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28 Jan 2012   #31
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Angelo, I am so sorry to read this I sure hope you get better soon. But am happy it wasn't much worse. Take care, Bill
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28 Jan 2012   #32
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

thanks kari, and bill - insurance should be fine, i just need to study the small print.

looks like i may have to go to court as well, as police want to prosecute the other driver - apparently there's a witness who supports my story.

how are you these days, kari?
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28 Jan 2012   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
today, or rather wednesday, i smashed my scooter.

twenty-year old idiot in front of me braked sharply and turned off with no warning or indicator, i didn't have much time to react - i could either try and swerve into middle of road and hope i miss the oncoming traffic, or just hit the idiot in front of me as safely as i could. i managed to brake a bit, but was still going at 40mph or so when i hit. i thought i clipped the corner of him, but police told me i hit his front wheel arch. i went for a bit of a tumble and ended up about ten yards down the road with the scooter on top of me. it's a big heavy steel scooter too, not a little plastic one. driver didn't even get out to see if i was ok! he told the police that i was trying to undertake him! scooter written off - haven't seen it myself, but front wheel is hanging off apparently.

i knew enough about first aid not to try to move, but there i was on a grass verge in great pain with a scooter on top of me. luckily someone came running out of a house, even better was the fact that she works for police and is a qualified first aider. she lifted bike off me and covered me with a duvet as it was very cold (but not frozen). also random police car just happened to pass by 2 minutes later and called ambulance.

ambulance took a while to reach me, but i was in good hands. taken to hospital and had lots of x-rays. broke a couple of fingers, making typing slow, couple of cracked ribs, and fractured both my pubic ramii on my pelvis. doctors said it's nothing serious, it will heal on its own in six weeks or so, but in the meantime it will hurt a lot - they were right!

stayed in hospital overnight and they said i could go home if i could learn to use crutches - didn't get on too well with them, so i've got a zimmer frame. luckily i live in a bungalow, so no stairs to worry about, and i'm managing to hobble about slowly on my own. i have good friends nearby to help, and an aider is going to come in three times a day to help a bit more. luckily i can do nearly everthing myself apart from heavy stuff. my landlady who lives in farmhouse twenty yards away has offered to cook all my meals.

am on a cocktail of painkillers that only take the edge off - sitting down and standing up are excruciating, but hobbling about is not too bad with frame. been told to mix being in bed, sitting on soft chair, sitting on hard chair and to walk around as much as i can.

so nothing serious, could have been a lot worse i suppose. my head hit the ground pretty hard, but helmet did its job and i didn't black out or anything.

what is worse from a geek's perspective is i smashed my little netbook - i was coming home from uni library where i had just finished writing an assignment - i hope hdd is still ok, but machine won't boot. not had chance to investigate further. really cant afford to get a new one at the moment either.

oh well, i'm still alive and i have my desktop pc and internet to keep me amused and friends to support me. :)
Angelo,im really sorry for your accident. I wish you to get well soon!!

So eventually you took an arrow in the knee
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28 Jan 2012   #34

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Thanks for asking, Mickey. Half a year already without any walking aid, almost normal walk and control of my limbs. A minor lisp has stayed, have some difficulties to control the muscles on the left side of my face. As you ATM, I am on constant coctail of various products of several multinational pharmacy companies, providing their share holders a steady income .

Still having some weird issues with my balance every now and then which some what restricts my driving; not nice feeling to drive 200 kmph on Autobahn and suddenly loose your sense of balance.

Other than that, life has about returned to what it was some two years ago.

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28 Jan 2012   #35

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

sad news indeed mickey, get well soon,
perhaps we can have a whip round for your netbook, im no good at organizing pay pal stuff but im willing to donate,
good job you didn't get your fingers chopped off, we would miss your posts.

at least it wasnt a family outing

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28 Jan 2012   #36
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

thanks for thinking of the whip-round offer booh, nice one mate - but i think i'll just go and borrow some plastic money to get a new netbook - if anybody still makes them!

good to hear that things are (mostly) going well for you too, kari. :)
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28 Jan 2012   #37

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

no problem mickey if you find you are struggling let us know , im sure between us all we could raise about a fiver
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28 Jan 2012   #38

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Hope you're not too shook up Mickey.

If you've got a John Lewis store near you they'll price match any competitor and give you a good guarantee.

Can you claim for the loss on your motor or home insurance?

As for a collection I normally take a tenner out, but I'll make do with a fiver seeing as it's you!
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28 Jan 2012   #39

Windows 10 Pro x64

Today, I mean that was yesterday(because I haven't noticed this new thread) I had an exam, and I think that I should pass it. It was pretty good. :)
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28 Jan 2012   #40
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit


Sorry to hear the bad news.
I'm sure glad you came through with no unwanted dangling or missing body parts.
Take care.

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