I'm trying to move! And to see if my wrecked body will tolerate it.
Interestingly (fortunately?), it seems that the elliptical trainer was just fine today. It's the day-to-day movements that really suck.
I still can't imagine riding my bike to work or running anywhere.
On the way to work I was thinking that my leg just was not looking so hot so got off the bus at the University of Washington Medical Center Emergency Room. Better safe than sorry.
I had a classic ER experience. Everyone was super nice and I was taken care of but since I was not bleeding or in imminent danger of dying, it took a LONG time before I was released. Here is the low down.
- I should have gone to the hospital for the cut on my thigh right away. Duh.
- Luckily there are no signs of infection.
- They numbed me up with about eight injections (right into the cut!) and then irrigated and scraped (with a scalpel!) the shit out of it. I had to look away.
- I was given a prescription for antibiotics and instructed how to apply a 'wet to dry' dressing and told to change it twice/day. Wet to dry means you stuff wet gauze into the wound and cover it with dry gauze. The moisture helps new cells travel to the surface and the dry gauze helps wick out the crap. Needless to say I am now fully stocked up on gauze and tape.
On the upside my cold is going away.
|Time of Day||cardio - 5:30 AM|
|Workout Type||active recovery|
|Course||elliptical trainer, 13 incline, 13 resistance|
|Pace||cadence around 140 to start, mid 150s at the finish|
heart rate around low 130s at the finish