Tuesday, 20 May 2008

The Strangest Season

In an unforeseen development, this season's Chuckwagon programming is undergoing a seismic shift. Hopefully if nothing else this will forestall the incident of my first "So Faux Pro" beat down.

Having spent a reasonable amount of time on bike fit, I finally got my bed position dialled in last night. One throw pillow under the ankle with a down pillow immediately up the leg from that, under the knee. No head pillows, and absolutely flat on my back. This produced my first three-plus consecutive hour sleep. I was also able to stretch out my oxycodone (generic percoset) interval from 4 hours to 6 during the critical "between midnight and dawn" stage, which has thus far been the most difficult one. Some experienced players have warned me of the diminishing returns of pain medicine, so anything I can do to get ahead of the 8 ball there is cool. I feel as though I am sleeping on a playground slide, but having a good position, as we all know, is key.

Speaking of drugs, a prescription card can be a wonderful thing. The antibiotics and pain relievers costs a grand total of around $8 after benefit. The blood thinner, for which there is no generic? $430 for a two week supply. Good thing I didn't spend all of my flex spending money already. Lasik will just have to wait until next year once again.

The side effects of all this time on my back are interesting, as you can imagine. My skin is suffering. Constipation is a joy. Tell the folks at Gold Bond to keep the production line humming. Life is a constant ab workout as I do anything at all.

Instead of wallowing in misery, pain and pity I'm going to try and put these few unplanned free weeks to good use. This is going to encompass some professional as well as personal development. Life hands you a couple of weeks where no one really expects a lot of you, you have to take advantage, you know?

My wife is the best.

6 comments:

DCVelobella said...

I may have seen you at the races or HP or Greenbelt. Sorry to learn of your crash, I hope you heal quickly!

1km2go said...

I like your positive attitude despite the fact that it is a serious injury. Keep the updates coming and good luck.

Greg said...

you know, you can turn your bed-fitting skills into a lucrative business, $200-$300 per bed fit. When life gives you lemons, just add some vodka and ice...

any gruesome photos to share??

LOL, my verification word is "sqaab"

Kate said...

I am the best.

Chuck Wagon said...

you ahh, you ahh.

jim e said...

A speedy recovery! I have borrowed you expertise on bed positioning for a fellow in a similar position. What about this oil run up! you have picked the best weeks to closely follow the markets. I look forward to your sage advise on these times.