Hello everyone! After taking a few days off from blogging to rest and recuperate I’m back. I’d like to start off by thanking everyone for your comments and wishing me well! I seriously looked much worse than I felt but I do very much appreciate the concern. Thank you!
I missed most of you that stopped by today via Caitlin’s blog @ the Healthy Tipping Point. If any of you made it back today….Thanks for stopping in and feel free to comment on anything you read! Yesterday she wrote this post that ended with a great Safety Reminder to wear your helmet! It’s already convinced another of her readers to wear one so I’m glad my accident will help out at least one other person avoid serious injury in the future!
I’ll admit I still never really thought my helmet would be needed when I started wearing it after Caitlin convinced me too. Was I ever wrong! The biggest single thought running through my head when the accident is brought up is “I am so glad I was wearing it as I could have been a lot worse off!” The helmet doesn’t look like it was hit hard at all but it is slightly damaged. Also I don’t remember part of the crash so it’s very possible I did get quite a knock on the head. That or I just didn’t want any nightmares and have blocked it out. The part I don’t remember is from when I realized I wasn’t going to get the bike back under control till the point I’m sitting on the pavement stunned thinking “how did I get on the ground already?!”
I had thought of giving you all the full day’s details and previously planned day before the accident changed those plans but I’m just not up to it right now. I’m also thinking 3 days later it probably doesn’t matter much to you anyways 🙂 So here’s just a few of the more important details:
After the accident I was planning on biking to the hospital 🙂
For some reason I waved down the 3rd car I saw to just look in their mirror to be sure it was possible to bike.
That car was the only one I tried waving down…..the couple were both paramedics! What luck!
I was fine the whole time after the accident except for about 3-5 minutes after they sat me in their van. I guess the
adrenaline had worn off and I was extremely queasy and was worried I’d pass out but didn’t.
Since I didn’t pass out and the queasiness passed they drove me to the hospital because 911 couldn’t hear our location as the cell reception sucked.
The worst part of the day…that I can remember was the doctor jabbing me multiple times to put freezing in my chin.
Best part…survived another trip to a hospital or dentist’s office….I have a tendency to lose my lunch there 🙂
For those of you interested I’ll end with a list of my injuries from head to toe. The ones that still hurt have a * in front of them. These mainly hurt when I touch them or something touches them. The ones with *** are really sore when touched!
cut between eyebrows
cut to bridge of nose
small scrapes on right side of nose
road rash on right cheek bone
jagged cut below right side of mouth
*bruised right chin
small bruise on right shoulder
*sore right shoulder joint when moved
scrape on left arm below elbow
even smaller scrape on right arm around elbow
*gouge in right palm just below pinkie
small scrape on top of left wrist
*gouge on knuckle of left index finger
*gouge on knuckle of left middle finger
small cut just above the knuckle gouges
*gouge out of left palm
blood blister on tip of right pinkie
bruise on right thumb
*bruise just above right knee cap
***road rash above left knee cap
road rash on left knee cap
***road rash just below left knee cap
Remember to wear your helmet!