I took up road cycling last year as a way to relieve stress and get into shape. It’s something I love to do and do often. This summer I had ridden 100 miles in one day and tried to ride close to 100 miles a week.
With all the cycling I had been doing, I hadn’t attempted mountain biking. Growing up in W.Va., that’s all I used to do. So when my nephew, who races mountain bikes, asked me to go along on an easy trail, I jumped at the chance.
We didn’t get too far on the trail until I made a stupid mistake. I hit the front brake instead of the back brake when I was approaching some tree roots. If you’re familiar with biking you know what means. It means I went over the handlebars. I had a choice at that point. I could land on my head or stick my arm out to break the fall. I did what anyone making a split second decision would do. I stuck my arm out. Here’s what I saw when I sat up:
Your wrist isn’t supposed to have an “S” curve in it, is it?
Once we walked back to the vehicle and found a hospital, here’s what the xray showed:
Everything was jammed up into my wrist. No wonder the pain was excruciating. Ahh, but the nice Dr. had an answer for the pain. Whatever they gave me was wonderful. I think it was called Diluadid. The nurse said it was called the big “D” and that didn’t mean divorce or Dallas. To me it was Delightful.
I was quickly, for coming through an emergency room, sent to surgery. If you’re ever in need of an emergency room, I highly recommend Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, Ohio. By far, the best experience I’ve ever had going through an ER.
Here’s what my wrist looks like now:
It almost looks like they stuck a fork in my wrist to hold things together. With more pain meds, I’m well on my way to recovery. I can still type, albeit much slower, so I can still work.
What’s this have to do with software support, you ask?
Not much, unfortunately. But…software does crash sometimes. When it does, you can view your SherWare Tech Support as your Dr. We can usually give you the medication to ease your pain and usually we come up with a solution that may look like a fork to you, but it works. Our job is to keep you on your bike and heading down the road.
You’ve heard the expression that if you fall off your bike you have to get up and get back on and keep going. I eventually will do that, once the Dr. releases me. Now I have more time to ponder about software and how to avoid crashes in the future…..for both of us.
Source: Hubspot Support Blog