View Full Version : OT: Injured and grounded

02-23-2007, 05:22 AM
Well, gonna write this once and cross-post this to my fave forums. Busted myself up...in a stupid way. Was riding my bike home Friday evening when something got out of wack on the front fender and was causing the tire to scrape on it. I tried to kick it straight and somehow got my shoe, or jeans caught on the tire ... the sudden stop shot me forward over the handlebars and I landed with my arms out. Damage: left wrist (radial) broken in 4 or 5 places and right elbow sprained, though the latter is better now. 3 days in the hospital and an operation (local anesthetic, cool how they found the 4 nerves in my arm with electrodes) to set the bones and fit a titanium bar and screws and resting at home since Monday. Good folks at the hospital, had food cut up for me too. Oh and you guys here will appreciate that Saturday, the day I was operated (noon) I got to watch Das Boot and my neighbour (I spent one night in a double room before I was moved to a large room) an old guy with a crushed disk was a sub nut and reading a book about August Picard.

Yes it is a pain doing daily stuff, especially as the right arm is still a bit sore and not 100% (much better than a few days ago though). My reading has indicated the bone is already knitting nicely. Zoned out on pain killers, at least til the stiches come out next Wednesday. Plus friends have helped / will help me with the cleaning getting easy food (ready to eat) etc. Work is cool too...plus they have accident insurance that covers everything (non-work related accidents as well). So idle for few weeks, and a cast for 6...but I should be free by my B-day on April 15th. Internet is ok, games, well I am grounded obviously, but can play SH3 and old hex games like Steel Panthers World at War. I can type slowly too. Need Velcro shoes though!! Pretty stupid really. Makes one appreciate good health and multiple limbs. I mean really.

02-23-2007, 05:28 AM
I'm sorry to hear that.
Even if don't know each other personally.
Reading your posts over the time, I saw that you are a nice guy.
But look at the situation this way: you could get yourself killed from a stupid accident like this, so in a way you were lucky. I know a few cases where people died from such accident.

Get better soon, your IL-2 flying-crates await you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

02-23-2007, 05:29 AM
Commisserations, it's funny how quickly a seemingly good idea can go bad. Ah well, live and learn. Glad to hear you're on the mend. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

02-23-2007, 08:03 AM
Sorry to hear that. Wish you get better soon.

I got both my wrists broken one time, suddenly it was one hell of a project to do the most simple daily stuff like opening the door or the tap, not to mention going to the toilet...

02-23-2007, 08:31 AM
You have my profound sympathies and I'm glad that your injuries appear to be straightforward with a good chance of complete recovery.

I agree with DKoor's 'ticking off' though - you silly person! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif At least you lived to tell the tale and hopefully you will learn a big lesson - structural repairs & adjustments are best done at a standstill !!

I will try to find a lovely clip that a mate sent me a while back. Imagine a nerdy, flash moto-journo on a photo-shoot...comes haring up to the camera on a rocket and does a hugely flash 'stoppie'...he's wired for sound, btw...anyway, almost vertical, he hauls in the clutch....and the back wheel swings down real hard....hard enuff to dislodge his hand from the clutch....or he waved, or summat.....and goes into an involuntary wheelie...one-handed he hurtles off...and eventually gets dumped...safe but sore-assed up the road apiece http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

The screams and curses followed by the sound of expensive fibreglass shattering are splendid...along with the sounds of the camera crew falling about laughing, it's exquisite - and I hope I still have it.

Be glad you weren't being filmed....and get well soon.


02-23-2007, 08:51 AM
Shiit happens http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

But i am glad you are still here, could have been worse...
hope you get well soon.

02-23-2007, 09:04 AM
Sounds like this was a bicycle, Right?
Would've been more damage on a motorcycle I would think.

Get better soon, and be careful with that zipper after peeing. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

02-23-2007, 09:40 AM
That's no good, joe. Hope the recovery goes wel.

02-23-2007, 10:04 AM
Sad to hear. Give yourself sufficient time for recovery. In case of Il-2 hunger, just fire up a couple of nice Il-2 movies for the time being. Or fire up a SP campaing the let the AI fly for you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Makes one appreciate good health and multiple limbs. I mean really.

I really know. I got a titanium plate in my face after a nearly fatal head-on car collision. Simple things like chewing food was a big problem for a few days. Now the plate is long gone (removed after 6 months), but the scars and the memories remain. This is the price we pay for becoming wiser and older. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

02-23-2007, 10:06 AM
Unlucky dude.

Sometimes **** catches up with us http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Not me though, haven't broken anything.... yet http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

Be cool

02-23-2007, 10:53 AM
Bikes are dangerous.

Some of the guys at my gliding club ride motorbikes, and they are forever injuring themselves as a result. Flying by contrast is much safer!

02-23-2007, 12:58 PM
Amen, the secret to a safe life is staying away from the ground as much as possible.

02-24-2007, 01:03 AM

you've inspired me to start a petition to have seatbelts on bicycle made mandatory. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Some may think I'm a little heartless laughing at broken bones but Joe, being a fellow canuck, knows we laugh when friends hurt themselves. I've broken about 30 myself,...that I know of. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Joe, just to show you we are a compassionate lot, we won't judge you if you sit down to pee. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

But that's only good for 10 days, after which you will be judged harshly. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


02-24-2007, 01:05 AM
BTW Joe, hurry up and get better, we need your input in PT. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

02-24-2007, 01:23 AM
Originally posted by joeap:
Makes one appreciate good health and multiple limbs. I mean really.

You think you can say that now, just wait another 20 years.

02-24-2007, 04:19 AM
Thanks guys, I tired to open some orange juice and could not. I actually think I am more bothered by my sprained right arm as I HAVE to use it!! It is better and going to get physio though.

Max, there were some old guys at the hospital who were cool. One fellow in his 50s who was a social case though, had broken his right arm after falling taking out the garbage, drunk...last year he had a liver operation, hernia and to top it off, his left arm (all scarred) after stopping a knife fight between a married couple in a bar. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif There was a young English chap who was here skiing with his folks when a woman cut in front of him, result a broken eye socket (eye is ok thoguh). So I am ok with that. I will try letting the AI fly a mission, I can cheat too!

02-24-2007, 04:25 AM
Get well mate... and stay away from the bikes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif