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Title: LeonDude down
Post by: Welsh on December 27, 2009, 06:28:04 pm
As you may or may not know, Leondude went down at the summit of a steep hill on a ride this morning, he is ok and recovering with a fractured tibula and fibula I understand, so a broken leg  ::) But otherwise ok and the KLR broke an indicator  ::)

The current rain is making some "newbie" terrain very not "newbie freindly"!!!

Get well soon Leon  8)
Title: LeonDude down
Post by: Miena Moo on December 27, 2009, 06:29:45 pm
Leon went down this morning on a ride.He is in hospital with a broken tibia and fibia.Will be there tonight as we are waiting for the orthopedic surgeon to say yes or no to a operation.Will keep you updated.
Title: Re: Rider Down
Post by: Falcon on December 27, 2009, 06:35:21 pm
Hope you get better soon Leon.
Title: Re: Rider Down
Post by: Malibu on December 27, 2009, 06:42:18 pm
Hope you are up and riding soon... sorry to hear about the little greeting with the earth!
Title: Re: Rider Down
Post by: 2 Stroke Dan on December 27, 2009, 06:42:46 pm
Shit, sorry about that indicator! Get well, Leon.
Title: Re: Rider Down
Post by: Pistonpete on December 27, 2009, 06:43:10 pm
Fast healing Leon!
Title: Re: Rider Down
Post by: Philemon on December 27, 2009, 06:49:18 pm
I was also gonna go on the ride but at the last moment couldn't make it.

Hey man really sorry to hear about the mishap.

Chin up !  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rider Down
Post by: Rooies on December 27, 2009, 06:49:53 pm
Aggenee Leon, heal fast mate!
Title: Re: Rider Down
Post by: GreenMamba1974 on December 27, 2009, 06:51:45 pm
heal well leondude!   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rider Down
Post by: Miena Moo on December 27, 2009, 06:54:14 pm
We are waiting for the surgeon to advise if they will be operating or not.He will be spending the night in hospital.
Title: Re: Rider Down
Post by: krister on December 27, 2009, 06:55:17 pm
Hoop jy's gou beter, Leon!
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: TrailBlazer on December 27, 2009, 07:08:28 pm
Geezzzzz!!!!   Sorry to hear dude

Plenty strongs and a speedy recovery to you from myself and CrazyKid! Give me a shout if I can maybe help with anything.

Miena, please pass on this message if you pick it up before going to hospital... thanks TB.

Title: Re: Rider Down
Post by: BlueBull2007 on December 27, 2009, 07:10:41 pm
Ouch eina bliksem! Hang in there with the recovery Leon, Im sorry to hear about this, but glad to hear it was not more serious. A broken leg is pretty bad but its better than a broken neck  :o

Maybe you need to ride faster boet ;D  :pot:

Seriously, would be keen to learn about the circumstances, we can always learn something from these things.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: drewdza on December 27, 2009, 07:11:49 pm
Eish.....sorry to hear Leon - strongs, recover well and soon dude.
Title: Re: Rider Down
Post by: JVR on December 27, 2009, 07:12:07 pm
Sterkte Leon hoop nie hulle moet sny nie.

Title: Re: Rider Down
Post by: Welsh on December 27, 2009, 07:22:03 pm
Great minds think a like..Maybe the mods can merge the two.


Howzit MM, Ya maybe the clever mods can fix, thanks for letting me know, if its a decision is it a fracture not a full break or a combination? 
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Lourens ツ on December 27, 2009, 07:26:21 pm
Eish, bad news.  Strongs Leon.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Beemer Mike on December 27, 2009, 07:32:22 pm
Kark een boet. Word gou gesond!!!
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: RobC on December 27, 2009, 07:35:36 pm
Strongs Leon!
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Captain Zef on December 27, 2009, 07:58:35 pm
Sterkte ou maat
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: ShaunF on December 27, 2009, 07:58:58 pm
Sorry to hear that
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Oppad on December 27, 2009, 07:59:40 pm
Ai boeta, het jy weer vir Groenie probeer jaag? Sterkte.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Roné on December 27, 2009, 08:16:55 pm
Sterkte my ou maat en word gou gesond- hoop nie hulle wil messteek nie....... Skryf dit maar af aan skoolfooie en spring gou terug op die bike
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: CHorse on December 27, 2009, 08:18:40 pm
Glad you got back ok Leon (thanks Pete) and are being taken care of, heal well buddy and shout if there is anything I can help with, am only minutes away.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: JonW on December 27, 2009, 08:22:26 pm
never nice to hear of a biker going down, especially when he's a WildDog.

