"What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."
A quote that I believe is so very true, especially in my current situation. Unfortunatly my season took a turn for the worst at the Northstar Rev Tour event. During my first training run, I took a gnarly crash off of a double roller, that ended pretty severly. I was evaluated the day of the accident with just a concussion, but when I returned to Colorado, my body was still in serious pain. I thought it was necessary to see a specialist, because I was worried I had retorn my labrum in my hip, which I had surgery on three years ago. The diagnosis was much worse. I fractured my right hip socket, right pelvis, sacrum, tore cartlidge in my hip, strained my hamstring pretty bad, and sprained my left ankle. I am so very lucky that my crash did not go worse, the doctor said I could have been paralyzed, due to the location of the fractures. No news like this is good news, but every athlete is involved with bumps along their journey, and this is mine. My recovery is six weeks on crutches baring no weight at all on my right leg, then once the fractures are completely healed, spending some time in therapy. Like the quote above, I need to use this recovery time to mentally get myself stable, as well as physically stronger. I'll be back competing next season, and I am so confident that I will come back stronger then ever!
|The CT scan image of the fracture in my right hip. The half moon looking-crack to the left of the ball and socket.|