I am such an idiot! I'm not even going to tell you the circumstances because it was so STUPID!! I took a fun tumble this weekend. Well, more of a slam and skid mostly on my right hip and shoulderblade. I've got a patch of ugly road rash on the shoulder, and I guess the same thing on my hip. Is it still considered road rash if it's through your clothes?? My hip is swelled up just over that bone that sticks out (greater trocanter), and it still hurts like a b*tch. My foot and the rest of my leg felt almost numb for three hours afterward. When you fall like that does it normally swell like this??? I went to the emergency room just after because the numbness/coldness freaked me out and it hurt so bad, but I left when it started feeling better. I dunno....please share! I can't decide wether to go to my regular doc about it or not, and I have to know that I didn't seriously injur something! I think I'd give up cycling if it 'broke' me for the other stuff I've spent my entire life doing (dance, yoga, etc). And I don't wanna do that I haven't bought the bike I've been drooling over!! Hell, I'm probably over-reacting; it was my first fall.