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    greywolf neary Great whitewolf in the sky (sad)

    Hi I'm backhome after 7days hostpital after an accedent on my rainbikke on the wayto work lastweek?? The damage to me is that I broke the ball bit of bone on the end of my thighbone off in a heavy fall on the bike going to work on a slippery concrete bikepath in the wind&rain (leaves & berrys off the trees on the ground ) anyhow they had to operate & screw & plate it all backtogether ,I've also got bad bruising tomy left arm (wat makes getting about on the crutches hrder> & by the look of my new helmet I got for Xmas I wouldhave had a cracked scull if I'd not had it on ! So no bike (or work)for 12weeks so they
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    Sorry to here it mate. Good luck and recover fast...

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    Take care of yourself and give yourself time to recover.
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    Glad you're still with us. Another skull saved by a helmet. Take care.
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    Best Christmas present ever? I think so.

    I've heard of at least two British riders that have suffered that exact injury recently, and both are back racing or will be soon, so there's hope for you yet. Heal quick dude

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    Geez greywolf, rotten luck mate, hope you heal okay. What did the doctor say about your future riding?
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    Sorry to hear about your crash. Hope you recover quickly. Glad to hear the helmet did it's job.
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    Sorry. Heal fast!
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    Get better soon! I'm very glad you're still just an old greywolf and not the Great Whitewolf in the Sky. Take it easy, and try to relax.
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    Gosh, sounds quite a bit like a fall I had last year. On Jan 1, I was riding and turning very slowly in a parking lot and fell on a wet patch of pavement. Must have been some oil on it because it was like going down on ice. I landed right where you did on the ball joint of my left hip. It hurt. But I got back on the bike and rode 11 miles to home. I rode into the driveway figuring that I had shook it off. I got off my bike and darn near fell over. I could not support weight with my left leg. Turned out it was just a very severe bruise. I guess a little harder and I would have had the same injury you had. I was on crutches for something like 3 weeks.

    Good luck and I hope you will recover soon.

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    Heal fast.

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    Im still alive , but its been uncomfortable to sit using the 'puter for too long!
    Thanks for your support, its realy appreciated I'm feeling a lot better now Im home &with my family, I've had a lot of support from my workmates too ! I'm hoping to be riding to work again in 10 weeks , I don't know if that is too optomistic or not ???? but its early days yet though . Thanks for your kind words & concern ,it realy does all help
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    Score one for the helmet. Glad you're reasonably OK.

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    Sorry to hear dude! Was it crap blown down by all this stormy weather? Im about to head off and go for a ride. Might keep a look out for Debris and wind gusts. Get well soon!

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    Bet you vote to wear a helmet.

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    Heal well and quickly!
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    Cool that you are still together mate. I know from experience a couple decades ago what a pain in the arse that can be. I was laid up with both legs in traction, and the docs talking about pins plates and screws. I was young enough that my body healed quickly, today, I don't think I would have that sort of luck.
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    Greywolf, sorry to hear you went down. Best of luck for a speedy recuperation.

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    update

    Its 2 weeks since my crash & I'm hobbleing around quite well on my crutches , yesterday I overdone the getting around, especialy the stairs up & down thing & I paid for It last night as I had a very broken sleep with the twingy pains pulsing through my leg till the early hours of the morning! I think its going to be quite a while before I can ride my bike again or go back to work But I start working with an occupational theropist soon so thats hopefull ?? I've told the accident insurance that I dont have a car so as to get me back to work they have to get me riding again or I won't be able to get there! Ive been keeping myself busy for now sorting out all the insurance (ACC) tangles that go with an accident I saw yesterday that the concrete slope on the path where I had the fall is all marked with marker paint , may be the ambulance guys complained as they had quite a job getting the stretcher on wheels thing up it , they nearly tipped me off a couple of times How do I calm my twitchy legs ? I've gone from doing 2hrs+ a day on the bike to zero & my leg musles have become very restless, any one else had this problem when laid up ? Anyway that all for now . greywolf
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    Hi greywolf; sorry to hear of your accident and I hope you don't go too stir crazy, but I did want to let you know of a bit of good to come out of your incident.

    I'm a newbie here, and to cycling somewhat. Haven't ridden in about 20 years.
    I was trying to decide whether or not I needed to spend the money on a helmet.

    Now I know.

    Artie

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    The therapy will help both with healing and the mussel twiches. Hang in there. This too shall pass.

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    Glad you decided to get a helmet Artie, I only wore one because we are required by law to here in N/Z but now I'll wear it because I want to ! spend a bit more & get one thats comfortable & lets plenty of air in & out . I'll have to shell out for a new one now but thats cool ,it done its job OK.& I've got a while to save for a new one
    The leg is still giving a lot of pain especialy along the surgical cut (about 8 ins) but I have got a lot more movment now! I have got my 1st physio. appointment on Wed. so that should be interesting .I'm doing one leg squats between the crutches with my good leg trying to keep a bit of condition in it .
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    Glad to see your still with us!!
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    Hoping for a speedy recovery, Greywolf. Sorry for the pain and suffering!
    No worries

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    update #3

    It's nearly 4 weeks since my crash, I've gained a lot more movement in my leg since I started phsyo. I shall be starting aqua-thearapy in the pool & gym. work later this week ! The therapist's seem pleased with my progress so I'm looking forward to a full recovery ,I've just got to find out were the missus has hide my bikes
    The other thing was I had my accident @4 in the afternoon on my way to work ,it was raining but there was quite a lot of traffic around & I lay there on the ground for 20 mins till a fellow cyclist stopped & used his mob.phone to call an ambulance & waited with me till they came. Thanks Paul, but I find that sad to think that no one stopped , more than likely because it was pouring with rain & they thought " oh well some one else is shore to help" but there again thats fairly typical of the selfish attitute of most motorists here in N/Zealand
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