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post #1 of 16
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Today was so nice, I decided to go for a bike ride.

At some point on the bike path, there are two paths that meet and because of the tree, it's impossible to see if someone is coming the other way. Well, just my luck, some guy got to the corner at the same time as me. He couldn't see me and I couldn't see him so he hit me and I took a pretty nasty fall.
I got a really bad nose bleed and I barely had the strenght to move. Luckily the guy actually stopped to help me, along with other people living nearby (one of them a nurse) and someone called the ambulance. By the time the ambulance got there, I wasn't dizzy anymore (I could actually see clearly), my nose barely bled anymore and I was better. The paramedics looked at me, determined I was ok and I got to go home.
I do need to keep an eye to make sure my nose isn't broken, but it's unlikely.

Still, I'm not feeling really happy right now.
It was pretty scary and painful. My nose still hurts and I'm not feeling too good in general.

So to any of you who ever rides a bike... PLEASE WEAR A HELMET! Just because you're on a bike path or not going far doesn't mean you shouldn't wear one.
If I hadn't been wearing one, I'd probably be at the hospital right now in critical condition.
post #2 of 16
Ohhh honey, I'm so sorry that happened. My thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery, and I'm also off to Target tomorrow to buy a bike helmet.
post #3 of 16
Good lesson for all of us! I love to ride my bike, and never wear a helmet! I'll have to get one!
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
Yes, please do get a helmet!
believe me, I was hit by a bike (not a car) and only hit the grass and I was wearing a helmet and it still really hurt! I just cannot imagine hitting the pavement without a helmet.
post #5 of 16
Oh ouch ouch ouch! I hope you feel better soon!

And to add to your helmet campaign...make sure someone knows where you are going! About 6 or so years ago a friend's father didn't tell anyone he was going out and took a nasty fall. He seriously almost died. I think he was in the hospital at least a month. No one knew he'd even gone out. He basically dragged himself a loooong way till someone found him. It was not good. So tell someone where you are going and when you should be back too!
post #6 of 16
YOU MUST WEAR A HELMET!!!! This is exactly why! Marie, lucky you had one! I know they're dorky, but it's good to have a bell as well. Otherwise use your lungs! If I get to a spot where people can't see me, and I can't see people, I yell out "BIKE", just so people know I'm coming.

If nobody is there I won't sound silly, and if someone is there to hear me - they probably want to know about it!

Marie, I hope you recover soon - you'll probably feel even worse tomorrow, so please take the time to take a long hot bath tonight, and some painkillers. You'll need it

(Gentle) hugs!!
post #7 of 16
I can totally feel your pain! You will feel a lot worse tomorrow morning, so make friends with your bottle of pain reliever.
post #8 of 16
I heard that some people can ride like 30 mph on their bike. Were you hit by one of THOSE people?? That'd be like getting hit by a car!

Anyways, glad to hear you're okay and I hope your pain goes away soon.
post #9 of 16
oh! you poor thing! yes please wear helmets. my aunt died because she was in a bike wreck (not even with a car, just another bike). if she would have worn a helmet she would have lived.

i actually took a nasty spill a few years ago down a HUGE dirt hill. it was reall long and steep so me and my friends wanted to ride down it and i was stupid (and 10 years old) and i let go with both hands and did flips all the way down that like, 30 foot long hill. i was wearing helmet thank god. *sigh* good times...

I'm glad to hear that you are ok though
post #10 of 16
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thanks everyone.

I really am not looking forward to tomorow if it's gonna be worst. If only the pain in my nose could end
I think I'll also have some nice bruises on my left leg, right hand... and probably at a few more places too. I also have some neat scratches around my right eye. I sort of have that 'don't mess with me' look going.
My nose bleed has stopped but I want to wait a bit to make sure it doesn't start again before going to bed. Until then, I try to stay sitting up or standing.

Times like this it really sucks to live alone. There's no one to spoil me or comfort me
post #11 of 16
You've got kitties to comfort you
post #12 of 16
Poor thing glad you are okay!
post #13 of 16
This was very scary, I'm so thankful you're ok. You must feel terrible tonight, please rest and take extra gentle care of yourself. Thank you for this valuable alert to all of us of the importance of wearing helmets when riding a bike.
post #14 of 16
Oh dear, I'm glad you're ok. Poor thing! I hope you feel better soon! Take care of that nose
post #15 of 16
Oh Marie! Thank goodness you were wearing a helmet. I've never understood people who refuse to.
and lots of {{{{vibes}}}} for your nose!
post #16 of 16
Oh, I'm so sorry! That r eally stinks. Good to hear you're okay though and hope your bruises and bumps go away soon.

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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles View Post
And to add to your helmet campaign...make sure someone knows where you are going! About 6 or so years ago a friend's father didn't tell anyone he was going out and took a nasty fall. He seriously almost died. I think he was in the hospital at least a month. No one knew he'd even gone out. He basically dragged himself a loooong way till someone found him. It was not good. So tell someone where you are going and when you should be back too!
Similar story to knock the point about telling people where you're going home a bit...

When I was very young one of my uncles had gone off alone, except it wasn't on a bike. He owned a lot of property and was off clearing a portion on a rather large tractor and told no one where he was going.

Long story short, the tractor flipped, trapped him underneath, he had a heart attack, and was found lifeless a day or two later because no one knew where to look.

Sorry to be a bit depressing, but reminders about these types of things are never a bad idea. We never think anything bad will happen to us.
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