I did point somebody over to this forum, it may have been you
Injury update, well i have made some progress with the healing, a real mixed bag to be honest.
Now without trying to big myself up, i should point out that i have spent most of my life as a self employed person, and self employed people do not give up/take time off/get annoyed by pain/etc etc
Basically i dont ever give myself "time off" to dwell on pain/injurys, i always chose to "work the problem out" by testing myself constantly, it usually hurts like hell at the time, but i always feel better afterwards, a little like self physio therapy.
I am on Diclofenac painkillers which to be fair, dont seam to do much at all, or maybe things would be even worse if i was not taking them, its hard to tell
My knackered back muscles healed up quite fast, my rib has been a totall PITA, initially not hurting me much during the day at work (i have been unable to get any holidays and can not do "sick days" at the moment, its complicated) but when doing anything regarding bed/sleep it has been horrible, getting into bed has been hell as you would expect, as has sleeping, which i have been managing to get around 4 hours per night, apart from a few days ago when things changed and i started sleeping a lot better, think i managed 7 hours last night, BLISS!
The rib never gave me any trouble during the day, apart from 3 days ago, the missus forgot about the injury's and threw her arm over me in bed, fooking yooooowwwch!, it was then giving me complete hell at work, for around 4 hours non stop, then it just stopped hassling me
i figured that it must have been the pain killers kicking in, but i was confused on why my morning dose did not work? anyway i completed my shift and came home to spend yet another evening on the sofa like a cripple, i started getting really bad pains around the rib on every single breath, WTF is going on this is like a week and a half or so after the crash, i took some more pain killers and went to bed, i woke up with the rib VASTLY better in the morning, to the point where it does not even hurt that much getting into bed, although lieing down tends to stretch things and its a little uncomfortable.
Not sure what all that is about but it seams like its now 80-85% fixed which is good.
Wrist sprain fixed itself in a few days.
The hip has been hard work, i have been put on light dutys at work as i have been unable to do much, but the hip has probably been the worst injury IMO, at first i thought it was a simple sprain, but now i think i probably came close to dislocating it or something, it feels like its all been stretched about and i suspect the tendons/ligaments have taken a hammering, they dont tend to fix themselves very quickly if my dislocated shoulder from 2 months ago is anything to consider :p its getting a lot better, but tends to get fatigued quite easy, 1st thing in the morning i can walk about quite well to be honest, but after a few hours it just slowly deteriorates and my limp becomes more and more extreme until the end of the day, until i have to walk back to my car in the car park and i need to use an arm to lift my leg into the cars footwell.
I had said to the missus that if i did not feel i was improving, then i would get myself checked out this weekend (2 weeks after the crash) i do feel like i have improved a lot, and i suspect the rib is well on its way, with the hip following it, what i have noticed is that the time spent working before the hip complains, is growing larger each day, and i always feel better the following day.
I had given myself a goal of trying to get on a bike this weekend just to see what hurts, nothing crazy, just a ride down the street and back to test the water, walking hurts like hell after a while but i have no pain while sitting down, it may be that riding the bike will be fine, i shall see at some point this weekend, i think it may be fine though.
I have been giving some thought to my riding style, 2 big crashes in 2 months is making me think that i should maybe stay away from the crazy stuff in the future and just stick to XC type riding
What will no doubt happen though is n a few months i will have forgotten all about it and go flying through the air again