Monday, February 1, 2016

Mr. Smarty Pants Gets Caught

     Now I make it well known that I am fairly active for my age...not super active but active. I think I am on the edge of bragging about it or outright bragging. I skate, ski and cycle. I do all my own maintenance.

     Well yesterday things came to a screeching halt. I fell and broke my collar bone! Yes me!

      I thought I go out and ski for half an hour yesterday afternoon. At the end of my driveway there was ice under a little new snow . I didn't see it so down I went.

     My ski boots are made of a hard plastic type material. I know they're slippery on ice so I'm always careful but I guess not careful enough.
     
     I got up quickly hoping that I wasn't seen...a little vanity. For  split second I thought I'd continue on my way skiing. Things really didn't hurt much. I went in the house to check and nothing seemed out of place but I decided not to ski.

     Between 5 and 6 the pain really set in. I could hardly change clothes to go to emergency. 

     I got to emergency at six PM and home by midnight. Then I still had to do dishes!

    I've been given a sling to wear for a month and exercises to do.

   I'm looking forward to this month! Well, not really! That's it for skating and skiing for me this year!

   So guys who show off get caught once in awhile!


43 comments:

  1. oh, no!!!! i'm so sorry! glad it wasn't more serious, but still!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. It isn't anything I can't handle.

      Delete
  2. I am sorry to hear your news, you being sidelined is no good. At least it is on your left side, hope you are right handed! DJan just did a post about her sister being sidelined too....real hard for the active bunch.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm right handed. It's surprising how losing one wing can make ordinary things difficult.

      Delete
  3. On no Red, I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope you heal quickly, wishing you a speedy recovery. In my opinion you have every right to boast... I hope I'm as active as you when I reach your age!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. It was not a bad fracture so I hope things go well.

      Delete
  4. Oh, no! That's so sad. You don't brag so much as celebrate your active lifestyle! You are a hero and a role model. I'm so sorry! We're having melting right now. And a snow storm or ice, or rain, on its way! Take care!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. Don't worry. I'll survive!

      Delete
  5. Oh, Red! I'm sorry to hear that fall was so eventful. I'm sure my sister would trade places with you in a minute, though. I guess they cannot cast your collarbone, eh? Ouch! :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I did see your sister's break. No cast, just a sling.

      Delete
  6. Red, I am so sorry! No matter careful we are, thing like that happen. Take care.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. When we get this age we're pretty fragile.

      Delete
  7. Sorry to hear that! That ice can be so dangerous and unexpected where it occurs. I used to walk like a penguin when we lived in Montana to avoid slipping on ice. I can't tell you too how many reports (I type medical reports for a living) I do every year with people slipping on ice and breaking something.

    Quick recovery!

    betty

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh Red. So sorry to see you in an arm sling. Yikes my dear friend.

    One question. Red why are you doing the dishes?

    Where is your good lady in all this?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I do all the dishes. the good lady has serious problems with soap and hands. I don't look on dishes or any other work as male or female work. We have to share.

      Delete
  9. Ouch! Well, it could have been worse.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is sore and yes it could have been worse.

      Delete
  10. WOW! Sorry to hear this, but it seems you're doing a great job keeping your spirits up and I hope your recovery time is short and you're on the mend soon.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I don't let much bother me.

      Delete
  11. Ohh boy poor you!!you are indeed very strong!

    Wish you all good Red and take care!

    ReplyDelete
  12. OH, dear, sorry to hear you are out of commission for ice skating and skiing. I hope it doesn't hurt too much but I do think it's a good excuse for getting out of dishes!
    Take care!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I just hope I'm ready for cycling. I just take the sling off and if I don't have to stretch too far it's doable.

      Delete
  13. Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to hear about your collar bone. Well, I admire you for your fortitude. I don't think I could have gotten myself home OR done the dishes at midnight with a good collar bone let alone a broken one. Speedy healing Red :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I did this at the end of my driveway. My wife doesn't drive so I can drive with the sling.

      Delete
  14. Mend well, I hope you sprinkled a little sand out there

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I never thought of sand. I don't really do anything special about ice. ice.

      Delete
  15. I hope you will be better soon!

    http://anna-alina.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  16. Darn. There goes all of your winter fun! But as they say, "Pride goeth before the fall".

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good quote! I just hope I'm ready for spring.

      Delete
  17. Oh Red that darn ice tricked me last week too, I did not break my collar bone like you (ouch) but I jammed my shoulder into my neck and I thought it was broke. (My Chiropractor will be busy for a couple of months). Then much like you I crawled to the tractor and pulled myself in to go feed the cows because it needed to be done. Yes you may be a bit of show off but fear not you are not alone. Take care and try to not get into anymore trouble. I know you will keep going regardless. B

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're a little younger (well maybe I should say a lot younger to be on the safe side) than I am so you bend a little easier. You have rough uneven surfaces all the time

      Delete
    2. Thanks for the lot younger thing Red. I And I indeed probably bounce better. Take care OK. B

      Delete
  18. Ouch, that is a tough fall. Ice is so good about hiding in plain sight. Having fallen on stairs too many times my ribs hurt thinking about your collar bone. I find myself fighting gravity a lot more than I use to and I don't like it. Take care.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. Gravity is certainly working against us.

      Delete
  19. Oh! Ouch... I'm so sorry to hear that. Here's to a speedy recovery, so you can get out and do all the things you enjoy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I'll do my best on the recovery.

      Delete
  20. Oh how unfortunaly you made this smash in front of your home. I hope your are right-handed and can help your self with picking up things and typing your computer.
    Wish you a soon recovery and take care, don't do to much.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh no! That's a drag. Here's hoping for quick healing!

    (This simply reinforces my pledge to never, ever snow ski. Growing up in Florida I have no experience with it, and I feel certain that in my case it would end in disaster.)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Even worse when one is right handed and loses the ability to use this arm. I found it most difficult and when it came to doing things with my left hand - YIKES - it was all difficult. Hope you follow Doctors orders and mend well.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Reading about your fall and injury makes me realize that my cautiousness when walking on icy patches is not fool hardy, even if Pat has to wait for me to catch up with him! Hope you will heal fast so you can resume your active lifestyle, but cautiously.

    ReplyDelete
  24. On no! So sorry to read this. I hope you heal super quickly.

    ReplyDelete