Myself showing the camera how much I enjoyed the 30 muscle up workout on Monday.
Sorry for the late post folks. The day got busy. . . and then I ended up at the hospital last night.
I ripped both my wrists during the 30 muscle ups for time workout from the CrossFit mainpage on Monday. No big deal, done it a few times. In fact, they didn’t even bleed. I just lost a layer of skin. Tuesday afternoon I noticed a red line of inflammation going up my left arm.
I have seen it before, and I was pretty sure what it was. I called the advice nurse and they confirmed that I needed to go to the hospital right away because the little ‘scratch’ I had was “streaking” and that was a sign of blood poisoning.
After about 5 hours at the hospital, I was discharged after 1am. I got my Tetnus booster shot, an IV full of antibiotics and a bandage on my wrist. In the wait room, I also determined that “American Idol” has got to be one of the most annoying shows and that I’ll never understand why people enjoy it. I think I would rather watch television in Japan (and that’s saying a lot).
I guess the lesson is to pay attention even to minor injuries you have experienced in the past, and make sure you clean and cover any open cuts or abrasions before going on with your daily stuff.
I would like to mention that I do not think it was the rings that caused the infection. I believe that it happened some time in the next 24 hours when I didn’t address my wrist at all.
Thanks to Jimmy and Kelly for holding down the fort and running the 0600 class for me. It is probably a good thing I didn’t try and make it. I would have been very grumpy and it would have been hard not to take it out on our 0600 team.
“The researchers, from the University of Nottingham in the UK and Washington University School of Medicine in the US, speculated that the inability of the female body to perform the same function as effectively was linked to the hormonal changes of the menopause.”
“. . .From the age of 50 onwards, people lose up to 0.4% of muscle mass every year.
This can make them less mobile and at a higher risk of a life-threatening fall. At present, half of all elderly people who suffer a serious fall die within two years. “