dbw - dirtbikeworld.net Members Forums

Go Back   dbw - dirtbikeworld.net Members Forums > General Forums > General Bike Related Discussion

General Bike Related Discussion Proudly Sponsored by: http://www.devildesign.com.au

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 29-06-2014
jaffazoom's Avatar
jaffazoom jaffazoom is offline
DBW Expert
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 297
Post Hanging up the helmet

Made it to 50 y/o just recently.
But now am giving up the bikes.
Queens Bthday weekend when riding in the forestry near home with my son and some mates and decided to do some hill climbs at the end of the day.
Nothing hard but the first one has a of a kick to it and at the top I turned to see if my son came up ok.

I was standing up arms and legs full stretch looking back and veered of track a meter or so and the bike dropped into a big erosion hole slamming me down on my face.

Straight away I new I broke my back, my body felt like it was swimming around pins and needles every were.

Ambo out to chopper and flight to Brissy.

turns out I fractured my C6 vertebrae in my neck which stayed intacted but blew out the disc. it has been pinned and a piece of bone from hip inserted.
didn't do much to my spinal cord at that point but strectched it up at C4.

all in all I'm pretty lucky
getting more movement in my left leg (had a little at start) and I now have some movement in right leg.

Arms I could move from the get go but hands have limited fine motor control but improving.

early days but looking promising and may get limited walking. hope my hands improve.

Take care and thanks for the rant.

Regards Kevin
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 29-06-2014
Chris2t
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I dont blame u for giving it away mate!!good luck with all the recovery
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 29-06-2014
Dennis's Avatar
Dennis Dennis is offline
dbw Pro Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 2,543
Best of luck with the recovery.

Look after yourself.
__________________
Dennis

I treat my body like a temple..........my only downfall is that I worship Bundy Rum
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 29-06-2014
Benny Amaha's Avatar
Benny Amaha Benny Amaha is offline
dbw Pro Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The Hills
Posts: 1,861
All the best in your recovery mate. Been alot of hard luck about lately, has made me decide to hang up the helmet myself for a while and go see what else the world has to offer. Don't give up on the walking rehab. I believe there is a good rehab program called Walk On - http://scia.org.au/walk-on

Take care.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 29-06-2014
pecker's Avatar
pecker pecker is online now
dbw Pro Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 4,983
Hope you recover quicky mate.

Out of interest were you wearing a neck brace? If so do you think it helped? I wear one and was asked by a mate if I thought they worked, but like I told him its nearly impossible to tell till something bad happens.

Good luck with it.
__________________
2014 450EXC
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 29-06-2014
Emms's Avatar
Emms Emms is offline
dbw Pro Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 2,082
Reading that bit about knowing your back was gone due to the pins/needles feeling was honestly scary to read?.

Serious question, do you really wish you gave up riding before this happened or have you come to except stuff like this happens and you just have to live your life?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 29-06-2014
rabskyline rabskyline is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 25,297
Lot of injuries lately

Bad news and not surprised you gave it away.
Hopefully you heal up good and have a fulfilled life (no problems later).
Good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 29-06-2014
Jakobi's Avatar
Jakobi Jakobi is offline
dbw Pro Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 7,176
Thanks for sharing Jaff.. Must have been a bit hard to write, especially so soon, but glad to hear you are already on the path to recovery. Best of luck.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 29-06-2014
shawbagga's Avatar
shawbagga shawbagga is offline
dbw Pro Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Eaton, WA
Posts: 2,121
all the best mate, stay positive & youll be right. the minds a powerful thing!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 29-06-2014
Big Willy's Avatar
Big Willy Big Willy is offline
dbw Pro Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Sunny Coast
Posts: 2,939
Sorry to hear that Kevin. Things like that happen so quickly.

Wishing you all the best with your recovery and your future
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hanging for a Squirt........ noodz Victoria Rides 11 11-06-2012 12:46 AM
Hanging a Door Bob64 Off Track Talk 23 18-04-2011 12:28 PM
SAG, no not the bit hanging over your belt MattG General Bike Related Discussion 8 27-11-2009 05:07 PM
wr 426 hanging idle mickv General Bike Related Discussion 5 14-02-2006 06:19 PM
Hanging on Ride 4 Honda General Bike Related Discussion 16 22-01-2006 05:27 PM


All times are GMT +11. The time now is 08:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.