Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Break a leg
I broke my leg at Mt. Snow. I stabbed dabbed around a corner and knew it was broke right away. Sorry for the people who had to sit with me until medical came. I was crying and grovelling in the dirt. I was in a lot of pain and could not believe how bad a broken leg could hurt. The X rays showed a spiral fracture of the fibula and a crushed tibia. I got surgery in Bennington Hospital to put in the 9mm titanium rod that goes from my patellar tendon down to my ankle. Then there is a plate and screws for the tibia. I guess its a common skiing accident, but mine is much lower on the leg. The 10 hour drive back to Harrisonburg was brutal and the last couple of days have been miserable. Today, is the first day I feel a little better. Two weeks on the couch doing nothing and then to the doctors to see how it is healing up.
My first broken bone at my last race. It is not exactly how I wanted to go out. But right now I feel lucky that I don't have to play in the silly circus anymore.
Thanks to everyone who called or emailed their speedy recovery wishes. It really means a lot to me. It feels good to know that people care about me when I'm down and out.