GEEEZZZ!!!! It is unbelievable what hurts today. I woke up and now I know what it feels like to have a truck hit me - or in this case what it feels like to run into a truck.
I can't believe there isn't anything broken inside - I can barely move without sharp stabbing pain in my guts. I feel like there is something more serious going on that the x-rays couldn't tell. Except the pain is not only where I hit the truck - it is all inside under my ribs on the other side. It hurts to breathe, move, anything. So, we called Kaiser and they recommended another trip to the hospital today since the pain keeps getting worse and we spent the afternoon there...again. The Doc recommended a Cat Scan of my torso to inspect the bones better. They couldn't find any fractures and I still can't believe it.
I can tell you one thing, and that is how much I understand and appreciate how much pain my buddy Ed's son Paul has been going through since his motorcycle accident about a month ago. Paul hit a guardrail and shattered both legs - he is lucky to be alive. What I am going through is not even close to what he's gone through. You're the man Paul.
So now I need to try and rest and recover from the bruising and whatever soft tissue tears, or whatever is going on in there. But I have only been off my bike for one day and I am already crawling the walls. Yeah, I know I need to rest up and get well and ready for a 4 day stage race in South Africa in just a few weeks.
Well, at least I match my team colors! Purple and soon green!
I am just happy I can make a joke about something that scared the crap out of me so much and it could have been much worse. I am really really thankful.