This is Bear Chow, I don't post much but I read a lot. I am posting on behalf of my wife. This piece was written one week ago and I'm happy to say things have changed. Few months ago my wife told me she wanted a motorcycle. I signed her up for a three day training class with a HD dealer. I went with the HD dealer because they really cater to woman drivers, owners of the checkbook. And it was a full class beginning with basics and extended driving practices. After the class she decided she wanted the BMW c650gt scooter. It was expensive and she's worth it and it is incredibly controllable. We rode as much as we could and logged several hundred miles. Tomorrow is our 20th anniversary. Last Friday we headed out on a small vacation. We were to travel from just north of cincinnati to lexington and then to nashville and return. We stopped every 45 minutes and were truly enjoying ourselves. We made it 15 miles outside of lexington taking all back roads and following speed limits. She hit a guard rail nearly straight on while traveling 55mph in a 55mph road. I was in front of her and only saw it in the rear view mirror. I think it was target fixation. She lies here in front of me now with a breathing tube in her and several IV's. One leg broken in three places she now has new titanium bones. She also suffered from a puncture wound and has a shortened colon. Two surgeries and hours of observation she still will not wake up. The nurses try every four hours it gets more intense each time. Barking orders and pushing their hands into her chest. The pain is so evident but as soon as they stop her eyes close again and she continues to sleep. I have been here next to that bed not sleeping, barely eating, worrying about my children four hours away. I have to believe she will wake. And when she does she is going to need strength from others. We have a sign, it's a moose sign we use it for fun and to demonstrate we have no bounds in embarrassing ourselves. I'm collecting moose signs to run as a screen saver as we have a very long recovery ahead of us. Spread your fingers on both hands and place your thumbs just above your brow. It looks just like below. One week has passed and she slept for the first 5 days. I had to tell her she missed our anniversary. We have another surgery tomorrow. We've had some really good days and some really bad days. I am collecting all these images so far I've gotten, well a lot. And until a few moments ago it escaped me to ask them from the great people on this board that would truly understand her future struggles. My wife's name is Robyn and there is a long road ahead. I don't know if she will ever ride again, but I don't care as long as I can hug and kiss her in the end. We are three hours from home and we brought our boys down today for the first time. They are 17, 14, and 11 my oldest has become the man I always knew he was. The others give me strength and cheer. I have a daughter in college but she has been unable to come down yet. We had a really good day, Yesterday and Today. We are still excepting all prayers and good will. And of course single antler moose are welcome. It's silly and fun and that exactly what I wish to give her as she gains her own strength.