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Bike accident- june 28th, 2014

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Yes, the title is correct. I had a bike accident. It wasnt a motorcycle, a simple small mountain bike.

So what happened? Here I will tell ya.

I was at the beach, with the family. As ive been active a lot since getting healthy, we go outdoors a lot more. It was the 4th day in a row of going to the beach! Sooo i decided ill make it easy and take my daughters spare bike, because it would fit in the van a lot easier with the rest of our bikes. After one full round around the path, im following the kids, and as fast as I could blink, the seat broke backwards. I hit so hard down on my leg, i heard bones break, and i rolled to a stop. My bf finally looked back as i waved him to me.

I was starting to black out, and all i could say was call an ambulance. I stayed super calm. I sat upright in the path, as people seen me, maybe 2 asked if i was okay.

im sure it scared my kids. I looked at my ankle and realized how turned it looked. I never fully fainted but i was almost there. The ambiulance puled onto the lawn to me, so did a firetruck. They asked me questions, helped me onto a bed, took them forever to ask questions and finally drive away because i had timed it with my bf who took kids back to car and got kids dinner before he met me at emergency room.

I never realized that if your not a life or death situation, the ambulance wont use its sirens or lights, plus stopped at every red light and stop sign. Im not talking down the people that came to my rescue, im just afraid i wasnt expexting that, and unfortuneately its not right.

So after all this time i finally made it to the hospital.

The xrays showed multible bones broken and splintered. a week later i had surgery, july 3rd i did. i was given a metal plate and screws to hold bones in place.

My whole summer has now been gine from my wonderful exercise routune. It wasnt like i hit a bump, i didnt mess up, it was a bike issue, and i took the fall.

Its been so hard to come to sparkpeople because i havent accepted my injury yet and how its changed things for a while. I have to wait until july 21st to get stitches out and a regular cast


when my pain lessens, i am able to try to function, clean house, etc. I dont know what to do right now but get past this.

Thankyou for reading.
I think the most important is how i let my team down because i cant track exercises or stay in a routine yet. I havent been eating bad at all though!, but i have to get past this disbelief of how i was soooo motivated and routinely focused to one split second im in a wheelchair, crutches, and could barelt move the firat 2 weeks.

I will not give up, but i havent gotten a routine yet.

i will get back to tracking soon, it takes strength to think all this frustrations out.

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    I haven't read the other posts but, I don't think anyone on any of your teams feels like you let them down. You had no control of your accident. Life happens to us. You hand in there and try to let things heal the way they need to
    1735 days ago
  • LISA579
    I am so sorry. I am glad you are ok. I cant blieve with the pain yoou must have been in they didnt rush you. Dont forget you can do chair exercises and arm work.
    1741 days ago
    Oh my goodness girl! I'm sorry this happened to you. But it's just another obstacle you can overcome. Keep you eating clean and use your upper body to burn some calories. You know you need to keep your spirits high and stay motivated. It won't be forever...just a (big) bump in the road. Keep logging in to Spark People to maintain the support. SP friends are always here!!

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    1743 days ago
    I've been there. I fell down some stairs moving in 2002 and had to have a plate and screws put in my leg and ankle. That was three months on crutches, and a second surgery to take one of the screws out- which let me start walking again. You get very creative when you're on crutches for that long!

    My advice is to concentrate on your diet, because that's really 80% of this whole equation, and when you're ready, go for some chair exercises and see how they work for you. It sounds like you're taking everything in stride so far, though.

    I'm sorry this happened to you. I hope you heal quickly!
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    1744 days ago
    I am so was remarkable that it was not worse..but that is bad enough...I am hoping you can re-cooperate soon!! Sending lots of thoughts & prayers for a very SPEEDY recovery!!
    Sending loads & loads of ((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))
    1744 days ago
    wow, I am so sorry, thankful that it wasn't life or death and thankful it wasn't one of your kids, with that said I can not imagine the kind of pain you were in while the ambulance took it's sweet time, that is unbelievable and wrong! I hope your recovery is as quick as it can be. For now there are chair videos and upper body workouts right here on spark, there are even some you can do on the floor not using your bad leg. Don't give up
    1744 days ago
  • KRYSTL719
    Well, ldybgd, ive taken away a few things from the experience. i know as scared as i was, i got through it, as bad as ive felt this pain, i got through taat too, more than likely i saved that happening to my daughter, and i see who cares about me as i have to rely on others, and its made me a bit closer to my boyfriend. So far im sure i can find more. its not all im dealing with at the moment though.
    1744 days ago
    sorry about your accident. so...what will you be taking away from the experience?
    1744 days ago
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