It’s been just over two weeks since my accident and with how my leg was feeling I was very optimistic of a quick recovery. Crutches have been hard work, and the long weekend in a wheelchair in Amsterdam was an eye opening experience. Let’s just say everything is a challenge, from planning every little trip out to the way people look at you.
Last Monday I had the staples out where they had entered my leg to do the bone joinery. It’s a neat scar, if a little pirate like. Yesterday I went to see the UK based orthopaedic surgeon. They took an X ray and said the Spanish had done an excellent job. But to be sure of a full recovery and reduce the risk of necrosis – that is the severed bone head dying due to lack of blood supply and requiring a full hip replacement – I should treat it with lots of care. And that means another 7 weeks of no weight bearing activity. To say I’m disappointed would be an understatement. You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone is very true as I stare longingly at my bikes hanging at the corner of my home office… where I can continue to work (thanks internet).
I miss out on the Cannondale Press Trip to Utah, I miss out on Fort William, I miss riding my bike.
This does mean, however, I can get stuck into Singletrack V3.0.
Posted on: May 26, 2010 by tomdebruin