October 3rd, 2014


October is usually a good month for me

So my month got off to a rough start and things are going to be tweaked at least until the end it seems.

Went for a bike ride on Wednesday, the 1st, and in the process almost fell down while stopping when my shoe got stuck. So I reached out to the closest thing to me, a chain link fence. Problem solved. Get I stay up, the bike stays up, the foot finally touches ground. Then I look at my hand and something doesn't seem right. Did that pinky finger usually stick out funny and to the side?

I assume it was dislocated, though I honestly didn't feel a thing at all. So I get back on the bike, peddle the full hour back home (it was a long ride) and hope in the car to get it seen by the docs. A bit of poking and prodding and the decision to take some x-rays and we finally have a diagnosis. Apparently I broke the finger. I still don't understand the physics of breaking a finger that way, and how it didn't even twinge in the process.

Specialist visit today left two choices, wrap it and let it heal and likely be bent for good. Or go back next week and let him do his magic with a couple pieces of metal in through the hand to hold it still for three weeks. Went for the later. Cross your fingers it works.

The biggest frustration, I was doing the riding to get my endurance up, supposed to help going on a 50+ mile ride at the end of the month in Austin. That will not be an option with hand pinned and splinted. Will be other rides.
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