In Which the Mathematician Fractures his hip

femoralneckYesterday evening the Mathematician was tooling around logging roads on Chuckanut Mountain, when his mountain bike hit a rock and dumped him, really, really hard, on his left hip.  In true Mathematician fashion, he walked home. Took him about forty minutes.

At the ER they said, wow, that’s a great hematoma. It will go away on its own, but let’s get a film, first.

Then they said, wow, broken hip. Didn’t see that coming. 

It’s the neck of the femur, to be exact. And he walked home on that. So sometime today he’s headed into surgery. I won’t be around much, but I’ll post when I can with updates.

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6 Replies to “In Which the Mathematician Fractures his hip”

  1. Oh my gosh! I can’t believe he walked for 40 minutes with a broken femur. And they say men have no tolerance for pain. Here is wishing your Mathematician a speedy and complete recovery, and wishing you all the patience in the world being his support.

  2. How awful! But that’s one brave man you’ve got there. Sending massive good vibes along to both of you. And best wishes for a speedy and relatively pain free recovery.

  3. Ahhh … now I know the background to the photos on facebook. Poor guy – there’s the stoic Englishman for you ….

  4. Oh my, how painful. My husband got out of bed and fell in the bedroom and broke his femur, so I know how painful this is. Good thoughts to him for a quick recovery.
    Rest when you can. .
    I’m a big fan of your books, and waiting to read Gilded Hour.

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