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Friday, April 06, 2007

Well, things were going along really well on Thursday. We were finishing up a WONDERFUL clinic ride, one where I couldn't seem to do anything wrong. Then Something spooked Falcao, and I was off.

I couldn't get up from all 4's, just layed down. I felt like I had broken my hip. Could put no weight on my right leg, couldn't move the leg forward.

After a trip of an hour to get to ER, and a few hours of waiting for doctors and xrays, we found that fortunately I hadn't broken anything, but had pulled a muscle in my back, bruised and severly scraped my right elbow, and worst of all, bruised my sciatic nerve.

I am now limited for a while to walking very short distances with a walker and being in bed. My exercises are now simple stretches to try to get my muscles to relax and let go. There are times when I can sit up for short periods and feel more human, then, WHAM, the sciatic grabs and I am curled up for a couple of minutes.

This is such a change in my life, I am trying hard to adapt. It is frustrating, but I KNOW I can get through this. I will take time, patience and a load of support from all my firends, both online and in person.

It is times like this that I am thankful for everyone around me.

I am only temporarily out of order. I WILL NOT stay this way!

So the goal for now is to try to maintain. Learning to listen to my body as to what it will allow me to do. Learning to listen to what hunger really is, what thirst is, what "being full" really means.

Help me hanf in there. I KNOW I can do this, but I also know I will encounter low spots.
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