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  • bqx40 10:56 am on October 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: crash, , life   

    One Month Out, “Normal” Still Seems Foreign 

    It’s been a month since I survived a car crash that demolished my car.

    Since then, we’ve closed on our new home, bought a new car, and spent two days’ worth of effort moving in.┬áBecause of the second car payment, our finances are not as secure as I’d like them to be, but we’re capable of making it–even if the next 6 months will be stressful.

    I’ve gotten back to running to some degree. The last two blips in the graph below represent my “return” the last two weeks, after 4 weeks off. Hardly compares to my normal weeks, or even my “even” weeks before.

    Weekly running totals

    After running 5.5 miles this week and moving things, I realized my ribs aren’t quite healed enough for physical activity. I had been able to quit taking ibuprofen, but I’m having to take it again due to the pain. Picking up anything over 20 pounds aggravates the pain.

    I’m wallowing in a fair amount of self-pity, but, right now, I’m just hoping for a normal, relatively pain-free life–outside of running. Seeing my aunt in her final days of her battle with cancer when she has a brand new granddaughter and knowing that I survived the wreck puts things in perspective, but it doesn’t make the waiting and uncertainty of healing any better.

  • bqx40 2:41 pm on June 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Difficult Recovery 

    The steep downhill at the Hatfield-McCoy marathon has trashed my quads. Going down steps is a major struggle, and walking is pretty awkward as well.

    I’ve been using BIOFREEZE a little more than usual and occasional Advil. I’m also feeling pretty exhausted in general from the race, even 48 hours afterward.

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