Sunday, August 12, 2012

Injury Update

Before of all I want to thank you for the kind words, comments and e-mails that I received after the incident. You are very good friends.
Since september 2007 I have been fighting against all kind of injures, something very bad (fractures) and other a little less (knee problems) but this one is the worst because is the last and it’s hard to start again a good training for future races. I was ready to race in open water (swimming) and I kept on running regularly but another stupid incident put me off. I broke and crushed my L3 vertebra. The x.rays say that I am healing but the doctor said that I have to wear the “corset” (see the photo) until the end of august. In september I must begin the physiotherapy: massages, light physical training in the gym and in the pool; in october I can swim and do long walks; in november I can try to run again.  I don’t know what will happen but for sure all these incidents have left my body weaker and I think it is hard to come back as I was before this last injury.


The same place 30 minutes later:
Happy running, swimming, biking and hiking.

29 comments:

  1. I have been thinking of you and hoping that you were mending. It is good to hear that you are getting better and that you have a plan. These things seem to take forever. Praying for the best of outcomes for you!

    Beautiful backdrop for a sunset. Hope that the Black Knight is enjoying his summer!

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  2. "Corset" is a wonderful eighteenth-century-ish word, but it looks hot and uncomfortable! Very glad you're back online and on the mend. Don't despair, all will be much easier to tolerate once you're able to exercise regularly again - it is hard that we should have these trials of illness and injury at exactly the time we don't have our usual methods of lightening our moods!

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  3. do not give up man.
    Bye.

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  4. Oh now, how did you break a vertebra? I am sooo terribly sorry :(. I know as we age, it is so harder to come back to where we were post injury (I cannot get there for the life of me), but you'll be back running soon and sometimes that is enough for now - that we GET to keep running. Stay strong, Stephano! Big hugs from Denver to Italy!!

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  5. Sorry to hear that. Injuries can be tough to handle but we just have to let our bodies heal and start over again. Hang in there. I am sure it will get better.

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  6. Hang in there! Wishing you a speedy and full recovery!

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  7. I have thinking of you lately, I was telling my husband about your injury. I am happy to see a post from you. Hang in there, you have to be strong and patient and it is not easy. I got injured in June (groin) and I find it so frustrating to "regress". The Black knight army cheering for you!

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  8. It just doesn't seem fair that you've been injured again. It's tough to start again from scratch but I'm sure you can get to a place where you're able to exercise again once you've done all your rehabilitation.

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  9. Oh no. I am so sorry to read this. One injury after another is not fair. We are trying to stay healthy and strong and our bodies betray us. But you will be back. Maybe not as strong at first but back!

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  10. I am glad to hear that you are doing better, although I totally understand your frustration at the idea of not being able to do what you used to do in the future. I hope you will find a way to incorporate enjoyable exercise back into your life, because it surely is important as we get older... Probably the fact that you were so fit when you got injured means that you will heal much better and faster, too. Hang in there - we are all thinking of you!

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  11. Hi Stefano! Good to get this update from you. I've been thinking about you often. hang in there and be patient, the human body is a miracle and you'll get strong again. Thinking if you, Johann.

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  12. Well, you know from all your faithful readers that even though some of us aren't fast, we still have fun running at our own pace. It might be hard to get to where you were, but even running slowly brings some of us joy :-)

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  13. It is so good to hear from you Stefano--I was just thinking about you yesterday and wondering how you were. I know it's hard but by taking this one day at a time, I think you'll be pleased with your progress. Keep your spirits up and enjoy your beautiful city! Many healing thoughts coming from Chicago!

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  14. Thanks for the update, Stefano. Hang in there - things WILL get better, slowly but surely. Thinking of you!

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  15. non si vive di solo running, magari potresti iniziare una carriera da culturista.... ;D

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  16. That is all good news BK. One day at a time my friend.

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  17. I have been so worried about you my friend. So glad that you are healing even if it is slow...I know all about injuries and if you remember I am healing from that pesky pelvic fracture still...blessings and hugs to you, may God heal you quickly!

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  18. Poor Stefano! I am sorry to read of your bad news, but I am very happy to see that you are improving. All the best to you and Daniela!

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  19. Keep the spirits up. It can work miracles when medicine can't.

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  20. Good to hear from you Stefano. Do the right thing (exactly what the quacks say) and I'm sure you'll be back running again. Take it easy and gradually!

    If you follow Italy to Scotland I will be barracking for Scotland - I have Scottish ancestors!

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  21. Thank you for giving an update. I'm so sorry that you are going through all of this, but it's good to see your picture and that you look fit. Try to keep your spirits up. I know you will enjoy getting back in the pool and your base of fitness will help you recover. Take care and I hope you heal quickly.

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  22. Do not despair, Stefano! You still look VERY fit in your photo and you can do a lot with cross-training (I myself was a regular on the recumbent bike for months--it was all I did!). Definitely make sure your doctors are on your team with your comeback to fitness.

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  23. Good to hear you are healing but it's a long way for you.

    I hope you have a fast recovery and can do all the things you love soon again.

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  24. Stefano, thank you for letting us know how things are going. there ins only one thing I have to say to you right now.

    NEVER NEVER EVER EVER GIVE UP!! You will be back and stronger than ever. Hoping for a quick recovery,blessing to you.

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  25. I'm so glad to hear that you're healing. I've thought a lot about you while you've been quiet. Your pictures are beautiful as ever, and you're still looking very fit. Back to the beginning...but you've been there before and you'll have good medical people on your team pointing the way back. Best wishes!

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  26. Stefano...you are a miracle to many of us. you have suffered many an injury and returned to your passion so strong that you really have become an inspiration to us all. I have no doubt that you will recover quickly, but please take your time to heal...if i have learned anything about injuries and what they bring with them it is that it takes more than just the "ok, i'll give this injury time" and more about the," ok, I promise I'll listen to my body"

    I felt the hug from you...and I am giving one great big one back ;) I will get a post out very soon!

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  27. Ouch! Being injured sucks. Keep your head up while you give this time too heal. Best wishes! :-)

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  28. It's great to hear you're feeling better and you'll go swimming in the pool as soon as possible. You can be sure that you'll be back running again.
    Nice picture!

    Have a nice weekend!

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  29. All Blacks! :( !

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