Recover soon mate.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Miena Moo on December 27, 2009, 08:28:33 pm
Glad you got back ok Leon (thanks Pete) and are being taken care of, heal well buddy and shout if there is anything I can help with, am only minutes away.  :thumleft:

Groenie took him to the hospital and stayed there until this afternoon.His  friend has taken some clothes through to him tonight and I beleive his mom is going as well.He is drugged up so will speak to him again tomorrow and visit.Will let you know if we need help.Thanks
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Captain Zef on December 27, 2009, 08:30:24 pm
Is it the same leg as last time?
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Miena Moo on December 27, 2009, 08:32:40 pm
No.He broke his left ankle before and now his right leg.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Captain Zef on December 27, 2009, 08:41:33 pm
No.He broke his left ankle before and now his right leg.

Agnee ek hoop die ou doring kom gou reg
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: wino on December 27, 2009, 08:42:27 pm
heal soon leon!
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Watty on December 27, 2009, 09:07:25 pm
Sterkte en beterskap
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Adventure MX on December 27, 2009, 09:12:20 pm
Sorry to hear about the mishap, don't worry it happens to us all.

All the best and a speedy recovery. :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Smithey on December 27, 2009, 09:13:00 pm
Get well soon Leon  :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: dakardrix on December 27, 2009, 09:54:33 pm
 :-\   Agge nee, sterkte!
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Goose on December 27, 2009, 09:57:00 pm
All the best Leon - heal soon!
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Adventurer on December 27, 2009, 10:24:34 pm
Get well soon, Leon. :thumleft:
Many thanks to Pistol as well, for doing the honours and saving me the drive. :thumleft:
And to Groenie and Miena Moo for all their hospital time. 8) :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: GreenMachine on December 27, 2009, 11:09:32 pm
That blows, hope you heal quick.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Eisbein on December 27, 2009, 11:17:48 pm
Sterkte, Leon!

Jammer om te hoor hiervan, maar bly om te hoor jy't seergekry op so 'n manier dat jy weer terug aanmekaar kan groei.
Geen seerkry sou obviously eerste plek gewees het, maar onder die omstandighede...

Sterkte met die heelword proses en vinnige beterskapwense!

Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: BOER! on December 28, 2009, 12:36:46 am
Sterkte leon. Word gou gesond my maat.

Boer
8)
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: TK-Ten on December 28, 2009, 05:45:52 am
Jammer om te hoor Leon . Sterkte.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: IceCreamMan on December 28, 2009, 06:02:26 am
Keep rocking Leondude

trust you gonna be up and about in double quick time.

Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: LeonDude on December 28, 2009, 06:08:17 am
Thanks all, will hear today about opp. Hope to be out of here soon!
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Milkybar on December 28, 2009, 06:17:24 am
Ag nee Leon, Baie bly om te hoor dis nie erger nie. Hoop nie dis te nodig vir operasie nie en dat jy sommer sonder "invasive procedures" op die been gaan wees. Hoop hulle gee jou genoeg pynstillers en dat jy sommer vinnig gaan herstel! Sterkte ou!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: BMWPE on December 28, 2009, 06:26:23 am
Sorry to hear that
Hope you get well soon boet
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Hondsekierie on December 28, 2009, 07:18:46 am
Sterkte ou bul - hoop hulle ontslaan jou vinnig  :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: GundaGunda on December 28, 2009, 07:27:18 am
<CrossPost from http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=42585.0 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=42585.0) >

Visited ole Leon in the casualty section (a.k.a. biker's ward) of the Pretoria Academic Hospital (a.k.a. Steve Biko) 'spetel yesterday.

Obviously in pain, but in good spirits.

He has broken both bones in his lower leg - tibbiwassisname and fibbiwassisname. The one is displaced, but the other izznt.

They gave him a 'jection that makes him feel like he had three beers. I asked the charming Dr. Joubert if I could have one too but she said she needed to break my leg first - I declined.

