You know when you’re biking home from work - because you’re trying to be healthy - and it’s after dark, and you get to the ten yard long bridge and you decide it would be “safer” to ride on the bridge’s sidewalk, only the “sidewalk” is about 12 inches wide, so you go slow? And you’re going so slow that the bike stops acting like its own gyroscope, and after a couple of near misses, you finally do keel over into the street where the traffic is?
And you scare the nice people in the car so badly they pull over and try to convince you to let them take you to the hospital, but you’re all “'tis but a scratch”, because nothing really hurts? Because your amygdala and your adrenal glands are in top notch shape and flooded you with enough adrenaline that you don’t even remember hitting the ground, just “shitshitshitshitUPUPUPUPUP!”?
So, you figure you’re not that hurt, just a couple of scrapes, and home is less than a mile away, so you’ll just walk it, because, strangely enough, the bike is a little bent, and besides, your left wrist isn’t working so well?
Yeah, about the time you get home is when the adrenaline wears off, and you realize a) your left forearm really hurts, b) you have roadrash on both hands, the outside of your left knee, and the inside of your right knee, and that c) when your roomie sees you, she immediately stops what she’s doing, grabs the first aid kit, a towel, creates a sling for your arm, puts gauze on the bleedy parts, and takes you to the ER? And the ER, where you’ve always waited a minimum three hours, makes you sit for five minutes - just long enough for your left knee to stop working - and then takes you back?
And when the doctor points out the proximal fracture of your ulna, and you ask “hey, does this mean I get the good drugs?” and he says “Oh, yeah. Good drugs for you.”
Good times. Good times.
Also, did you know that the palms of your hands don’t bruise very much. They hurt like hell, and all the blood drains down into your wrists, so you have a week long parade of colors halfway down your forearm.