i ian amateur 57year cyclist, riding for fun and fitness… sadly i had a fairly serious accident, fell off at 30mph and hit some keep-off-the-grass posts.
broken rib which annoyingly hit my liver and i ended up losing (they say) 3 pints of blood.
then in hospital i got covid (though i am vaccinated).
i am not after condolences, these things happen and i feel very lucky - it could have been my neck on the post not my rib.
however anyone any thoughts on how long it will take for my red blood cell count to recover, and is mild covid a significant complication?
am i likely to be back to some kind of fitness in a few months or is it more a case of start again next year.
this happened 2 weeks ago and i plan to start walking a mile or two a day this week, and if that goes well, maybe a lazy ride the week after.
i believe gentle pressure on my cardio system
is what i need to promote red blood cell production - though i am no expert obviously.
-Steve (just glad to still be here)