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Injury Update

April 6, 2011

It has been 3 weeks since I came face to face with 2 tons of steel while out riding in west Austin. Progress has been slow-too slow for someone of my high octane nature-but it has been steady. I ditched the sling yesterday and am able to do small everyday tasks like shower, get dressed, cook, and even drive my truck once more. The knee laceration has healed nicely, but the knee cap and surrounding soft tissue are pretty tender from the impact.My left hip is still nagging me, but it felt good enough today to go for a hike on the greenbelt. Ladybird was thrilled to finally get out and do something other than sleep around the house.

The injury has been real tough on me mentally. The likelihood of a dislocation occurring again with moderate stress is increased. I have more mobility in my arm than 3 weeks ago, but it still pales in comparison to my good arm. I just can’t help but wonder if it’ll ever heal completely and if I’ll be able to return to things I really love doing in life. The thought of swimming, doing a pull up, or drawing my hunting bow just make me cringe. Not only this, but there have been some insurance complications that aren’t easing the situation at all.

Through it all though, I remain as optimistic as I can. I do the only thing a Caveman knows to do-just keep going. I’ll be taking it easy for three more weeks and then I start rehab. Do me a favor and get out as much as you can to enjoy the lovely spring weather while it lasts. Ride for me, run for me, and just enjoy the things I can’t for a few more months.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Charley Rome permalink
    April 7, 2011 7:18 am

    Get well soon!

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