optimisticbiker reborn

OptimisticBikerOptimisticBiker Posts: 1,657
edited October 2016 in Commuting chat
on 25th oct on way to work i rode into back of parked van . dont know how or why.

broke spine at c7 t1 t2 so now officially paraplegic . have use of arms but weak may get some use of fingers back eventually. as you can see i can use technology but slow nd tiring at mo. it will improve.

will check in from time to time and there will be a blog when im stronger.

till then, ride strong, ride safe.
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  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    So sorry to hear that, I wish you all the best in your rehabilitation and I look forward to reading the blog when you are stronger.
  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 4,261
    That is terrible news, I was just thinking where has OB been.

    get strong quickly.
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  • Really sorry to hear that. Really impressed by your strength of character though and I'm sure that will see you a very long way. Will read your blog with interest and admiration.
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  • Really sorry to hear that. Really impressed by your strength of character though and I'm sure that will see you a very long way. Will read your blog with interest and admiration.

    Exactly this.

    Best wishes OB.
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  • Keith47Keith47 Posts: 158
    Just want to wish you the very best of luck in your recovery, stay strong and keep positive, don't really know what else to say, without wishing to sound patronising I'm seriously in awe of your courage.

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  • FoldingJoeFoldingJoe Posts: 1,327
    Holy censored OB.

    Sorry to hear that. Loving your strength and resolution.

    Any CCTV of the incident that could shed some more light?

    Get well soon and will follow the blog with interest and anticipation of good news.
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 21,986 Lives Here
    Bloody hell. Really sorry to hear that. I agree with all of the sentiments above.
  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861
    fecking hell dude!!!

    as per others have said, sorry to hear about your crash dude....

    whats the prognosis?
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  • Good grief! Best of luck with the rehabilitation.
  • ben6899ben6899 Posts: 7,065
    So sorry to hear this, mate. Be strong.

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  • cyclingpropcyclingprop Posts: 2,426
    Sentiments agreed with. Don't let it get you down - it just means your N+1 will be a handbike.

    Thoughts with you...
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  • SimonAHSimonAH Posts: 3,730
    Love and peace.

    Take care fella.
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  • Wrath RobWrath Rob Posts: 2,918
    :shock: doesn't really cover it. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,346
    Holy shoot.

    Keep optimistic and I expect to see you on a hand cycle in Rio.
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  • Harry182Harry182 Posts: 739
    +1 to all the above. Best wishes. I look forward to reading your blog.
  • DrLexDrLex Posts: 2,142
    Really sorry to read such; hoping for the best outcome possible for you.
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 15,240
    DrLex wrote:
    Really sorry to read such; hoping for the best outcome possible for you.

    Everyone else has already said it, so I'll just put in another +1.
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  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,278

    What the guys above said, and keep logging in.
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  • PBoPBo Posts: 2,493

    +1 to everything above
  • That is truly shocking news - you have my heartfelt sympathies.

    I have enjoyed your contribution to the forum, and hope it might continue. Reading back it looks like your last past before this was
    New PB today and finally hit the 18mph average to work :)

    I'm very much liking my new bike :D

    Hope you continue to demonstrate the same enthusiasm and spirit to tackle the challenges ahead. Let us know if there is anything we can do to cheer you up in the meantime.

    Good luck
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  • stuaffstuaff Posts: 1,735
    Terrible news indeed. Best wishes for the future.
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  • stealfstealf Posts: 49
    Really sorry to hear that. Really impressed by your strength of character though and I'm sure that will see you a very long way. Will read your blog with interest and admiration.

    sentiments are as above - a truely scarey outcome of a pretty standard accident that happens in towns up and down the country.
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  • KoncordskiKoncordski Posts: 1,009
    Really feel for you, don't know what to say. News has made me go cold, there but for the grace of god go any of us....

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  • ToeKneeToeKnee Posts: 376
    We only met a few times on the road, which was odd given our routes overlapped so much, but for this to happen to such a sensible and friendly rider is shocking. I wish you all the best for the future, admire your strength and look forward to reading your blog.
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  • spasypaddyspasypaddy Posts: 5,731
    wow thats terrible news, good luck with your recovery.
  • davisdavis Posts: 2,566
    Jesus. Genuinely sorry mate. Best of luck -- hope things turn out as best they can.
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  • TorvidTorvid Posts: 449
    Shocking news, good luck with your recovery.
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  • HeadhuunterHeadhuunter Posts: 6,494
    I'm shocked and stunned... It's this sort of things which makes me question why I cycle and wonder when not if something really bad's going to happen...
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  • NorkyNorky Posts: 276
    edited November 2012
    ****. That's a truly **** thing. Courage sir, courage.
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