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Title: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Rynet on May 12, 2010, 11:06:35 am
Dustdevil had a very bad off on his bike yesterday , fortunately near home and fortunately someone saw him as he was out cold as he has fallen on his head.  Facts of the accident still unclear ,  no other vehicle involved. His wife Andrea is very distressed as he had broken all his ribs and punctured his lung , so he can't breathe properly.  His arm / shoulder is possible broken.

Dustdevil and his family only moved up to Middelburg some weeks ago so are new to the area , so if there are any PE Dogs that can give moral support particularly to Andrea   , would be great if you could visit her and Altus ( Albertus Pienaar ) at the Livingstone Hospital in PE .

Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Brink on May 12, 2010, 11:09:09 am
Hope DD makes a full recovery.

Strength to Andrea and family.
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Post by: AntonDP on May 12, 2010, 11:11:18 am
All the best.
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Post by: MrBig on May 12, 2010, 11:12:58 am
oh no thats terrible  :o
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Post by: Jacko on May 12, 2010, 11:15:07 am
Ja, just spoke to his wife.

She sounds okay - for now.

Hope he isn't in some guvvamunt hospital.

Hope the HPN isn't damaged too bad (typical biker concern).
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Post by: the_wes on May 12, 2010, 11:19:08 am
o no! this is terrible news! strength to all concerned, hope you heal up well altus!
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Post by: Watty on May 12, 2010, 11:41:42 am

Hope he isn't in some guvvamunt hospital.


Unfortunately the Livingstone Hospital is not private.  :-[

Sterkte en beterskap.  Sal my bes doen om 'n draai daar te gaan maak.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on May 12, 2010, 11:51:05 am
Ai klink nie lekker nie!!
Sterkte DD.
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Post by: madmike999 on May 12, 2010, 11:52:40 am
not good not good!

strongs to the family !
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: TrailBlazer on May 12, 2010, 11:55:29 am
Not good news at all...

Strongs to you and your family DD, and a quick recovery
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: JIMBO on May 12, 2010, 12:04:36 pm
I only met (And took a liking to) Altus and his pal Michiel recently (On Desert Run) and was hoping I would meet up with them again sometime soon.   I hope this incident does not push that time further into the future. 

Rapid recovery please Altus. 
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: yaartbrak on May 12, 2010, 12:08:17 pm
Strongs I hope you are back on 2 wheels soon!!!!!!!!!

Synap Forte's work wonders for me, pop 3 and all pain subsides  :mwink:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Berm_Rooster on May 12, 2010, 12:19:58 pm
Damn, bad!

Good luck bru and fam! Hopy you heal well!
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Post by: HP FREAK on May 12, 2010, 12:32:58 pm
Sterke DD ons bid vir jou om gou gesond te word.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Hentie @ Riders on May 12, 2010, 12:36:56 pm
Sterkte DD hoop jy is weer gou gesond  :thumleft:
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Post by: XXL on May 12, 2010, 12:55:47 pm
Sterkte
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Post by: The Badger on May 12, 2010, 01:09:53 pm
Strongs to DD and Family. Recover soon.
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Post by: Wooly Bugger on May 12, 2010, 01:10:56 pm
Sheez! I know Livingstone Hospital............................
not a good place to be in!
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Post by: Malibu on May 12, 2010, 01:23:13 pm
Oh no!  Strongs DD!  Hope you are patched up real soon!  :(
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Post by: Pistonpete on May 12, 2010, 01:28:03 pm
Strongs to all & get well soon! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: roxenz on May 12, 2010, 01:37:47 pm
Sad news whenever a WD gets injured.  Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery, DD.  Strongs to family & friends.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Falcon on May 12, 2010, 01:40:21 pm
Will keep him and his family in my prayers.
Terrible news
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Post by: luke on May 12, 2010, 01:49:53 pm
Heal fast, sthreght to family
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Post by: LeonDude on May 12, 2010, 01:51:53 pm
Terrible news - hope Dustdevil makes a full recovery. Please keep us posted on his condition.
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Post by: Skipskop on May 12, 2010, 02:14:27 pm
Strongs DD and family, you are in my thoughts .
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Post by: RobC on May 12, 2010, 02:15:38 pm
Eish... not good to hear. DD and the family are in my thoughts. Hoping for a speedy recovery.
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Post by: Fugly on May 12, 2010, 02:26:04 pm
Sheez! I know Livingstone Hospital............................
not a good place to be in!

If he has med aid, have him moved to Greenacres or St George's.

