Want a laugh? In the hopes of being a "good parent" I finally gave in to my daughter's pleas to go rollerskating. I even put on skates. Quads as a pro told me. I didn't go with blades, although a cooler parent told me I should have. Three hours of skate time we had. I fell hard 4 or 5 times. It wasn't the skating, it was the stopping. No, I didn't fall on ice. I fell rollerskating. I was excited for the calorie burn. Excited for the fitness points I would log on Sparkpeople.com (check it out, it's free). I was not expecting to make a fool out of myself.
I thought maybe I would break a leg, but I wasn't a wuss. I was ready to set a good example for my daughter and get some winter exercise in, in a place that was warm and wouldn't hurt my lungs.
The next day I went to Urgent Care. My elbow was swollen (still is). My wrist hurt too. Left side, and I am a lefty. X-rays were done. Very painful x-rays. I cried from the pain and sat stunned when they were over. I couldn't turn my arm all the way (still can't).
A follow-up a week later and the wrist isn't broken, although probably sprained. The elbow is cracked though. It is holding itself together and that is a good thing. As far as injuries go, this could be a lot worse. It still takes time though. It's been just over 2 weeks so far. Will be halfway to healed at the end of the week I hope. Another follow up is scheduled for the 18th. Probably more x-rays. I don't want to think what this is costing me in medical bills.
Anyway, I hope I will skate again, and when I do I will wear the protective gear so that hopefully I don't crack and break again.
Watch out Interskate 91 North! I will return!!