I had an accident during my race on Saturday, and came away with a compression fracture in my T7 Vertebra. Besides a lot of back pain, I am ok. I was actually able to get up, chase down the leaders, and win the race. Following the race, I took lots of Advil to mask the pain, woke up on Sunday, and raced the Nevada City Classic Crit. Finished the Crit, burned off the Advil, and then realized that I had something major wrong in my back. Got X-Rays Monday afternoon, and confirmation of the fracture Monday evening.
Anyways, I am still functional, can still work, and will maintain my work travel commitments as I heal. The pain is the same, no matter what I do, so I choose to stay busy.
All that being said, I will be in and out today for doctor visits.