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  1. #1
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    Unhappy drat - shattered scapula

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    Doing Alpine Dam loop yesterday - a 30 mile lots of climbing ride up Mt. Tam, I slipped on a very wet corner and got a fun filled ambulance ride to Marin General where I stayed for about 6 hours. The paramedics and nurses/doctors were great, and I was fortunately with DH, his sister and our friend Renee who's a doctor when I crashed. (Well, okay, renee's a dermatologist, but she assured me that the place on my face I used as a brake pad won't scar.)

    I have a comminuted fracture of the scapula (many pieces). Yippee. Our Death Ride team is shaping up, and I think I will be excellent SAG support for the first month or so.

    I get a week off completey then will be re-introducing myself to Coach Troy.

    It was going to be a taper year anyway...
    Sarah

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    Ouch. I'm sorry to hear this. That's a very painful injury. It should heal well though and good on ya for thinking about getting reaquainted with coach Troy ASAP. A friend of mine who was a CAT 1 rider had the same type of fracture with some grade 3 road rash, it happened close to the end of the season so she just bailed. She spent a lot of time on her trainer in the off season and came back stronger the next year.

    Good luck and I hope you feel free to vent here. It'll help.
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  3. #3
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    Hey thanks! Right now it only hurts when the bone pieces rub together the wrong way. Once the knitting starts I am sure it will be better.

    I am sure I will also get some good PT as well.
    Sarah

    When it's easy, ride hard; when it's hard, ride easy.


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    2011 Mercian Vincitore Special
    2003 Eddy Merckx Team SC - stolen
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    Jeez! I'm sorry. Sheesh. In case you needed more medical experiences...
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    Ouch MP! I'm really sorry to hear about that.... Good news on the scarring, and that you can be back on the trainer that quickly, but take care of yourself!!!

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    Sh!t Sarah. Can't you stay healthy for, say, 24 months straight?

    Heal well and quickly, and enjoy the quality time with Coach Troy.

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    Ouch woman! You know, there are easier ways to get therapeutic polenta!

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    Oweee. Heal up quickly, we're thinking about you.

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by aka_kim View Post
    Sh!t Sarah. Can't you stay healthy for, say, 24 months straight?
    I am starting to wonder. well, almost 40 years of perfect health I shouldn't complain....
    Sarah

    When it's easy, ride hard; when it's hard, ride easy.


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    Yikes! I am sending some healing thoughts your way. At least you will be able to get on your trainer quickly. That should hep from going totally bonkers.

    Feel better.

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    Oh Mallio
    What a rotten thing to happen!

    Wishing you FAST healing... and in the mean-time you will make a fabulous person in the SAG-wagon
    Like RnR says though, at least you can hop on the trainer and your legs won't be in total withdrawal


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    Bummer!! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

    One question, though: are you going to switch teams? Maybe from Team Embolism to Team Trauma?

    Tell Coach Troy 'hey' for me!

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    Did the ER staff say, "You again?"

    I'm waiting to hear what the GrandPois has said about your crash history. I'm sure he's at least thinking something. Though he's probably pretty shook up. Hubbies generally age very quickly when their wifie-poos take a serious bump. I think Bubba would say I've aged him about 100 extra years.

    How's the bike, etc.? Any good meds? You're becoming such an expert . . .
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  14. #14
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    No familiar faces in the ER - it has been a whole year and a half!

    Interesting fact - breaking of the scapula accounts for fewer than 1% of all bone breaks. Tough bone to break - usually the collarbone goes, but all my years of horseback riding may perhaps have perfected the "tuck and roll" fall.

    The GP was immediately behind me when it happened. He though, but did not say, "I told you so." (he had warned me of slick corners earlier in the day.) He's been very helpful. This is the first time I have ever had a serious injury that will affect my ability to do normal life things. I've never even broken a bone before.
    Sarah

    When it's easy, ride hard; when it's hard, ride easy.


    2011 Volagi Liscio
    2010 Pegoretti Love #3 "Manovelo"
    2011 Mercian Vincitore Special
    2003 Eddy Merckx Team SC - stolen
    2001 Colnago Ovalmaster Stars and Stripes

  15. #15
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    That must have been some fall to break your shoulder blade. Did you get style points at least ?? (sorry, couldn't resist)

    Sending you a big virtual getwellsoon hug.

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