They will probably operate today and pin a couple of tyre-levers to the bone, but the Ortho was at "theatre" (movies?). In the meantime they put on a "back-slab" (half-a-cast) to make it more comfortable

His major gripe is that he will miss the Geo Ride !

I'll pop in today and see how he's doing.

(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p338/PeterC_bucket/20091227108.jpg)

(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p338/PeterC_bucket/20091227110.jpg)

</CrossPost>
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Manic on December 28, 2009, 07:54:10 am
Get well soon buddy!!  :thumleft:  :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Grootseun on December 28, 2009, 08:00:21 am
aggenee jammer om te hoor leon.

a very steep hill? do we have those in jhb??

ek sal baie unimpressed wees as hulle my broek so stukkend sny.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: lecap on December 28, 2009, 08:03:12 am
It's

Tibia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibia)
and
Fibula (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibula)

:D

Hope they both heal well  :thumleft:

Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: GundaGunda on December 28, 2009, 08:04:29 am
ek sal baie unimpressed wees as hulle my broek so stukkend sny.

Leon's decision. It was either that or exposing his riding jocks to the nice lady doctor.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Grootseun on December 28, 2009, 08:07:05 am
always wear sensible underwear.  :mwink:

i would trop trou in an instant, did it the last time. to the surprise (dismay) of the nurses, told them i cant afford new pants.

 :imaposer:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Cracker on December 28, 2009, 08:12:37 am
Gave me flashbacks, seeing you lying on the ground like that. Hope it heals quickly, Leon. gotta get back on that horse as quick as you can.

Pistol, hero of the day :thumleft:

P.S. caution, Pillion-friendly does not mean what it says......... :o
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: CHorse on December 28, 2009, 08:45:03 am
Before ...

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac193/ahoseck/sP1050130.jpg)

During ...

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac193/ahoseck/sP1050131.jpg)
(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac193/ahoseck/sP1050133.jpg)

After ...

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac193/ahoseck/sP1050134.jpg)

Tough guy, respect Dude!
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: EtienneXplore on December 28, 2009, 08:45:55 am
Heal soon Leon, hope to see you back on the bike quick quick, then we will go back to that climb so you can whipp it's ass!!

 :thumleft: :thumleft:

Thanks to all who pitched in and helped to sort Leon out!!

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: GO GIRL on December 28, 2009, 08:52:35 am
Leondude what we do to have 'fun'..

See you up n about soon... :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Snafu on December 28, 2009, 08:56:42 am
Sterkte Leon, word gou gesond man!!

A big thumbs up to all the WD helpers!!
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: BullFrog on December 28, 2009, 08:58:53 am
Hey, BAD news, LD!!!!!!

Word gou gesond....

Does it not maybe have something to do with that green tank on your KLR?   :pot: :pot:

You did get that from Goenie?!?
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: BoJangels on December 28, 2009, 09:21:46 am
heal well LD, hope you dont have too much pain and discomfort
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Woestersous on December 28, 2009, 09:24:02 am
Word gou beter, nooit lekker om te hoor as iemand afkom nie. :thumleft:

Bit of a wake-up call, went on a solo plastic bike ride Saterday to explore a route, had small off after riding into a overgrown channel, first thing to hit the floor was head, banged my knee pretty good, could have been serious, will think twice next time before going solo >:(
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Adventurer on December 28, 2009, 09:28:46 am
Welcome to the 27Th December broken bone club.....On the 27th December 2 years ago, Peaches had her bad crash, make sure you have a better orthopod than she had.....
Why the break though? From the pictures it appears you had both high MX boots and knee protection, did the leg twist?
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: doublediamond on December 28, 2009, 09:38:12 am
Be well LD !!
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: LeonDude on December 28, 2009, 09:55:03 am
I think the leg broke because i sat down on it while going down. They are first going to try plaster cast before op. Here comes my meds!
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: zagser on December 28, 2009, 10:22:05 am
Hey LD, hope you heal soon!

