Well, I finally got in to see the ankle specialist, that the insurance would pay for, yesterday. He does seem to be a good local doctor and comes reccomended by a few pt friends. Here is a link to my problems: http://www.mdmercy.com/footandankle/...ochondral.html
He took me over my MRI and report line by line and translated it into English for me. He had an opening come up for today! Seems another patient had to canceal due to sinus infection. So I went ahead and took it. If not, I'm limping around for another eight weeks and missing work and just feeling like crap.
Funny thing, my ankle doesn't hurt this morning! Too late, still going through with it.
This is my last ride for the next three weeks. But the doctor says I should be back to work and biking, on restrictions and light duty, in about three weeks. I'm pretty stoked about that, and so is my boss. Its the holidays and we start Thanksgiving prep next week. A half a ton of turkey roast, eighty sheets of pumkin pie, a ton of cornbread dressing, and 75 gallons of gravy doesn't just cook itself. Its allot of work feeding 1925 guys who don't play well with others.
I'm heading out to bike along the fields on the edge of town for one last ride for the next three weeks. I get a little spooky riding along this time of year on a singletrack in the dark. I have my headlamp on my helmet, leftover from coonhunting, but its still keeps me on edge. I read allot of Steven King, but what scares me are the damn deer! They have trotted a nice singletrack path for me that goes about four and a half miles that is allot of fun. But sometimes they are still around when I come through. I about tagged two nice forked bucks last week. They were rubbing a little and I was watching a squirrel....it could have been ugly, are at least widllife harrassment! Thinking about getting those deer alert things you mount on your cars bumper for the Hardrock!
I've planned on swapping out the good stuff from all of the Hardrocks and putting it on my favorite. I like the 22" Grey Ghost frame the best, so I'm going to tune up the 19" Red Rocket, a convert it to a SS for the Oldest Princess to ride singletrack with.
I also went by and ordered some books from the library to read yesterday. A few about the bike culture and commuting and whatnot. Should keep me sane for awhile.
Well, I'll check in later tonight, after everything calms down and wears off. Its an out patient surgery. I go in at 8:45am. See yea.