Monday, September 7, 2009

Not So Serious Afterall...

The road to recovery will not be as long as I thought it might be going in to the doctors office this morning.

After getting all the scans and imaging done, I am relieved in the fact that there is no structural damage to the calf and tendon that I tore earlier. The issue was the dreaded scar tissue.

The doctor said that I am lucky that I decided to stop out in Brussels instead of seeing if I could push through because I would have been right back at square one with a new injury.

The scar tissue flared up because it was not getting broken down properly with the massages over here in Europe. The cold conditions out in Brussels didn't help either. He believes that that also caused the muscle to remain in a constant state of contraction. I had been given that warning back in July about the problems that scar tissue can cause.

The doc said that I could resume racing next week if I wanted to with prolonged treatment here, but that doesn't make very much sense to me. I'm not running the risk of putting my 2010 behind schedule to run a few more meaningless times this year. Gotta know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em.

I am glad that it is not as serious as I thought and I have a massage specialist that will easily be able to break the scar tissue up, sometimes feel like she's breaking my bones as well!

Right now, I'm walking around in a soft cast that the doctor has formulated with some sort of medicine. I can't wait to take this thing off in the morning! The bad part is, I can't take a shower until tomorrow, that is some poor hygiene, I'm going to be walking around here smelling all "European" LMAO!

I will hang around Munich and get treatment for now. Beautiful place, maybe I can get somebody to roll over here with me next time to alleviate some of this boredom. Not very many athletes here this time of year.


April said...

"And when you discover what you will be in your life, set out to do it as if God Almighty called you at this particular moment in history to do it. Don't just set out to do a good job. Set out to do such a good job that the living, the dead or the unborn couldn't do it any better." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I remember this quote when I go through my "ups", but especially when I have a down moment. You'll just have to "recover" and "heal" like no one has ever done in your sport...put your all into it and you will come out on the other side prosperous.

Soulful said...

Glad to see you back in the swing of things man and that you've stayed positive throughout the whole ordeal and didn't give up. Great motivation to other!!

ejheat said...

It was good to hear that all the scans and images came back with good news! However, when it comes to what doctors say regardless of where in the world they are, I'm not a big fan of what some doctors say! With my horrible experiences with some doctors in which a few doctors nearly killed me with medications they gave me, and bad advice, you really never know how things are going to work themselves out! It is all really in God's hands! David, you need to make sure just because the doctor said it was the scar tissue, to not just sit back and not rehab as hard as you would have if it was the worst case scenario like you had before! If you really want to come back and be the dominant 110m hurdler before this injury, and make yourself better in the 110m hurdles, and be the best ever, then you need to work harder than ever now!

If I had listened to my previous neuroligist that I had, I would not have got my disability. He told me I would never get it based on what he saw and refused to help me! Of course, I got info from some my other doctors and neurologists I went to, as well as, the new SS doctors I had to go see, and they felt otherwise and saw how bad my condition was, and realized I was disabled because of this horrific dystonia disease! If I had sat back and waited or did nothing, you know where I would be right now with nothing! So my advise to you is get to work right away and not sit around because if you really want to be a gold medalist in 3 years in the 2012 Olympics and win other championships between 2010-2012, then the time is now! Remember, it took me being denied a few times and 3 years later to finally win my gold medal for some financial stability for having this horrific dystonia disease disability! Your blog father has spoken!!!!

I think I could use those kind of banages you wore on your leg for Coach E. It would go well with his tight stinky shorts and diapers! Coach E doesn't like taking showers these days so he was saying that D.O. was like him now and all happy, but at the same time he said if D.O. doesn't get his OOM-PA-PA back to work when he gets back to Florida then Coach E was going so smack you on your OOM-PA-PA real hard with his stinky baton that he sleeps with every night, and give you his stinky massasge! You certainly don't want his stinky, boney hands giving you a massage ever! Talk about breaking your bones, and he probably would use his stinky baton when he did your massage as well! Wow, what a horrible, stinky sight indeed! I gave Coach E some rubbing alcohol and lysol cleaner to wash his baton and he refuses saying he will not clean his baton until he knows D.O. is working hard right away to come back and be the best 110m hurdler in the world now! I got to wear my gas mask now to survive the horrible smell, and you are going to need a gask mask during your Coach E massage, so you better get to work now to avoid the wrath of a Coach E massage, and, David, so I can breathe clean smelling air again! Coach E is old and grumpy right now so for my sake get off your OOM-PA-PA and work as hard as you can now, not later if you really and truely have the dedication and desire to be the best! That is the bottom line because me and stinky Coach E said so!!!!


QT said...

Sounds like you have this under control, will pray for success every step of the recovery way!!!

Jalana said...

I volunteer to accompany you to Munich. I would consider it a humanitarian effort on my part. My good deed for the year. ;-)

Glad to hear it was "only" scar tissue. I finally checked out your twitter the other day & saw you mention it. But I can never understand that Tweet language @$%#. I always feel like I'm coming in the middle of a conversation. I was like, I'll just wait til he blogs about it.

That shows you how concerned I was. I looked past my dislike of TwitterTweet to find out if you were okay. good luck in your rehab! We are rooting for you.