Hey everyone! I found this forum tonight and have learned more on this site than on any other I've found!! This is an awesome forum!
Okay so on April 6th I was riding my road bike home from work at night when I hit this big speed-bump-like thing in the street. I spilled off and landed with most of the impact on my left shoulder.
After going to the ER I was told that I had fractured my left clavicle but that everything looked okay and I should wear a sling and make an appointment with an orthopedic doctor. So I went to work the next day(I work as a barista) and just worked the register one-handed. By the time I called the orthopedic office, i was told that it would be about two weeks until they could get me in. At this point I thought that I was most likely healing up pretty good, and the pain had subsided dramatically.
I saw the doctor on May 1st and he seemed pretty concerned. The new X-rays look WAY worse then the ones I initially got at the ER.
So he informed me of my options and I opted for his recommendation of surgery. I'm a little nervous about the surgery after youtubing videos of it... but it's scheduled to happen this coming Monday(the 7th)
Also...... I bought a $1400 non-refundable round trip to India departing on 5/15 until 8/28.
My doctor provided me with a note to give the airlines, but unfortunately(even with the note) they won't let me reschedule my flight without paying exorbitant fees of $1500++
I'm not planning on doing any crazy backpacking(anymore), but mainly just to take it easy and maybe find a nice peaceful northern town to recover my strength and maybe learn yoga.
My question for everyone on this thread is what their opinion about traveling so soon after such a surgery is. I'm aware that my doctors opinion is important on this matter, Ive just been planning this trip all year! I even got rid of my car and opted to bike everywhere to save money! I just seem to be having a hard time finding any information on traveling after such a surgery. I'm 23 and feel like I'm a pretty healthy active guy. Please let me know your thoughts and any (more) tips you can give me to aid a speedy recovery.
Las Vegas, NV