Lyrics: There's just a few more hours.
That's all the time you've got.
Apologies: I may have used this song before!
So, the story of my back. On Saturday 20th July I was in a well-known supermarket when I was hit from behind by a woman pushing her trolley with one of those cars attached to the front with her grandchild in. I was knocked to the floor and struggled to get up. First aid consisted of a bottle of water and the suggestion that I get some fresh air. Over the next few days was in a fair bit of pain and yesterday managed to see a consultant friend (one of the GB doctors) in Manchester. He sent me for a scan (in Wilmslow) and phoned yesterday evening with preliminary results. In short my sacrum (the part of the spine above the coccyx) has been fractured. He suggests 8 to 12 weeks to heal plus physio to strengthen the muscles around the spine. I can run but only gently and on the flat. Good job it is flat around here! Obviously I have some concerns about the incident but more concerned that this is the second fracture in around 18 months (last one was mid-back) and that these may be osteopenia related, which is the next thing to discuss when I get the full feedback.
What: half an hour easy?
Why: see above. Also spoke with another former GB team/RW doctor who agreed with the above advice.
In other news, son's wedding is tomorrow. Don't think I'll be dancing much.
Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.