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On the Mend

It has been 6 weeks since I broke my collar bone. Time to see the Doc and find how I am healing.

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When I first took the ortho’s advice and decided against surgery, I wasn’t 100% on board with my decision. I kinda wanted to get it fixed the next day, rehab, and get on with the rest of the season; that sounds like a triathlete….

Throughout the next 6 weeks, I felt better and better about my decision, especially after hitting the pool for 100m in week 4. I also increased my power output on the bike by 15% over a 90min session. Fringe benefits I guess.

So when I began having pain around the break last week, I knew that surgery was going to be my doc’s diagnosis when I followed up with him 6 weeks out. Was I wrong. Not only was I healing better than expected, he was surprised at the range of motion and my muscle tone. Looks like his advice was spot on.

So I am renewed, I can jump back into the water and start getting ready for the Calgary 70.3. I know I can bike, I know I can run, now let’s see if I can swim.

Question: Not many times hindsight is 20/20, what is your experience?

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