I’ve been making great progress on my recovery this week. As you can see from the videos below, I am able to ride short distances with one arm. I’ve included a bunch of photos if you click the “Read more…” link if you are viewing this on my blog home page. If you are viewing it on the direct link to the post, then you should already see all the photos below. Some might be kinda gross so you are forewarned!
These are the photos that Kristine took while I was in the emergency room at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.
These are photos from home. The yellow areas are areas where bruising has started to settle in. The eventual scope of the bruising indicates a potential small tear in large muscle (e.g., pectoral muscle). The bruising in my toe was much worse on Wednesday than it had been on previous days. Rode for the first time outside (see first video at the top of the post). Rode very slowly (average speed 10mph).
The bruising has spread extensively up my neck and down away from my shoulder, which is still really swollen. Toe bruising a little bit better. Rode again with my arm in a sling. Figured out how to climb the hill in front of our house with no hands. Much faster ride (14mph – see second video)
Bruising continues to creep lower.
Bruising continues to creep lower. Tape from visit with Chris Allison, awesome physical therapist and teammate on Tria Cycling!