Thursday, May 28, 2009

Iola course elevation

Pretty cool. This was pre-ride and race smudged together accidentally by operator error. Can anyone tell which hill was the steepest on that course?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wound care for road rash

More Drama...

right thigh

inner left elbow (in the crease) how did he do that?

prescription strength pain relief 5%, apply on cleansed area. plain soap and water does the trick.

moist gauze dressing

apply to affected area following lido ointment

they use these dressing on the soldiers in Iraq for healing wounds. Made with silver that prevents the bugs from getting in and taking over. Top that off, they are re-usable all you have to do is wash them. Now that's really green.

apply wet with saline or dry

wrap with kerlix gauze

Memorial Weekend

Threw a backyard party the other night in honor of a few birthdays, Anna Ganju, Mike Phillips and Ty. Great time, great friends and family, what more could you ask for. Just say "CAKE" and you get instant kids flocked to the table all in good behavior. Hmmmm, reminds me of the Jimmy John's commercial.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Up dates

Right now as I write this Ty is lying in bed stating it feels like he got hit by a truck today despite the pain meds.
Yesterday we went to the surgeon, Dr Raasch who repaired his rotator cuff about two years ago. Ty landed on his right shoulder, same area as the surgery and he can't move his right arm too well following the bike crash on Thursday night, Alterra ride. Dr Raasch stated that it looks like Ty took the impact to the outside of his shoulder (deltoid area) which may of saved him from internal damage. He wants to follow up with an ultrasound of his shoulder to determine the extent of soft tissue involvement. Ty can not have an MRI due to the anchor that was placed during surgery which would make things blurry on the MRI. Ty is not scheduled for this ultrasound until Tuesday. Hopefully all he will need is some physical therapy to get back full range of motion. I am a little ticked that he could not get the ultrasound the same day as the visit. The doctor wanted a certain person to do it and he was not available until then.
On the bright side of things, I have got myself a personal water boy and pit crew for the up coming races :-) I think I gonna like this.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Close Call

Getting ready to go to XRAY.

After Ty's disappointing race at Iola, he needed to do a group ride to refresh his racing tactics, on how to suffer and attack. Thursday's Alterra Group ride is just what the Doctor ordered and then some. After doing 30+ miles and heading back to Alterra with a nice tail wind, there was a final sprint with a bump that took him down along with Tim Scanley. Hitting the ground at 26+ MPH will leave a mark. Scanley nearly lost his head to the curb, but his helmet was the hero and took the blow. Both were taken to separate hospitals by the fire department. Tim walked away with a broken pinkie.

I on the other hand, did my own ride and thought I would meet up with him at Alterra afterwards. I was standing in line with Regina getting coffee and I saw that all the guys were rolling in from the ride. One of the non-Alterra members in blue walked up to me and said, "your husband crashed! they took him away on a board" I almost fainted waiting for him to tell me I lost my husband. The MOST terrible moment in my life next to hearing you lost your parents. I am so thankful that he is ok, it's such a scary thing at that moment.

A little road rash. He decided to roll when he fell to prevent any deeper layers from getting ripped off. Smart Boy! Instead he has rash on both sides of his body.

Getting his wounds washed by the nurse. Obviously, the pain medicine is not working.

Thanks Regina for being there at that moment when I thought I was going to collapse. You and Christopher both are awesome!
Ty's got an appointment today with the orthopedic surgeon who did his rotator cuff about 2 years ago. I hope it's not bad news.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pop Art

Monday, May 18, 2009

A few Iola Pics

here are a few Iola pics, I have been slackin.

Almost DFL at Iola

Photo Courtesy of Mountain goat

Coming in that slow builds character :-)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Iola Bump and Jump

The frozen tundra has thawed and it's time for a little fun in the Midwest with Wisconsin's Off Road Bike Series, WORS. Race #1 starts this weekend in Iola. Hard to believe it's that time of year again. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again and having some fun!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


I down loaded this great app for the I phone called, 101 Photo Filters. Having some fun with it. This filter is called night vision.

Monday, May 04, 2009