I came off of Rook 12 days ago and wasn't planning on going to the Dr. Until my friends scared me into it. So I went today.
When I fell, I hit a packed clay logging road with a few rocks scattered here and there. The biggest bruise took up the whole left cheek of my bum . But the bruising went across the base of my back, with some numbness certain ways that I move, and I've also been having some serious pain in my right side. I've tried a back brace on the lower part of my back with no results. Then I tried it up around my side, and it did help...the pain wasn't so bad. So, I go to the ER because I didn't want to have to drive all around town for X-rays and such. Here's the run-down of what he said...after 6 hrs there. I have deep deep bruising, which he said would probably still be coming out for the next couple of weeks; a pinched nerve at the base of my spine; and it "looks like" I've cracked one of the ribs I broke last year.
I rode Rosie this past Saturday, and if it hadn't been such a long ride, I think I would have been fine. Of course the last thing I asked him before he walked out of my room was "So, when can I ride again?". Much to my suprise, he told me when I feel like it! Of course he told me that if I started hurting bad that it was time to get off (duhh). He also told me that if the brace helped my side to be sure to wear it, as long as it wasn't too tight.
Does this sound right to you guys? I mean I enjoyed my ride last Saturday...other than the pain towards the last part. But I wanted to ride this Saturday because it's the last club ride of the year...with dinner both nights (Fri night being the Christmas party with a dj), and I wanted to ride Rosie one more time before her surgery this coming Thursday. I figured I wouldn't do the Sunday ride because it's supposed to be much longer and more people. And definitely no camping out because I can't imagine trying to sleep on a cot right now. It's close enough for me to drive back and forth though. What would you guys do?