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Old 06-30-18, 06:45 AM
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Kudos! Sending my best wishes!
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Rowan is home!
Great news!
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Old 06-30-18, 06:50 PM
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Rowan is home!
Ö... he has finally returned home.
Awesome!
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Old 06-30-18, 08:08 PM
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Wonderful news! I know there is still a long road ahead but this is very encouraging. Continuing to pray for both of you!
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Old 06-30-18, 08:39 PM
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Nice to hear he is home !!
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Old 06-30-18, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Rowan is home!

101 days after the accident he has finally returned home.
Wow, that is so good to hear. Very happy for the both of you!
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Old 06-30-18, 10:27 PM
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Congratulations on the milestone!
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Old 07-01-18, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
Nice to hear he is home !!
"Gee but it's great to be back home
Home is where I want to be.
I've been on the road so long my friend,
And if you came along
I know you couldn't disagree." -- Paul Simon


Getting out of any institution and back into one's own home is a huge milestone. Great news! I am not an expert in brain injury, but I have to believe that being in familiar surroundings will aid his recovery. Meanwhile, since you clearly have your own medical problems, don't neglect your own health. Self-care is never selfish.

Best wishes to you both!
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Old 07-01-18, 10:46 AM
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You and Rowan continue to be in my thoughts. So happy to hear that Rowan is home now. I think being home will be a huge benefit to the both of you.
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Old 07-01-18, 03:14 PM
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Fantastic news on Rowan being at home with you. Thatís such a HUGE milestone. A long way to go for both of you but at least this reduces the back and for youíve been doing for months.

Good luck with those ankles! That has to be very discouraging and painful. At least you now know whatís causing the pain.
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Old 07-03-18, 10:00 AM
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Outstanding! Much hope that the days will go by and he will continue to return to full health.
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Old 07-03-18, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Rowan is home!


Woohoo! Outstanding!
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Old 07-07-18, 12:27 AM
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Hello to everyone who has read and/or contributed to this thread. Mostly, of course, my absolutely wondering wife, known on here as Machka, but really known as Charlene. She has attended every single of my hospitalisation days, and has what seems to me so many incredible real stories of how I surprised.in hospital.

Because the brain hurt and other body parts I injured, I cannot recall any aspect of happened other than I was working in a cherry orchard aboard piece of mobile equipment.. I was saved from almost dying by David, a relatively new guy working for us calling an emergency helicopter to transfer me from the Bruny Island farm to the Royal Hobart Hospital. He is the main reason I stayed alive, then followed the helicopter, and the hugely impressive medical staff at the hospital.

I spent 3 1/2 weeks in what was a critical condition. I cannot write about it because i know almost nothing about it except what my gorgeous wife has told me or written here.

In the end, I was held in hospital, either the main Royal Hobart Hospital or the recovered one known a the Peacock Hospital for three months and a week. I will likely stay in the home situation for between three more and six months with regular chips each for further treatments.. One of the major issures remains my brain injury .

It isn't hugely life threatening now, but enough to affect my remembering a lot of things, and I have to be very careful how I move, including walking, which has limitation because of injury to the left leg. I am doing fairly often exercise. My driver's licence has been handed in for three month because of some hopefully fixable eyesight issues. My advice medically also is that I not attempt cycling because of that. We do have bikes that can set up for indoor practice, but I haven't progressed joining my wife in that so far. Another two or three weeks might see that change.

I have an incredible goodwilll in this and other threads on Bike Forums. They have been inspirational for me, including some posters who portrayed some similar injuries. Thank you to everyone.

And irrespective of that, my greatest thanks and love goes to Machka/Charlene who has been the reason and inspirational why I am still alive.
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Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
Hello to everyone who has read and/or contributed to this thread. Mostly, of course, my absolutely wondering wife, known on here as Machka, but really known as Charlene. She has attended every single of my hospitalisation days, and has what seems to me so many incredible real stories of how I surprised.in hospital.

Because the brain hurt and other body parts I injured, I cannot recall any aspect of happened other than I was working in a cherry orchard aboard piece of mobile equipment.. I was saved from almost dying by David, a relatively new guy working for us calling an emergency helicopter to transfer me from the Bruny Island farm to the Royal Hobart Hospital. He is the main reason I stayed alive, then followed the helicopter, and the hugely impressive medical staff at the hospital.

I spent 3 1/2 weeks in what was a critical condition. I cannot write about it because i know almost nothing about it except what my gorgeous wife has told me or written here.