Now you have another dragon to slay.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: DrDirt on December 28, 2009, 10:29:31 am
Sterkte LD word gou beter  :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: ROOI on December 28, 2009, 10:40:13 am
Cool hopefully the plaster works ,then it is only 6 weeks before u can ride again  :ricky:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: PRATTMEISTER on December 28, 2009, 10:45:51 am
AT least your still smiling  dude, could have been alot worse.
May the itches remind you of the stitches.... :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Varadero on December 28, 2009, 11:16:52 am
Ag nee man. sterkte LD
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Zonkelmonk on December 28, 2009, 11:26:53 am
Get well soon Leon.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Moondog on December 28, 2009, 11:36:42 am
Strongs LD, get well soon - hope you are not 'Bones in the Light' for too long.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Hentie @ Riders on December 28, 2009, 01:42:33 pm
Sterkte  :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Grrrr.... on December 28, 2009, 01:46:35 pm
Sorry to hear. Hope your leg heals quickly!
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Beagle Boy on December 28, 2009, 01:47:50 pm
EISH!!! Get well soon we'll keep you in our prayers  ;)
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: roxenz on December 28, 2009, 02:17:51 pm
Eina, moer!  Sterkte Leon!
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: DeonDj on December 28, 2009, 02:24:04 pm
Sterkte Leon, hoop jy voel gou beter man  :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Leo on December 28, 2009, 03:01:16 pm
Sorry to hear LD.

Get well soon  :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Crossed-up on December 28, 2009, 06:18:23 pm
Get well soon and quickly.  Being unable to ride is much worse than the injury itself!
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: JamesXRV on December 28, 2009, 09:49:41 pm
Eina! Hope you have a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Dakota on December 29, 2009, 07:01:36 am
Ouch Leon... Sorry Bud.. Hope you get repaired soon... 
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Tonteldoos on December 29, 2009, 07:36:42 am
Leon sterkte, wat se dok van die indicator ??? het hy dit nie gemaak nie  :laughing4:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: GundaGunda on December 29, 2009, 09:06:57 am
Leon just called. They are setting him free from the 'spetel with the cast, so I assume he's not going to need the operation with the bolts and the tyre levers. That is good, but he won't be that mobile with a right boot made from 20Kg of plaster of paris.   
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Adventurer on December 29, 2009, 09:11:17 am
Does Leon have an alternative means of transport? Will he be ok at home? Is there anyone nearby that can assist him with whatever he needs?
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: EtienneXplore on December 29, 2009, 09:13:59 am
Good news!!!!

No panelbeating then, that is a good sign! Heal fast Leon!!!

 :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: GundaGunda on December 29, 2009, 09:21:41 am
Does Leon have an alternative means of transport? Will he be ok at home? Is there anyone nearby that can assist him with whatever he needs?

He has called a friend to fetch and carry, and I am plan "B" in Centurion (where he lives)

He was gonna have some crutches dropped off last night.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Would I? on December 29, 2009, 09:27:58 am
Does Leon have an alternative means of transport? Will he be ok at home? Is there anyone nearby that can assist him with whatever he needs?

He has called a friend to fetch and carry, and I am plan "B" in Centurion (where he lives)

He was gonna have some crutches dropped off last night.

If you are plan B and he needs a party for new year's eve bring him along to our place with you by cage. He can help keep you in control with the pool!!
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: GundaGunda on December 29, 2009, 09:48:42 am

If you are plan B and he needs a party for new year's eve bring him along to our place with you by cage. He can help keep you in control with the pool!!


Deal !!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Eventually on December 29, 2009, 10:11:06 am
When someone say you are 'down to earth', it is not to be taken literally.
Heal well, cause its not gonna be quick, 6 weeks is not quick.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Miena Moo on December 29, 2009, 11:55:47 am
Leon safe at home.Having a coffee and still smiling.

Gave him two pain tablets before we left the hospital.Think he needs some more before his mom gets home....haha
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: RobC on December 29, 2009, 01:45:04 pm
Glad to hear there was no need for pins etc... that tends to entail a longer recovery. :thumleft: :thumleft:
Drink baie melk en los die rookgoed terwyl jou been heg indien jy rook. Nicotene is nie goed vir die bloeds omloop nie, kan die hegting van bene baie belemmer.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: GundaGunda on December 29, 2009, 01:50:22 pm
Glad to hear there was no need for pins etc... that tends to entail a longer recovery. :thumleft: :thumleft:
Drink baie melk en los die rookgoed terwyl jou been heg indien jy rook. Nicotene is nie goed vir die bloeds omloop nie, kan die hegting van bene baie belemmer.

