Friday, December 21, 2012

Stupid Injury

Disclaimer: I am not fishing for pity, compassion, or anything else, I am simply DOCUMENTING a stupid injury. With that out of the way, lets move on:

Im not quite sure how it happened, but during my ride, I suddenly felt a sting on my ankle. Not giving it any real attention, I carried on with my riding. After a few hours I felt my ankle getting all warm, and moisty, so I took a look and discovered that I had a cut, and that it was still actively bleeding. I began to wonder if I've had hit a small artery.

A few more hours went by, and my shoe was now soaking wet in blood, I took of my sock to further investigate, and sure enough, the bleeding was pulsating, confirming my suspicion  I tried to compress it, and elevate my foot, but it still bled. The cut itself was actually pretty small.

Oh the drama!

8 hours went by, and the bleeding didn't have any plans to stop just yet from the look of it, so I decided to go to the emergency room right before getting to bed (didn't want to mess up my bed with red stuff).

The doc confirmed that it was indeed an artery, and despite me sitting there with a facepalm, she also confirmed that I did the right thing by giving the ER a visit. Stupid injury, what a waste of time. I didn't even get a lollipop.

Watch in HD HERE

I hope you get it.


  1. Any ideas how you got it? Hit a rock perhaps?

    I'm now seriously thinking of converting one of my old mid-cut Merrel hiking boots for flat-pedal biking shoes after seeing your injury.

  2. I not sure how it happened, It wasn't the pedal, my best bet is that it was a sharp stump.

  3. How did this even happen? I'm glad it's over. I dig the Chuck Norris reference.