Its not the speed, its the sudden stop!

Discussion in 'Help From Above' started by 300sbb_overkill, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill Well-Known Member

    Thanks Jerry, you and me both.
     
  2. Dadrider

    Dadrider Silver Level contributor

    Derek, I just saw this. I will keep your brother and his wife in my prayers. I am a rider and have for years. Have seen good and very bad days in my riding life. I am sorry your brother and his wife has had to go thru this. I'll keep him in my prayers and will be pulling for them.

    Godspeed.
     
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  3. TWO72"s

    TWO72"s Silver Level contributor

    So sorry to hear , Prayers sent for recovery
     
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  4. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    Re; your SIL. I had a person turn left in front of me, and I found myself having sudden instances of panic with oncoming cars on undivided roads. Just out of the blue, and without warning.

    They only caused me slight uneasiness, but that was still enough to rattle me for a moment.

    I had to drive, and my "after crash effect" was not an all the time deal, only with certain oncoming traffic situations.
    But the continual exposure finally allowed my brain to work through the issue.

    Her being on a scale much higher, I cannot imagine how that must make her feel.

    I think that getting her driving is important to overcome the panic and the reluctance to get behind the wheel.

    And no shame in fear, nor not being "in control".

    Hope she and your brother continue to heal and be able to put as much behind them as they can.
     
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  5. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill Well-Known Member

    Thanks Jeff.

    Thanks Chris.

    And thanks Michael.

    I seen them this afternoon today and John is happy to be home, and April said she is doing a lot better now and is driving herself as long as there aren't to many cars on the road so no rush hour driving yet. She is making sure she has someone(her 19 year old son or her 18 year old daughter) in the car when she does drive so they can talk her down if she starts getting upset.

    The swelling where his leg was amputated has gone down a lot but not quite where it needs to be yet. He still experiences throbbing when the effects of the pain meds start to wear out too. He seems to be mentally ok but I'm not sure how the pain medications is effecting his thinking though?(never been on them before)

    Time will tell the how the story will unfold I guess, all I can do now is hurry up and wait.
     
  6. faster

    faster Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear they are getting better both physically and mentally. As for the pain meds, did he talk to the doc at length about them? When my son was run over he hated the meds they started him on as they caused him to hallucinate. He ended up on morphine as it dulls the pain but you don't get wonky in the brain. When I had my hip replaced I did morphine also as I hated being loopy from the opiods. With morphine I just felt like I had a good buzz on with very tolerable pain in the background.

    Mikey
     
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  7. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill Well-Known Member

    Spoke to him on the phone yesterday, his spirits seem to be good still. He is ok with the meds he is on that is until they start wearing off. He is basically waiting to heal so he can get his bionic leg so still in hurry up and wait mode, probably until next spring.

    He doesn't want to leave his house yet until his stump heals, I don't blame him, that's the last thing he needs is to fall and get an infection or worse.
     

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