Dion's random ramblings

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Surgery is over, now it's time to mend

Thanks for the many good wishes after my bike accident yesterday. I was on my way back from a radio broadcast on Radio Pulpit heading back to the office to conduct a staff meeting. With the problems that my car has been giving me I decided to ride 'Mertyl' my lovely old orange Vespa (who now is no more...) Just near our college is a police depot where cars park on the pavement since there is no parking elsewhere. As I drove down the road a person came shooting off the pavement in his 4x4. He obviously did not see me since he rammed me on the left breaking my leg and sending myself and the Vespa to the ground under the huge wheels of the 4x4.

When I caught my breath I could see that my left leg was broken in two places, and that the bone punctured the skin. Thank God that when the accident happened a past student, Kemp Tube was on his way to the College. He helped to carry me to the pavement and got my bag (in which my Macbook Pro laptop was - it also did not survive the crash! Very sad!)

The guy who hit me loaded me into his car and took me to the local Medicross - not a very comfortable trip with the broken leg!

So, I went into surgery last night where they operated to fix the leg. I hope to be discharged from the highcare today and move into a regular ward tonight.

My neck, back, and arms are fine (just a few scrappes and bruises). My heart is so sore over the dead Vespa and the dead Mac laptop... But, I praise God that I am fine!


  • Sounds even more ouch!

    Lord have mercy!

    When do you think you will be mobile again? I don't mean wheels, but even hobbling around on crutches, which I expect you will have to do for several weeks.

    By Blogger Steve Hayes, at 12:00 PM  

  • Man o man Dion...you'd better get the cape soon brother, at least there are more Vespa's here...people might actually be inclined to see you. Hope you get better soon. Post a pic of your 'injuries'


    By Blogger The Fridge Elf, at 3:13 PM  

  • ouch and double ouch!

    Take care brother ...

    Malaysian prayers for your recovery - physical and future mac!

    By Blogger Rev. Sivin, at 5:32 PM  

  • Oh Dion, that it such sad news. You must be absolutely distraught! You and Mertyl were so close - and you had travelled many, many roads together. She was the 'wheels beneath your wings". I mourn your loss with you. Is there no chance of recovery for her? Stay strong at this time dear Friend.
    Love and blessings Janet
    PS. Sorry to hear aboout your precious Mac too.
    PPS. Sorry that you ended up with a broken leg ;)!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:12 AM  

  • Hi Dion

    Glad to hear that you are on the mend. I've posted something on my blog that will hopefully help you get over the loss of your dear Myrtle.

    Take care.

    By Blogger Steven Jones, at 12:28 PM  

  • One day they'll invent self healing macbooks.

    Get better.

    By Blogger Gus, at 3:56 PM  

  • Thanks Dion, now Gina will never let me get anything on two wheels...

    So sad... but thank God you are alright... well... mostly.

    I pray you are better as forster as possible...cringe

    By Blogger Murray & Gina UK, at 5:32 PM  

  • I'm glad your accident and injuries were not more serious and you are on the mend. Accidents in general are bad but on a Vespa or motorcycle the stakes are raised considerably.

    My friend John broke his leg in a crash on his BMW in October and is still having surgery and has been in the hospital or nursing home since. And his medical bills are staggering. These situations remind us to be grateful for what we have.

    I recently posted an update if you or your readers are interested in this post ----> The (Potential) High Cost of Riding.

    Best wishes to a full recovery!

    Steve Williams
    Scooter in the Sticks

    By Blogger Steve Williams, at 1:35 PM  

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