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    Should have driven My Disco! HighSpeed motorbike crash

    Not a sympathy post- Loving life

    I am:
    1-very very very lucky to be alive-
    2-very very very lucky to be likely to have a full recovery

    Had to met my son to pay the dentist. Jumped on my bike. Its racing machine Honda CBR 600 1999 - I ride it fast in first gear then back off as I like my license

    At front left lane of three lanes at a red light. I could see several km of clear roads with not a single car. Green Light. about 2 seconds late I was doing 80kph about 100m in front of all the cars behind me. A car stuck more than his nose out into the left lane. The driver then saw me and look horrified. I swerved very hard to the middle lane. The very old driver of the car moved into the middle lane His shocked expresion was still looking at me and his hands had not turned his steering wheel and were as frozen as the shock on his face. I was braking and still moving hard right .......... His car stopped still in the right lane across the entire lane. He had not tried to travel down any of the three lanes which did catch me

    Back of his car, bonnet or verg then trees to kill me? I hit the bonnet

    Came to 20m down the road a very broken man. I could see the old man standing by his car still in the same possition- He is ok.

    The damage:
    Broken Right leg
    Smashed pelvis and hip
    Punctured lung
    Broken right arm at the sholder
    Broken ribs
    Spine T1 and T2
    A few minor facial fractures
    A few litres of blood lost

    Royal Melb operations
    Friday 5/7 CT giuded angiogram sealing all bleeding (I was wake Very cooL)
    Saturday 6 /7 Rod joined broken right leg
    Tuesday 9/7 Pelvis, hip and shoulder fixed

    Pain prior to Tuesday Operation the pain was close to unbearable. I was rolled over by amazing caring nurses every 4 hours with the same unbelievable pain every time. Heavy duty drugs via a magic button I could push every five minutes only masked the agony.

    12 hours late I was aware they were rolling me and expecting the PAIN. not a bit hit. 4 hours late ditto

    I am now in Rehab. No pain at all, No drugs at all. Add I can weight bare on my repaired right leg. Every day I do new things I took entirely fir granted before the crash. Each one is kicking a goal.

    Lucky I am not dead, lucky I did not add the brain to the list. Spine is good, face is great- Not allowed to blow my nose for another week Lung puncture resolved it self. Might miss the Melbourne Marathon this year. Just this once. Anyone else think Incisor might need to change me from ChatterBox to Very Very Lucky?

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    Well, no more Lotto tickets for you my son. You just used up a lifetime's worth of luck in one accident! Holy crap, that would have been scary as hell as it unfolded. Glad you are on the slow mend and hopefully recovery is as close to 100% as possible. Good luck with the convalescing and treatment.
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    Holy crap! So glad you’re able to tell the tale even though it sounds like you have a long recovery ahead. Hope you do make a full recovery, thoughts are with you and your family.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyDiver View Post
    Anyone else think Incisor might need to change me from ChatterBox to Very Very Lucky?
    ‘Tis done thanks to an Admin. 👍


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    Oh man, that must have been super scary. Fortunate no brain injury. Hope you make a full recovery.
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    Mate look after yourself - sounds pretty nasty.

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    ****!

    Glad to hear you're still in the land of the living.

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    Every riders worst nightmare, gotta have eyes all around these days. Good luck with the recovery.
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    Holy snapping duck poop. All the best for a speedy recovery. I gave up bikes about 15 years ago when the traffic started to get ridiculous and road rage was creeping in, don't think I could go back to one now.
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    Good luck with the recovery.

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