Archive for March, 2007

Back on IR

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

No pun intended.  Just when I thought I was ready to play hockey again, my bad back has landed me back on Injured Reserve.  So, another reason I didn’t play in last night’s game was because my back was still bothering me.  Well, I had a doctor’s appointment today with a Physiatrist, and we went over my MRI.  The MRI revealed that I have two herniated discs that is causing inflammation.  He recommended either getting an anti-inflammatory injection into the affected area or to take some anti-inflammatory pills orally.  So for now, I’m going to try the less invasive course of treatment, and opt for the pills for two weeks.  Especially since the doctor only gave it a 50-50 chance that the injection would work. 

Start of a New Hockey Season

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Unfortunately, not for me though.  A new season of hockey began this week at the Ice Oasis, and I got my doctor’s go ahead to resume playing hockey; so I tried my best to make it to the rink today.  But first, I needed to buy some athletic tape to protect my wrist, and I wanted to buy a back brace for some added support for my back (which wasn’t 100% yet).  I headed to Target after work and stopped by McDonald’s to pick up dinner.  However, there just wasn’t enough time to get everything done in time for my 9:30 game.  Well, atleast I’m all prepared for next week. 

I am a little disappointed that I won’t be able to try out my new hockey stick.  I decided to upgrade from wooden sticks and try out a two-piece stick.  I got the Easton Z-Bubble with tacky grip and a CCM Recchi blade.  I’m switching from the deep curve of an Yzerman blade to a more moderate curve.  Supposedly this will give me a better feel on my backhand side.