Monday, May 25, 2009

Miscellanea

There's Miffy, my new foster cat.  She is a wonderful cat!  She just purrs, and purrs, and purrs.  Last night, I was talking on the phone, and the cat was behind my head on the sofa... I opted to take her picture.  It is such a pleasure to have a cat in the house again - even if only for 3 weeks.  
I went for a bike ride this morning with a friend from work.  She is going to do the Triathlon with me in August, so we are training (but not real hard).  So, 2 miles into a bike ride, I encountered an unexpected obstacle in the trail, and hit the brakes so hard, I went over the handlebars.  Again.  Thankfully my friend is an RN (and a darn good one too!) and was able to assess how hurt I was.  She was concerned with the fact that I was seeing stars and my helmet was crooked.  I was amazed that for all the road rash I have all over the left side of my body, I have no broken bones!  

So goes another unofficial bone density test.  If there were the slightest bit of osteoporosis, I would have broken my left radius, my left hip, and perhaps even my left femur!  As it is, I am very very sore.  I feel feeble and kind of shaky.  

I am also emotional.  

I am going to go to bed and read for a while and then take a nap.

And thank God that I am not hurt worse than this.  And I think I am retiring this bike.  This is the second time I have gone over the handlebars of this bike... the first time, I broke a rib or two and was out of commission for quite a while.  I have never had an accident with my mountain bike.  I think I need that stability.  



8 comments:

Scott W said...

Yikes! Please be careful!

dAAve said...

Damn.

Steve E. said...

Little Miss Muffet, sat on a tuffet,

...fell off the wall
and had a great fall.

Don't DO that!

Ed G. said...

Sorry for your accident - I wish you a speedy and complete recovery and a lesson learned (whatever it is).

Pam said...

OMG!!! I did not want to come home to this tonight! (geez making it about me).
I'm so sorry sweet girl.... I can't stand to think about you in pain.

gmd said...

I hope you make a speedy recovery.

lizzy said...

It could have been worse!

Syd said...

Ouch! I'm glad that you weren't severely hurt, i.e. broken bones. I used to do a lot of cycling on the road. But I gave it up after several near misses with cars. These roads aren't cycle friendly. Thankfully, I never crashed my bike.