It's a very slow process - two steps forward, one step back - but I'm inching in the right direction. - Rob Reiner

May 22, 2013

Three Weeks Later....

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.

16 comments:

  1. Oh I sure hope you get good news and that the MRI is clear and you at least know what to do to get better...

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  2. Hopefully the MRI will give you an answer so you know what you're dealing with. Maybe you'll be able to get money back on the race if you can't do it. Or sell your entry?

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  3. It is so frustrating when something like this takes so long to get better. Let's hope for that miracle. My knee I fell on a few weeks ago is also not healed yet. Last week I took another small stone out of the main wound! I think there might be one more. Luckily I can run but I know how you feel about missing a race you entered long ago. All the best and take care!

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  4. Ugh... I feel for you! I hope that MRi gives you some answers that you need.

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  5. I hope you keep healing up quick.

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  6. Fingers crossed that the MRI just says a sprain. But, whatever is can be fixed and that's the good news :) Tell them you need that tri back back pronto so you can rest!

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  7. I hope you get the good news you need! I'm glad you're able to keep active around the injury, I do hope it isn't serious.

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  8. Sending good vibes your way!!!

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  9. Fingers & toes crossed for good news & quick healing :)

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  10. Wishing you a speedier recovery!

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  11. Really hoping you got good news! Being injured is the worst!

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  12. Aw man, that sounds rough :( Sorry to hear you're still feeling beaten up.

    I hope you get good news. Hang in there!

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  13. Man I hope you get good news. I did my first tri in my splint (with my doctor's permission.) It bothered it for a long time to put weight on it on my bike. I hope you can do your first tri. What is the distance?

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  14. Oh man, I've been so out of the loop lately. Sorry you're injured. I hope you get good news.

    I'm in the same kind of race boat right now. I know I'll dnf at least one race, as I can't run for sure. I hate not doing races I've signed up for.

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