Okay, this hasn’t been a good month. Actually, the whole year, minus the cyclo-X racing in January has pretty much sucked. This is now sucking big time.
I went and did the ultra sound on my leg yesterday afternoon and the results weren’t good. I have a DVT (blood clot) in my lower leg from the crash back at Joe Martin NRC. I haven’t exactly figured out what I’m going to do exactly, but all the options aren’t that appealing to me. I do know that I’m not going to be racing bicycles for the foreseeable future.
I got pretty lucky and got to talk to the doctor who reads the results of all the tests. He came in and gave me some very important information that I’m going to think about for the next week before I make any other decisions. I’m going to do another ultra sound on the leg next week to check out the progression, or more optimistically, the regression of the clot. He did tell me that this procedure would be in weeks, not in days. I’ve researched the issue a bit and it might be more accurate to say that it is going to be months, not weeks. Whatever the time frame, it is going to be much too long for my liking.
Anyway, I don’t get depressed very often, but this is pretty much a downer. There are many more things that can go wrong with our bodies, this is just a blip on the screen. But, I’ve broken and trashed myself pretty good over the years and have never have been told that the recovery period could be over 6 months. That is until nearly December.
I’m still in a little state of shock. I’m sure I’ll have a different mindset in a few days. Right now I’m going to just wait it out for the next week until I get the next test.