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CapeRoadie

Ribs Fractured

Had a bad crash today and have fractured several ribs on the right side!  Rode too close to a sawhorse on the side of the road and caught my bars.  I went down fast and hard.  It's going to be very difficult to work tomorrow.  Racing will be out of the question for a few weeks.  I now join the ranks of the walking wounded.  Fair amount of pain, too.  This completely sucks.  Couldn't have happened at a worse time, really.
berck

I broke ribs and the clavicle about this time five years ago. Its not a great time to do so. Fortunately, its just your ribs and you should heal a bit faster.

I'll relay the same information I got from my Ortho during the process. Eat lots of protein. Its the key to building the bones again. Of course he didn't tell me this until two weeks into the process and he wasn't satisfied and how my clavicle was healing.

One thing I remember, it hurts to laugh or sneeze.
bbnaz

you and tri  Confused

now who am I going to cheer on in their endeavors this summer Question
last km

Your in good company Cape happened to me 3years back, crashed on a slippy descent and bust a couple of ribs. Just a matter of time and you will be healed....
cardinal guzman

glutamine and comfrey, paracetamol to help you sleep. Should have been a doctor me. Did you sleep ok?
MAILLOT JAUNE

Ouch!!!!!!
Hope you recover quickly Cape.

I "crushed" my ribs after someone crashed into me whilst skiing this year - bloomin' sore and they're now indented/deformed.
MerlinGuy

Capie,

What you did is known in the cycling world as a "Hincapie".  As in "Did you see CR hincapie off the saw horse?"

Now if you had clipped a saw horse and then fallen into a ditch it would have been known as a "George Hincapie".

However, the be careful since the syntactical form of 'Hincapie' is irregular.  So if you snap your handle bars off, hit a saw horse, and then go into a ditch you must use the phrase 'Triple Hincapie'.
cyclingtv

CR.. what a bit of bad luck.. get well asap..

as long as your were wearing your helmet and didn't get your bell rung..
as crashes resulting in concussions.. an injury that truly never heals.. are worse..
as I know too well from crashs/falls I had from before bike helmets were worn..

btw.. always ride at least 2 feet from the edge of the road Wink and
for a while avoid taking deep breaths and laughing out loudly Laughing
last km

Just curious but whats a sawhorse, is that an americanism ?
Slapshot 3

seems like a weekend for injuries....broken Scaphoid, dislocated thumb my bike had an engine in it though....

CR hope the ribs get better soon, had two broken by a puck once, most painfull injury I' ve ever had
MerlinGuy

Real Sawhorse


The Cartoon Sawhorse Capie probably hit while riding through Toontown.
last km

Don't think its an Americanism after all, pardon my ignorance, I am a mechanical engineer (clanky) type chap, a "chippie" (carpenter)  etc would you use one of these http://www.nextag.co.uk/saw-horse/zzukzB1z0--search-html
CapeRoadie

berck wrote:
I broke ribs and the clavicle about this time five years ago. Its not a great time to do so. Fortunately, its just your ribs and you should heal a bit faster.

I'll relay the same information I got from my Ortho during the process. Eat lots of protein. Its the key to building the bones again. Of course he didn't tell me this until two weeks into the process and he wasn't satisfied and how my clavicle was healing.

One thing I remember, it hurts to laugh or sneeze.


That does hurt!  I am eating protein at every meal.  Of course, I treat rib fractures routinely, but I tend to turn into an absolute idiot when I am the patient.  Any and all information welcome.  Thanks, berck.  Today was a hard day.
CapeRoadie

bbnaz wrote:
you and tri  Confused

now who am I going to cheer on in their endeavors this summer Question


The odds were against us, bb.  I can't imagine what he's going through, given the pain I'm in.

I'll be racing in 2-4 weeks, though.  I'm going riding tonight.  Fu** it.  I can still ride.   Wink
CapeRoadie

last km wrote:
Your in good company Cape happened to me 3years back, crashed on a slippy descent and bust a couple of ribs. Just a matter of time and you will be healed....


Time heals all.  My healing time will be reduced with all sorts of therapeutic methods I have planned, including massage.  Wink
CapeRoadie

cardinal guzman wrote:
glutamine and comfrey, paracetamol to help you sleep. Should have been a doctor me. Did you sleep ok?


