Wednesday, July 04, 2007

And the doc said..

I got Acromioclavicular Separation (Level 1). This is a common injury in hockey players. The doc say there is nothing I can do except rest and let it heal. He mentioned it will take 3 weeks or so to heal. That's cutting close to July 22nd (Ironman USA). We shall see how this goes.. :)

Here is what i am doing for recovery:

- start taking glucosamine. I figure this is good for joints, it won't hurt in taking some.
- seeing a specialist that in back and joint pains. Tomorrow will be my second session. He massaged over the shoulder. It hurts but at the same time, I have more movement. The specialist has both knowledge in eastern and western medication
- taking it easy. I haven't train for a few days. Even running bring some aches to the joint.

I gotta go...i have to prepare for fellowship and work...take it easy :)


Dances with Corgis said...

Cliff!!!! That sucks, man. I am sorry to hear... but at lest you have it identified and can now take what steps you need to heal. Enjoy your rest days.

***thoughts to you***

Robin said...

Thanks for the update!

Well, at first blush:

1. You know what it is

2. Level 1 is better that level or grade 3

3. I really think a specialist that practices and is conversant in both western AND eastern medicine is a HUGE PLUS. Very good.

Please keep us updated on your treatment and what they say about your "return to play", i.e., your big dance in about three weeks.

Anonymous said...

Separated shoulder? Bummer, but at least it's the lowest grade.

Take care and heal fast!!!!

ShirleyPerly said...

Glad the injury is grade I. Just keep focusing on recovery (no need to worry about losing fitness). Best of luck!!!

jameson said...

rest up and let it heal!

Thomas said...

Whatever it means exactly, a grade I injury sounds manageable. You will be ok for the IM I hope? It may well be a blessing in disguise, making sure you're well rested for the race.

JC said...

Ugh, Cliff I am sorry about the injury. Give it time to rest and heal. Sending good vibes, prayers and karma for a speedy recovery.

Brent Buckner said...

Best healing wishes.

You're doing what you can.

Jennifer P said...

Rest, rest, rest. Consider it a super taper.

Anonymous said...

speedy recovery!

SingletrackJenny (formerly known as IronJenny) said...

Cliff! That is a bummer indeed! But I hope you can see it as strict orders to rest . You will not lose any fitness by taking off three weeks. You have my word on that - I do it all the time.

Unknown said...

yikes. well at least you know what you are dealing with and it sounds like you have time to recover.

so, I guess you take an extra long taper?!