Many of you over the last few years have been kind enough to share with me your opinions on how much safer I would be if I only wore a helmet while riding my perfectly dependable old gelding Palladin Perkins.
I had an incident over the weekend where I had an aha moment………..
The second clue was the crashing thud of me landing on the sidewalk.
The third clue was the intense pain in my right rear ribcage.
As I lay there gasping for breath that would not come, my first thought was how bad is it…….
And I can not help it but my second thought was, “if I had only been wearing a helmet.!!!!”
Same area I crashed on the last time I came off of a horse. Yep…no helmet then either.
yeah…something is busted….I can not tell if it is bone or just torn cartlidge or muscle. Have been hearing a popping sound internally for 24 hours and last night something gave loose. Now it hurts a bit. Not much can be done about it anyway except ease around and not put undue pressure or strain on it.
It hurts enough that I sure wish I had been wearing a helmet. What can I say…If only I had been wearing a helmet…..