Hiatus: The Bad

This should come as no surprise, Sunday’s crash ending to my hiatus was the worst. Given how it occurred, it probably fits in “The Ugly” as well. Even with crutches my mobility is severely limited.

Because of my current discomfort this will be a super-short post.

Other “bad” things to occur were my inability to get the ITP Estate repaired, my inability to lose significant weight, numerous stints of poor health or inexplicable afflictions, shattering the screen of my iPad Mini, and not taking photos

A quick veer from today’s theme:
Yesterday’s first day at work was fine. I have concluded that doors and crutches don’t mix; there are three doors between my desk and the bathroom door. I was taking to lunch at Tin Lizzy, which meant that I had to crutch my way there and back. In the parking lot there is no elevator on the third floor; I was informed of this after crutching the length of the parking garage and had to crutch back to my car so I could drive to another floor. I cannot ascend nor descend stairs well on crutches.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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35 Responses to Hiatus: The Bad

  1. HamWithCam says:

    A good first day. KOKO*
    Sounds like you’re going to fit right in.

    Remember, if Life were easy, then just anybody would be good at it.

    73 de JG/HamWithCam

    *KOKO = Keep On Keeping On.

  2. Struggling a bit do to a lack of coffee. I have not figured out a decent way to transport coffee when on crutches. Going to try a thermos tomorrow. Hopefully I will either heal quickly and not have this be a concern, or break my love affair with coffee.

  3. Barb says:

    its not feeling any better today?
    Get a wheelchair, then you will really see how tough it is to get around.
    Glad day 1 went ok.

    BTW – Sunday is Easter, we plan to do our annual ride 30 mile ride from Rambo to Rockmart & back. Start at 9am, picnic after. Unless Allan gets zero sleep Saturday night, we will be there. I will be slow, but I’ll do it. Spring Tune Up will be a very social ride this year, since we’ve had no training.

    • It is taking its sweet time to get better. I managed to get by last night by taking the weaker of the two pain killers prescribed, and freezing the hell out of the hip with an ice pack.

      At lunch I saw a paraplegic in a wheel chair try to navigate Tin Lizzy’s, I didn’t feel as if I was that bad off. Perspective.

      While I would love to ride on Sunday, I will not. I am unsure about how I will feel for STU as well as Bo Bikes Bama the following weekend. Dangen!

      • Barb says:

        Think positive, it will get better, maybe even by the weekend.
        Even injured, I’m sure you can keep up with me riding.

      • HamWithCam says:

        I note you saw a Doc in the Box and x-rays were taken. What, exactly, was the diagnosis? Apparently, nothing broken, no surgery mentioned/scheduled. Ligaments, muscular, severe bruising?

        Yet you can drive, apparently.

        I ask, because knowing you to be a tough guy that can general gut out most injuries, this must be …severe.

        I wonder, given it’s (only) one side, if a cane would prove to be sufficient and allow for greater mobility?

        I broke my hip and had to have surgery, gosh, I’m guessing like 10+ years ago. A few days before Thanksgiving. I ran, OK I finished, the Peachtree the following July. 25+ Boo yah.

        S-l-o-w but reasonably steady recovery. The harder you work it, the more better it gets. Definitely get some insurance covered PT. Magic.

        I’m guessing, depending on what was injured, time on the trainer might help recover.

        BTW: Peachtree Orthopedic, Dr. Jerry Royster, runner, fine fellow. Hip dude. Literally. <– John make joke.

        Hang tough, this too shall pass.

        • X-rays taken, doc said no breaks or fractures. I have a CD/DVD with images, but can’t see them because computer is in basement and I can’t get down there yet.

          It’s the left hip, so once I wince getting into the car I can drive.

          I am considering PT, helped with the right hip injury, but have not gotten around to setting it up yet. Trainer may help, but it is in the basement too.

          Thanks for the recommendation.

          • Barb says:

            when does your new insurance kick in?
            Since I know you are paying the big bucks for COBRA, definitely get some PT if its covered.

            And – even if you aren’t feeling up to riding, you can always come socialize Sunday. Its a short distance from the car to the picnic table.

          • I think insurance starts in May. I will have to pay on more month of cobra for overlapping coverage.

            If the weather is nice I will come out and socialize if nothing else.

  4. Decided to skip German class tonight. I am completely unprepared, and don’t think sitting for another three hours will be pleasurable.

  5. Stacy says:

    God, I can’t even imagine what you’re going through right now. I really take for granted being able to throw on my sneaks and stomp around town like it’s no big deal. I need to stop taking that for granted. Wishes for quick healing!

  6. Steve says:

    Hooray on the first day. Backpack full of coffee thermos and lunch.

    And now for the bad news.. Zelda is dead. We think hit by a car. She was out yesterday when Debbie left to run errands (not unusual), but wasn’t back when I got home. A neighbor came by to tell us where he had seen her. Debbie is crushed, as she was really her dog. This house has not had the best karma for our dogs. 3 in 2 years, none of “natural causes”.

    We weep.


  7. Hobbled back to Tin Lizzy’s for lunch. Wanted to make it to Front Page News, but my armpits can’t take much more punishment today, so I didn’t go the extra block.

    • Barb says:

      I haven’t been down to Crescent in forever – just had to look at the map of your food choices. Don’t like South City Kitchen?

  8. Here is the Google Translation of the email I sent to my German teacher today:


    Unfortunately I miss our class Tonight. On Sunday morning I had a serious accident with my bike. I landed on my left hip and now I can not walk without crutches. Fortunately, no bones were broken, but my body hurts me.

    Tomorrow I’m looking for your notes to Moodle.

    Until next week,

    Well, I came close to using the right words. Γ°ΕΈβ„’β€ž

  9. Steve says:

    If you aren’t able to put any weight on it, I’m worried the D.i.a.B. missed something. I went for my annual physical this morning and seemed to pass. We’ll see what the lab work says about my cholesterol. He didn’t admonish me for failing to make a 6 month follow up about the cholesterol, and I had a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast yesterday! πŸ™‚

    • Not sure Steve. When I damaged the right hip, breaking nothing, six years ago I couldn’t walk for five days.

      Also, I have being given the knickname of “Crip” by the guy at the front desk. Lol

    • HamWithCam says:

      I’m with Steve. The pain is indicative of something/something.
      If it still hurts like heck, then…
      (Peachtree Orthopedic…I’m just saying. Maybe you can get a “two for one”, surely you got something else orthopedic that ails you?)


      • Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

        Well I did land from a height of 3-4 feet directly on a flexed hip, I never unclipped my foot from my pedal, so there is that. I have to believe that there is a large degree of internal bruising and swelling that needs to heal. If I am still in grave pain and unable to put weight on it I may use my first company holiday on Friday and seek another opinion.

        • Barb says:

          BTW – I was telling Allan about your ailment – he’s so helpful, he said he will teach you how to jump curbs.
          (you know he’s just trying to make you laugh)

  10. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Just discovered that my 17-oz insulated bottle fits in the front pocket of these jeans! I guess that’s because there’s not a whole lot else taking up space… Regardless, I will have coffee tomorrow!

    • Barb says:

      Colorado Invihash backpack would work well too………..
      I love that pack – I use it all the time.

      • Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

        Huh, forgot I had that. Will start using it tonight.

        • Barb says:

          between the camelbak bladder, and the side pockets that you can reach into with out taking it off (perfect for the phone), I find it very useful compared to most of the other packs I’ve owned.

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