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    Default 998 No More and Biking over for me

    Hi All,
    Its been a long time since i was on the site, on the 4th of May i had a bad accident and my mint 03 998 was smashed up, still repairable i think, have not seen it in the flesh just pic's, as i came off with quite a few broken bones, left leg: broken fibia and tibia, crushed ankle, crushed foot. Right leg:broken Femar, nee cap, removed outer calf muscle, broken toes, broken hip, and must not forget my little pinkie on left hand. have just got out of hospital and am now on crutches and a wheelchair. now have about half a tone on metal in my body.
    After what has happened to me i have decided to give up motorcycles and stick to four wheels instead, its a shame but it's a fine line between being able to still tell you and not.

    all the best Mark

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    Yikes - sounds pretty horrific; what happened, if you don't mind me asking?

    Would be a shame to give it up too - maybe you just need a bit of time to get over things before swinging the leg over again? Most bikers have the bug for life, I've found.

    oh, and don't skimp on the physio - it does work, even if it does take months/years.

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    Sorry to hear about your accident, although it's sad to hear that you are giving biking up, I think after sustaining those injuries nobody could blame you.

    Hope you make a full recovery ASAP and remember where we all are if you ever change your mind.
    Last edited by miloVanMultistrada; 11.08.2011 at 05:07 PM. Reason: Typoo

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    Jeez man thats a serious list of injuries, I am sure that all forum and SDC members will wish you a full and speedy recovery and as to giving up bikes there comes a point where you can not risk another "off" so it's totally understandable......
    All the best...
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    Get well soon. Give it a few months before deciding, if you can get the bike fixed under insurance you will have a chance of going back on if you wish. It'll sell better (maybe) when it's fixed.
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    FFS mate thats an impressive list of injuries. I'll make sure I don't get into a scar competition with you( like in jaws)
    Glad to hear your out of hospital And I I wish u all the best with ur recovery.
    Get a quad bruce'll do you a good deal!!

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    Hope you ponder your decision about giving up biking entirely. I can see where you are coming from as having slide 2 bikes doon the road this year I know where you are coming from. Luckily I sustained only bruises & damaged pride on both occasions, but it will still be a while before I am back up to speed (SO TO SPEAK). I need to get my heeeeed round biking again & get my mind set back up & running.
    It starts tomorrow when I pick up the Bayliss from DG WEATHER DEPENDENT).
    Again, sorry to here about your off & the injuries, but hopefully we may see you around.
    Still get some input in the forum & don't loose touch entirely.

    Chiz.
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    get some input in the forum & don't loose touch

    Yeah !!!!!!!!!!

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    Horriffic list of injuries, Mark, but at the end of the day you're still here to talking about it.

    I can only echo what others have said, especially about the physio - as I have seen at very close quarters the difference that it can make. Trish felt exactly the same, in that things would not get better but her attitude has changed in the last few weeks as she never thought she'd get to the stage she is at now. She is 12 and half week out from her accident and says if you want to talk about anything with someone who's been through a similar thing (but without te metalwork) just PM me and I'll past on her email address.

    All the best and don't be a stranger - you don't need a bike to be here.

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    Hi Mark,

    I did know about this accident but never knew who it was. That week i was up in Insch staying with friends and on the thursday night 5th May we went to their local in Auchleven. When i went upto the bar the local paper was lying on the bar and a full front page spread saying "Biker breaks both legs in crash" with a full colour picture showing a red Ducati lying in the ditch. I checked the forum when i got back to my mates house but nothing on the accident so assumed it was not a SDC/DUN member as nobody else knew about it.

    Glad to hear your out of hospital and wish you a speedy recovery mate.

    Jimmy

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    sorry to hear about your very bad accident and hope you make a speedy recovery.Would be good if you could manage to give us a progress report every so often even if you decide to keep to four wheels. best wishes.

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    Sorry to hear about your accident but glad to hear you're out of hospital and, hopefully, making progress.

    I remember Jimmy posting about the accident but we didn't know it was someone on here. Sounds as if you've a long recovery ahead of you but even if you don't have a bike I hope you'll stay on the forum and, as Ann says, give us some updates of your progress.

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    Good luck with your recovery. A mate of mine wrapped himself round some armco a while back and suffered similiar injuries. It's taken a while....both physical recovery and biking. Never say never. All the best.

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    Good luck with the Physio and bio mechanical repair.
    Horrific. Keep positive on the biking front.

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    Sorry to hear about your horrendous accident but good luck with your recovery and I hope you do make it back to bikes.

    Old enough to know better, young enough not to care

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    Good luck from us too on your recovery.

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    sorry to hear about your accident, and hope you recover from this

    all the best

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