Monday, May 20, 2013

is it working?

Who knows if this physio stuff is working. 4 weeks until my 100km off road/on road race and 4 hour ride today. verdict was: my back hurt. Is it any better? Probably not. Am I going to do 4h of singletrack on race day? no. I think there's probably 2 km of singletrack in the whole race. I need to start just road biking on my mtb.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Most annoying

I tried not to tell the physiotherapist that I was a doctor because often that colours your interactions with other healthcare professionals and not always in a positive way. Unfortunately, I had to put my occupation on the survey. This lead to the very annoying question of "what do you think is going on"? if I knew what was wrong, I would have fixed it myself! Of course, when I told him, he agreed. Hrm.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Doctors are the worst patients

Why is it that I can't seem to take my own advice? I've been suffering through horrible back pain every time I ride my bike for about a year now. I remember that last year's 8 hour race turned into a 4 hour because my back hurt so much. Fast forward, this year's 8 hour is in a week, today's 3 hour ride had to be cut short at 2 hours because of... wait for it... cripple back pain! I really should have gone to a physiotherapist (which is what I would have told my patients) a year ago. Why didn't I go? I'm cheap. I have no coverage and physio is expensive. Yes, I can afford it but would prefer if the pain just went away on its own, but it hasn't, so tomorrow I'm calling for a physiotherapy assessment. A year of pain is enough I think! Hopefully I can get one organized pretty quickly and have it during my day off so I don't have to take any time away from work and cause patient and receptionist anger.

Saturday, May 04, 2013

misnomer - Ben asked me today what a pariah is. I said a predatory fish :) I think that's a piranha.