Friday, 22 April 2011

On The Mend

It's now two weeks since Mary came off the bike, broke her wrist and injured her thigh. A very painful and disconcerting time with the leg injury causing the biggest problem. I thought very hard about fixing a couple of large bells in the roof of the barn to add the finishing touches to her very good impression of the Hunchback of Notre Dame. The suggestion did not go down well and the pain in my groin caused by a precision blow from the plaster caste will remind me to be a little more sympathetic. Although there is still some uncertainty about our exact start date, Mary is now much more confident that she will soon be back on the static training bike and then back on the road when the plaster comes off. The French medical system and the people who work in it are fantastic. As an example, today we went to the doctors at 0930 to check the plaster and the mobility of the leg. By lunch time, the arm had been checked by the surgeon, stitches removed and a new plaster fitted. By mid afternoon, ten sessions of physiotherapy had been organised! Once again we remind ourselves how lucky we are.
In the next post, I'll get back to the important stuff and take a look at the kit we'll be using! I'll also keep you posted on my bruises.


  1. I hope you're not suggesting that the NHS would be any less impressively efficient..??

    (PS You may have guessed from the recent flurry of comments that I'm supposed to be finishing my dissertaion)

  2. Final observation before I log out - that clock's wrong (or I'm more hungover than I thought?)

  3. Still can't understand why Alan is in front. If you swap you'll both get a good view!