The Broken Clavicle – The Road to Recovery

I’ve had my operation and I stayed in hospital for a few days after as I was in quite a bit of pain and had troubles moving.

Staying in hospital overnight has to be one of the worst experiences of my life. I was in a room with 5 other men, all of us recovering from operations. During the day it’s fine but atnight time it’s awful, just imagine 5 men snoring loudly all night long, the guy next to me sounded as if he was drowning! One of them kept calling for the nurse, who was often busy with someone else in a different room. I got very little sleep whilst I was in hospital 😦
I was in the cadets at school and on several occasions we spent weekends at military bases and that meant sleeping in barracks with 20 other teenagers trying to play tricks on each other, I got more sleep then!

It’s been two weeks since the operation and I can safely say I’m feeling a lot better! Still in pain and discomfort but I’m moving around better.

I’ve also had two physio sessions so far, god that is agony at first! But I’m slowly getting movement back in my arm. Unfortunately due to me holding my arm in one position for two weeks due to really bad pain, my arm is really stiff and it will need a lot of work to get moving again.

How long till I’m back on the bike? Hard to say at the moment, I can see my see my self being off for at least a month, I’m not going to rush to get back on the road, any knock on it could make things worse, as soon as i can get back on the bike I will be on the turbo!

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2 thoughts on “The Broken Clavicle – The Road to Recovery

  1. I’ve had bad experiences in Alpine Huts; there’s always a snorer, usually the same one who leaves their crampons under your bed and gets up two hours ahead of you and then starts shouting in german to his colleagues. The best tactic to keep the snoring down seems to be open a window; people curl up in the cold

    Turbo trainers can be good for recovery, and the 1h long TdF summaries make for good training sessions, especially if you sprint when they sprint.

  2. I know what you mean about being in hospital. In the past I spent quite a bit of time in and out a few years ago and now every 5-6 years I have to stay in overnight for a battery change on my pacemaker, which I never look forward to. Good luck on the recovery process and look forward to some more silly cyclists episodes in the future…….;-)

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