Leaving on the 16th for a ride from British Columbia to Ontario

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by oldgrizz, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer Supporter

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    We had a major lightning storm last night .
    I tried to capture some of it with my phone but the camera didn't do it justice.
    It was sheet lightning and there was a flash every 10 to 15 seconds.
    I wound up sitting outside for an hour from 3 to 4 am watching mother nature's light show.

    However a bit of a wrench has been tossed in my ride.
    I was going to leave Saturday.
    However, 4 days ago I managed to smack the side of my left shin.
    I thought no big deal. Said ouch and got on with it.
    Then as the days passed I watched my leg and then my foot swell to where I could not get my boot on
    Then the red started working up my leg..
    My cousin said. Enough already you are going to emergency.
    Well, after having some blood work and a ultrasound I get told it is infected.
    So I got an I.V. and get told to come back on Sunday for another round.
    Then back again the next day for an assessment.
    So my exploring Ontario has been put on hold for a bit.
    It will pass and I will get back on the road soon.
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  2. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer Supporter

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    That would be great but you don't owe me anything.
    I really enjoyed your ride report
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  3. nick949eldo

    nick949eldo Long timer

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    Ouch. Too bad about your leg. Heal quickly, stay well, and thank..........everyone that we have a decent, non-bankrupting health care system.
    At least you are with family so it's not a total disaster.

    Take care of yourself

    Nick
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  4. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer Supporter

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    The saga continues.
    Back to the doc today and they practiced pin the tail on the biker once more.
    Then they told me I have to come back again tomorrow for another round.
    They wanted to leave all the plumbing attached to my arm and just wrap it up.
    I told them, no way, remove it and besides you had so much fun sticking this stuff in today I will give you more practice tomorrow.

    The weather is pretty hot and there is a bit of humidity as well so the 26 deg C feels like 32 so it is darn nice to be at a lake.
    A few pictures.
    One is if the sunrise at about 3 am this morning.
    The other is of the set of chompers from a fish caught in this lake.
    Then they wonder why I don't really want to go swimming!!!!

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  5. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer Supporter

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    No good news.
    Now I have to go in twice a day for I.V. meds.
    Being grounded sucks.
    I really want to get back on the road but I can't until this
    Being over 3000 km away from home and and laid up sure ruins a trip. 20200728_000140.jpg 20200728_000240.jpg
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  6. borderlinebob

    borderlinebob Been here awhile

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    Geez Grizz...
    You said this /\ /\ /\ a few days ago then show us those pics?

    Did something puncture the skin to cause this (infection or whatever you got happening) ?

    Or was it just the smack and bruise?
    I’m always doing that (smacking a shin or ankle or forearm) and never imagined anything like this happening.
    Really feel for ya but if your still on your cousins boat you kinda-sorta lucked out a bit eh.
    Good luck getting on the road again.
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  7. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer Supporter

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    I really don't know what caused it and neither do the docs here.
    I did whack my shin a good one but NEVER broke the skin.
    I am now at the max dose of the bug killing meds and it is 2 hours a day hooked to an I.V. like a dog on a leash.
    However it has lengthened my visit with my cousin and the doc said a dram or 2 of alcohol won't hurt, and my cousin likes really good Scotch so all is not lost.
    I get to see the doc again in 2 days so maybe then I will get the ok to hit the road.
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  8. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer Supporter

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    Just a quick update.
    Getting more meds for another 4 days.
    Damn
    So no riding for a while.
    Get to play pin cushion for a while yet but it is getting better..
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  9. nick949eldo

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    At least it sounds as though you are on the mend. Think of this trip as a fishing vacation in Ontario, not a ride. You can always take the long way home once you're properly fit. Stay positive, stay well.

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