I am back after being gone for over 8 months now ... No real excuse ... just lazy I reckon. The last three months hve been a "blur" though !!! I had my left hip rplaced on Oct. 31st and tht hs done remarkably well !!! In December I had gone for a ride on my hand crank trike and as I arrived home I was taking my walker out of the back of my car when something like a HOT POKER sdhot through my left elbow. I monitored it a couple days but there was no improvement. I went to Orthopedic weho sent me for x-ray and MRI ...
It seems I had tore the tendon and muscle in my left elbow !!! NOT GOOD for a hand cyclist and someone that lifts weights during winter months !!! I had surgery to repair on December 27th but the wound never seemed to heal. I went back Jan' 16th and was determined the woumd was infected !!! Had surgery Jan. 19th to take out repair hardware and repair AS BEST COULD.
That is where I am now ... I just got "pick line" out Thursday but still on oral antibiotics. I go see elbow Dr. tomorrow, Feb 12th to find out current status. My dream of riding Blue Ridge Marathon this year is shot ... Last year I was "trained up" and ready but they shot thaqt down. This year I wa\\had an attorney ready to go to court if necessary for DISCRI<INATION AGAINST A DISABLED ATHLETE !!!
I guess now I have a yer to get trained up for the 2019 BRM ... I will not bow down or back out to what I see as blatant discrimination !!! They have no idea who I am if they think that will happen !!!
I am already registered for the Salem Half Marathon again this year after coming in first for the 60-64 year olds this year !!! And the race director is the same for this event as the BRM ... GO FIGURE !!!
Please come back and follow my BLOG as I promise to do better keeping it up !!! Email me anytime with questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org ... Have a GREAT day !!!