Wednesday, July 27, 2005

How I Spent My Summer Vacation 1968

In Traction August 1968

Ah, the summer I broke my elbow. The water shutoff valve cover that my front tire got caught on is right here:

Location of Accident

A compound break that split the elbow. I went over the handlebars of my bicycle at good speed and didn't land quite right. First one the Ortho Surgeon had ever seen. He saw two more before he released me from the hospital and those both involved motorcycles.

I was in traction for two weeks and was the oldest member of pediatrics ward. Got to stay up late and watch both Presidential Conventions. I also grew two inches.

When I went back at Christmas to have the screws removed I was too old for the Ped Ward and ended up with more interesting people.