Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Little Accident, Lot of Trouble

It has all gone a bit wrong for me over the past 23 hours or so. Last night when riding home from work I lost control and managed to clip my handle bars on a metal railing at speed. I don't remember much of what happened next because I was knocked unconscious, but I clearly landed on my head and face and managed to break my 4th and 5th Metacarpals on my left hand.

My sincere thanks to my good friend Jim who brought me round, called the ambulance and carried two mountain bikes home on his own!

Today I had to attend the Fracture Clinic and my 3 day trip in the lakes next week is looking like a tall order. Doctor says three weeks until movement is recommended and 6 weeks for full recovery. Needless to say I'm not the happiest individual around (especially since typing is a huge part of my job and its a one-hand chore right now) and I'm just concentrating on being well enough to do the Wast Water trip next weekend. Fingers crossed - OUCH!

7 comments:

Alan Sloman said...

That's what life does now & then. It's great at shovelling up great heaps of ordure just when you least need it.

Good luck with the hand and face. Nice to see it hasn't stopped your blog!

baz carter said...

Ouch indeed! Hope it heals quickly Dude.

PhilW said...

Nice shiney kit to try out and this happens! Hope you're better and out and about soon.

Martin Rye said...

Hope you heal well Marcus. I have known the odd mishap and the like. You will be back and hopefully the up and coming trip will be back on.

Vincent said...

Good luck to you and your fingers.
Im also biking to and from work every day in Paris and I have been lucky so far.

The Dude Abides said...

Hi guys and thanks for all your sentiments.

Normally riding to and from work is uneventful but there comes a point when your will is not matched by your ability and like many mountain bikers I've paid the price. consider myself lucky though as my helmet is a write off but did its job!

Now, were's that Wiggle catalogue......

Shuttleworth said...

It'll not be hurting by next week, just strap it up and you'll be fine.