Thursday, January 7, 2010

Knock, knock. "come in and join my pity party"

Outside tonight with my snow blower.

Where the dog poops. I even made a little circle in the back yard so Pitty my Pit Bull can do her business.

It's cold out here.

Removing snow from my sidewalk. 170 feet of sidewalk makes a snow blower a good friend with a 56 year old back.
Ok enough jibber jabber. I haven't blogged since my ride last Sunday. Been sort of whining. Because umm well ya see last Sunday when trail riding I became increasing aware my front lower jaw was getting very sore. I stopped to eat a granola bar and had to break it into little pieces and chew them way in the back. My front lower teeth could hardly tolerate breathing air across them. That night it just got worse. I got called into work at 4:00 a.m for some emergency problems, feeling terrible. I told my boss when I got this problem straightened out I needed to see if I could get into my dentist. I was thinking I would end up at the oral surgeons. OK to make a increasing getting longer story shorten up here's the gist of it. In 1969 I broke my lower jaw bone in several pieces from an motor cycle accident. I have had 4 surgeries on it since. My pain now, was caused by a abscess that was under the roots from the previous bone damage. The dentist pulled two of my lower front teeth. He said the roots to those two teeth had cracked due to the jaw damage. So now all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth. Will have to do something of course this will be anywhere from 3 to 6 grand. Good grief!! I have felt very weak all week. Legs are tired feeling. The infection has effected my throat and sinus now. Some guys at work are now calling me "meth mouth"
Now I would normally say "big deal" but in two days I am in the Triple D. I need energy.
Today I felt better. Today I did a 30 minute roller workout with a pushed pace. Today the legs felt better.
I think I'll be good.
One of the weather reports for Saturday is saying high of 0 degrees Fahrenheit. How I dress will be critical. I will have to think and dress exact for the frigid temps and bicycling. It is the make or break principle. We also have gotten a lot of snow. I hope my 2.3 mountain bike studs can hook up and move me forward. I have often ridden in situations where you just couldn't ride, tires would spin out with the ice snow combinations.
So Saturday I will give it my best shot. Here is the route, plus add 10 more miles because the turn around is in the town of Dyersville.
Well thanks for stopping, leave a comment, if you have a blog I would like to read it. Thanks.


mrbill said...

Dave, Dave,
Getting older is not fun, this coming from a 62 yr old, biker, bullrider, skydiver and construction worker. Take care out there, maybe some Rum and Coke in that water bottle would help.

Steph said...

hahahah.. My dad made "tunnels" in the yard with his snowblower for their dog too :)

so, do you ever come do any of the Des Moines "party" rides?
There is a fun one coming up in February in the town of Perry- called BRR.

MrDaveyGie said...

That soounds like a good idea Mr Bill, the rum that is, and don't those old injuries seem to want to show back up sometimes. Steph, yes we have to be good to our doggies.

Dan O said...

Yikes. Just what you need before a race.

Heal fast....

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

Sorry about the pain.
Don't push it. Make sure you're all healed up.

tainterturtles said...

I like Mr. Bill's suggestion! Take care of your self ok?

Lynne said...

Oh, so THAT'S why you have so many crowns! Now I understand. Yes, damage to the roots is a problem (a few of my front teeth have been on watch for a few years now due to damage from the surgeries). It looks to me like you are understating things. I sincerely hope you feel back to normal soon.

And-oh. I need to try the tunnels in the back yard thing for Isabel. For the life of me I couldn't figure out where a dog is supposed to "go" in the winter. I've been taking her to my parking pad.