Throwing up blood

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Bicycling: Recovering from being hit by a vehicle

  I’m starting to capture my journey towards recovery after being hit by an SUV while riding my bicycle. I’ve learned quite a bit along the way. I want to share those lessons learned. I’m not a doctor, lawyer, or any other sort of expert in this area. Any insights I provide along the way should be …

Sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes I just sit

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Bicycling: Recovering from being hit by a vehicle

  I vaguely recall gingerly walking from the garage to our upstairs family room the day after I was hit by an SUV while riding my bicycle. My body was so bruised from the waist up, it hurt to move – at all. Since my left clavicle was fractured and my right shoulder was separated (though …

With (more than) a little help from my friends

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Bicycling: Recovering from being hit by a vehicle

I like to think that I’m in control of much more than I am. Getting hit by that SUV while riding my bike and having to recover from that has been a harsh reminder of how little control I have. It’s also been a reminder of how thankful I am to have people in my …

Let’s get physical

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Bicycling: Recovering from being hit by a vehicle

  I had to wait to start physical therapy until the cast on my left wrist came off. That took a little over six weeks. I needed physical therapy mainly for my wrist, my left (fractured) clavicle, and right separated shoulder. My neck went along for the ride, though it probably gave me the most …

It’s just like riding a bike

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Bicycling: Recovering from being hit by a vehicle

  The most popular (and annoying) question I was asked shortly after being hit by an SUV while riding my bicycle was whether I was going to ride my bike again. My wife was asked that question too – a lot. I think she hated the question more than I did. My response was often …

The one thing I was never told

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Bicycling: Recovering from being hit by a vehicle

  During the last 2+ years, since being hit by a driver of an SUV while I was riding my bicycle, I was advised on a lot of things – a lot of important things. There was lots of medical and dental advice, and I’m thankful for it. There was quite a bit of legal …