Well this morning I went to my General Practioner to have him take a look at my bum leg. Now this weekend there has been no pain, a little tightness, some swelling, but no pain. Hell leg felt so good that I went for a 8 miler and stretched, a little tightness but not any real worries. I risked life and limb on the road and got to my Doctor for my appointment. After a little waiting and some small talk Doc took a look at my ankle and did not like the bulge.
Doc: Bob, I think you tore it.
Me: What? But I can still flex my foot, stand on my toes, full range of motion.
Doc: Well that bump is one of two things: Option 1: you tore it and your tendon is curled up in there. Option 2 You strained it it's imflamed, either case you need a sports medicine guy. because all I can do is send you for an MRI to make sure it's not torn and then regardless I'd have to send you to one any way.
So Wednesday I'm going to an orthopedic/sprots medicine Doc to have him tell me what seems to be the obvious, that the ligament is strained and I need to rest it. If it's torn New Zealand has gone bye-bye, Racing in 2009 has gone bye- bye and prehaps racing ever again has gone bye bye. ( making for a really dull blog about pool workouts.) But all signs seem to be pointing at strain. So I'll go hopefully get some active release, or massage therapy, get miles in in the pool and on the bike and hopefully get this thing sorted out. In either case there is no pain in the ankle now and I can still get into the pool, so it's just swim, study and wait.
Healing and hoping