I always wear a helmet. Remember, if you ride then it is not if you will crash but when you will crash.
Here are some pictures from my helmet.
Notice the crack on the left.
the crack goes all the way through.When I got home I got checked out again and then I immediately got undressed. I needed assistance to get undressed. I could not bend over or lift my left arm very high. I then took a quick shower. My body was hurting. Jodie applied some pain-relief cream to my bruises. I was luck to not have any rash. If I did have rash then the pain-relief cream would not have been available. This crème really helps.
I also took some acetaminophen to further reduce the pain. You have to be careful with the dosing and take only the prescribed amount. I actually had some loritab on hand from when I had a tooth extracted but considering the possible head injury it was decided that I pass on the strong stuff.
After I was dressed in comfortable clothes I iced the bruised areas. This is to help with the swelling. It also helps to numb the area and reduce the pain.
The last item was one of the more important. I can’t have this item on hand but it was procured for me – a large bag of M & M’s. This is comfort food. It definitely helps.
Rufus and I on the couch