The mightly collar bone - Left image is my left and relativley normal collarbone and the one on the righgt is my new "lump"
OK..Me vs Tawonga Gap. Last post I told you about fractured collarbone. Well this week further x-rays taken due to pain showed two rib fractures and yesterday the doctor found a pneumothorax, (only a very small one) which effectively is a collapsed lung...air in the intrapleural space...this is not a concern as it is very small and will self resolve...but seems that I took a bigger impact than I thought.
Lessons to be learned:-
1. Stay Upright
2. Don't be scared to get a second opinion from a doc if you just dont feel that your diagnosis seems to cut it
3. Listen to the doc (and my bike coach) say rest and dont try to do too much....(easy to say....but I hate being still for too long)
Plan of attack is on May 1st (19 days after stack, I will start on the windtrainer...ease in slowly and begin training......if it is ok with my coach and everyone else....)
The plan includes a new big comfy seat on the windtrainer as I will be in more of an upright position and this is meant to be more comfortable with my broken bones. Don;t wnat to bore you with anything else, the news is all ok now and I am RECOVERING......Yes falls hurt but a support network like an understanding boyfriend (Shane...thank you). My parents are still living here and my mum is determined to do as much as she can to help...THANK YOU!