Oct. 6th, 2014

woolymonkey: (wtf?)
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....

Update
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.

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