aug 4, 2634 dagen ago

Recovery week 4: D-Day

Recovery week 4: D-Day

It’s been exactly one month after my surgery on the 4th of July, and there’s reason to be excited… I’m up for my first training ride: shammy-time! I haven’t worn my comfortable orange and blue lycra tights since I was on my way to Boulogne-sur-Mer. Tomorrow is the big day, after a couple of rides around town it’s time for my first real training ride tomorrow. Let’s evaluate where it will take me for the rest of the season next week.

Thursday was D-day, time for the first X-rays since the bone was tightly screwed together by Dr. van Olden. I must say I was pretty nervous all week. Had I taken enough rest? Had I been careful enough? When I broke my thumb in the mountain bike edition of Paris-Roubaix in 2002 the screws had to be removed with a pipe wrench because they were so bent. Needless to say things hadn’t healed very nicely either. However, this is not about my thumb, this is about my left leg; indispensable in the sport I do, responsible for half of the hard work.

A picture is worth a thousand words: only the three (enormous) screws remind of my nasty crash…. and the limp and the awful muscle pains I get after strolling into town with my wife. Knowing I’m on the right track has taken a huge weight of my shoulders and I’m happy to be back on my bike again.

I’ll keep you posted on my progress. Hope the sun is out to keep me company tomorrow.

Maarten

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  1. 10 augustus, 2012
    He Maarten, heel veel sterkte met deze moeilijke periode. Het gaat je zeker lukken weer helemaal terug te komen, jou krijgen ze er niet zo maar onder. Ik zie uit naar het moment dat de voorjaarsklassiekers weer beginnen, ik de TV aanzet en José de Cauwer hoor vertellen dat jij weer op kop rijdt! Groeten aan Petra. Simon Beantwoorden

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