Sunday, April 18, 2010

Trail accident

Came back late last night from terrific vacation. Will post more with pictures later tonight or tomorrow.

I went for what was supposed to be a three hour run this morning/late afternoon. I was about 11 miles in when I tripped on a rock (I think) and went down hard. I got up, dusted myself off, saw a little road rash bit nothing too too bad - then looked down at my knee. And I almost fainted. Literally. I don't know how I did it but I cleaved it nearly to the bone. Some mountain bikers helped me off the trail to the road and a nice young couple drove me to the base of the Golden Gate bridge. The Wife picked me up and took me directly to the hospital where I spent the next three hours. I needed 20 stitches which is a lot apparently for a knee. The worst part though was that they had to irrigate it and clean out all the dirt. I also needed a tetanus shot and an antibiotic shot, both of which hurt like hell. Anyway - heck of a last day of vacation. Here's a picture of the stitches. I have some more gruesome ones of the injury if anyone is interested.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

To coin a phrase: "Gnarly!"

neil s. said...

Yes, def post the gnarly ones

Nana said...

I hope the day after is not to bad. We hope you have a speedy recovery. Just think it could have happened in Mexico...

Carrie said...

If you post the gnarly ones, please provide a warning. I almost fainted from the one you posted!