When things go wrong

This season was the first that was on track. After 2 surgeries last year and a couple of other messed up season I was doing great. Then at a village festival I was kicking a ball around with my kids when I misconnected with a shot. It felt a bit weird, but 2 hours later I was in intense pain and on crutches.

Next day I went to hospital for x-rays. No break. Pain killers. Rest. Ice. Compression. Elevation. Come back in 3 weeks. I had further x-rays last week which confirmed no break but still no diagnosis. At least I got an ankle brace (complete with BOA dial :slight_smile: ) Today I saw the surgeon and had an MRI scan.

The diagnosis is severe bone bruising in the top part of my ankle joint, torn ligaments and tendon damage. Treatment for the bone bruising is antiinflamatories and rest. I need a follow up for the other injuries.

Back to square 1. At least Pav and I have experience of getting me back fit again.

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Wowzers, that sounds like you had a rough time. How hard did you kick that ball? :wink:

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Sprinters legs and a past life in ball sports…

Crazy injury! Sucks, but we can get you back fit :slight_smile:

Flipping heck Julian. Hope the recovery is swift for you. You’ll regain that fitness in no time and be fighting fit again.

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I really don’t like reading this. Verysorry and wishing you all the best for bouncing back

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Not happy to be reading this. Speedy recover

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How are you now @Kicikacsa ?

Thanks for asking. In the last week, I stopped using crutches and taking painkillers. I am back on my bike since Sunday and have managed 4 rides in the last 5 days. The rides are nothing to write home about. I have reached 45 minutes at just about RPE 1 but that will come. Main thing is progress.

I have used the time to plan future events. Diary now broadly planned for the next 12 months. I also realised that I can’t just assume that I will get another chance at things. I hope this will make it harder to not finish events and spur me to try things that I haven’t had the confidence to do before.

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Good to hear your progress

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This is excellent progress. Thank you for the update

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