Tagesarchiv: 27. Mai 2010

Road to Recovery


WARNING — This post includes an x-ray of some new hardware that some may find disturbing.
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Just a quick note that I had surgery on my elbow on Tuesday as planned — two TI pins plus some extra wire so the bone will heal properly.  Back home yesterday, in time to watch #1 son’s high school graduation and make a short visit back to work today, to be followed with a longer day tomorrow.

The arm is in a half cast for the time being, but in a week I should be able to start to move it and do some rehab exercises.  The ribs also feel as if they are healing, but I probably won’t be on a bicycle again until after a trip that is scheduled in late June, and I am still scratching my head about what I can do to reduce the risk of another injury, since I don’t enjoy the whole hospital experience.  I will need another visit anyway in 6-12 months to have the hardware removed.

The best I have come up with so far is (1) avoid back streets, sidewalks, pedestrian paths (including the Tama-sai except when it is empty) and all forms of non-automotive congestion, and (2) lose enough weight so that my bones don’t break when I fall, and so that maybe I can brake/react/evade a bit more quickly.  Other suggestions are welcome.

… I should add, thanks to all for the many well wishes, and to those who forwarded this article about Jens Voigt’s recovery last year after crashing out of the Tour — prominent on the front of the NY Times Online just a day or two after my injury.

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