I don't think Leon smokes, and only drinks in moderation at selected bash's and bosberaads.  ;D
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: RobC on December 29, 2009, 01:58:22 pm
Glad to hear there was no need for pins etc... that tends to entail a longer recovery. :thumleft: :thumleft:
Drink baie melk en los die rookgoed terwyl jou been heg indien jy rook. Nicotene is nie goed vir die bloeds omloop nie, kan die hegting van bene baie belemmer.

I don't think Leon smokes, and only drinks in moderation at selected bash's and bosberaads.  ;D
Cool! :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: LeonDude on December 29, 2009, 03:34:26 pm
Thanks for all the well - wishes all. I'm back at home and I can relax a bit now.

I don't know what the hell got into me to try that hill, there was a nice path I could have taken but oh no, I had to prove something. Well I did prove something, even if it was oposite to what I wanted to prove  :biggrin:

That smoking thing: Every doctor and nurse asked me if I smoked, and they all told me how lucky I am that I don't, so apparently smoking really does slow the healing process.

Anywayz, I can't ride, so I'll have to surf!
Thanks again to Pistol, Miena Moo, Groenie and everyone else who helped to pick me up and carry me around while I was screaming like a wounded pig. Oh, wait...
And to the nurses, doctors and everybody else at Steve Bicko Hospital for the great care and treatment they gave me!
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: RobC on December 29, 2009, 03:41:28 pm
Great to see you back LD... vasbyt and hope the 6 weeks fly by.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: GundaGunda on December 29, 2009, 05:14:06 pm
Give a shout if you need any help or transport Leon.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Hondsekierie on December 29, 2009, 06:29:15 pm
Elke keer as ek soos n hooligan die draaie vat sal ek aan jou dink :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Badger on December 29, 2009, 07:16:11 pm
Hope the healing goes well and that you will  be back on two wheels sagain soon.. good luck
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Blou Zebu on December 29, 2009, 07:22:01 pm
Leon, baie jammer om te hoor van jou ongeluk!

BAIE BAIE Sterkte!

PS Ek was in Steve Biko vir n gewrig operasie, skroef en plaat ens. Kon ook glad nie kla nie.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: >Herman< on December 29, 2009, 07:24:10 pm
Ag no man! Leon, shout if you need help.  Not staying in Centurion anymore, but still in Pretoria.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: drewdza on December 29, 2009, 08:33:28 pm
Hey Leon

Glad to hear that you're home - I'm just on the other side of the Hennops from you (Clubview West) so give me a shout if you need anything. Heal well.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Jovan on December 29, 2009, 09:18:09 pm
Heal well Dude, sorry to hear about the off.

How did you get out of there after you fell?
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Welsh on December 29, 2009, 09:19:55 pm
Heal well Dude, sorry to hear about the off.

How did you get out of there after you fell?

Squealing I believe ::) ::)
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: JO GSA on December 29, 2009, 09:44:16 pm
Ai Oom Leon.... ek sien dit nou eers raak, sterkte daar, en ek hoop jy ry sommer vinnig weer lekker op die gravel. Jy beteken vir ons almal so baie hier op die forum  :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Cave Girl on December 30, 2009, 01:01:54 am
Geez Leon, just read this post - headline gave me th cold shivers. So glad you are okay and on the road to recovery.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: LeonDude on December 30, 2009, 08:03:47 am
Heal well Dude, sorry to hear about the off.

How did you get out of there after you fell?
Thanks, Pistol fetched me with his 4x4.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: LeonDude on December 30, 2009, 08:04:26 am
Heal well Dude, sorry to hear about the off.

How did you get out of there after you fell?

Squealing I believe ::) ::)
LOUDLY!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: LeonDude on December 30, 2009, 08:07:04 am
Geez Leon, just read this post - headline gave me th cold shivers. So glad you are okay and on the road to recovery.
Thanks CG  :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: GO GIRL on December 30, 2009, 08:22:29 pm
Thanks for all the well - wishes all. I'm back at home and I can relax a bit now.

I don't know what the hell got into me to try that hill, there was a nice path I could have taken but oh no, I had to prove something. Well I did prove something, even if it was oposite to what I wanted to prove  :biggrin:

That smoking thing: Every doctor and nurse asked me if I smoked, and they all told me how lucky I am that I don't, so apparently smoking really does slow the healing process.

