Defn: a human male displaying evidence of devolution - exhibits distinctive "caveman-like" tendencies. This man often dribbles in public places; cannot drink a beverage without spilling it on himself, the floor or someone else; may also run into objects like lampposts & bushes; has a definite "sloopish & short legged" running style that is slow and low to the ground, often resulting in the dragging of knuckles.

These throwback neanderthals, along with their questionable diet, should clearly be avoided.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bad Rhumors

I hope the post title is only a typo but after visiting w/ the doc for the post op this morning - seems like the wheels could be falling off my old and crappy body.

The good news is that there were 3 possibilities for the mystery meat he cleaned out last week (when fixing the torn meniscus).  Worst case scenario was some 4 letter acronym that I don't remember what he said, but it is not that.  Phew.

That leaves 2 other possibilities - could be Rheumatoid Arthritis, so I have an appt with a specialist / doc on that August 4th

The other option - was the meniscus tear contributed to a flare up of tissue in the knee - that was scoped out and I should be fine.  Lets hope it is this.

So, not quite sure where my head is with all this - I looked up Wikipedia on RA, good thing I was sitting down when I read it.

I expect fear the worst, but hope for the best.  As far as running goes - cleared to start that in about a week, will need to ease back into it, start biking beforehand.  The Doc already said doing the Ascent is up to me - he encouraged me to do it.  I will for sure - have always planning on at least trying it.

I've never really been much a pessimist, more of an optimist.  This potentially could level the playing field.  A common New Zealand saying is "No worries (mate)".  Most of my life, I could easily say that my mindset and outlook on (most) things has been low key - aside from one thing - physical ailments. 

I could ramble on and on - but won't.   It's not as though my legs just fell off and I can't walk or anything.  Running is likely to become more than a fun activity - it is going to something to fight to be able to do, so I may as well do it going uphill.  Bring on the Ascent.  No more downhill races for me.

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight. The truly wise person is colorblind.  Albert Schweitzer


  1. Daaaaammn.

    This might be the curse of chasing down a sheep to its demise.

  2. You are probably right. CURSES to all Sheep everywhere.