04. January 2005 · Comments Off on It’s Official… · Categories: Technology, Wild Blue Yonder

Exertional Compartment Syndrome is what I’ve got. Been thinking about it and decided that if I’m going to do the First Sergeant thing, I should be running with my folks and not wimpin’ out on the sidelines doing the bike. Yes the bike is harder than it was…but no, I still don’t feel like it’s a real test.

So…sometime in the next month or two I’ll have my lower legs cut open from the knee to the ankle, but not very deep, just skin, fat, and then the facia slit on the tibialis anterior muscle of both legs and then the legs will be closed up again. I’ll be home the same day. Takes anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks before I can start really working them again…I’ll be able to walk the same day although not far.

I’m very happy my Doctor did what he did. He made me run on a treadmill until my legs hurt like hell and then sat me down and felt up and down the shin and around and said…”Nah, don’t have to stick a needle in that…it’s pretty obvious that thing’s gonna blow at any minute.” Funny guy.

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