Anywayz, I can't ride, so I'll have to surf!
Thanks again to Pistol, Miena Moo, Groenie and everyone else who helped to pick me up and carry me around while I was screaming like a wounded pig. Oh, wait...
And to the nurses, doctors and everybody else at Steve Bicko Hospital for the great care and treatment they gave me!


Well Leon the other path is the road always travelled.... ::) ::)

So one is inclined to take the path less travelled...one never knows what is up on the bend.... :mwink:

All part of the adventure....so yep surfing is now the in thing....

heal well and take it easy.... ;)
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Beemer Mike on December 31, 2009, 05:42:03 am
Yeah man, sooo good to see that you are on the mend!!!

Shout if you need anything done by us Jobuggers, even if we are on the other side of the boerewors curtain.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Plothond on January 02, 2010, 10:54:05 pm
Hey Leon,

Not a nice thing to experience, but if you ride a DS bike like it should be ridden, then the chances that something like this will happen are always there.
Been there and got the tyre levers (and quite a few self tappers included), so I know how it feels. I wish you all the best and trust you will heal well Dude.

If you need the odd lift in the next week - just PM me - got a driver that's not too busy at the moment
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: GIDEON on January 02, 2010, 11:29:17 pm
Bly almal is terug, ek het training wheels
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: GSASTERIX (RIP) on January 04, 2010, 08:26:07 am
ag nee

baie sterkte oom LEON

hoop jy is gou weer op die been
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Frog on January 04, 2010, 08:53:03 am
Sorry to hear of your off. Glad you're OK.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: LeonDude on January 04, 2010, 09:02:05 am
1 week down, five to go.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Cane Rat on January 04, 2010, 09:33:47 am
Shucks Leon, het jou bike Saterdag daar by Groenie sien staan, maar nooit geweet van die short-kom nie.  :-[ :-[ Was te besig om MM se GS te koop.
Sterkte. Hoop jy herstel gou.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Cave Girl on January 29, 2010, 11:42:24 am
Hey Leon how is going??  Have you figured out how to ride the bike in a cast yet?
My Physo discharged me today YaY!!
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: LeonDude on January 29, 2010, 01:05:05 pm
I've got one week and three days in this cast, then hopefully a smaller cast.

Does anyone know how long I'll have to wear the smaller cast for? I'm hoping like hell it's not six weeks!
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: louisj on January 29, 2010, 01:21:02 pm
Normally 6 weeks, that is if the bone is knitting properly otherwise can go up to 3 months. If I can make a suggestion, as soon as they give you permission to walk on the leg, do it!!! This increases bloodflow in the area of the break and enhances new bone growth
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: ShaunF on January 29, 2010, 01:23:35 pm
Get well soon  :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Boerie on January 29, 2010, 01:47:09 pm
I've got one week and three days in this cast, then hopefully a smaller cast.

Does anyone know how long I'll have to wear the smaller cast for? I'm hoping like hell it's not six weeks!


daai jean moet nou al seker lekker stink !!

 ;D
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: BlueBull2007 on January 30, 2010, 06:44:01 am
My wrist was in plaster for 8 weeks, I think it moved in the first 3 weeks :(

Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Badger on February 02, 2010, 12:47:52 pm
U1 broke his arm two days after getting a 125 and was in plaster for 9 weeks . get well soon leon
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Wooly Bugger on February 02, 2010, 04:41:50 pm
only seen this now..... :eek7:
kark news and hope the time flies past!
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: LeonDude on February 02, 2010, 06:01:36 pm
Thanks all. Can't wait to join you all on a ride again. I'm still hoping I'll be able to ride to the FS bash to see you all there.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Tonteldoos on February 02, 2010, 10:12:33 pm
Hey LD me thinks you were "down" long enough now!! Time to get up & go..  :biggrin:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Cave Girl on February 05, 2010, 02:08:23 pm
My physo says the best physo is getting up and doing it - Mmmmm the KLR made a HUGE impact on my hand recovery - not sure if it was all the vibrating or just a smaller grip  :o
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Mzee on February 05, 2010, 02:40:42 pm
Leon Heal well. Only read this on my post that you were in company with me for mending.  You have my best wishes and prayers. :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: LeonDude on February 05, 2010, 02:42:04 pm
Thanks all. I'll report back on Monday as soon as I get back from the doc. Can't wait for this huge cast to come off.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Tonteldoos on February 06, 2010, 09:24:34 pm
Can't wait for this huge cast to come off.
You gonna be an "outcast" ... :laughing4:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: BlueBull2007 on February 08, 2010, 05:55:05 am
My physo says the best physo is getting up and doing it - Mmmmm the KLR made a HUGE impact on my hand recovery - not sure if it was all the vibrating or just a smaller grip  :o

