Friday, May 28, 2010

See you later. Not goodbye.

This blog has been interesting to write and be involved in. Everyone’s derby journey has been so different, and I’ve loved following it along. I will write again, just not till after a long term hiatus, due to my roller derby career being on a long-term hiatus - not through any choice of my own. About six weeks ago I had an accident while horsing around at a friend’s house, and broke my spine. They removed one of my ribs, and made a new spine bone out of it, and put some titanium rods around it to make it strong. On top of this I then had some complications from the surgery a few weeks later, which involved my lung cavity filling up with water and having to have drainage tubes stuck in my chest, which was probably the most painful part of the whole ordeal. I also have to wear a full back brace till further notice, but likely to be the next 8 months. Thank god it fits under my clothes, cause it’s really not hot.
Fortunately I am now on the road to recovery, and I wasn’t paralysed or anything like that. I’ve learnt to walk again, though I can’t go very far or very fast. In fact, I will apparently lead a pretty normal life, and there won’t be much that I can’t do, eventually. Even roller derby. It’s just a matter of time.
I’ll write again when I get back to skating, but given that this is a derby blog and not a personal recovery blog, I might say see you later for now. Not goodbye though. Xx