Now I’m not sure if I can classify this as a cycling injury. This morning I was loading my Road bike into the boot of my car. In order to do this I need to remove both of the wheels. The rear wheel was stuck hard and I was pulling on the wheel with all my strength. When the wheel came loose it went flying. My hand was in the way & the spokes went straight through my thumb.
I couldn’t feel a thing which was the strangest thing as I felt a flood of liquid flow from my hand. When I looked down at my hand and blood was gushing everywhere. I was in disbelief and called my local GP who told me to get down to the emergency department. This spelled a return to the Dandenong Hospital.
I have been held back over the past month after I strained my Achilles & was just getting back into it. Tomorrow I was going to head down to Mount Donna Buang to Sherpa tomorrow. I’m a bit gutted that I won’t be able to do that now. But still hope to get down to offer some form of support.
The lucky part was that I was told that I narrowly missed severing the tendons in my thumb. That could have spelt disaster so as they say .
“always look on the bright side of life”.
For anyone who is suffering injury the best thing is to remain positive and strong. In the short-term you may miss out on a bit of fun but there is always a next time.
To be continued…..