Yesterday we were pooped, so we chilled all day. This morning we got up to bike down the world´s most dangerous road. We drove up to the snow, chatting with our aussie guide, Mark. We then rode down through several different climates. It was gorgeous and such a blast riding on the cliff edge(seriously, cliff edge).
When we were almost at the bottom, I got a little overconfident. I was flying down the hill, then hit a ditch? I flew over my handle bars, landed on my head, flipped, hit my face and knees on the gravel. At some point I put my hand out, because my wrist hurt like a bitch. Scariest part was that I couldn´t see anything for like 10-15 min. Sat on the bus the rest of the way down. At the bottom of the valley was an animal shelter, La Senda Verde. We ate dinner, bought several bottles of rum and turned our bus into a party bus for the four hour drive back. We got pretty smashed. The bathroom breaks on the cliff were pretty spectacular.
Ends up I broke my scaphoid(thumb) and the head of my radius. We were all tipsy and when they told us I needed surgery, Justin almost passed out. They put a soft cast on me and set us up in a room. Scheduled a 1030 surgery for the next morning.
9 de Junio
Couldn´t sleep all night, because of the pain. I was really nervous, because of the first surgery I would remember having. They put me out quickly, the doctors were great and the next thing I knew it was all over. The surgery took about an hour, and they put 2 four in. pins in my arm and wrist. Spent the day in a drugged out sleep and watching spanish movies with Justin, who has been taking great care of me(I´m typing for her). Photos to come.
10 de Junio
Getting out of the hospital today!! excited to get this IV out and take a shower. We decided to spend some of my recovery time (2 weeks) volunteering at the animal sanctuary we visited. Hopefully I get to work with the baby capuchin monkeys there!!
We are two curious young souls, with a ravenous appetite for adventure. We grew up in the East San Francisco Bay Area and went to high school together, becoming best friends and then falling in love. Justin just recently got out of the United States Marine Corps, and Shar recently graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Agricultural and Environmental Education. With her love and passion for all flora and fauna (excepting giant bugs!), and his interest in history and humanitarianism, we set out to explore the world, starting with South America!!
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