I broke my arm

So funny story…  I broke my arm.

What happened was, last night I rode my bicycle to the store and on my way home I was riding through a parking lot to go to the sidewalk on Chester Avenue. In the parking lot of the restaurant is a tax place and they put in a walk way to the front door. For some reason they decided to put a curb on both sides of the walkway. There’s really no reason for it. Long story short, I was riding through the parking lot and it was dark so I really couldn’t see the curb and I rode right over it . I went head over handlebars and landed on my left arm. All of my weight broke my arm.

I sat there on the ground for a few minutes because I couldn’t move. My arm was in so much pain that it hurt to even flinch. I decided that I had to get up, but it was very difficult. I got up anyway and went for my phone which was in my left front pocket. Of course I couldn’t pull it out with my left hand, so I had to reach over with my right hand to pull my phone out. I called home and said “help I’ve been in an accident.” I told my partner where I was and he drove right away to pick me up.

He put my bicycle in the car and drove home because I insisted that he put the groceries in the refrigerator and freezer. He drove me to the emergency room at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital and they took me to get x-rays almost immediately. It took maybe an hour and a half before they finally called me to go into a room to tell me the results of the x-ray. I just assumed that he was going to tell me that I dislocated my shoulder or just badly bruised my arm, but he told me that I did in fact break my arm. He didn’t put me in a cast and I didn’t have any surgery, he said that the bones were in place, so I just need to keep my arm in a sling for the next month.

I feel very stupid for not paying more attention because I have gone that way a million times and nothing like that has ever happened before. The thing that upsets me the most is that I’ve never broken a bone in my body my entire life. 42 years with not one broken bone. Oh well, I guess I was due lol.

Well, the positive thing about this is that I am able to type this by using my voice on my android cell phone lol. So I guess most of my computer activity is going to be with my voice. On the plus side, I don’t have to do any chores for a while lol. I can find a silver lining in anything.

The doctor said it will take a month to heal.

3 thoughts on “I broke my arm

  1. Grace Alexander

    Good it sounds like just a small break and only a short recovery! My son was in a cast for almost 8 weeks when he broke his. :( Hugs and best wishes!


  2. Heidi Sholtis

    Oh Mike, I am so sorry to hear that! I too have never broken a bone and hopefully can keep it that way. I hope the doc gave you some good painkillers and you heal up soon! For now, enjoy the time off from chores! :D


  3. Sue

    They DID NOT Put your arm in a cast? What is wrong with them? I have never in all my medical training that they would ever let a break go un-casted! I would be finding a Dr that will do that, you just need to move it wrong, or bump it, and you can have further issues! I hope they are not doing this because of your insurance!!! Did he even refer you to an orthopedic? THAT my friend, NEEDS to have a cast! Get a second opinion before it causes More damage! I am SO Serious Mike! Damn I so need to be out there! it can fracture, or break further the morons! GET A SECOND OPINION!!!! PLEASE!


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