In the end, I was held in hospital, either the main Royal Hobart Hospital or the recovered one known a the Peacock Hospital for three months and a week. I will likely stay in the home situation for between three more and six months with regular chips each for further treatments.. One of the major issures remains my brain injury .

It isn't hugely life threatening now, but enough to affect my remembering a lot of things, and I have to be very careful how I move, including walking, which has limitation because of injury to the left leg. I am doing fairly often exercise. My driver's licence has been handed in for three month because of some hopefully fixable eyesight issues. My advice medically also is that I not attempt cycling because of that. We do have bikes that can set up for indoor practice, but I haven't progressed joining my wife in that so far. Another two or three weeks might see that change.

I have an incredible goodwilll in this and other threads on Bike Forums. They have been inspirational for me, including some posters who portrayed some similar injuries. Thank you to everyone.

And irrespective of that, my greatest thanks and love goes to Machka/Charlene who has been the reason and inspirational why I am still alive.
Just a simple back !!!
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Old 07-07-18, 06:38 AM
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Hello to everyone who has read and/or contributed to this thread. ...
Fantastic! Continued success, Rowan and Machka!
(I'm not crying...you're crying.)
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Congratulations on your progress in recovery, Rowan. The way you've dealt with the hardship is admirable and inspirational.
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Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
Hello to everyone who has read and/or contributed to this thread. Mostly, of course, my absolutely wondering wife, known on here as Machka, but really known as Charlene. She has attended every single of my hospitalisation days, and has what seems to me so many incredible real stories of how I surprised.in hospital.

Because the brain hurt and other body parts I injured, I cannot recall any aspect of happened other than I was working in a cherry orchard aboard piece of mobile equipment.. I was saved from almost dying by David, a relatively new guy working for us calling an emergency helicopter to transfer me from the Bruny Island farm to the Royal Hobart Hospital. He is the main reason I stayed alive, then followed the helicopter, and the hugely impressive medical staff at the hospital.

I spent 3 1/2 weeks in what was a critical condition. I cannot write about it because i know almost nothing about it except what my gorgeous wife has told me or written here.

In the end, I was held in hospital, either the main Royal Hobart Hospital or the recovered one known a the Peacock Hospital for three months and a week. I will likely stay in the home situation for between three more and six months with regular chips each for further treatments.. One of the major issures remains my brain injury .

It isn't hugely life threatening now, but enough to affect my remembering a lot of things, and I have to be very careful how I move, including walking, which has limitation because of injury to the left leg. I am doing fairly often exercise. My driver's licence has been handed in for three month because of some hopefully fixable eyesight issues. My advice medically also is that I not attempt cycling because of that. We do have bikes that can set up for indoor practice, but I haven't progressed joining my wife in that so far. Another two or three weeks might see that change.

I have an incredible goodwilll in this and other threads on Bike Forums. They have been inspirational for me, including some posters who portrayed some similar injuries. Thank you to everyone.

And irrespective of that, my greatest thanks and love goes to Machka/Charlene who has been the reason and inspirational why I am still alive.
Welcome back. It's great to see you well enough to post here !!! I hope your continued recovery goes well.
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Old 07-07-18, 09:28 AM
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Wow, @Rowan! Yours (and Machka's) journey over the past months has been amazing to follow. Congratulations on the progress, and welcome home.
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I am sure I speak for your other friends on this forum, as well, Rowan -- I am delighted to hear directly from you, much as we all like Charlene, who has lived, "Stand by your man."

Best wishes to you both.
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Welcome back Rowan!! So incredible to see you post - Though I don’t know you, both of you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers and I hope your recovery continues steadily and you do get a chance to get back on two wheels before long.
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Welcome home, & all the best for your continuing recovery.

I work at height a lot so your experience is useful to me.
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Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
Hello to everyone who has read and/or contributed to this thread. Mostly, of course, my absolutely wondering wife, known on here as Machka, but really known as Charlene.

And irrespective of that, my greatest thanks and love goes to Machka/Charlene who has been the reason and inspirational why I am still alive.
Glad to hear you are back up and about, even if you're not quite as snappy as before. Fingers crossed that all will return in time.

It sounds like Machka/Charlene has been very kind and patient through this whole process. And, the periodic update have been nice.
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Very glad to have you back. Bravo and Brave
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Welcome back. So good to hear from you rather than about you. All the best for continued healing.
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