What the hell? or 70+mph bike vs Barbed Wire Fence (updated with bike pics)

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by trc.rhubarb, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. nk14zp

    nk14zp Long timer

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    This is what I meant in Becas I think it was thread when I said "I have found more help here on adv then I did with docs with my TBI."
  2. trc.rhubarb

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    I agree 1000% with that.
    ADV over all other outlets - physical and virtual.

    Oya and further signs of improvement.
    Today is my last wedding anniversary (24) and it's not bothering me. I feel like it should, I feel like I want it to bother me, but the truth is... I'm done being bothered by it.
    I wasn't capable of this previously... I couldn't cope well with stress after TBI but I seem to be doing slightly better.

    I've got a long way to go, but unlike The Bandit, I have as much time as I need.

  3. SPX

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    Knock of the "slightly" BS... you're doing WAY better.
    Nice try. :jack
  4. Sunday Rider

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    Yo Rhubie you are now sounding like a champ. That’s the spirit. I look back at the start of the thread and see how far you have progressed. Okay it isn’t straight up, but the trend is sure a nice upward direction.
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  5. nk14zp

    nk14zp Long timer

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    It's easier for outsiders to see progress then it is to see it looking from the inside out.
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  6. franko58

    franko58 Been here awhile

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  7. likembikem

    likembikem n00b

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    Glad your on the way to healing. I haven't read all 51 pages and it may be mentioned but; After a bad wreck 3 yrs ago. Trying to not be all ' drugged up' the Dr. told me " you have to take these (pain pills) to take the pain out of breathing (broke ribs) otherwise you stand a good chance of getting pneumonia" .Never thought of it like that. It was good to be high as a kite and sip slushes for a couple of weeks. Then when the pain was going away, I didn't want to feel messed up anymore and stopped taking pain meds (plus Dr. stopped it too) Wrong place to start this but, I don't know how the addiction takes over when the pain subsides. But, that's just me. Get well soon!
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  8. trc.rhubarb

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    Been there with the ribs, the drugs and that thing you blow into constantly. Strong pills create a strong addictive draw to me. I've not been so addicted that I couldn't or didn't want to stop but my body was pissed on more than one occasion.

    At this point in my recovery, the pain is just a normal part of my life and something I am learning to work through or around. My biggest challenges are mental ones and hopefully I will begin treatment for that stuff again soon. The doctors I saw recently gave me a lot of hope but they were specific specialists that were court ordered for a dispute I'm having with insurance. I likely cannot see them going forward, but I'm hoping they can refer me to someone with similar skills since my luck has been very poor with finding a quality neuropsych.

    I hope you're all healed up from your wreck. I was looking at the bikes yesterday and it amazed me at how long it's been since I've ridden. At least the gas still smells ok. :D


    985 days in! I move in 7 days and am still hoping to do something on the bike for day 1000. It won't be that 1000 miler I was hoping but maybe 1000 10ths of a mile? At the very least, 1000 feet.
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  9. trc.rhubarb

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    his was one of many tests... lots of stuff and used because it's a standard or something.
    It represented about one hour out of a total of 15+ hours of testing but is fairly representative of what the dr observed as well.
    The only conflict was that she believes my motor skills are significantly impaired with my dominant side (right) fairly retarded from my (I don't know the word) left side.
    Based on some other oddities, she felt that I may have a minor cord injury as well... but nothing for me to get excited about since I've had it nearly 3 years.

    I have to wait to get the results of all the various specialist tests but it seems that every dr I saw said I have "issues"... Neurologist, Audiologist, Orthopedist, Psychologist and Neuropsychologist. Yay! I've got issues!


    A score of 100 is average for my "demographic" - which is high school graduate, no degree and a 47 year old male.

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    Not relevant to this but its in my head today

  10. likembikem

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    Man, what a crash; but also a great recovery. I know it's still not all there. I have seen those uneven lanes in daylight and thought it was dangerous. I think there are recent laws about that issue. I am fine from my crash, nothing like yours. Worse part was wife on the back. She still has thumb issues and sore ribs, 3 yrs later. I rolled and she slid. We were cruising along and came to a woody part. Out of the ditch a big buck jumped right into my front wheel. Bars tank slapped a couple of times and down we went. Finally got back on (another) bike cautious and probably still more so. But it was a small thing compared to yours. As I get older my reaction time is not as quick so I mostly stay on less traffic roads, and watch for deer. Hang in there
  11. trc.rhubarb

