sailing to nowhere
things could be better right now…
yesterday i was out mountain biking with a couple of friends in the trails around guelph lakes. after about 45 minutes i decided to head home and parted ways. less than a minute later i was going down a grass hill when i noticed my shoe was undone. not wanting to get a lace caught in anything i hit the brakes and was skidding on the grass. my back tire was swinging out to the left and i was about to put my right foot down when my bike abruptly stopped and sent me flying upside down off to my left. i still remember flying in the air thinking it felt like i was sailing pretty far. i hit the ground with my left shoulder and heard a crack.
when i got up i knew something was very wrong because my collar bone dropped off before my shoulder. i could feel the end of my collar bone about an inch before it actually ends. i went back to find my friends but realized they were travelling in the opposite direction and there wasn’t much they could do anyways. so i rode about 30 minutes back to my house and then got a ride to the hospital from Chris Winter.
here you can see the shoulder on the right, my left shoulder, has a break.
Dave, Moulton and Deb met me at the hospital. Moulton broke his collar bone last year and had some useful tips for flossing teeth, getting on shirts… i finally got in for some x-rays and right when i saw them thought ‘how the hell is that supposed to join back together.’
i am scheduled to see an orthopaedic surgeon tomorrow as this particular fracture often requires surgery. there is a chance of nonunion with such a gap.
the day before i ran 25 x 400m on the track and although it wasn’t a particularly fast workout i was quite pleased and thought i was getting over the ‘hump’ and good fitness was right around the corner. i’m not sure what my timeline looks like from here…
it’s swollen today. lots of ligament tears
i’m still wearing the same shirt and i have to sleep in a chair, fun times. oh and type with one hand and i’m too lazy for upper case letters.