Did you miss me? I missed you guys. I guess I should explain where I've been lately. Like I said in the last post, I broke my elbow. I don't know how I do the things I do. When I was in first grade I broke my shin playing miniature golf. So when I say I broke my elbow bike riding, you really shouldn't be surprised!
Those bikes that were supposed to get our family on the move kind of landed us on the couch for a few months! We were going out every evening for a bike ride and walk. L and I would ride while R and RL would walk. Having been on the bikes for a while, we got a little too comfortable. L and I would go on ahead of the walkers and weave in and out of each other - we joked that we were practicing for the Christmas parade! There we were just pedalling along and I decided to turn to the left. I didn't realize that L was turning to the right. He saw that I was turning into him and yelled at the top of his lungs. Man, I wish I had listened in time to brake! We ran right into one another. Down he went and down I went on top of him. Bless his heart, he broke my fall. I thought I had broken his leg! He was able to get up and 'walk it off'. I wasn't so lucky. When I went down, I landed on my elbow as well as him. R and RL heard the crash, but didn't think it was us. When they crested the hill, they saw us. I don't know if I've seen them run that fast in ages! The bikes were mangled and we were about a mile from home. Apparently I was a lovely shade of green/gray and just couldn't stand. A good Samaritan saw us and drove us home. Off to the emergency room and two hours later we had a pretty firm diagnosis that it was broken.
Here's the x-ray. I circled the broken part. Notice the part at the top right of the oval that kind of juts out - it's not supposed to do that! Every move I made felt like I would pass out.
Stick around and next time I'll share how surgery went. Gee, it sure is great to be able to type with two hands again!