+1 with my wrist. Sure its going to work with the foot too :thumright:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: krister on February 08, 2010, 09:10:11 am
Good luck, Leon!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: BoJangels on February 08, 2010, 09:12:57 am
only saw this now  :( hope all going well Leon, take care.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: LeonDude on February 08, 2010, 02:33:43 pm
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Another six weeks in a big cast, because the one break is high up near the knee. Shit, I'm going to go mad!  >:(  >:(  >:(

Fok, ek suip sommer.

Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Pistonpete on February 08, 2010, 02:37:01 pm
I hope you got DSTV & a good supply of books ;D
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: krister on February 08, 2010, 02:38:26 pm
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Another six weeks in a big cast, because the one break is high up near the knee. Shit, I'm going to go mad!  >:(  >:(  >:(

Fok, ek suip sommer.



Sterkte Mater!  'n Ou moet maar vasbyt... en suip as dit nodig raak  :mwink:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: CHorse on February 08, 2010, 03:10:11 pm

No Leon...that sucks man.....

 >:(
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: BOER! on February 08, 2010, 03:11:02 pm
Sterkte Leon
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Beemer Mike on February 08, 2010, 03:15:05 pm
Sterkte boet... Ek voel jou pyn (want ek het gister Malibu en Hoofseun se kursus gedoen. Niks gebreek maar styfffffffffffffff :biggrin:)
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: GundaGunda on February 08, 2010, 03:25:52 pm
Another six weeks in a big cast.

Bad news mate - hang in there, or drink lots of beer  :(
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: RobC on February 08, 2010, 03:53:04 pm
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Another six weeks in a big cast, because the one break is high up near the knee. Shit, I'm going to go mad!  >:(  >:(  >:(

Fok, ek suip sommer.


Jammer om dit te hoor! Sterkte!
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Adventurer on February 08, 2010, 09:28:38 pm
At least you have the forum.....or does it make you even more mal?

Good luck boet, not lekker to be immobilised....
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: roxenz on February 09, 2010, 10:02:05 am
Sorry to hear, LeonDude!  Are you taking "Traumeel"?  Magic little homeopathic pilletjies that you suck.  I blame them for a miraculous recovery of a badly broken and dislocated ankle many moons ago (still remember the orthopaedic surgeon telling me that I have no right being able to walk on my ankle after the way I treated it...)  A friend told me to take them.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: LeonDude on March 29, 2010, 04:03:26 pm
Went for the next installement of bad news today. I'm in a walking cast now, and should be able to walk without crutches within a few days, but still stuck in a cast for the next six weeks.

But at least I'll be able to drive, which means I'll be able to get around.  :)
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: EtienneXplore on March 29, 2010, 04:07:59 pm
Is a walking cast that bendable thing?

So they took the "gips" off ?

Geez boet, another six weeks, that's a bummer. It has been 13 weeks already!!!

Will you remember how to ride your bike???

Strongs!
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: LeonDude on March 29, 2010, 04:15:02 pm
No, a walking cannot bend. But it ends below the knee so I can now bend my knee, and it has a rubber heel to step on.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Rooies on March 29, 2010, 04:20:47 pm
Eish Leon, good luck.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Giepie on March 29, 2010, 04:34:11 pm
BAIE sterkte, veral met die verswakte spiere en stywe ligamente en senings.  Oefening en fisios is maar die beste.  Kon self al die krukke weggooi, maar die spiere lol maar nog.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: CHorse on March 30, 2010, 06:46:50 am
Really tough  Leon  >:( , strongs and remember to shout if I can help with anything.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: krister on March 30, 2010, 07:35:02 am
Sterkte Leon!  Vasbyt en sterkwees, Broer...  What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Adventurer on March 30, 2010, 07:37:34 am
Is a walking cast that bendable thing?

So they took the "gips" off ?