Hang in there boet!!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: ShaunF on May 12, 2010, 02:41:40 pm
Prayers are with him, godspeed
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Post by: Wheelman on May 12, 2010, 02:44:07 pm
Sterkte Boet! God bless....GET OUT OF THERE SOON....
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: redtiger on May 12, 2010, 03:20:19 pm
Not good hope he heals soon agree with transfere him to St Georges or Greenacres hospital if on medical aid as Livingstone not good place to be in.
If needs help with something he should just shout I am sure there are PE dogs who will assist if possible.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Adventurer on May 12, 2010, 03:23:59 pm
Eish! Holding thumbs for a speedy recovery, hope you guys in PE can lend a hand...
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Post by: Varadero on May 12, 2010, 03:27:45 pm
Eish! Holding thumbs for a speedy recovery, hope you guys in PE can lend a hand...

+1
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Mark Hardy on May 12, 2010, 03:31:19 pm
Hoping all is well and that you have a speedy recovery
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: GIDEON on May 12, 2010, 03:31:20 pm
Sterkte dink aan julle
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Jughead on May 12, 2010, 03:38:46 pm
Can anyone confirm that he is in Livingstone?  I have contacted the hospital but they have no record of anyone by that name being admitted.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Bus on May 12, 2010, 03:43:17 pm
Can anyone confirm that he is in Livingstone?  I have contacted the hospital but they have no record of anyone by that name being admitted.

Thats exactly the problem...  >:(

Holding thumbs for DD  :thumleft:
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Post by: Beemer Mike on May 12, 2010, 03:43:57 pm
Strengths. Always kark to hear.

Get well soon dog!!!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: AntonW on May 12, 2010, 03:44:49 pm
Sorry to here the bad news, hope you are out of hospital soon.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Watty on May 12, 2010, 03:48:22 pm
Can anyone confirm that he is in Livingstone?  I have contacted the hospital but they have no record of anyone by that name being admitted.
I also phone the hospital to find out in which ward Dustdevil (Altus) is in.  However, all I could get was " Eisch. the computa he is not working".  Could get no further info.

Nevertheless, I am definitely going to visit the hospital on my way home the afternoon @ 6 pm and try to establish what the situation is and if we can in anyway help.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: bradleys on May 12, 2010, 03:52:04 pm
Sorry to hear the bad news ,strength and prayers to the family.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Jughead on May 12, 2010, 04:02:37 pm
Can anyone confirm that he is in Livingstone?  I have contacted the hospital but they have no record of anyone by that name being admitted.
I also phone the hospital to found out in which ward Dustdevil (Altus) is in.  However, all I could get was " Eisch. the computa he is not working".  Could get no further info.

Nevertheless, I am definitely going to visit the hospital on my way home the afternoon @ 6 pm and try to establish what the situation is and if we can in anyway help.

:thumleft:
Will see you there at 6
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Jacko on May 12, 2010, 04:08:04 pm
Can anyone confirm that he is in Livingstone?  I have contacted the hospital but they have no record of anyone by that name being admitted.
I also phone the hospital to find out in which ward Dustdevil (Altus) is in.  However, all I could get was " Eisch. the computa he is not working".  Could get no further info.

Eish, that's why the ANC's proposed national health system he will also not wehk.

First-world health care is incompatible with AA,'cadre deployment' and African-style socialism. That's why African Big Men have always flown to Europe for medical treatment. Kind of ironic, innit?

I'm prepared to drink less as long as I can belong to a good medical fund. You do not want to end up in a ANC-style state hospital.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Rynet on May 12, 2010, 04:08:13 pm
Just had a sms from Andrea , she says the the hospital has now at last given him the proper attention and examined him properly ( he has been there since last night ) and it is not as bad as she feared. He is in Livingstone ,  but wil be discharged in only 4 days time , so at least won't spend weeks and weeks in a hospital bed . I will ask her for the room number or send me a pm and I will give you her cell number

Thanks would be great if you guys visited.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Rynet on May 12, 2010, 04:14:06 pm
Andrea said to give her cell number as Altus still does not have a room , he is being moved around , she said Altus would love to have visitors, please phone her at  ZERO SEVEN NINE-801-7980
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Avontier on May 12, 2010, 04:15:54 pm
Some good news about his condition at least. Vasbyt!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Watty on May 12, 2010, 04:16:29 pm
Andrea said to give her cell number as Altus still does not have a room , he is being moved around , she said Altus would love to have visitors, please phone her at  ZERO SEVEN NINE-801-7980

(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy112.gif) Will call ASAP
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Adventurer on May 12, 2010, 04:17:39 pm
Just had a sms from Andrea , she says the the hospital has now at last given him the proper attention and examined him properly ( he has been there since last night ) and it is not as bad as she feared. He is in Livingstone ,  but wil be discharged in only 4 days time . I will ask her for the room number or send me a pm and I will give you her cell number

Thanks would be great if you guys visited.  :thumleft:

Imagine if his injuries were VERY serious? This situation just sucks!!!! The guy comes in quite badly injured and half the numskulls there don't even know who he is!!! It seems without a proper medical aid in this country you are so screwed....

