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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:51 pm    Post subject: Get well Aquafire! Reply with quote

I heard last night that Aquafire has been in the hospital for the last few weeks. He was apparently hit by a car while mountain biking. I just wanted to personally wish him a speedy recovery and let you guys know.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cripes! Shocked Only today I was thinking about how quiet 123MM is without Aquafire's presence, and wondering where on earth he was. Get well soon, mate!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's horrible news. Get well soon Aqua!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bad luck always seems to come in pairs, so I'll be staying off my bike for the next few weeks. Wink

Take it easy now Aquafire. I hope you get well soon!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ouch! Get well soon Aquafire!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get well soon. Sucks that you got hit by a car. It pisses me off how poorly many drivers treat cyclists. I no longer ride my bicycle in the city because of it. I find it way too dangerous.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seriously hope you get feeling better Aquafire. I've seen so many people come close to hitting cyclists on the side of the road. Like Bandit Bill said, it can be pretty dangerous out there.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jumping Jimny Crickets! Hope you get better soon Aquafire!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope you get better mate! That doesn't sound fun.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get well soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aqua, how could you? Get well soon - all the best!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gee its nice to visit this site.

Thanks for your concern guys.

I was side~~swiped in broad daylight, by a SUV that carried me along for a bit and then effectively slam~dunked me into the ground with great force.

Ended up with a severely busted leg and two broken arms.

( I have about 16 bits of metal work in my leg...including 2 plates, plus 14 assorted screws and pins ).

Can't remember much of the crash & don't actually remember the Moment of Impact. Maybe thats a good thing.

Thing is, the driver took off, and never looked back. ( a serious imprisonable crime in this state ) & there is no way, that he/she could not have known they hit me. (Let's face it, I'm 6ft 1" and weigh in at about 180lbs, so I am hardly invisible)

This is now my 3rd major accident involving busted bones.

(God....if your reading this.....If there is a Cosmic Joke at play...at the age of 55...I'm kinda over it OK Crying or Very sad )

My count is two busted legs, two busted arms, busted ribs, busted foot, busted hand, cracked spine and other assorted soft tissue scars.

My life so far, kinda reminds me of that Larson cartoon with the two deer hiding from a hunter, and one of them has a red circle on his chest : over which his friend looks over and says :

"Bummer of a Birthmark Hal"

Anyway, I have been in hospital for 5 weeks so far, and now I am in rehabilitation. Learning to walk again is quite strange as well as nerve-racking. (Don't want to put weight on the busted leg in case I bust it up again)

That said, I look forward to getting the hell out of hospital.

(Might take another 3 or 4 weeks)

I want to breath some free air and drink a few beers.

I'll do my best to stay in touch.

Cheers

Aqua

PS : For those of you who into medical stuff, I can tell you I opted to be semi awake when they set my leg and cut me open to take a graft of bone from my hip. I can tell you, the drugs were pretty wierd.

But at least I got some free entertainment.... Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a crazy and scary story. Unbelievable, so the person basically left you for dead. I hope they end up getting caught and go to prison for a long, long time. Disgusting.

We're pulling for your recovery. Hopefully this site helps keep you entertained a little, during your stay.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Bandit,

I'll drop by when I can. Have heaps of Physio to attend to...plus lots of pretty nurses to chase... Razz

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a bastard! I hope they string 'em up!

I've been through some rehab, and it can be interesting to say the least!

Best wishes, and I hope you catch some of those nurses! Wink

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