This weekend while riding at Palo Duro Canyon I was going way too fast and mis-judged a drop off. The end result is that I have between a grade 1 and grade 2 AC separation in my left shoulder. (separated shoulder)
The ortho doc seems like he knows what he is talking about. Nearly all of the docs at the practice are cyclists or tri-athletes. He told me that he doesn't feel at this point that I will need surgery but not to try to get back on the bike for 6 to 8 weeks. He warned me that if I do and crash on my shoulder it will easily make it a grade 3 or worse which will then require surgery to put in screws. He told me that riding my bike on a trainer or riding a stationary bike would be good as long as I don't injure my shoulder. So far I have only found a few websites that discuss AC separations but they seem to back up what the doc told me.
Has anybody here had the same or similar experience? How soon did you fully recover and how soon did you get back on your bike? Any suggestions for not going nuts while I can't ride? I had just bought a truing stand and books to learn to build my own wheels but since I don't have much use of my left arm I can't even do that right now.