I hope DD is sorted quickly....
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: JourneyMan on May 12, 2010, 04:20:04 pm
Ai! Not lekker.

Strongs to both of you and take it easy DD. :thumleft:
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Post by: GreenMamba1974 on May 12, 2010, 04:27:13 pm
heal well dustdevil!!!  strongs to you and your family!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Watty on May 12, 2010, 04:28:11 pm
Good news.!  Just spoken to Dustdevil on cell phone.  He is in great spirit and commutative. Broken bones and bruises.  Waiting at present for an orthopaedic surgeon to examine him.  Unfortunately he is still on a trolley and must wait in SOC until they can allocate him a bed.  Arranged to visit him @ 6 tonight and see what can be done to help him and Andrea.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Jughead on May 12, 2010, 04:28:39 pm
Just spoken to Andrea.  He is indeed in Livingstone.  I am on my way there now.  Will post update a little later.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Rynet on May 12, 2010, 04:30:33 pm
Good news.!  Just spoken to Dustdevil on cell phone.  He is in great spirit and commutative. Broken bones and bruises.  Waiting at present for an orthopaedic surgeon to examine him.  Unfortunately he is still on a trolley and must wait in SOC until they can allocate him a bed.  Arranged to visit him @ 6 tonight and see what can be done to help him and Andrea.


thanks Watty and Jughead , you guys are a great support  :thumleft: This forum rocks  :3some:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: forex618 on May 12, 2010, 04:32:51 pm
Good news.!  Just spoken to Dustdevil on cell phone.  He is in great spirit and commutative. Broken bones and bruises.  Waiting at present for an orthopaedic surgeon to examine him.  Unfortunately he is still on a trolley and must wait in SOC until they can allocate him a bed.  Arranged to visit him @ 6 tonight and see what can be done to help him and Andrea.

I don't know him, but happy to donate 2 g's if we can get him out of there to St. Georges. I also have an orthopedic surgeon friend biker who might help out for a reduced fee. Please call me 0827858139. Can't visit right now unfortunately.
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Post by: bronzy on May 12, 2010, 05:22:31 pm
Hope you get better soon
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Post by: espresso on May 12, 2010, 05:35:16 pm
Noooooo
Altus.
Get well soon.
Sterkte
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Post by: Mother on May 12, 2010, 05:35:21 pm
hope he ok...good to see the guys support down there...awesome man :thumleft:
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Post by: DRAZIL on May 12, 2010, 06:07:51 pm
Glad to hear the man is OK. :thumleft:
Hope they don't give him Mondays newspaper to read . :o

J-Dog you are a good man,pity you guys are rare,don't change you set a fine example to not only WDs but to everyone. :thumleft:
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Post by: oo7 on May 12, 2010, 06:10:57 pm
Hey Altus - get well soon dude - hope you heal fast and is back on the HPN in no time!

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: alanB on May 12, 2010, 06:36:36 pm
Hell there are some good people on this forum!  Its truly inspiring to see this sort of support for each other.  In this jaded old world of ours, this sort of thing isn't as usual as it should be.

Being new here I don't feel I can really say much other than hope the guy gets well soon and thank God he seems to be OK!  Its always nasty to hear about someone being injured on a bike.
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Post by: BlueBull2007 on May 12, 2010, 06:46:37 pm
Eish Altus, hope you are ok bru.

Sterkte & strength in the next few days and weeks.

Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Jughead on May 12, 2010, 06:59:04 pm
Just arrived home from the hosp.  Although Altus is in pain due to broken ribs and collar bone he is in high spirits.  He has been moved to a ward and is in Ward 2B in Livingstone.  He would appreciate some visits and Andrea suggested some bike mags as reading matter.  I will print out this thread and take it to him tomorrow when I go and see him again.  I have no doubt he will be pleased.

