Just to say.

I’m fine, just fine.

The haircut worked.  A bit.
I went for a 3 and a half hour ride at Blue yesterday and my knee held up well enough that this morning’s ride at Graham doesn’t seem like folly.  I didn’t ride WELL.  But I got it done.  A little the way I’ve been playing pool..  A bit distracted, but still managing to get the job done for the most part.  I scrambled back last week, controlling the table for 25 balls, to take J’s money after it was looking a lot like he might actually beat me.

I’ve got an appointment on thursday (I think.. not yet confirmed) to get an MRI of the knee and immediately have a consult with the doc.  If there is an obvious meniscal tear that can be cleaned up easily it might be worth doing.  Recovery time is short.  I’ve done it before.. I’ve got some idea.  The MRI will confirm an ACL rupture (or maybe not), but I’m not going to be replacing that old thing!!

Simon Firth is the official repair guy in the US for Brooks.   When he heard about the UTA and saw that I was putting a swift on it, he suggested that Brooks would probably be interested in joining the list of donors.  I told him that I already had a Ti Swift, but he got me one anyway…   and added a little treat!  Brooks. Simon.  Thank you.  Too many beautiful!

 

 

14 Replies to “Just to say.”

  1. first of all that saddle is gorgeously phallic. and I have to take some comfort in you tearing menisci 😉 I’d be more worried about you if you weren’t. Miss you tons, sending you (and your fam) my love every day.
    xoxo

  2. Simon does RULE! And that is MY favorite saddle too! Love hearing you are OK. Even though we don’t know each other in real life, I read you regularly and hope everyday is a GREAT one. XOXOX

  3. Found this via sufjan tumblr.

    Have you experimented with curcumin (a derivative of the curry spice turmeric) and docosahexaenoic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid) to help with your condition at all? If you have already, my apologies.

    Cancer cells express the intercellular messenger RhoA. Inhibition of RhoA leads to apoptosis of cancer cells.

    The curcumin/DHA combination (but neither alone) activate something in your cells called PPAR-gamma. PPAR-gamma activation leads to the inhibition of RhoA.

    If you scholar.google.com “curcumin cancer” “RhoA cancer” “PPAR cancer” “DHA curcumin” you’ll see this isn’t crazy talk. Idk if it’ll work. I have a less serious RhoA disease and am going to try something similar this week.

    Again if you’re already familiar or have tried it and it didn’t work, I apologize. If you have questions, plz contact.

    Thanks for sharing your story with the world.