Ouch

Feb. 22nd, 2008 11:01 am
juliet: (bike fixed)
I fell off my bike this morning :-( Turning left off St James' Road onto a side road, and the road must have been slippery as the bike went out from under me. No serious harm done, as I wasn't going fast and basically just went down in a heap. I'm going to have a cracking bruise on my leg, and my back aches a bit. The bike is fine.

Nice drivers (one in car, one in van) waiting to turn out of the side road stopped and checked that I was OK. I am feeling a bit bad because I can't remember if I said thank you, but I'm sure they understood!

Continued to the osteopath. Osteopath tutor came in & did fairly hardcore crunchy thing on lower back. Sudden pain in upper back, burst into tears. Most embarrassing. The osteopaths said that it was to do with your body reacting to the earlier trauma, and also shock, and not to worry, but strongly recommended that I go home and have a nice cup of tea. Which is what I have done.

On the way back I noted that that bit of road has now been gritted. Don't know if someone else came off there, or if the van was a Southwark one & phoned it through. It is strangely cheering, though!

(To forestall any comments about the danger of bikes: in 7 years of daily cycling (somewhere in the region of 20,000 miles, I reckon), including on actual snow, this is the first time I've ever come off like that. I am pretty sure that I've fallen off my own two feet more often than that :-) )

Ouch

Feb. 22nd, 2008 11:01 am
juliet: (bike fixed)
I fell off my bike this morning :-( Turning left off St James' Road onto a side road, and the road must have been slippery as the bike went out from under me. No serious harm done, as I wasn't going fast and basically just went down in a heap. I'm going to have a cracking bruise on my leg, and my back aches a bit. The bike is fine.

Nice drivers (one in car, one in van) waiting to turn out of the side road stopped and checked that I was OK. I am feeling a bit bad because I can't remember if I said thank you, but I'm sure they understood!

Continued to the osteopath. Osteopath tutor came in & did fairly hardcore crunchy thing on lower back. Sudden pain in upper back, burst into tears. Most embarrassing. The osteopaths said that it was to do with your body reacting to the earlier trauma, and also shock, and not to worry, but strongly recommended that I go home and have a nice cup of tea. Which is what I have done.

On the way back I noted that that bit of road has now been gritted. Don't know if someone else came off there, or if the van was a Southwark one & phoned it through. It is strangely cheering, though!

(To forestall any comments about the danger of bikes: in 7 years of daily cycling (somewhere in the region of 20,000 miles, I reckon), including on actual snow, this is the first time I've ever come off like that. I am pretty sure that I've fallen off my own two feet more often than that :-) )

Ouch

Jul. 16th, 2007 10:13 am
juliet: My rat Holly grooming herself (holly rats)
I appear to have done something unpleasant to my eye. It hurt a bit when I got home from Saturday's bike ride around Kent, & I assumed I'd got a bit of sand or something in there & it would sort itself out. No better yesterday morning. Bit worse by the end of the day. Definitely worse on waking up this morning. Ow.

So: have to take myself down to the GP in an hour ("it's an emergency appointment, dear, so just to warn you that you may have to wait" - must take nice thick book). Ow.

*Also* managed to lose my glasses on Saturday (I was wearing contacts at the time, so my glasses case must have escaped somewhere). So optician this afternoon as well; which at least means there's a second chance to locate whateveritis that's causing the problem if the GP can't help.

I am Sulking. Also rapidly acquiring a headache.

Other than that: have had a very nice weekend, featuring 140k bike ride round bits of Kent; BEACH & dinner in Rye; and visit to parental abode for a very nice lunch yesterday (& also the watching of lots of cyclists go up some large hills very fast).

Ouch

Jul. 16th, 2007 10:13 am
juliet: My rat Holly grooming herself (holly rats)
I appear to have done something unpleasant to my eye. It hurt a bit when I got home from Saturday's bike ride around Kent, & I assumed I'd got a bit of sand or something in there & it would sort itself out. No better yesterday morning. Bit worse by the end of the day. Definitely worse on waking up this morning. Ow.

So: have to take myself down to the GP in an hour ("it's an emergency appointment, dear, so just to warn you that you may have to wait" - must take nice thick book). Ow.

*Also* managed to lose my glasses on Saturday (I was wearing contacts at the time, so my glasses case must have escaped somewhere). So optician this afternoon as well; which at least means there's a second chance to locate whateveritis that's causing the problem if the GP can't help.

I am Sulking. Also rapidly acquiring a headache.

Other than that: have had a very nice weekend, featuring 140k bike ride round bits of Kent; BEACH & dinner in Rye; and visit to parental abode for a very nice lunch yesterday (& also the watching of lots of cyclists go up some large hills very fast).

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