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Old 11-29-2010, 06:22 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by lewster View Post

Glad you're still with us!

It's amazing how much damage you can do to yourself in a low speed crash. I found out on a bicycle and have never ridden my motorcycles without full helmet and padding riding clothes since.

Get better SOON!!
Hi Lewster and all of you kind and caring Airstreamers;
It has been five weeks since my mishap and I am feeling bit better. Occasionally I do a stupid things at the business by trying to help for which I pay for next couple of days. Being used to be physically active all of my life it is killing me to sit idle. I come to the shop every day rather than sit at home. So far I have been only able to sleep in a half sit up position on the reclining end of the sofa since the incident. I cannot lay down flat and especially on my right side which sustained any injury, yet if I attempt to do so my head begins to spin very violently. It is something that may be connected with Clavicle and spine injury and the specialists are addressing it slowly. Because of three out of seven broken ribs are overlapping I still contend with pain while avoiding pain mes. I am hoping to return to work as of January 2011.

The bike [HD] hardly sustained any damage. Bent handle bar and clutch lever, forward shift control and both left turn signal lamps. Not a scratch in a $3600.00 paint job. Yes, I have ridden bikes all of my life and someday I will be back on it while avoiding blind turns. Thanks, "Boatdoc"

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Old 11-29-2010, 06:26 AM   #30
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I cannot lay down flat and especially on my right side which sustained any injury, yet if I attempt to do so my head begins to spin very violently.
Inner ear problem? Sounds like you may not be ready for this, but chiropractors have some moves to stabilize inner ear issues.


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Old 11-29-2010, 08:26 AM   #31
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Inner ear problem? Sounds like you may not be ready for this, but chiropractors have some moves to stabilize inner ear issues.

Yep, I would second the chiropractor suggestion, in tandem with your medical team. All manner of things may be out of alignment/sync and not resolve on their own.

I see a holistic medicine/homeopathic chiropractor here who has been a miracle worker over the past 10 years or so, resolving things the doctors couldn't. He says, and I firmly believe him, that medical science doesn't know anything about what chiropractors do. I have learned to trust him completely.

If you have never been to a chiropractor, the first time is sort of like seeing a witch doctor, and requires a leap of faith. It may help immeasurably to have a good assessment.

Good luck to you,

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When I was about 19 years old I slid my 1948 Harley 74 under the back of a semi trailer stopped for a traffic light on top of a long bridge. The driver didn't know I was under there. I had to wait till the light turned green, traffic started to move, and the semi drove off of me on the laid down bike.

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I wasn't hurt but I was embarrassed. I was blocking traffic. I had to lift up the bike and kick start it. Of course it didn't kick right off.

It's a miracle I'm even alive after 5 years on that Harley. I didn't have near enough of a brain to ride that thing. My parents begged me not to buy it. Certainly they were right. I rode until 2000. The last three bikes were Goldwings. I'm done.


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