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Old 07-18-09, 08:53 PM
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crashed badly

about 2 weeks back while coming back from work, I crashed pretty badly.
no one hit me & I dont remember what happened. Helmet kept me alive
but my right elbow broke into 4 pieces, one of the pieces had turned upside
down internally. It took about 6 hrs in surgery, long road of rehab for me.

Everyone stay safe.
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Old 07-18-09, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by bk2wk View Post
about 2 weeks back while coming back from work, I crashed pretty badly.
no one hit me & I dont remember what happened. Helmet kept me alive
but my right elbow broke into 4 pieces, one of the pieces had turned upside
down internally. It took about 6 hrs in surgery, long road of rehab for me.

Everyone stay safe.
I wish you a speedy recovery.
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Old 07-18-09, 09:16 PM
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Ouch! Sorry to hear it; hope you bounce back quickly.
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Old 07-18-09, 09:26 PM
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Get well soon fellow BFer.
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Old 07-19-09, 05:54 AM
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get well soon! wow that is tough.

Last October I also had an accident that sounded like yours. Though nothing got broken except my helmet, bike and pride. Take time to heal up. It was a few weeks before my bike was ready to ride again not to mention my body. Road rash is not your friend. At my age I had to think long and hard about whether I'd ride again. I chose to continue but modified my route to avoid the more dangerous sections. Glad I did. Good luck with the recovery.
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Old 07-19-09, 08:34 AM
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As someone who is also off the bike right now due to a crash (knee ligament tear) I hope you a speedy and successful recovery. i guess If we're here to type, it mean's were alive and still interested in cycling. We got that. Keep your glass half full.

take care, get well!
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Old 07-19-09, 11:40 AM
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That sounds like it might leave a mark! Get well soon!
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My prayers and thoughts are out to you! God bless and I hope you have a speedy and successful recovery.
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Old 07-19-09, 12:52 PM
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I hope your memory of what happened returns to you. I'd sure like to read about what happened.

Speedy recovery to you.
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Old 07-19-09, 01:04 PM
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Get well mate, and work to get back any gains in riding that were lost after you're 100%.
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Old 07-19-09, 05:48 PM
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May you heal well, and soon.
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Old 07-19-09, 08:13 PM
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Ouch, indeed! Good luck. Will you be able to play guitar with that elbow injury?
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Old 07-20-09, 07:57 AM
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ditto on the helmet, 26yrs ago my partner in a bike shop was riding four blocks from another job late at night when there was probably no traffic, I found him at the shop around midnight going into shock. Called the hospital and took him to the ER, the flew him out that night and he was in a coma for two and a half weeks. Cracked skull and a years worth of recovery. He made it back to the shop with his bike after whatever happened but we don't know, there were no witnesses and he didn't remember.
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Old 07-20-09, 08:09 AM
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$#!+! Sorry to hear about your crash. I hope your memory recovers. I can't remember a chunk of mine from the spring, and it eats at me.
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Old 07-20-09, 08:12 AM
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I'm glad you're alive and able to recover! Now make that recovery fast...
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Old 07-20-09, 02:56 PM
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I'm glad you're alive and well. Speed recovery.

As far as the memory loss is concerned, isn't that a hallmark of......aliens?
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Glad to hear nothing more serious than a break happened (be it a bad break).

Get well soon and get back on the bike as soon as you can.
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Ach... ouch... hope you get better soon.

PS - Yes, the demented part of me hopes you remember what happened, because that had to be a gnarly spill...
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Originally Posted by JoebikerLa View Post
I hope your memory of what happened returns to you. I'd sure like to read about what happened.

Speedy recovery to you.
If it would help you prevent it again in the future then I hope the memory returns, otherwise I hope you safely keep it tucked away in the back of your mind. Forgotten so it does not color you future experiences.

I had an accident years ago that cost me most of the hearing in one ear. I wish I could not remember what happened since there was nothing I could do about it, and now I am a bit paranoid when I get in the same situation. If I could forget then it would be just another place to have fun.
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Good point, Blindrage, Re: tainting memories.
What I do remember from my crash this spring makes me cringe whenever I ride near where I went down.
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i hope this isn't odd - but are their any pics?
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I'm sorry to hear of the crash but am happy you are alive and in one piece! I assume you typed the post with one hand. If it makes you feel any better Lance Armstrong has crashed more times than he can count. Getter better and keep riding!
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i hope this isn't odd - but are their any pics?
HaHa, in another forum we say "if there aren't pics, it never happened".

Xrays count.
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