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Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Box'a'bits, Aug 29, 2015.
Late to the party...sorry to hear about that. Get well soon!!
Damn, that's not good news...heal up quickly. If it's any consolation, the GS Rallye was excellent. I am sitting on the blue boat now, hitching a ride to the mainland.
Sorry to hear that Stephen, Glad to hear your not 'too' beaten up.
What thickness is the axle on the military sidecar?
20mm. You can see an old inclusion in the photos (which I can't post here yet ), and an old fracture, & then the new fracture. Chinese quality control missed that one. Just a matter of time.
I was going to replace the axle with a 25 mm jobbie when I replaced the wheel, in order to match the front wheel bearings & axle. Hindsight says that would have been a good thing to do. Especially as I'd been riding with Mandy. That said, im fairly sure all the other sidecars down here use 20mm axles.
When the sidecar dug in, it cartwheeled, & ragdolled me out. There is a slim possibility that I am not immortal after all, & if so, then that is the closest I've come to dying yet..
Hi Steve - I too was 'late to the party' - glad to hear you sounding so philosophical when I spoke to you this afternoon - heal well - cheers Oaters
Bugger, enjoy the break.
I'm particular enjoying the shoulder one....they have a special canula going there to deliver pain meds just to that exact spot...coooool going in
wait till the night shift nurses try to change the drip needle on you while you're asleep. i woke the entire ward up with the f word when they they tried that shit on me.
The night nurse has already discovered it's a REAL good idea to make a bit of noise as he comes into my room, especially the first round after I've gone to sleep. The first night I woke totally disoriented, the meds had started to wear off, & I tried to come up fighting because of the dreams I was having. Needless to say there was a shit bucket of pain...and whimpering...
Morphine spaces me out after a day or two on it - can't stand it, does sort acute pain exceptionally well though - bungs ya up for like a month afterwards
Or they lift you onto the X-ray table and rip it out, that one involved swearing too......
I'm very proud to have farted this morning for the first time in 3 days. Cleared a path thru the jungle of leads & drips to allow for swift egress to the bathroom. And nothing....
So now they've filled me full of laxative....
Beethoven took several years before he released his first movement
Yeah, but they wont let me home until I've proven I've let RIP (which normally isn't an issue for me, but)....
And filling someone full of laxatives just before they go to sleep is just....mean.
A different sort of ride report...
When I was in the hospital with my back broken (20y ago) I had the toilet door right next to my bed. I once clocked my toilet trip. First rolling on my side, dropping them legs down and trying to sit up without any twisting or bending, harnessing myself with the aluminium bracket thingie to support my torso, grabbing my Eva (the high walker), trying to stand up with my legs and feet having their own will and not too much power, going through the door with Eva and fitting in there so that I can close the door, move to the seat and actually sit down, do my thing and then reverse-order everything. 40 effing minutes bed-bed! Four meters distance. 40min and all the power gone. Every time. Then they changed some of my meds without telling me first and I had to do all of that several times a night...
I can totally feel your pain! :)
Congrats for the fart! Farts are awesome!
Yup, broke my back 7 years ago, so I have history, & recall a lot of the same 'markers'.
Sorry Stephen, hope you get better quickly but I'm going to have to take this off my watched thread list. If I read any more gruesome descriptions of accidents, I'll be selling all my bikes.
wow!, sorry to hear that Steve, was keeping an eye out for you at the rallye
get well soon
Sounds like you need one of these stickers.
Heal fast young man.