Geez boet, another six weeks, that's a bummer. It has been 13 weeks already!!!

Will you remember how to ride your bike???

Strongs!
 :thumleft:

He didn't know BEFORE he fell off.... :pot: :peepwall: :biggrin:

Good luck Leon, it must be kark to be off your bike for so long....
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: RobC on March 30, 2010, 08:05:20 am
Leon... get one of those big exercise balls, use it instead of a chair when watching tv or browsing the web. It makes you balance all the time using your leg muscles, helps a lot with getting back the tone. If you can get physio as well it all helps get you back in the saddle quicker.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Cave Girl on March 30, 2010, 04:41:35 pm
Sorry to hear - just walk on it LOTS!! it's the quickest way to get the bone to grow - PM me your Postal address and I will post those Compfrey tabs in the morning!! Mmmmm it's your right leg so technically you could ride at least on tar you don't need to use your back brake if you keep it slow ;-)
Hang in there

Oh yes can you follow up on the mystry R100.00 from the pub in Clarence so we can get it back to it's owner or into the WD fund ...
S
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Cracker on March 31, 2010, 06:36:38 am
Still fighting my bust femur since last year August, apparently have a non-union. Doc says to take it easy and try an ultrasonic machine or go and have the leg re-broken and the pin fitted again.   :( :( :(

So I'm taking it easy (only ride sitting down now and back on a crutch) and am contemplating the machine, nearly R10k -  medical aid is squirming. Already spent all their money on therapy and exercise (was a waste as the bone wasn't healed). I've gotta have the machine as I'm not keen on another op at all.  Another 3 months of no work will kill me. 

Anyways, LeonDude, the machine is made by Smith and Nephew (google search). They claim fantastic results as do the local agents. Look it up, it might just be the thing you need.

Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Cave Girl on March 31, 2010, 11:45:03 am
Mmmm Comfrey rocks - 3 months after my op Dr said it was hard to tell I had recently had a crushed hand ......
Well in terms of bone re-growth
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: RobC on March 31, 2010, 01:46:21 pm
Still fighting my bust femur since last year August, apparently have a non-union. Doc says to take it easy and try an ultrasonic machine or go and have the leg re-broken and the pin fitted again.   :( :( :(

So I'm taking it easy (only ride sitting down now and back on a crutch) and am contemplating the machine, nearly R10k -  medical aid is squirming. Already spent all their money on therapy and exercise (was a waste as the bone wasn't healed). I've gotta have the machine as I'm not keen on another op at all.  Another 3 months of no work will kill me. 

Anyways, LeonDude, the machine is made by Smith and Nephew (google search). They claim fantastic results as do the local agents. Look it up, it might just be the thing you need.


Eish sorry to hear that Cracker...
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: Kobus on March 31, 2010, 02:46:10 pm
BAIE sterkte, veral met die verswakte spiere en stywe ligamente en senings.  Oefening en fisios is maar die beste.  Kon self al die krukke weggooi, maar die spiere lol maar nog.

+100, and that is the part that they don't warn you about.
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: LeonDude on March 31, 2010, 03:18:42 pm
Still fighting my bust femur since last year August, apparently have a non-union. Doc says to take it easy and try an ultrasonic machine or go and have the leg re-broken and the pin fitted again.   :( :( :(

So I'm taking it easy (only ride sitting down now and back on a crutch) and am contemplating the machine, nearly R10k -  medical aid is squirming. Already spent all their money on therapy and exercise (was a waste as the bone wasn't healed). I've gotta have the machine as I'm not keen on another op at all.  Another 3 months of no work will kill me. 

Anyways, LeonDude, the machine is made by Smith and Nephew (google search). They claim fantastic results as do the local agents. Look it up, it might just be the thing you need.
Damn, You looked like you were doing fine when I met you. Have you ever considered oxygen treatment?
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: BlueBull2007 on March 31, 2010, 03:37:51 pm
Holy moly boys, its like Band of Brothers or the walking wounded at the moment! Get well soon both of you! Take Cavegirls advice, I was amazed at how fast she healed. She must have done something right!
Title: Re: LeonDude down
Post by: 2 Stroke Dan on March 31, 2010, 03:46:46 pm
Yep, the WD's can stand in as background cast in a WW1 trench warfare film.
I hope you heal well and soon,LD.