This morning, as I was finishing up a bike ride before work, I skidded out as I transitioned from the pavement to the gravel driveway, and I went down hard.
These things do happen in slow motion - I think I had 100 full sentence thoughts as I was falling down. And at one point I actually thought I might pull the bike out of the slide. (so much for deluding myself to thinking I might have an ounce of humility in mt soul!)
Then, as my chin hit the ground I literally thought "Oh d---! Biking helmets don't protect the face! I'm really gonna be really pretty now."
But when I tried to get up, assessing various limbs and joints as I went, I quickly realized I had a major problem in my left shoulder.
And I realized that Andy was gone early to Helena - he would not be able to help me. I called a friend from church who lives close by, and she helped me out.
After I got it x-rayed, the Dr said its broken.
Right at the top of the head of the humerus. (this is not my x-ray, its one I downloaded from the internet.)
I'll be in sling for close to a month. With physical therapy in about two weeks. And as long as the piece stays in place, no surgery.
J is gone to camp this week, so I've got aouple days to get used to one handed/armed living before full-time mom duties kick in.
Life is nothing if not interesting.
Oh, yeah, I admit I will have to slow down when I get back on the bike.
Typing one-handed is slow, so I'm done here tonight. I hope I've given all those who need to know enough info, without boring those who don't.