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    I'm sorry to hear about your wife. That's got to be tough to deal with, knowing you were the pilot of that ship.
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    Ok, maybe not so final but there it is...
  13. likembikem

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    Yea, I wish I were the only one on board that day. Nothing else was going through my mind for some time since that my wife was back there hanging on for me to pull out of the situation, about 1 second later I couldn't and down we went. Weird situation. She is ok with it all now but hasn't been back on one. She says she will and I don't push but I still ride when I can. The damn deer just jumped out of the thick road side brush into my front wheel after riding through a clear area, entered a small wooded area then immediately upon exiting that the deer jumped into us. People have asked "what would you have done different now?" I said it is like blinking your eyes when something flies by, it not by thinking just reaction. There was no time to do anything for avoidance I just tried to stabilize afterward and it didn't get happen. But..we are good now. I hope you are well and everyone else that has these events.
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  14. trc.rhubarb

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    Well here it is...
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    it's been so long, it's hard to remember "before", which I suppose is a good thing. Without before, it's harder to be depressed about "now"
    A week ago, I moved back into my home; still alone but all my stuff is here. After 10 months of being gone, it doesn't feel like home anymore but that will change.
    I've spent most of my free time since coming back trying to deal with all the deferred maintenance & cleaning that's gone on here and that's keeping my mind occupied. Also a good thing.
    Soon I'll get to tackle straightening up the garage... when I left I was in the middle of 2 projects and it looks like a bomb went off in there.
    I still have those two to take care of but I've also got a queue starting of neighbor's stuff. Hardly a peep while I was gone, but come home and the "can you", "could you" stuff starts popping up.
    It keeps me busy when I have nothing else to do and keeps me feeling good about myself, so I don't mind.
    Another hard lesson learned about friends... neighbor friends, like work friends, seem to be there out of convenience and locality more than any true bonds.
    Some are real, sure. The older I get the more I understand my father's position he always held fast to whenever my brother or I mentioned a "friend".
    He would correct us and say "acquaintance" and then say "you're lucky to have 1 or 2 friends in life, the rest are acquaintances"
    I'm not ready to be that cynical just yet but there is definitely a transient nature to most relationships.

    Still no medical care but I'm hoping that changes soon... and I've hurt every day since coming back but it's a good hurt... a hurt from pushing myself and working as hard as I can on things.

    I'm not sure I'll get out on a bike today, but if I feel up to it I will. Even if just to go get lunch. Certainly no 1000 miler!
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    Good that you have stuff to keep you occupied.
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  16. likembikem

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    Well, before I said I haven't read all the 51 pages of post. Now I have! Sorry, there was a lot more to it all than I thought and more than just a crash. Sometimes, when things are not going good, it must be some comfort to know people think about you and hope for the best. Even when not on this forum. take care
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  17. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    Exactly, even if I don't check this thread when I log in I still think of trc nearly every time. Keep on moving on like you have, it all helps. Btw, I assume your daughter is heading back to school soon, I hope there is there a role for you in helping her get ready that will be a good thing for you both.
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  18. Sunday Rider

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    Glad you are back home and can have access to your tools, stuff, bikes and projects. I like your Dad’s definition of friends. Congratulations on reaching the 1000 day milestone. Amazing how far you have come along.
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  19. trc.rhubarb

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    My role, as it seems it always is, is ATM :lol3

    My daughter is 10 going on 15 and there are certain things that she is certain only mom's know about, which translates into... I can't take her back to school shopping:hmmmmm

    That scene from 16 candles when grandma is inspecting Molly Ringwald comes to mind.

    I'd love to say she can wear her stuff from last year but crap, the stuff we got her in June doesn't fit anymore. With her mom at 5'10 and me at 6'2 (pre-crash height), she's gonna be a tall one!

    We filed for 50/50 custody but the truth is that i get her most of the time. They count sleeping time in the hours and she sleeps 4/6 nights a week at her mom's depending on whose weekend it is.
    No riding today, my test was driving a cart at Costco... nobody died but it was close a few times.

    I am happy to have my tools and garage back. it is nice just being able to fix something vs trying to make due with the kit on the bikes.
    i'll tell you thoug, between my RRR roll & the motion pro MP tool, I fixed just about everything that needed fixing in the house and on my sprinter van... even if it had me swearing at times.
    Working on a diesel engine with only a 4" long 1/4" drive ratchet requires some serious swearing to get the bolts to take you seriously.
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    Man, happy 1K of your different life. I think about you too every time I check in here. Not much to offer other than a "you're on my mind and I wish you well."