My Left Leg!
Well a funny thing happened to me the other sunday, was out with in the local woods with Geoff and Al on the very last bit of single track i fluffed a little techy bit put my foot out and went over.
Crack went my left Tib and Fib just below the knee!
I’d like to say a big thank you to all the other guys out in eastridge that morning (15th), Kev & Rob, the guys from Wolves and a big thank you to G & Al.
I now have a very purple cast from my groin to my ankle, and a good few months off the bike.
Heres a couple of pictures , i’ll try and get a copy of the 3D scan as that was “very impressive!” according to my consultant;-)
Posted 9 years agoPikeBN14Member
I snapped one of the knobbles (that’s not a medical term!!) off just above your break and crack my shin bone a few inches down from the knee joint whilst skiing in Italy. They X-Rayed me in a mountainside shed, told me it was broken, made me lay on my front, splodged some very cold plaster on the back of my leg, wrapped a bandage round the front and dropped me back at my hotel. They gave me some crutches and an evelope with my x-rays in but that was it, no pain killers, nothing. I managed to make out “30 days without complication” as a prognosis in the X-ray stuff, so wasn’t too worried.
When I got home and took them to the hospital, the consultant said “oh yes, an L shaped metal plate, some bone from your hip and non weight bearing for 3 months” Holly sh*t I, I wasn’t expecting that!
Still, that was about 12 years ago, it stopped me skiing for one season but it’s never hampered me cycling, I can ride all day without problems, I don’t cycle competitively, but I’ve done the South Downs Way in a day, the Coast to Coast in 4 days and 8 day journey across the Alps and apart from the odd twinge it’s been fine, so I’m sure you’ll heal just fine, they told me it is 18 months before it’s as strong as it going to get, but I was doing plenty long before then 😉 It’s just a bit of a nuisence to be out of action for a while!Posted 9 years agomasquaredMember
I broke my leg and ankle 8 weeks ago on Holmbury Hill when the pedal failed to unclip after an unscheduled dismount.Posted 9 years ago
Cast comes off next week. I’m looking forward to seeing the size of my calf. As you say, muscle wastage is pretty rapid. I expect the leg will look roughly like a chicken’s!
At least the shoulders have developed from crutching around the North Downs Way
I expect to be walking around in circles for a while.Posted 9 years ago
The other big issue is food, I’m a big lad and i like my food. Working hard three times a week on the bike has allowed me loose 1/2 a stone since xmas. But now i’m doing nothing. I’ve cut right back on the grub and no beer. But i’m getting fed up of hearing my belly rumbling:-)
I’ll have to get the missis to put the biscuits just out of reach.
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