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. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    Check this crap out...
    1. 4 of the cupping marks from the new pt stuff
    2. I've not seen my back in a long time... that center line doesn't seem right.
    *pay no attention to the backne… the massage gel and I don't get along well. Even the hypoallergenic stuff.

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  2. BuckeyeDoug

    BuckeyeDoug Not a Pirate

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    I see your problem....there's a bear on your back you've been carrying around!!!!!
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  3. Padilen

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    Is that bear or big foot?
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  4. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    Well see, Gallagher had it all right...

    I'm not going bald, my hair is sliding down my back!

    And yes, I am Sasquatch! Silverback variety :D
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    Just 'cause 600! That's like 2x as many Spartans!

    Oh and a new "victim" has found this thread... liked this one yesterday. Got me to thinking just how naïve I was at the time...

    Have a nice weekend everyone!
  6. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    That early post is always on my mind when I read this thread.

    Naive seems a bit too hard.

    We don't know what we don't know.
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    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    Well then... "Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then..." :D
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  8. wmoncrieff

    wmoncrieff New Oldie

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    I'm coming up to the first anniversary of being knocked from my bike by a car I never saw. I can relate to what you have been through, and what you still face every day. The Mind is a powerful thing, it can be both our best friend and worst enemy. At the same time.

    Onwards and Upwards.
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  9. trc.rhubarb

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    Welcome Madness, Say Hello!

    I wasn't going to post yet, but since it popped up in my feed, what the heck.

    This week, I became a mental disaster. I don't specifically know what triggered it but I've damn near lost my mind.
    "...Losing my sight, losing my mind
    … wish somebody would tell me I'm fine
    … nothing is right, nothing is fine
    ... I'm running and I'm cryin'
    ...I can't go on living this way"

    My doctor wrote me out of work for a week to try to find it but so far... not much luck.
    Lots of anger, spinning and sleeping in my downward spiral.
    I've called around to at least 20 psych offices trying to get an appointment but very few are taking new patients and it seems even less are taking insurance these days. I get it, insurance can be a hassle but wtf did you get into medicine for if you then only want to help the wealthy? Average price seems to be $190 for a 45m visit and $300 for a "double"

    Thanks to Mr Flei's previous assistance (an amazingly helpful person), I once again tried BIACAL and Shurig Center (formerly BIANorCal) and finally got a very helpful person on the phone. I guess they've been short staffed and their hours no longer match the website... I chose to ignore the website and called in and reached someone. She found it odd because her hours haven't matched what the site says in some time... wtf? How are the broken masses to find the help they need when they have to violate the very rules they use to keep themselves sane?!? Anyhow, I didn't say that to her, but I was thinking it quite a bit.

    She sent me 4 referrals. None take insurance but it's a start. 2 are on vacation (husband/wife) until end of august, one seems awesome and is a former mechanical engineer - so I called her first but no response yet.
    Last one, in a weird twist of fate, happens to be the dr my wife sees and who has helped to set in motion the idea of divorce because things are hard for her. Oh how ironic and potentially fun it would be to see her... likely she would not though because of my wife and I doubt i'd do anything but be negative towards her anyhow. So back to Shurig Center to see if I can get another one or two referrals.

    My primary doctor is out on medical leave for 2-3 months and her replacement is young... very nice but very young and doesn't quite understand or even 'believe' that any of my issues are related to the injury.
    yep, I know now that I have to see a psych of some sort but I was doing pretty well lately. She's reviewing my files and we meet again Tuesday but she seems ready to wash her hands of my issues... then again, I'm awful paranoid these days.

    Now I sleep and when I don't sleep, I'm angry and hungry and angry some more.
    I killed my broom the other day... it was glorious! After broke the head off, I beat the metal rod into complete submission... silly victories but it felt good.
    I left the garage after that since everything else was bound to get very expensive.

    Today, if my brother calls, we are supposed to go visit my dad. We scattered his ashes in the Marin Headlands under the GG Bridge and we've not been to see him in a long time. It's a heck of a hike down to where we've decided "he is" and it's about the 10th year anniversary of his passing. Not doing so well physically either but I'll survive... willpower trumps pain every time for me and the self-infliction feels good to my brain, even when I know it isn't the 'right thing to do'.

    So yay! Luckily for me, wife and daughter are at her mom's in Seattle and have been for the last week and not had to experience the worst of it. They come back Monday, so I need to get my shit together. Maybe dad will have some ideas.

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  10. TwoUpTourer

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    $1200/month and that's only half of the premium? We gripe because we pay about $2500~$3000/year, and we are debating whether to even pay that and opt for the free national health care instead here in Oz.
    How this has allowed to become your norm is incomprehensible to us. A lot of invested interests I guess.

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