Other than some bad road rash on my right elbow, hip, knee and left hand I'm fine. No broken bones or stitches. After the accident a very nice middle aged woman came running out of her business as I started to put my chain back on so I could ride back to my car and get to the hospital. She quickly grabbed the bike and said "I heard the sound of the crash and thought it was a car. I'll bring you to hospital you're not going anywhere!!" After getting me a few bags of ice and calming me down this very nice lady brought me back to my car. I would then go to the hospital and get checked out, in that time phone calls were made to family and friends letting them know what had happened and that I was ok.
Two days later I'm feeling much better. Obviously a couple days were taken off from writing to sleep and recover. The cyclist in me is still as strong as ever. I can't wait to get back on the bike and race around town. Accidents happen, I'm not blaming the truck. The funny thing is that once I got up my first thought was my pump, then my bike and then my body. That sounds bad but is the truth. After the accident however I didn't know what would happen to my blood sugars and didn't think they would be affected by the accident. I was very wrong. My blood sugars have been on the roller coaster since the accident.
Today was the first day that everything got back to normal. I finally felt good at work and wasn't sore or tired all day. With that came much better blood sugars that stayed in range most of the day. Going on a run this afternoon before dinner also helped me feel much better. I'm just happy to be back and ready to get back on the bike. After hitting a vehicle I have a new respect for pro cyclists. Crashing on descents or on sprints, the road hurts and crashing a bike sucks!! Being able to get back on the back to finish a stage takes guts when your body is ripped apart. I now believe cyclists are some of the toughest athletes in the world.