Well, I'm down for the count. Many of you followed my "What It Takes to be Super" series of articles, and are aware that I was having some problems in the undercarriage department.
After bagging my S-R series before the grand-daddy distance, the 600k; I went to my GP to have a look at things. My GP sent me to a surgical specialist who diagnosed me with a chronic fissure. Apparently I've had it since before starting my S-R series, and the long rides just aggrivated the problem.
Long story short, I've been off the bike since having ridden the 400k back on August 21st/22nd. On Oct. 1st, I had an LIS performed to correct the fissure and eventually get my butt back on a saddle.
So now I have about a 4 - 5 week recovery before I can get back on the bike. Anyhow, I feel like crud about not having been able to ride, and now I can't even walk more than enough to just bring my dog outside. Ugh! I'll be back up and moving in a couple weeks, and I will be allowed to start swimming (something new for me, since I haven't done any swimming for about 18 years.) Then I can ease myself back onto the bike.
Anyone who's got some good post-op recovery stories (like the Doc telling you it would be 2 months, and you were back riding in only a month), gimmie some inspiration. I've been laying around on pain meds, literally, for 3 days and starting to feel a little bit down.
Or, if you've got some appropriately inappropriate jokes, that'd work, too. My father already congratulated me on the repair, since now I'm a perfect a-hole.