Be careful~

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“Be careful biking home dievca.”

I will, Master. I am not in any hurry.

dievca was cruising along nicely until here:

Hudson River Greenway bike path by 44th street

She slowed down and stood up to go over a set of metal plates after the Intrepid Museum and Circle Line section, but she didn’t see the 5″ pothole until too late…thunk~

Flipping up and over the handle bars –

SPLAT!

Years of falling in sports saved her head, collarbone and hands/wrists.  She flipped horizontally right and her knee/shin took the momentum, femur the impact, followed by the elbow then forearm. A gentleman walking his dog checked on her, immediately – a family (tourists) stared at her in horror.  dievca picked herself up, checked her appendages, moved to the side, checked her bike and rode home bleeding.

Can she tell you that everyone is correct?
Road rash is a b*tch to clean and it really hurts. Plus, you may end up bleeding on your sheets at night unless you cover your wounds.

Treating road rash
  1. Wash your hands. If you are caring for your own wound or another person’s wound, you should always wash your hands first. …
  2. Wash the injury. You should then wash the abrasion. …
  3. Remove debris. …
  4. Apply antibiotic ointment. …
  5. Cover the road rash. …
  6. Keep the bandage fresh. …
  7. Check for infection.

dievca washed her Road Rash with soapy water, then hosed it down with Bactine.   she added a thin layer of Neosporin ointment.  Arnica Gel on places where she thought bruises might blossom – adrenaline hid the hip/hamstring pain.  Two Aleve pills for the evening then a thorough icing of the thigh/a** in the morning. More wound cleaning and care — things seem to be moving along nicely.

Master will check it out on Monday~ so much for trying to be careful.
Sometimes Life will bite you in the a**.


3 Comments on “Be careful~”

  1. jeandeberg says:

    OUCH! I’m glad and relieved it wasn’t any worse. Be well. Soon.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Oh, I’m feeling for you. 😢 Long ago when I cycled to work I broke my jaw and several teeth in a fall on an icy patch.
    Take it easy and look after yourself.

    Like


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