Pavement: 1, Bostjan: 0

Discussion in 'Lifestyle, Health, Fitness & Food' started by bostjan, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    So I was riding my brand new bicycle the other day. Cruising along slowly at about 6 or 7 mph, and hit a 1" lip in the pavement. I'm used to riding mountain bikes, so you could believe my amazement when my back tire came off the ground and flipped me off the bike. I hit my thumb, then hit my face. When I got up, I realized I was pretty ugly, but something felt funny in my arm. I decided to go to the hospital to get an x-ray.

    I told them at least ten times that I was allergic to penicillin, yet they gave me penicillin-based antibiotics anyway. It made my face swell up even worse and left bruises where I hadn't even hit the ground. Turns out my elbow was broken. Guess I'll be going a few weeks without guitar.

    I was thinking of buying a capo and grabbing a spare sock to play touch-style. Anyone ever tried this before?

    My left arm's still a little beat up, so it's difficult to keep control of my fingers.

    Yesterday I had surgery. The aneshthetic didn't keep me out, and the hospital staff wouldn't let my friends and family in to see me after recovery. I think this is the last time I'll ever break a bone again :lol:
     
  2. DelfinoPie

    DelfinoPie Whoopsie Daisy! Contributor

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    I've been there with the penicillin before...I'm allergic to it too and I've told people at hospitals and they still gave it to me. It doesn't make me swell up though lol...it makes the skin on my face go all flakey and...well, its not that its uncomfortable, it just looks fucking disgusting.

    Take it easy, dude.

    [action=DelfinoPie]wraps Bostjan in bubble-wrap[/action]

    There we go.:yesway:
     
  3. B Lopez

    B Lopez Vescere bracis meis.

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    Ouch. Bummer dude. Im allergic to penicillin too, but havent had any bad experiences.

    Just when I thought about replacing the tires on my bike and start riding again too. :lol:

    :rofl:
     
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    Shikaru Mechanical Thunder Contributor

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    Hope you recover soon, Bostjan. :wavey: I'm allergic to penicillin as well, but I was only given it once as a baby so I don't really know how it affects me.
     
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    Ouch.
    You take care of yourself now :)
     
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    On the bright side, chicks dig scars :yesway:
     
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    That sucks man, you come back from the grave to post on here and all you have is bad news :(
     
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    :lol: JJ with the comic relief again!
     
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    :rofl: +1
     
  10. dpm

    dpm Oni Guitars Contributor

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    Wow, bummer :noway:

    Hope it heals quickly!
     
  11. the.godfather

    the.godfather Mr. Flibble

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    Ouchie, sounds like it was a painful one.

    Get well quickly dude! :metal:
     
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    Shawn Ibanez Guitars Forum MVP

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    :( Sorry to hear that, Bostjan, sounds painful. I hope you heal soon. :)
     
  13. bostjan

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    Thanks, guys! I'm going to get to talk to the surgeon tomorrow, then in two weeks, they take out my stitches. I'll try the bubble wrap tonight. ;)

    I came to the conclusion that this new bicycle is a lemon. I already blew out a tire and had problems with the fork. During the wreck, I lost both brake cables and the handlebars came loose. I just don't think it's put together very sturdy.
     
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    I'm smelling lawsuits everywhere! :agreed:
     
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    Durero prototyping... Contributor

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    Man that sounds horrible dude. Sounds like the bike's in rough shape to.

    Hope you heal up quickly and well.

    And yeah go for the touchstyle practice while you're bandaged up!

    spare socks ftw!
     
  16. Desecrated

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    I use a sock to, just tune the guitar in chords and you can easily do some chord-sequents.
     
  17. metalfiend666

    metalfiend666 - Forum MVP

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    Ouch! Hope you're back to full playing capacity soon dude :yesway:
     
  18. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    Can we update the name of this thread to "Pavement: 2, Bostjan: 0?"

    I wiped out again yesterday, on another new bike. I guess I'm not as graceful as I was as a teenager/early 20-something... No broken bones or anything just a bad case of road rash this time.
     
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    Bro, invest in knee and elbow pads. Looking like a dork < medical bills. I'm almost 30 and want to skate again a little bit, but wouldn't dream of it without some pads. $0.02
     
  20. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    With my track record now, I should probably seriously consider bubble wrap. :lol: Seriously, though, elbow pads are in my future as of the moment I read your post. It's possible that the only reason I didn't break my elbow again is because my elbow has been made of titanium since the surgery that resulted from the incident in post #1 in this thread.
     

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