Well I tried the bike thing again, failed spectactularily. I didn't follow thru on my plans, which was to have a friend over to help me. I looked at my initial success and didn't analyze it enough to figure out why it worked. I wrapped my left hand on the handlebar, grabbed the arbor with my right hand to get my right leg over the seat. The left pedal was at the bottom of the arc so I could easily get my left foot on the pedal. I pushed off with my right foot and got the right foot on the right pedal, however since it was at the top of the arc I didn't have any leverage to start pedaling. So I fell directly to my left smashing directly on my left hip. On concrete no less, my upper body fell into the flower garden. A woman walking by asked very concerned if
I was ok. I assured her I was, I pried my left hand off the handle bar, got up and hobbled my bike back into the garage. What the difference between the two tries was that the earlier one had a slight downward slant from where I started so I started rolling downhill immediately, if I had waited for my friend to be around he could have given me enough of a push to get rolling. I hobbled into the house and as I'm walking in the living room I realize my head is spinning and if I don't sit down immediately I'll fall, I fall onto the couch and roll onto the floor(on my good side at least). While down there our rabbit comes by and sniffs me. I spent the rest of that day crawling on my hands/elbows and knees to get around. The next day I can at least use my single point cane to move around the house. Day 2 I am reduced to using my 4-point cane and very heavily leaning on it. So much that my right hand goes numb from the pressure on the nerves. I manage to drive my car to pick up some groceries and library books. That night I go to X-Men: First Class, good movie but sitting still for two hours stiffens me up and hobbling out of the theater is pretty bad. I thought I was slow before but now I am glacial, half-step every minute. I will be going to a doctor soon to make sure I didn't break my hip, movement while non weight-bearing is ok. So I now have skinned knees and floor burns on my left toes. After three falls onto my left hip I wonder why none of them bruised and colored up. :sword:
Conclusion: I didn't analyze why my first attempt worked and was too arrogant to think I needed help the second time if the first time worked. I was already imagining long bike rides on the converted rail lines near our house. Baby steps were needed and I went off into full speed running instead. I know there is a medical term for that inability to see our defects. I will have to remember that when I attempt to run.
:oops: At least it happened immediately rather than a mile away.
Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! :bop: