Another entry for my “What I Did Over Summer Vacation”
So far summer break has been great: a long-waited Hawaiian holiday, lots of hammock reading, editing projects, family visits–yes, an enjoyable break, that is until today.
Today the break became literally great. Well, maybe not great but enough to earn an ER visit.
Highlights of the incident:
- Renting bikes
- Exploring bike paths
- A sudden stop
- Avoiding a major bicycle pile up
- An abrupt encounter with the embankment
- Bloody knee and that sudden epiphany I’ve broken my wrist
- Thankfully I did not wipe out the grandkiddo
- The kindness of strangers is a marvel–a shout out to James
- Our smalltown ER staff is fabulous
- My hubs missed his calling as a physician’s assistant
- Life is going to be interesting the remainder of my vacation with my dominant hand in a cast
- Oh–pain meds are my new best friend
So, tommorrow it’s off to the orthopedic surgeon for assessment.
Over sixty years of surviving various risky activities and I fall off my bike and break my wrist. Sheesh–
Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery!
Thanks! I don’t want to start school in a cast.
Commiserations. But can you still hold a book and turn the page?
I’m working on something as I can’t cope without my reading!
Ouch, I broke my foot once when gravel, a sharp turn, the ground, a pedal, slippy soled shoes put the aforementioned foot in a compromising position in relation to some if not all of the foregoing.
As an old Irishman once said to me “it’s lovely when the pain goes…”
Thanks for the encouragement.
Oh NO! Summer breaks are an extra bummer. Glad you’re mostly OK! Sending healing vibes – hope that you can at least still hold books?
I’m going to switch from paperbacks to hardcopy because they stay open. E-books are a last resort. Thanks for the good wishes.
Gah! Some day, when we meet, I’ll show you my elbow . . .
Sounds like a story worth telling…
Ouch and ouch! When i was young i broke my arm, twice. You have my hopes for a speedy recovery.
Twice! Once is enough for me. Thanks for the good thoughts😉
I hope you have a speedy recovery. 😉
Thanks–me too. I’m a terrible patient.
Oh, dang! I didn’t realize your injury was so serious. (This is what happens when I read your posts out of order.)
Here’s hoping you have a speedy recovery. Don’t forget to take notes when those pain meds give you hallucinations; they might inspire a story one day.
That’s what my daughter suggested. I don’t think I’ll be channeling Jack Kerouac anytime soon though. Thanks for the recovery wishes. I’m learning out to type, edit, and revise mucho deftly with my left hand. Are you still in the throes of August deadline stress?
Yep. Still writing away. I’m almost done with a draft of book 4, the last book in the series. It exhausting, but I know I’m going to suffer serious withdrawal once it’s done.
Time to consider your debut as an illustrator. I’ll let you practice by drawing cows.
Been there, done that.
One drawing does not constitute a done that.
Encourager of hidden lactic talents, surely not greedy.
I think your meds have kicked in, Cricket.