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My first post here.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by vbc, 15 Jul 2007.

  1. vbc

    vbc Guest

    Location:
    Bristol
    Just wanted to say hello for my first post.

    I've been a bit out of touch with the latest forum events at C+ and elsewhere due to hospital confinement after a rather drastic cycle accident and am just having my first visit home since taking the OCR out on May26th.

    On the mend now though but a while away from the bike again I think. I have put a little more information on the EE forum if anyone is interested, it was there that Chuffy pointed me in this direction.

    Anyway, back to the Brain Injury Rehabilition Centre at Frenchay Hospital near Bristol tomorrow - apparently I'm a genius according to their psychoanalysts - doesn't explain how I got my to get my bike airborne though. Hope to be home for good soon.

    All the best.

    vbc.
     
  2. Hi vbc. Nice to meet you and good to hear you're on the mend. Keep us informed how you get on and drop into the cafe from time to time for a virtual cuppa if you feel like it.
     
  3. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    Hello vbc,

    congratulations on making a recovery, it must have been an awful crash.

    Were you a genuis beforehand or is it the bang on the head that's done it?
     
  4. OP
    OP
    vbc

    vbc Guest

    Location:
    Bristol
    Nice one Andy. Apparently I have an IQ of 127, or did she say 1 to 7?
     
  5. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    But what was it before you came off, eh? :eek:
     
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Good to see you here vbc, hope the recovery continues well and we can hear how things are going over the weeks ahead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Hi,
    Pleased you're on the mend.
    :eek:
     
  8. hi VBC

    good luck and good to see you here.

    say hello to the breast care unit at Frenchay, i was there for a meeting a few months ago

    L
     
  9. OP
    OP
    vbc

    vbc Guest

    Location:
    Bristol
    Just to let you know that I've now been discharged from the hospital, which is good news.

    Having spoken with the nursing manager at the Brain Injury Rehabilitation unit and one of the nurses who was looking after me in the Intensive Care unit after my surgery, I have been described as a very rare fast track recovery. The ICU were originally pessimistic about my chances of recovery and said that if I did make it, I'd be in the hospital for months, so it's nice to prove them wrong and get home within two months!

    The doctor in the rehab unit also asked me if I wanted to see my MRI scans, pre and post treatment which was very interesting. Quite scary though to see the amount of blood in the left side of my head after the impact which was pushing my brain over to the right. Amusing also to see the matter of fact diagnostic comments attached to each scan.

    The next thing I want to do now is to have a look at the cycling clothing that I was wearing at the time of the accident and which was cut from me in casualty. My wife brougt it home blood stained and just sealed it in a poly bag as she couldn't even bring herself to wash it. Can't remember what I was wearing but I'm pretty sure that I didn't own anything from Assos to get riuned!

    Anyway, more recovery ahead. All the best.

    Brian.
     
  10. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Ha! You are Richard Hammond, and I claim my five pounds!

    Good to hear about the recovery. As for the clothing, well you have a choice. Either you take a look, and throw it out, or you have it framed... :tongue:
     
  11. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    What a compliment :tongue:
    Mend soon!
     
  12. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    greetings! :tongue:
     
  13. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    Welcome to the forum, hope your brain's OK :tongue: :?:
     
  14. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    Mind you, it's no problem here if it isn't. :?:

    Nice to see you back.
     
  15. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    Welcome to the forum.

    My fingers are crossed that you are well enough to get back on the bike vv soon.