Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I cradle my swollen arm

Last evening (July 21, 2009) I was hit by fast moving bike. Apart from a swollen arm, I am ok. It could have been much worse if I had fallen on the hard asphalt and hit my head or something. But only my right arm was hurt and no bones were broken. And no bleeding either. There is a bit of internal clotting and of course swelling with a perfect purple bruise. I had dislocated the same arm three years back, in July 2006. It had mended nicely and when the bike hit me and I came out of the haze, my first worry was a fracture. My guardian angel must have been working over time. Yes, it is vey painful as of now, I cradle it gently but I am very happy to alive and thriving. With painkillers, sleep has managed to snare me into its fold. Thank my stars, for that!

28 comments:

Stan Ski said...

Glad you're (mostly) unhurt. I spent time in hospital after coming off a motorbike 3 yers ago - I don't remember anything about it, or the period of 2-3 weeks after.

Jeeves said...

Please take care.

ThomG said...

Saw this on FB. I'm so glad you are OK, to a degree. Hope all continues well.

Snare

anthonynorth said...

Now you look after yourself.

dsnake1 said...

take care and get better soon.

i have been hit twice by the flu lately and is feeling awful but i hope to start posting soon. :)

Mark said...

Slight damage beats tremendous damage.

And you wrote about it quite well.

angie said...

oh, you poor thing!!

I'm glad to see you're still able to write! Get better!!

Dee Martin said...

Glad it wasn't worse than it was, take care!

Just someone said...

Good to hear you are not hurt badly! thankfully...

Hope you feel better soon

Rest your right arm and hope to see you back in action soon
Take care,

Tarun Mitra said...

Take care Gautami and get well soon.

Fledgling Poet said...

Oh goodness...this was written so seamlessly with the prompt words, but I'm just sorry that it had to be based on a real event. Ouch...I'm so glad you're going to be OK!

sarah haliwell said...

I'm sorry this happened to you, and glad your injuries are relatively minor. I was hit by a fast moving bike once and did fall on the hard asphalt, hitting my head. I had bad head injuries and still experience some consequences years later. I'm thankful nothing similar happened to you. ((Hugs))

Angel said...

Sure glad it wasn't any worse. Take care!

Whitesnake said...

So ya will be armless for awhile huh?

Tumblewords: said...

Good luck and a quick recovery - sounds like a lousy evening, from my point of view.

chennairamblings said...

Oh, take care and God Bless.
It will heal soon and you will be bewitching us with your wonderful writing again

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

I'm glad it wasn't worse, although it sounds bad enough. Sending you quick-healing thoughts!

Lost Mermaid said...

Take care .. :)

Andy Sewina said...

Hi Gautami, so sorry to hear about your little mishap! But I can't help wondering about the damage you must have done to the bike, and the poor cyclist.

Get well soon!
<3

Lorraine said...

Oooo ouch my sympathy dear girl, take it easy and enjoy the painkillers ;)

Bobbie said...

Ouch! Painkillers are nice lol. I hope you get to feeling better, and great work with the word prompts.

Michelle Johnson said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your arm. I hope you recover soon. I'm just glad you weren't seriously injured. This could have been much worse. At least you're seemingly in good spirits.

lissa said...

hope you'll recover quickly, but at last, you get to write this post - I like the line about sleep

Deb said...

Oh, oh, owww! I'm glad it was "only" a bad bump, a bruise. ;-(

venus66 said...

Hi, get better soon. Take care.

maglomaniac said...

Just cradle the swollen arm till there isn't any more swelling left.
take care dear

~Harsha

Daily Panic said...

Ouch! take care!

MichaelO said...

So sorry to hear your misfortune! You sound to be fortunate and on the mend. Get better soon!