Tuesday, July 21, 2009

That's a bummer, man

We spent a fair amount of time this past weekend hanging out with other people's parents. Saturday night we had dinner with friends Joel and Alana and Nancy's brother. Joel and I were college roommates, so I had met his folks before. But it's been a number of years since college and it was nice to get to see them again. Then on Sunday we drove up to St. Cloud for a 50th anniversary celebration. The couple celebrating are the parents-in-law of a high school friend of mine, Eric. We went up not as guests but to help with party prep and other tasks. But when the host and hostess are super organized people, and the meal is a fully catered pig roast, there's not a lot to do. Nancy did get some nice family photos, and it was nice to see both Val and Eric's folks. Eric's mom was mt 4th grade teacher.

But the entire weekend was pretty light on the physical activity, and with my time off for the wrist injury I was feeling a little antsy. So I took the lime Suburban out for a short 10 mile ramble just to see how things were feeling. After the first few miles I started feeling each bump a little bit more in the wrist than the previous one. So I probably rode 6 of the remaining 8 or so miles with my injured hand resting on my leg. But it was awfully nice to get out.

I had my follow-up appointment with the doc this morning. New x-rays confirmed that it truly is a fracture, and after a quick consult with the radiologist the doc wrapped my arm in fiberglass. I chose green, to match the Schwinn I'd most recently ridden and probably won't ride again for a while.


6 comments:

Apertome said...

Really sorry to hear about the wrist! Incredible that it took a month to get from fall to cast ... hope it heals quickly!

Joel said...

Major bummer dude. Maybe you can work this into your Speed of Sound costume...

Speedy recovery!

TOD

Snakebite said...

That is a bummer, dude.

The Old Bag said...

Best wishes for staying sane while you're limited on the bicycle.

Johnny said...

Dang, sorry to hear about your cast! Hopefully you'll be on the mend before autumn? Your green bike looks like a pretty wrist-friendly ride, so maybe you can rock two wheels again soon.

Tex69 said...

Sorry Pete. I like the aesthetic decision, though.