Yesterday I was riding my board back from lunch. This one:
It was only a 3/4 mile ride, and just about 10 houses away from the job site, I ate shit.
Carving back and forth around 16-18 mph, and the back of the board kicked out a lot.
I honestly was too f’d up to do a proper post crash investigation. I really wanted to find the damm ass rock, so I could pee on it or something. Why would Mother Nature do this to me? Damm ass rock…
Maybe it was a stick or just a little bump in the road, idk…
Anyway…it happened so fast, I didn’t even have time to take a step. I landed on my left hip.
I couldn’t even get up and get out of the road. The mailman showed up and tried to help me get up, but it wasn’t working out so well, so I had him literally drag me out of the road.
Then a neighbor came out and started freaking out and trying to dial 911.
I told her I’m fine… She disagreed and kept going on and on about 911.
I think she got triggered after seeing the mailman drag me over to the gutter.
I kept smiling, and said that I don’t need/want an ambulance, and that my freind was just down the street a little bit, and she finally backed off.
About 15 min later was able to get in my helpers truck (with help.)
He drove my stick shift truck, I drove his automatic to a friends house. No way in hell I could push a clutch in.
Getting from the truck into the house to the couch…I turned grey for a bit, (pale) the pain from moving around is/was bad enough to throw up a little. Engaging my core muscles to puke was no fun at all.
Was able to make it go away…
After a little nap. I went to the med clinic and got a couple X-rays.
I have a fractured hip and pelvis, not displaced or anything, it’s like a compression fracture. Technically it’s both the hip and pelvis. I’ll try and get a pic up, it’s on a CD.
My hip joint is a little loose as I have felt it move slightly a few times, once right after the crash, and also while moving around from here to there etc.
Now I need to figure out the next step. Do I wait it out all weekend and try to get seen Monday, or head to the ER today?
The doctor at the med clinic reccomended I see an orthopedic surgeon.
She said it’s possible they would pin it, or they could decide to just leave it and let it heal on its own.
I’m really reluctant to go to the emergency room. I’ve been without health insurance for over a decade.
Total cost so far is around $225 including X-rays and Rx for norco.
TLDR: I crashed and fractured my pelvis just above the femoral head, skateboards are dangerous
I’ll pop the cd in the computer and try to get a pic posted.