Friday, June 17, 2011

IF YOU'RE GONNA BE DUMB YOU BETTER BE TOUGH...

PECKING HERE WITH MY ONE SORT OF GOOD ARM....


FORGIVE CAPS.  PUNCTUATION WITH ONE ARM PECKING IS A PIA.

SO AFTER MY LOVELY 12 MILE RUN TUESDAY MORNING AND A LONG DAY OF WORK, IT WAS TIME TO GO RIDE BICYCLES WITH MY NORMAL TUESDAY NIGHT TOURING CLUB FRIENDS.

PLAN WAS AN EASIER PACED RIDE AFTER MANY OF US DID 100M ON SUNDAY.  YET WE GOT GOING WITH A PRETTY QUICK PACE.  BEFORE LONG, MAYBE 7 MILES OR SO INTO THE RIDE, 3 OF US WERE OFF IN THE FRONT GROUP BY A BIT AND WERE FLYING DOWN A HILL ON A ROAD WE RIDE ALMOST EVERY WEEK DOING ABOUT 40MPH.

THE ROAD WAS SHADED AND AS SOON AS WE SAW THE POTHOLE MYSELF AND THE GUY RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME NAILED IT.  THIS NEW GIANT CRATER HAD TO BE A NEW ONE.  POTHOLE 1, JANET 0.  TIME NOW AROUND 7PM.

WHEEL DISINTEGRATED INTO PIECES.

I THINK UPON IMPACT I WENT DIRECTLY OVER BARS WHILE HOLDING ONTO THEM, AEROBARS DUG INTO ROAD AND I PROCEEDED TO SMACK HELMET, CHIN, HANDS, ARMS INCL ELBOWS AND SHOULDER.  OUCHIES IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT.  EMS WAS CALLED.  BOTH MYSELF AND OTHER RIDER HAD PLENTY OF VISIBLE TRAUMA.  I WAS DIZZY, ASTHMA KICKING IN A COULDNT MOVE LEFT ARM AT ALL.

2 SQUADS ARRIVED AND WAS TRANSPORTED TO GEAUGA W FULL BOARD, C COLLAR AND STARTED ON IV AND MORPHINE.  ARRIVED TO HOSPITAL AND STARTED ON DILAUDID.  SO MUCH PAIN.  REALLY DID NOT NOTICE PAIN MEDS MAKING ME FEEL BETTER OR FUNNY EXCEPT FOR THE SWEAT I COULD FEEL ON MY LEGS WHEN THEY PUSHED IT IN.

XRAYS, CAT SCAN, WOUND CLEANING = TORTURE, TORTURE AND MORE TORTURE DESPITE THEIR BEST EFFORTS.

ALL STAFF WAS GREAT ESP JOEY'S UNCLE  WHO WORKS SECURITY WHO ARRANGED FOR VIP TREATMENT FOR MYSELF AND MY SISTERS TWINS WHO CAME IN W MY FOLKS AS SIS IS ON VK.  THEY DREW AUNT JANET PICTURES, ATE POPSCICLES TALKING ABOUT THE JELLO ON CRAZY AUNT JANETS CHIN.

INITIAL FINDING OF CONCERN, FRACTURED SCAPULA.  NOT SOMETHING NORMALLY BROKE WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT FORCE AND TRAUMA.  DR WAS CONCERNED AS THEY COULDNT GET A GOOD LOOK AND WANTED TO ENSURE THERE WAS NOT FURTHER DAMAGE OR INTERNAL BLEEDING, SO THEY HAD ME TRANSPORTED VIA EMS TO LEVEL 1 TRAUMA HOSPITAL, METRO JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT.  PRIOR TO SENDING, HAD ALL MY ROAD RASH CLEANED WHICH EQUALED NO FUN.

LONG AMBULANCE RIDE THERE WAS NICE, MORE PAINKILLERS AND JUST CHATTED WITH EMS GUY.  I WAS HAPPY NO ONE WAS MOVING ME AROUND.

UPON ARRIVAL TO METRO, IT WAS MORE XRAYS, CAT SCAN, MOVING AND OUCHIES.  AFTER A BUNCH OF THAT, I HAD A LITTLE DOWNTIME WHILE RESULTS CAME IN WHICH LIKELY TOOK SOME TIME WITH ALL THE OTHER ACTION GOING ON THERE LIKE GUN SHOT WOUNDS ETC.

FINALLY BANDAGED UP AND RELEASED ABOUT 6AM WED.  NO INTERNAL BLEEDING OR OTHER FINDINGS.  FRACTURED SCAPULA, BRUISED RIBS AND LOTS OF ROAD RASH.

LOTS MORE IM THINKING BUT GETTING TIRED OF PECKING BUT IN SUM-

-THINGS HAPPEN, SO GOES LIFE!  U CAN NEVER BE TOO CAREFUL.  ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST TO SCAN AHEAD WHEN RIDING.
-PEOPLE ARE THE BEST AND THE SUPPORT THESE FIRST FEW DAYS HAS MEANT A LOT
-I'D BE LYING TO SAY I'M NOT INCREDIBLY DISAPPOINTED BUT...
-I CANT WAIT TO GET BACK TO IT AND IM SURE I WILL BE IN NO TIME
-WATER BOTTLES ARE A PIA TO OPEN W ONE ARM

9 comments:

Kim said...

janet!!!! im so sorry to hear about your accident, and am glad to hear that you are *almost* okay. how scary. keep us updated about your recovery. lots of rest for you sister.

JenC said...

Holy crap Janet! I'm so sorry to hear that this happened to you, but am glad it isn't worse. Hope you heal quickly!

M said...

OMG!!! That is positively horrible. So glad you are, ummm, okay? Glad you can single finger type and have a sense of humor. Lots of healing vibes going your way!!!!!

Meredith said...

Oh Janet! That sounds awful. I'm glad it was "only" a broken scapula and not something much, much worse. Hope you are being pampered and cared for. Get well soon.

LittleRachet said...

Oh. Damn. Hope you heal up soon! I was cringing reading this.....yikes!

Elizabeth said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery, love your attitu

Trisaratops said...

I LOVE YOU ROOMIE!

I am so sorry this happened to you but OMG, this could have been even WORSE, and the thought of that gives me chills. Sending up some healing prayers for you. I have no doubt you'll bounce back. You are ONE TOUGH COOKIE.

solarsquirrel said...

Dooooooooood. Let me just say that I am so happy that you didn't have injuries that are worse than what they are. (i.e. head injury; internal bleeding; etc). There I was looking at FB feeling sorry for myself because I'm not able to work out like I used to, and I see the pic. that Joey posted of you. I was SO SCARED for you! But you are - NO JOKE - one of the toughest girls I know. (And I've seen some TOUGH chicks in my time...especially when in the USMC). I bet you will defy what the Dr.'s say as far as recovery time. When you're back full time, you will be even MORE driven.

For now, enjoy the time off and just remind yourself that it's only temporary (this is what I keep telling myself during these 9 months). If you need anything let me know!

Colleen said...

:( I'm so sorry to hear about this. How super scary and wow... super painful! Take care of yourself lady!!!