We were almost done with our ride and back on the asphalt. We were about 50 meters away from where we meet after saturday rides to have some beers and eat chinese food when all of a sudden im falling off my bike while going about 35 km/hr and sliding on some coarse asphalt. I get up almost immediately and see my right arm covered in blood. I twist it a bit to take a look at my elbow and I see it, a nasty dirty wound. I also noticed that my camelback was now pretty messed up. Turns out a ridding buddy tried to pass me and accidentaly clipped my handlebar. He did not go down. (this picture is after it was cleaned)
I knew it meant a trip to the ER so off we went. Its only a few blocks away.
I dint feel that I had abrasions on my back until I got to the ER.
After some painfull cleaning, 9 stitches and 50 dollars (deductible) Im off to my house to rest in agony
Its been 4 days now and this is how the wound is looking up. My arm has swollen pretty significantly. I have full range of motion so nothing appears to be broken. I am on daily shots of antibiotics plus oral antibiotics. I have to clean it with some red medical soap twice daily in an "agressive manner" as per the doctors instructions. He said I fell on one of the dirtiest asphalts. That street is lined with bars and nightclubs. The inflamation now appears to be subsiding and the red skin is now below where I had marked it the day before. I got basically no sleep on saturday and sunday night and have had interrupted sleep since monday because of the pain. The goey white stuff you see there is an antibiotic cream i have to put on after cleaning.
So, what else would you suggest I do to take care of this. How much time you guys think Ill be off my bike?
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