back soon.
But, I'm trying to stay in "tri" shape. My first tri of the season is supposed to be in 3 weeks. And then a second one 2 weeks later. I registered for both months ago and hate nothing more than losing money on a race I can't do. It's not looking good, but I'm trying to stay hopeful, that maybe someway I can do them.
I am just thankful that I can still do road races at a minimum.
Ok, that's it...I need good news tomorrow and I need the wrist recovery to speed up!! I need a miracle.