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Stuck in a ride before my injection

I had one last chance to enjoy a sixty minute ride during our sunshine break before my injections (which were scheduled for 12:30) yesterday morning. Today I want to keep my activities “simple and effortless” so am taking a day off from riding. Then this weekend will see more rain.

nice and green in the eastern foothills
and westward beyond El Toro and the Santa Cruz Mountains

The injections went well. I had enough anesthesia to be unaware of being trapped. It was weird when they first picked me up because my right leg was a little crooked for a few hours. I’m glad my wife was there to take me home. I had to be off my feet for the rest of the day, so I have to thank her for some missed work for the next few days. Today I’m in “normal non-strenuous” mode, so I’ll try to stand and walk a little more. The purpose of the injection is to be able to run for a long time, so I’ll be testing it slowly over the next few days. Discharge’s instructions warned that it could take up to 10 days to get complete relief. Then I follow up with the pain doctor on April 4th.

The discharge instructions listed my wife out as “normal and non-strenuous.” she reminded me “they mean ‘normal’ to a normal person, no You”. This reminds me of a funny thing I forgot to mention in my previous post that my pain doctor (who is a really nice guy) said. I told him my history of how much I exercise, and how I’ve had two injuries in my right leg over the past two years from two separate bouts of over-exercising. I was surprised at how quickly he shaped me. He described my diagnosis after the injection and said that this was a good chance that my problem would go away forever. Then he added, “Unless you decide to start surfboarding a year from now”.



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