It happen to me

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by mqo233, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. mqo233

    mqo233 Been here awhile

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    On March 20, around 5pm, it was my turn for my first major crash.

    I do not remember anything as to what happened, 100 days later, nothing,

    I was riding on the interstate doing something in the low 70 mph range,

    I remember someone saying this leather jacket is hard to cut, a custom Vanson Jacket, which was thrown away.

    I remember days later trying to get out of bed, which did not happen

    after 7 surgeries, this is the repair work


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    I had on great gear, great new Shoei helmet, gloves, Areo Stich pants, all the right gear with all the upgraded padding

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  2. heron163

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    sorry to hear - hope you heal well
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  3. mqo233

    mqo233 Been here awhile

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    the first 8 days were the ones I do not remember much about, great drugs did their job, 4 surgeries to repair main things,

    then these two ladies, wanted to give me two test to see if my brain was intact, they wanted me to write the answers, with my right arm strapped to my chest and my left arm in a cast, which they decided after calling somebody, I could take the two test verbal. The brain is ok
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  4. mqo233

    mqo233 Been here awhile

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    I have read of others who have fallen, and I always hope that would not happen to me, it did

    weeks of diapers, then bed pans, wheel chairs, all this really sucks.

    I am thankful that the injuries were not more, but then 12 weeks of doing nothing waiting for bones to mend, and then lets thrown in 3 additional surgeries as to make sure the leg is ok,
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  5. mqo233

    mqo233 Been here awhile

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    I am down to 2 to 3 weeks before attempting to walk, then the fun begins with those people who want to stretch and pull on your body,

    others have suffered more than I, so I am thankful, family and friends help and want to say, you only have this long to go, as I get to lay in the hospital bed and deal with being a nice patient,

    I really do not know what happened, lawyers have asked me and I really do not remember anything, and I am not sure I want to.

    the main thing, there is always a main thing, is be careful, it is over 100 days so far in the hospital, and many more to come as I can not go home because my house can not handle a wheel chair, and with all the different parts broken, my doctors and my wonderful insurance agreed to keep me here.

    be careful out there,

    James
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  6. Nesquik

    Nesquik Long timer

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    Holy shit

    Glad your still mentally sound, probably the most important thing

    Hope you get well and feel better
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  7. L.B.S.

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    Good Lord James, :yikes I've never seen so many screws in my life, egads! :kurt

    Get well soon mate!
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  8. NJ-Brett

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    No idea what happened?

    I hope you heal up well...
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  9. DoubleM

    DoubleM Been here awhile

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    Heal quickly James!
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  10. LostInPA

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    Thank God you were wearing gear. I see these threads and I think ok even though the person got hurt, it might have been ten times worse if they had no gear on.

    I hope you heal up soon and feel better!

    Were you on a straight piece of road or turning? Mechanical problem?

    I try to avoid the highway when I can. I do it when I must to get somewhere but prefer to stick to other routes. "They" say that statistically the highway is safest but I don't feel that way. Besides I find it really boring and all the big trucks and dickheads are irritating.
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  11. mqo233

    mqo233 Been here awhile

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    I was on the interstate, going straight, I do not know what happened. I have some really good friends with the Louisiana State Police, and they talked to the officer and they tried to put together what happened. I told them I do not want to hear their version, as I hope, one day to remember on my own.

    Life changes quickly
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  12. Morgan Steele

    Morgan Steele Been here awhile

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    Good luck to you on your recovery, sir. I hope you improve each day.
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  13. foxtrapper

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    Fwiw, I thought I was remembering my crash back in 2013 on the Michaux Dual Sport ride. Turns out, I was remembering pictures of previous years rides I'd seen online. I actually remember nothing.

    I have a vague memory of a mans face saying I'm going to be ok, and a woman in a helmet. A hand full of other scattered memories as well, but I've no idea if any of them are actually real or not, and suspect they probably aren't.

    Lucky for me I had a GPS recorder on the bike, so about half a year later I was able to go up there with my son and we could pin down where it was. I couldn't make sense out of it.

    He had the bright idea of me going back up the trail a ways, then walking back pretending I was riding. That worked. We figured it all out, and even found the scars on the log and rocks. I was riding the same line I was walking pretending I was riding.

    Anyhow, just letting the fact I could not, and cannot remember the events, and simply piecing it together as best as possible was my only option, and one I'm glad I chose. You may not get that lucky to know what happened. But withe the cops and some time later a visit to the site, you can far better understand what probably happened.

    You were physically more torn up than I was. I was on a diaper pad, but only for a day or so before I regained control of my bodily functions. Nurses sure can be nice about that, can't they? Poop happens, they do things and it all magically goes away, with no loss of dignity. Not that I was concerned about that at the time. That came later, and they waved it off with a flick of the hand. Still, it meant a lot to me, as I'm sure it meant to you.

    You will heal. Oh, probably not as good as you were before, but better than you were afterwards, and better than you are today. Maybe you'll ride again, maybe you won't. I can, and I'm glad for that. If you cannot, well, there's always a convertible car. I have one of those too, and it's a darn nice thing for those beautiful riding weather days when I'm not in a shape to be able to ride. Hey, it happens.

    So keep healing, and keep posting. Keep yourself active as best you can. Mentally and physically. Well, within doctor prescribed limits. That gets tough when you're feeling so much better. Especially when you've no idea how bad you still really are.
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  14. svs

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    Sorry to Hear James... Best of Luck coming back...
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    Good grief, I am so glad your alive. Thank goodness for surgeons and nurses. It's times like this you really appreciate them. You always hear stories about some doctor doing this or that but all in all they do a great job. I wouldn't be alive without them. Be sure to ask for some screws when they take them out. I put them on my key chains as a reminder.
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    OP- best wishes on your road to recovery; stay strong!
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  17. mqo233

    mqo233 Been here awhile

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    the doctors said they have no plans to remove any screws or hardware

    I had enough people say about the 6-million dollar man,

    laying here with my leg elevated, I had no idea what someone goes through until having to go through it myself,

    this really sucks

    thanks to all

    James
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  18. just jeff

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    Hi James!
    Sorry for your troubles. I had a wreck when I was 17 practicing for an upcoming motocross race. I had on a brand new BellMoto3 helmet. I remember bits of being at home afterward, going to the hospital, and not much more for a few days after the wreck. I also lost about 3 months of memory prior to the wreck. I had to ask friends who were there what happened to try and sort it out. I still don't have any recollection of what happened, as I suspect will be the case for you. It hasn't bothered me too much, not being able to remember.
    Hope you heal up well.
    Best Regards....just jeff
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  19. mqo233

    mqo233 Been here awhile

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    I found out that a fellow motorcyclist was lost this weekend, guys and gals, be careful, please
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    Here's to healing.
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