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Bicycle accident

Yesterday I was out on a bike trail with my husband and some friends. We planned to stop for ice cream along the way, but the sign for the thice cream stand was partly hidden behind a bush. I stopped fast when I saw it and flipped over the front of my handlebars (my husband said I did a full 360). I'm just glad no one was coming from the other direction and my husband (who was right behind me) was able to pull over without running me over. 

After lying on the grass for a few minutes we assessed the injuries as follows: top of left hand and left elbow road rashes and bleeding, top of left shoulder road rashed, right palm cut and bleeding, giant bruise on top of left thigh, road rash and bleeding on inner left thigh (no idea how I managed that one), left knee bruised and bleeding, and right elbow unable to bend. 

The guys rode back for the cars and my friend helped to pour water in my wounds. Then we got the ice cream anyway, on principle. That's when I realized I really couldnt use my right arm. My brain was telling it to move, but it would not obey, I tried moving it with my left hand and I couldn't get it to bend the right way. Luckily the guys returned with the cars an hour later. My husband wanted to bring me to the ER right away, but I wanted to wait a few hours (I'm just so sick of doctor appts and with insurance...).  

 A few hours later it was not any better, so I agreed to go to the ER. They did some and said it might be fractured. Apparently there was too much swelling for them to see a fracture, but the swelling led them to believe there might be one. The radiologist is supposed to look it over this morning and I will get a call.  The ER doc wanted me to take Vicodin but I'm not sure about that. I'm worried that it could interfere with my cycle or interact with fertility related medications (we are doing clomid + injects this cycle). The doc said it should be fine but I'd rather hear that from my RE first. So far I haven't taken anything at all, but I may try ibuprofen or Tylenol to see if it reduces swelling. I just don't want to do anything that could ruin this cycle, it has been a crazy journey getting to this point and I don't want to deal with any more roadblocks!

On the bright side, elbows are not necessary for making babies. We will just have to bd kind of awkwardly!

TTC since June, 2011 with anovulatory PCOS, 1 blocked tube, and mild MFI
3rd cycles clomid + Ovidrel = BFN
4th cycles letrozole/Ovidrel + IUI = BFN
IVF #1 = BFP! Twins due 2/5/2014
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  • I also broke my fertility bracelet on the fall :(
    TTC since June, 2011 with anovulatory PCOS, 1 blocked tube, and mild MFI
    3rd cycles clomid + Ovidrel = BFN
    4th cycles letrozole/Ovidrel + IUI = BFN
    IVF #1 = BFP! Twins due 2/5/2014
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  • Wow! Sounds like you had quite a fall! FX your arms not broken. FWIW, don't take ibuprofen, take the Tylenol. Hopefully your RE will let you know about the Vicodin, but I know that the ibuprofen will interact with the meds. Good Luck and I hope you feel better soon :)
    Me: 37, DH: 35 :: TCC since 2/11 SA: Perfect! CD3  HSG = Blocked Right Tube
    April- Femara 2.5mg + Trigger + IUI = BFN   May- Femara 5mg = CX - No Response on Left = BFN
    June- Femara 7.5mg + Trigger + IUI = BFN  August- Lap & Hysteroscopy = Blocked & Partially Blocked Tubes
    September- Femara 5mg = CX - No Response on Left = BFN  October- 100mg Clomid + Trigger + TI = BFN
    IVF # 1: Stims 11/30 ER 12/12/12! (10R, 10M, 8F, 2T, 6 F) :: Beta #1- 176  c/p @ 4w4d
    FET #1 February 26th :: Lost 4 to Thaw, Transferred 2 = BFFN
    IVF # 2 Stims 5/10 ER 5/21 (15R, 13M, 13F, 2T, 7F- 6d3 & 1d5) :: Beta # 1- 15 c/p @ 4w
    FET #2 Cancelled, Right Tube Developed a Hydro  8/28 Hydro & Scar Tissue Removed  Cleared for FET
    FET #2.2 Scheduled for September 20th
    2 Thawed, 2 Transferred! Beta #1- 96, Beta #2 906! :: EDD June 10th
    2015- 2 failed FET. We are done
    SURPRISE! BFP 8/8/16   EDD 4/1/17

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  • Oh no, I hope you feel better.
  • That sounds like a rough accident! Glad you are okay. I hope that you hear from the RE about taking some pain meds.

    TTC#1 since 5/2011
    DX: Hypothyroidism, PCOS, Myasthenia Gravis, Aplastic Anemia, one copy MTHFR DH SA: count 52% motility (slow progressive), 0% normal morph
    June-July 2012: Clomid cycles=BFNs
    August 2012: New RE, started Metformin, Letrozole 7.5mg+TI=BFN Sept. 2012: IUI#1: Letrozole 7.5mg=BFN
    Oct. 2012: IUI#2 Letrozole 7.5mg+Dexamethasone=BFN
    Nov '12-March '13 on a break
    April 2013: IUI#3 Letrozole 7.5mg+Dexamethasone=BFN
    June 2013: IVF#1  Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix =BFN, 3 Frosties
    August 2013: FET#1=BFP 8/20/13,  EDD 4/30/13, MMC 10/1/13
    December 2013: IVF#2 Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix=?
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  • The vicodin should be just fine.  My RE prescribed it for pain after my ER.  Hope you heal quickly!
    TTC #1 Since 4/2010, Cycle 30
    Positive for HLA-B27, I'm a mutant :p
    Testing - Me ok, gluten issue? DH - borderline count, low motility
    4/28/11 IUI#1 = BFP!(5/25), EDD 2/2/12 - m/c 5w3d
    7/3, 7/31, 9/25 - IUI#2-4=BFN
    IVF#1 - 1 blast = BFP!! (12/30), EDD 9/9/12, confirmed c/p 4w2d
    FET#1 3/2/12 - 2 blasts =BFP!! EDD 11/18/12, us#1 = twins! Confirmed m/c 5w6d
    4/20-surprise BFP and another c/p 4w2d
    FET#2 7/16/12 - 2 blasts = BFN
    FET#3 8/20/12 - 1 blast - BFP!! Beta #1-2=177, 354
    1st u/s 5w6d, one beautiful little HB :), 2nd u/s 146bpm
    baby girl born 5/10/13

    TTC#2 since 12/17/2014, Cycle 8
    Repeat Testing...FSH=12, AMH=3.8, AFC=28. 
    IUI#5 5/10/15- c/p?
    IVF#2 8/19/15 - cancelled due to cysts
    IVF#2 take two 10/2015 - 5 blasts frozen
    FET#4 12/11/2015 - BFN - 4 blasts remaining
    FET#5 2/18/16 - BFP!!!  Beta1-3, 126, 250, 745!!

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  • I've also taken vicodin with my IVFs - so you really should be ok taking it.   Glad you are ok - and hope you heal quickly! 
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    Dx: PCOS and MFI
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  • Oh no, you poor thing! Really hope you broke/fractured no bones!

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    Dx: Fibroids & Tubal Infertility
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  • That sounds awful! I hope you have a speedy recovery, and that your RE can recommend something to take to make it less painful as it heals.
    TTC from May 2011 to Jan 2013. Due 9/11/13
  • OMGosh! I hope you get better soon! That sounds awful!
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  • Geez, that must have been scary and painful!  I hope your arm is not broken/fractured.  I hope you heal up quickly too.


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