Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Doctor Visit

So I saw the pulmonary diseases specialist today and he said that the inflammation that was a result of the cold and exercise induced asthma attack I had at CheckPoint Zero could take up to three months to heal...THREE MONTHS???? I HAVEN'T GOT THREE DAYS!

He said that normally he wouldn't prescribe anything different other than avoiding activity that triggers attacks and an albuterol inhaler, but since I'm not about to go into hibernation for 2 more months, he wrote me a script for an inhaled steriod/bronciodilater combo that should accelerate the healing process and still allow me to train at a resonable level. I hope it works because I'm tired of lackluster performances and DNF's. Then he went on to say that it is possible I may have to deal with this forever, as asthma has a way of developing over time and generally it stays for good. NOOOOO!!! I refuse to believe this..I am invincible dammit!

In other fun and exciting news about my almost-30 falling-apart body...I think the rod they put in my broken finger to fix it three years ago is starting to work its way out of the bone. The body tends to get rid of foreign objects that aren't bolted into place, so its probably just a matter of time before it starts poking through the skin. Yippie! Seriously..I'm falling apart.

1 comment:

Julia Radmann said...

:(
Don't let it get to you - we all know you'll be back kicking a$$ at every race out there before long!