Saturday, May 26, 2012

Was it the 13th yesterday?

Yesterday started well enough. A normal day just like any other - until Rob phoned me mid-morning to say that he’d fallen off his bike and that he was coming home at lunch time. 12 years ago he did the same and broke his elbow which meant 3 months off work.

As Rob was cycling to work a motorist stopped suddenly to avoid a pedestrian and Rob swerved to avoid hitting the car. Unfortunately his heavy rucksack kept going and pulled him over, so that he lost his balance.

I could see which arm he had damaged when I went to pick him up from the bus stop. He hadn’t been to the emergency department at the hospital as he didn’t think it was serious enough. He went to the Doctor later who told him to go to hospital straight away.

It didn’t appear to be too busy in the emergency department as we were checked in and ushered to a waiting room. There were only two people in front of us… The waiting room filled up quite quickly and it was three hours later that we finally got to see a doctor. Rob was examined and X-rayed and it seems that nothing is broken, but as there was so much swelling a fracture could be hidden. He has to go back in 10 days. His arm is now strapped up and he has pretty strong painkillers to take.

We arrived home just after midnight.

He’s well enough to criticize my driving.


Don said...

I'll keep praying that no fracture is found in 10 days!! I also pray that the swelling goes down quick and he can stop the pain pills even quicker!

Friar Don, OBR

The Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Anji,

Dear oh dear. Its things like this that make me think twice about cycling myself.

There must be a severe loss of Brownie Points for criticizing your driving.




Lucy Melford said...

Sorry to hear about this accident. I thought that the traditional A&E wait might be shorter where you are!


Véronique said...

I hope it's not broken and that the healing goes quickly!

BTW, I saw your comment but seem to have killed it by accident. Not getting along with the new(ish) Blogger interface. :(

Anji said...

Don: thank you. I'm hoping he's off the painkillers as quickly as possible, I don't like the look of them.

PM: Thanks for reminding me to deduct the brownie points!

Lucy: We thought so too; There were quite a few elderly people on trolleys, the hot weather isn't good for them. BBQ season, some burns and sprains...

Véronique, thanks. I understand your difficulty with the comments; I might even write a post about my adventures.