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
I MISS MY TREADMILL!! I WAS ON A BLC SPARKTEAM, AND ALTHOUGH I REALIZE I CAN DO CHAIR EXERCISES AND SUCH, IM STILL GETTING PAST THIS ROUTUNE AND I CANT DRIVE, EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED FOR ME.
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.