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Text from Spidermonkey says he came off his bike in the wet and 'apparently has a fractured hip'.  I tried to ring back but he is in a lecture!  (He also said he is OK, just needed the painkillers he took to uni with him - basic paracetamol and ibuprofen.)  Am not sure what to make of this. I know he's tough, but broken hip fixed with paracetamol and back to lectures the same day?!?!?!?

(We were with him until 5.30 yesterday so we can rule out the possibility that he spent the weekend having emergency surgery and only told me about it today.)

Waiting for him to call me back....

It's not broken.  Phew! Even a fracture in the sense of a crack or chip to the hip bone is very much a worst case scenario - with any luck he's just bruised and grazed.

It seems cycling in Cambridge doesn't prepare you for cycling around a very hilly campus in the wet.  He took a bend (slowly - thank heavens) and the bike tipped over.  Sensibly, he went straight to the health centre where a doctor looked at it.  He's been told he can do whatever he likes, even cycling or climbing, as long as it doesn't hurt too much.  He was back on his bike straight afterwards and only 10 mins late for his lecture!  It happened on his way back from handing in his maths homework.  There is no justice!

I have, of course, sent hugs and sympathy and dire warnings not to fall on it again and risk breaking it properly, and to go back to the doctor if it's not getting better.  But I think they would have sent him to Brighton for an x-ray if they thought there was anything to worry about.

Date: 2014-10-06 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coth.livejournal.com

Date: 2014-10-06 05:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woolymonkey.livejournal.com
Thank you. Better now - see update.

Date: 2014-10-06 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladymoonray.livejournal.com
Good grief. I'm sure this will turn out to be much less serious than you're imagining, but I wish he'd hurry up and call you back to clarify!

Date: 2014-10-06 05:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woolymonkey.livejournal.com
You're right - see update. I am very relieved but still a bit shaky from the scare.

Date: 2014-10-06 06:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladymoonray.livejournal.com
I am very relieved for you!

Date: 2014-10-06 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smtfhw.livejournal.com
I hope you've misheard him... dear gods, they can be a worry, can't they?

Date: 2014-10-06 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woolymonkey.livejournal.com
Better now - see update.

Date: 2014-10-07 09:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] klwilliams.livejournal.com
He was smart enough to go straight to the doctor, which is a very good sign that he's smart enough to take care of himself. I wish more of the men in my life did that.

Date: 2014-10-15 01:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woolymonkey.livejournal.com
Thanks. Spider's had enough medical issues (not all self-inflicted) to know that doctors are necessary. His hip is almost better now, he says.


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