You should have been.  I use arnica, buffered aspirin, L-glutamine and a lot of other stuff.  I am sleeping okay once I get properly positioned.
CapeRoadie

MAILLOT JAUNE wrote:
Ouch!!!!!!
Hope you recover quickly Cape.

I "crushed" my ribs after someone crashed into me whilst skiing this year - bloomin' sore and they're now indented/deformed.


No deformity for me (other than my usual looks), fortunately.  Ouch is right!
CapeRoadie

MerlinGuy wrote:
Capie,

What you did is known in the cycling world as a "Hincapie".  As in "Did you see CR hincapie off the saw horse?"

Now if you had clipped a saw horse and then fallen into a ditch it would have been known as a "George Hincapie".

However, the be careful since the syntactical form of 'Hincapie' is irregular.  So if you snap your handle bars off, hit a saw horse, and then go into a ditch you must use the phrase 'Triple Hincapie'.


Laughing  (ouch)

And I feel like Hincrapie.
CapeRoadie

cyclingtv wrote:
CR.. what a bit of bad luck.. get well asap..

as long as your were wearing your helmet and didn't get your bell rung..
as crashes resulting in concussions.. an injury that truly never heals.. are worse..
as I know too well from crashs/falls I had from before bike helmets were worn..

btw.. always ride at least 2 feet from the edge of the road Wink and
for a while avoid taking deep breaths and laughing out loudly Laughing


No concussion.  Landed squarely on my right arm with my right elbow tucked, which in turn fractured my ribs.  If I forget where the ribs are broken, I simply place my arm at my side and just under the elbow, voila!  All I needed was two more inches away from the sawhorse.  It was a stupid mistake made when I was  overtired.  Glad I wasn't in a car.
CapeRoadie

Slapshot 3 wrote:
seems like a weekend for injuries....broken Scaphoid, dislocated thumb my bike had an engine in it though....

CR hope the ribs get better soon, had two broken by a puck once, most painfull injury I' ve ever had


Most painful injury I've ever had, too.
CapeRoadie

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU for the well wishes.  I appreciate the support and good humour.  I feel better than yesterday.
forza_petacchi

I don't know if this qualifies as inspiring, but I've heard that Podolski may play tomorrow even though he has a fractured rib.

Good luck and a speedy recovery to you, Cape!
chasm

CapeRoadie wrote:
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU for the well wishes.  I appreciate the support and good humour.  I feel better than yesterday.


You'll be fixed in no time, Cape. Just don't sneeze!

Incidentally, I've discovered I've been walking (and cycling) around with a broken arm for the last five weeks. It seems I fractured my radial head when crashing on the Tour of Ireland. But it appears to be pretty much fixed now, and there don't seem to be any bone fragments in there, so we're just going to leave it alone.
Bartali

Sorry to hear that Cape.  Hope you feel better soon!
redster73

Bad news Cape...
CapeRoadie

Thanks again.  It's much worse at night and in the morning.  Has to do with low HR and muscle cooling/tightness.  Only hurts when I breathe, laugh, cough, sneeze, bend, twist, lift, reach, push and pull.  So, as long as I don't do any of those, I feel okay.
berck

CapeRoadie wrote:
Thanks again.  It's much worse at night and in the morning.  Has to do with low HR and muscle cooling/tightness.  Only hurts when I breathe, laugh, cough, sneeze, bend, twist, lift, reach, push and pull.  So, as long as I don't do any of those, I feel okay.


Ahhh, the memories. I feel for you. On the good side, it will get better. I hope you will recover quickly.
headwind

Ahhh, the ol brought down by a musette (horse) on the side of the road catching the lever trick I see!

Peace bro and heal fast.  Very sorry about the crash amigo.

hw
berck

headwind wrote:
Ahhh, the ol brought down by a musette (horse) on the side of the road catching the lever trick I see!


Laughing  Laughing  Laughing ...

You made my day hw!
headwind

at least Ive registered some good to the universe today!
CapeRoadie

WHat a year.  Just re-reading all this.  Seven rib fractures.  A low back muscle tear.  Over 30 races and one more cyclocross race to go.  Why did I take up this sport again?

In fact, how did each of us get into this sport?  Time for a new thread.
last km

WHat a year.  Just re-reading all this.  Seven rib fractures.  A low back muscle tear.  Over 30 races and one more cyclocross race to go.  Why did I take up this sport again?

To keep "fit"  Confused  Laughing

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