Saturday, June 30, 2012
But only a little bit. (Insert joke about a little bit pregnant here)
"Oh, get clipless pedals" everyone said. "You'll be so much happier. More power, easier on legs...."
So thursday I bicycled 11 miles out to a local shop and bought shoes and pedals. Guy had me try them in parking lot and I fell over on my first try. I jammed my elbow. But I am stubborn so I just kept trying until I achieved some measure of comfort. Then I set out for home.
At first I thought it was just a bruise, but on the way home, I started feeling worse and worse. Ended up having to walk the last mile. Who knew elbows were so important to bicycling?
Under ordinary circumstances I would have just iced and waited it out, but DH just started a new job and we have insurance from the last until the end of the month, then a 30 day waiting until the new kicks in.
So, XRays late Thurs. Friday I called the dr for results 5 times! 9, 11,2,& 4:45. Finally at 6pm, I ended up going through the after hrs service to have dr paged. She ends up making good the only way she could, calling in a favor from a local orthopedist. Swelling and a teeny weeny fracture on the head of my radius. RICE and ibuprophin treatment. Should be better (full range of motion) in 2 weeks, if not go to ER. Fracture should be healed in 4-6 weeks. I am cleared to continue training as comfort allows, provided (duh) I use the stationary bike at the gym. Swimming is going to have to wait too.
So yeah, I am officially in Crazytown. I break my elbow and I still ask the Dr if I can train for a triathlon.