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Crash

Post by Oldschoolpaulie » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:00 am

The wife and I were leaving a local rally when we stopped at a red light and got rear-ended my wife is fine by some miracle, but I've got a fractured clavicle, four fractured ribs, fractured finger and a collapsed lung.

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Re: Crash

Post by ol_750 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:24 am

:( Sorry to hear about the rear ender, I hope you & your girl are back up & on the road soon.
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Re: Crash

Post by Prof » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:18 am

I guess the driver just didn't see you!!!

Our son was rear ended in his sports car while stopped. He had no broken bones but has had 3 years of head and back pain hell... sleeps 14 hours a day and on heavy medication and has a terrible time trying to think and concentrate... so you guys should count your blessings it wasn't worse.

But hope you mend quickly with no after affects and glad your wife is fine. How's the bike?
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Re: Crash

Post by Oldschoolpaulie » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:39 am

Prof wrote:I guess the driver just didn't see you!!!

Our son was rear ended in his sports car while stopped. He had no broken bones but has had 3 years of head and back pain hell... sleeps 14 hours a day and on heavy medication and has a terrible time trying to think and concentrate... so you guys should count your blessings it wasn't worse.

But hope you mend quickly with no after affects and glad your wife is fine. How's the bike?
Haven't even seen the bike yet. My wife is hurting, and already vowing that I'll never ride again,

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Re: Crash

Post by Prof » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:27 pm

Remind your wife that my son come off far worse and he was in a car.

I was in a fatal head on crash in 1978 and narrowly escaped with my life... but life has been pretty tough since... once again a car accident... so it doesn't matter if it is a car or motorcycle, bicycle or being a pedestrian... in fact drownings and electrocution take out many people and dying from choking on food is high on the list too, so I don't know that she should be too against you riding a bike.
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Re: Crash

Post by Oldschoolpaulie » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:37 pm

Yeah, it's not going to work on her. Besides, even though I'd much rather keep riding, no one can deny statistically you're much more likely to endure severe injury or death on a bike.

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Re: Crash

Post by xsive » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:05 am

fair enough paulie a scare with injuries will be hard to overcome when talking about self preservation and ultermations from your better half (she who must be obeyed) i think we can all appreciate the state of mind that you guys still have to deal with :cry: what will be will be .good luck with it all Cheers
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Re: Crash

Post by fluffer » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:43 am

Maaate.. ya have a wife that cares enough about ya to not let ya get back on the bike.. :D :D

The body heals (eventually) and so does the mind, although I can tell ya from experience (three ex wives) that a womans mind cannot be changed be a mere male, so bite ya lip, heal up and hope the little woman cares for ya for a long, long time..

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Re: Crash

Post by Bearcx » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:32 pm

Came off myself, couple of years ago. Got a few scratches :lol: . Glad to hear you and your lady are recovering, and still with us.

Get well.
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Re: Crash

Post by Oldschoolpaulie » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:04 pm

Back in the hospital. Apparently, that lung took a turn for the worse... Now its only at about 20%. They're talking about putting a chest tube in me... Doesn't sound pleasant.

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Re: Crash

Post by Bearcx » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:40 pm

Have faith in the Doctors and Nurses, mate. They know what they're doing.
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Re: Crash

Post by Oldschoolpaulie » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:14 pm

Bad news. I went to see my regular doctor today about my knee and my shoulder. He thinks the pulmonologist neglected the orthopedic part of the injuries to focus in on the lung. He's sending me to an orthopedic specialist and thinks I'll probably need surgery to correct the clavicle at this point.

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Re: Crash

Post by tigerbob » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:23 pm

I'm not surprised. I've experienced a few injuries where they only focus on the obvious injuries, even though I've complained about other ailments. Some of these ailments have been detected by other doctors when I've seen them for unrelated things...

I hope you get sorted real quick- it can be a frustrating exercise when you realise just how much you rely on your health.

At least your clavicle has finally been identified as needing attention - best of luck!
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Re: Crash

Post by Oldschoolpaulie » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:51 pm

This was obvious though. It was something they had identified as an injury but failed to treat. If they had treated this properly to be in The beginning, I would already be recovering. But, since they chose to put me only In a sling, now I will need surgery because it's already been healing for a week and a half.

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Re: Crash

Post by Southy » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:14 pm

Hope your healing again mate. Tough stuff that coming off business, none of us like it.

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