Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Going Home

I was released from the Lander hospital yesterday. Last night we drove to Kimball, Nebraska and took a room at a Motel 8. After leaving the hospital, we drove back past the accident scene and there is no apparent reason for this accident. The paved road shoulder looked identical to paved road shoulder I had been biking on for hundreds of miles. As far as I can tell there's no mechanical failure with my bike that would cause the accident. I called a doctor friend and asked if I could have passed out, causing the accident. He said this was highly unlikely. The only logical explanation left is that I either hit or swerved to avoid a small creature on the road. I'll never know.

As long as I take my pain medication regularly, I feel decent. Each day is better than the last.
I don't yet know when or if I'll resume the ride. It's too soon to sort this out.

Here's the "It could have been worse" story. I had to wait before I was treated in the emergency room. Just after I arrived a one month old baby was brought in not breathing. The physicians weren't able to resuscitate the infant. I'll never forget the keening sobs of the mother.

Thanks for all of your prayers, emails and phone calls. Mary and both appreciate the support.


Anonymous said...

We are glad to hear that you are okay
We are praying for a speedy recovery
We leave Friday for KC hope to c u before we go
Scott and Dreama

cher said...

We just are so sorry that this happened. But are so very thankful that you are healing every day! God is faithful. We would love to hear from you when you are home, and up to it. our love and prayers continue to be with you.
Den and Cher

Rick said...

Hi Cal
What a nasty bump in the road for a great cyclist. Just wanted to let you know that the Sea to Sea Peloton prayed for you on monday night at our daily meeting.
heal fast and well


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