Thursday, May 5, 2011

Recovery time

So I would have to say I hurt more now than I did the day after the bike accident maybe because I am trying to use my arm too much.  My bruise has turned some interesting shades of purple and yellow - please ignore the dopey expression on my face.  I was happy to be able to get my shirt off without crying.  Older son helped pull it off for me.  This situation makes it important to me to be able to do things without asking for help even if it hurts doing it.  I guess it confirms to me that I am not helpless and still have the ability to fend for myself although I am asking for help where I have to.

I called the Sheriff's office the other day to see what report they had on the incident.  Someone called in a bicycle collision with a pole.  That was me.  I guess as I was maneuvering to avoid the trash can and bus bench on the sidewalk I didn't notice the bus stop sign post and hit it.  That in turn dumped me onto the bus bench and some of the resulting damage is shown.  I sent a letter to the editor of the local paper thanking those who helped me out when I had the crash.  Since I don't remember who they were I thought that the newspaper was the best way to do it.  The letter was published today.  I hope the good people who helped me get to see it.

Time for more Tylenol.


  1. Geez on man, Dad, that looks horrible!!!! It was good to talk to you last night and I hope that you continue to feel better. Remember to take your medicine...we can always have an intervention later!

  2. The bruise is so big it looks like a betadine stain. I also hope the people read your thanks in the paper. Ride safe in the future.