hi folks - just a short post as sitting at a pc isn't exactly comfortable. thanks for your support.
i had the operation on thursday and theyve let me go home. its a titanium plate holdinding my shoulder together but that should be okay it might be stiff but movement hopefully wont be restricted. the elbow was pretty much shattered so theyve wired the pieces together - from the xrays it looks like a ball of knitting. i'm in a full length cast and on pretty strong pain killers though rthey wouldnt let me take the morphine home with me which was the only thing that killed the pain completely. the op took about five hours so it was pretty major. the elbpow is the only real worry. i go back in 2 weks for staple removal on the shoulder and might know more then.
heard via colleague that girl is a student where i work and only suffered brusimng to leg. i don't feel too bitter. i keep playing accident back through my mind and cant see where i could have avoided it, she just stepped off pavement 3 feet in front of me and i couldn't do a thing - bike lane too narrow to ride any further out.
i'll look through other posts when im feeling more comfortable. apologies for typing - i guess i'll have to get the hang of one handed work.
richard - complete with expensive ti accessory built in