This is what has happened in the past 5 days:
I hurt my foot, thought it might be a cramp. Played with grandchildren as the pain intensified.
I couldn't exercise walk. I called an orthopedic doctor who is a friend of the family. His office could get me in at 4:15pm.
So, I decided to go for a short bike ride, because that wouldn't put pressure on my foot. Blocks away, at the driveway-lie entrance to a service station, my bike moving from asphalt to concrete (crazy busy intersection, so I wanted to get off the road), my tires edged in the gutter, rather than moving over the bump, I was thrown from my bike, me going north onto the concrete, and my bike going south onto the asphalt.
My left elbow smacked the ground first with the rest of my arm, then face, then knees following.
To make a really long story short (besides the fact that typing with 5 fingers is ridiculously slow), I had surgery. The doctor inserted a plate and screws. said my elbow was shattered. I see him in 2 weeks.
Saturday and Sunday:
Mostly a fog, because I have learned the importance of managing my pain.
I picked up a boot for my right foot this morning.Doctor's PA wants to see me next Monday, thinks I have fractures in my hand and wrist!
I've been surprisingly upbeat - but hey, it's not cancer! Here's to healing!