Sunday, November 04, 2012

October and Apologies

Apologies. I needed a break because the things go wrong. Please forgive me if I haven’t yet commented your latest posts and for my temporary absence. Shannon I haven’t yet blogged the Liebster Award: I promise I will do it very soon, I beg your pardon.

October 2012. Bad news. I began a swimming program but after the second workout I had to stop it for the strong pain on my lower back all around the fractured vertebra. I needed 2 periods of shots to heal the pain and the deep  inflammation. I did an MRI and the orthopaedic said that I need a surgery to fix my vertebra (plastic or an absorber) but before I have to do one month of phisiotherapy and rehabilitation. Also walking is painful. Only rest and cures now. Running? The doctor, a runner, thinks that I will only be able to run slowly and for short time not before next spring; no more races and no more than 10 km (if I am lucky). The last hope is swimming.
October 1999. Here is the photo of the last edition of the Urbs Mundi Half Marathon in Rome.



Rome. Yesterday I went to Rome. 2 photos of the Eternal City: the first is Argentina Square, the place where Julius Caesar was killed in 44 b.c. and the second the Vittoriano monument (king Vittorio Emanuele II° memorial). Argentina Square now is also known because of the Cat Shelter.




Have a very good running November

32 comments:

  1. I was thinking of you yesterday and wondering how everything was going. Good luck with ongoing recovery. Give us a cat picture or two again soon!...

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  2. sei scusato, ad ognuno le sue priorità.... ;) cmq 10km non sono da buttare, e poi c'è sempre il cross training, coraggio!

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  3. Oh, Stefano, I'm sure you're so sick of the bad back news that just keeps coming. :( It has to be so frustrating for you. Hang in there, it has to get better!

    Thinking of you...

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  4. You do not have to apologize to anyone--we all know how painful (not just physically but soul painful too) it is to be injured. Just remember to be patient and that things don't always turn out for the worst. You will swim and you may even run again at some point. Just take care of your back for now.

    By the way.....I didn't know that about the Cat Shelter....very interesting!

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  5. Spiace molto che la situazione non sia delle migliori,tieni duro!!

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  6. I'll just say it: that stinks! Good luck with all of the physio. Hopefully you will be back in the pool soon, and the winter will pass quickly so you can get back on the road. Even a little running is good!

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  7. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers my friend! Don't worry about the award...come by and get it whenever you want..you have certainly earned one...I am just glad to hear from you...from now on I will run in honor of you, that will be inspiration enough! Godspeed and God bless you richly...my friend! Blessings and hugs!

    http://runningsurvivor.blogspot.com

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  8. I'm so sorry Stefano that you have even more issues to deal with. There's a little glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel - it doesn't sound like running is totally off the table once you've healed. I hope the operation goes really smoothly.

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  9. Sorry sorry sorry to hear your ongoing bad news! No wonder you don't comment! Hope things improve sooner than expected.

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  10. 10k is a good distance if you can get back there. Don't give up on running! A friend of mine has just had an operation to have his ankle 'fused' to stop pain so he can continue running. He's in plaster and can start running again in March.

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  11. Oh dear, I am so sorry to hear this - just one struggle after another - it must be so frustrating. Hang in there - I hope it improves soon!

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  12. Very sorry to hear the news about your back. Hang in there!

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  13. Can you at least walk without pain, so you can keep visiting interesting places?

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  14. Most important thing is to get well, slowly at first but it will be worth the wait. Thanks for the update.

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  15. Oh Stefano I'm so sorry to hear you had a setback in your healing process. I can totally understand your frustration.

    And don't apologize for not blogging. You blog whenever you feel like it and don't worry about commenting on my blog either. I'll see you there when you want to.

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  16. No apologies. I havent been blogging much of late. thanks for the updates and pictures.

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  17. When I was in Rome we didn't go on a tour (besides the hop on/off tour) so I didn't learn about the history. I didn't know Cesear died at Argentina Square.

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  18. ugh, I'm so sorry to hear that you need to have surgery! I hope this will be the fix that you need and will be able to run again asap! Once again, great photos!

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  19. Sorry about the injury and needing surgery! I hope you will mend quickly. Take care.

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  20. despite your absence...there is always hope in your words! i am still praying for your recovery...and hoping no more surprises surface! As usual...the pictures are amazing

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  21. Oh, I am so sad to hear that you are still having so many troubles. Thinking of you and hoping that you'll start to recover soon!

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  22. I am so sorry to hear this! I've been hoping that things were looking up for you. Hang in there!

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  23. I'm so sad to ready that you are still in pain and that your running is being sidelined for so long. Hang in there! Just try to take it one step at a time and enjoy the many other interests that you have while you heal and get better. I'll be thinking about you and am rooting for you to wake up and walk pain free as soon as possible.

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  24. No worries Stefano. So sorry to hear about the surgery. Thinking of you and wishing you a full recovery.

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  25. sorry to hear your sad news! i was just thinking i hadn't seen a post from you in a while, and was worried. hope you will be up & tunning again soon.

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  26. Sorry about your ongoing problems Stefano. I think of you often. Be strong my friend, you will be better.

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  27. Just stopped by to say hi and that I'm thinking of you and sending you good wishes! I hope this holiday season is a happy, peaceful one for you! :)

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  28. Oh gosh, Stefano, I am so sorry that the back is still causing you such pain. I hope there's relief soon and that this will all be a distant memory! I remember (how can I forget!!) when my foot was so bad for two years and I thought I'd never run again...but there is always hope!! Be strong, it will get there!

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  29. Hope you recover from your injuries Stefano. You have a really good blog here, and some great photos. I'd love to talk to you about a blog partnership with us over at Tribesports.com. Drop me an email at blog@tribesports.com if you are interested.

    Thanks!

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  30. wanted to wish you and your family a Joyeux Noel! Merry Christmas and a happy healthy 2013 for all!

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  31. I remember you had bad news before and you overcame them Dont give back. If indeed you can't race nor run long, you will do the best with what is given to you. All the best. Bon Natale

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  32. Have a wonderful 2013 Stefano!

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