How life can change in a fraction of an instant

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  1. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, bear with me here... I'm posting from an iPhone and under difficult conditions.

    Many of you are friends with me at Facebook and may have an inkling about what's going on, the rest of you we'll try and get up to speed.

    I was on my way home last Sunday evening (7April) and was travelling southbound in my '08 Scion tC coupe, when a northbound 2002 (or 2003) Buick jumped the center median and struck my tC headon without warning. The combined impact speed estimated out to 105 (I was doing 50) and the destruction was complete.

    Personally, I don't recall much, except for moment after the impact, I came to and shut my engine off (then slipping back into unconsciousness) and then later, the excruciating pain as we were in the ER.

    I think it might be quicker to list what's NOT broken on me, than the other way around, but here goes (awesome latin words exchanged for boring laymen terms):
    Broken right ankle
    Broken left collarbone (2 places)
    7 fractured or broken ribs
    Fractured L5 (backbone by the hip area)
    Split sternum
    Two collapsed and punctured lungs
    Deep tissue damage to left hip joint

    And a dead Scion...

    I was released feom the hospital last night, but ended back in here early this morning with pulmonary complications.

    Anyway, ya'll have been updated and I meed to get back to resting. I'll put up any late breaking news as I get it :)
     
  2. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Wow, sorry to hear this.

    Get well my friend. I wish you a speedy and full recovery. I will keep you in my prayers.
     
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    I hope you a full and quick recovery.
    Friendly yours,
    Dom.
     
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    Holy Crap Dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm glad you are still with us!

    I think you've given us enough late "breaking" news but I wish you a speedy recovery my friend!
     
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    Our prayers are with you. Keep your spirits and your strength up. Remember what those far worse off than you have lived to achieve.

    MM
     
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    Bl**dy h*ll. Saw the photo on FB and wondered why the Oxy tubes.

    Ok, I'm not local to you but if theres anything we can do to help...you know, boring stuff like "Don't make me laugh cos it bl**dy hurts !" etc etc, get word to us and we'll do what we can.

    The key thing is to take it easy mate and remember, we're here impatiently waiting for updates !!

    Take it easy Bro
     
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    Saw some of the posts about this on facebook! Holy cow!!! Well thank god you came out of this alive! Prayers are with you, get well quick!!!!!!!
     
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    Hell's Teeth! Sorry to hear about your experience Dave, but good to know you survived.
     
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    What the lads say pal! Bl**dy f*cking h*ll! I'm so glad that you're still with us! You're in my thoughts etc...
    Wish you a speedy, as pianless as possible, recovery....
     
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    Yikes! Hopefully your recovery is speedy.
     
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    You lucky [email protected]! 105mph combined is something many don't survive. Get well, we are thinking good thoughts of you and your family.
     
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    JHC that is some impact not many would live to tell the tale Dave.
    Your car must have been strong to protect you mate.
    I wish you a full and speedy recovery, keep in touch.
    Take care
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    I wish you a very quick recovery!
    Alberto
     
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    Damn! Wish you the best in your recovery.

    Not particularly surprised you got some pulmonary complications given the broken ribs and the collapsed lungs but glad to see things are on the bed.

    Be prepared for ongoing back issues though with a fractured L5 (depending where the debris went).
     
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    Best wishes to you for a speedy recovery.

    And thanks to the rescue crews and medical personnel for getting you out and to the hospital in a timely fashion.
     
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    I found out about this this morning much to my dismay. Glad you are doing better and wishing you a speedy recovery with as little discomfort as possible. You're in our prayers Dave. And keep us posted as best you can.
     
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    Holy mother of …., Dave you poor man, really feel for you, been there (very long time ago), wish you a safe and full recovery.
     
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    Holy [email protected] Dave! glad you are still with us man, hope for a speedy recovery mate, take care....
     
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    What an unfortunate but lucky man.
    Hoping you heal quickly.
     
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    Glad you're still alive Dave. Do you know what happened to the other guy?
     
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