Thursday, August 28, 2008

Out of the Saddle

Out of the saddle...for just a week or so. The prognosis is better than expected. Even though the battery of tests done to me before the X-Ray even had the PA expecting a break, it turns out that all I really have is a hairline fracture and some small bone chips that might not even be from this injury. Lots of deep bruising strain on the old muscles. He applauded me for knowing not to stick out and try to catch my fall with my wrist. SOMEBODY else could learn from me!

The worst is when he had me try to squeeze his fingers and he rotated my arm for a supination test. I about screamed! The X-Ray tech wasn't much better as he contorted me in all the ways that already hurt.

I admit this was better than I expected. I expected it to be fractured and in a sling for a few days. If I wouldn't have went, my arm would probably be screwed up for life. Since I went, everything's fine. I'll take that trade off I guess.

I might not be ready for the Intramural bike race, but the important rides will still see my smiling face. I can't miss the Margarita Ride or Schnoctobeerfest. They are two of the biggest fall classics in the area!

9 comments:

Tez said...

Glad it was nothing real serious and will be back in the saddle soon!

DIRK said...

Get better soon! How are you going to ride and drink at the same time with a bum arm?

Next time I crash I need to write a better story. You set the bar pretty high with these last few posts.

WheelDancer said...

I hope you have a better outcome than I did! Mine started out with a radius fracture that distracted me from the larger problem in my shoulder that ended up putting me under the knife and off the bike for two months. I only missed one day of riding at the time of the crash though as I couldn't get into to the doc and back to the office quickly enough on the bike so I used motorized wheels that day. Best thing though is the improvement to my form what with not putting any pressure on my right shoulder for almost a year...

Hope you heal quickly and completely!

Hooterville Mayor said...

I can't believe you went and saw a Doctor over a minor little spill, oh, wait, yup, I guess I did kinda "recommend" that ya durn kid!
Yer family feels better, so there ya go...
You will feel better soon.
Trust me on this, after all I am the Mayor!!! ;)

thE_kErnEl said...

Your reflexes are just slower than mine ;-)

the old bag said...

Sorry to hear! But, the story was great. Heal quickly!

Road Legs said...

Get well soon

Ham(m)er said...

Those x-ray techs really know how to torture a person!!! They made me cry when I had my arm x-rayed. Oof. I cringe just thinking about it. I also scold my sister in law (recent rad-tech grad) about it too. :D She says, though, that she learned to manipulate the plate and camera in order to torture the patient the least.

Hopefully there's not a next time. If there is though, I'm recruiting her.

Bald_n_Surly said...

Man, I leave for a few days and cycling news breaks out all over the place. Way to lead with your head. Heal up.