J-dog, a very generous offer.  I wish I had the funds to do the same and get him out of there.

Oh yes, the bike is not badly damaged and was able to be ridden home, although not by Altus.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: forex618 on May 12, 2010, 07:02:59 pm
I'll visit on Thursdat ASAP and see if we can get Altus into a better hosp.  :thumleft:
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Post by: Fugly on May 12, 2010, 07:15:42 pm
Good 1 Jughead! Looks like they at least gave Altus some morphine!

Get as much as you can while you can boet :mwink: Hang in there!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: SGB on May 12, 2010, 07:17:12 pm
Vasbyt, heal well!  Wishing you a speedy recovery
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Post by: 2 Stroke Dan on May 12, 2010, 07:38:13 pm
Met Altus once on a ride with Michiel, really nice guy. Hope you get well real soon. Do not go to the comedy section.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Gérrard on May 12, 2010, 07:59:50 pm
Saw DD today. Having survived Livingstone so far means he has a strong constitution. He`ll be OK. The conditions dont seem to faze him. Says he has had worse accommodation on bike trips.

GET well soon. Maybe see you in September.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Gypsybaron on May 12, 2010, 08:03:57 pm
Sterkte daar, vat dit maar rustig sodra jy ontslaan is. Ek hoop jy is gou weer op die been en twee wiele :)

Wat het gebeur - Diesel op pad??
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Post by: chicco on May 12, 2010, 08:05:47 pm
I'll visit on Thursdat ASAP and see if we can get Altus into a better hosp.  :thumleft:

 :thumleft: Nice J,  Hope you recover soon DD, Livingstone...just another adventure....
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Jughead on May 12, 2010, 08:09:06 pm
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=49626.0

A few dogz have mentioned the possibility of pitching in to get Altus moved to a decent hospital, since he has no medical aid.  As much as I would like to, I can unfortunately not assist financially, although I will not hesitate to organize and arrange the move itself.  I will be speaking to Andrea tomorrow in this regard (she is not happy with him being thereeither) as well as phoning around for quotes to see what the costs will be.

To be quite honest, I personally would not like to be in Livingstone.  Altus arrived there yesterday and was only given a bed and placed in a ward at around 5:30 this evening.  The atmosphere is not exactly condusive to getting better and at times is worse than a railway station at peak hour.

If anyone has experience with something similar or would like to assist (or has any other ideas) please PM me and we can get the ball rolling.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Fugly on May 12, 2010, 08:22:57 pm
Jughead, can you not arrange to get Altus to Knysna provincial if at all possible. It is WAY ahead of what we have here (or so I am told), in the WC and should not cost an arm and a leg to get him there.

Any private facility here could cost a small fortune.

Nonetheless, I will contribute if something can be done! PM sent.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: GlenInk on May 12, 2010, 08:23:00 pm
Happy so see a man down in such good spirits !  8)

Get well soon !  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Jughead on May 12, 2010, 08:25:29 pm
Jughead, can you not arrange to get Altus to Knysna provincial if at all possible. It is WAY ahead of what we have here (or so I am told), in the WC and should not cost an arm and a leg to get him there.

Any private facility here could cost a small fortune.

Nonetheless, I will contribute if something can be done! PM sent.

I will be phoning around early tomorrow morning and will post the suggestions and target.  Will in the case of Knysna have to consider transport costs aswell.  Andrea is staying with friends here in PE, something she will possibly not be able to do in Knysna.  Will speak to her tomorrow.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Mother on May 12, 2010, 08:25:55 pm
Happy so see a man down in such good spirits !  8)

Get well soon !  :thumleft:
:thumleft:  must be the junk food (mcdonalds)vs hospital food

thants when u know ur wife loves u......get well soon china  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: mountain man on May 12, 2010, 08:27:32 pm
Not Lekker man - be down that way shortly - will pop in...
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Lourens ツ on May 12, 2010, 08:28:18 pm
Good to see you smiling DD!  :thumleft:  Hope you heal quickly.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: BlueBull2007 on May 12, 2010, 08:29:08 pm
Maar pappie dit lyk seer!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: BOER! on May 12, 2010, 08:29:26 pm
Hey Good Luck DD. Hope you heal soon.

Jughead, How can we help?
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: BOER! on May 12, 2010, 08:35:44 pm
Let us know. Little by little we go a looooooong way!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: BlueBull2007 on May 12, 2010, 08:36:28 pm
Ive done this before, its going to be a PITA to get him out of that hospital, lots of forms & indemnifications signed in quadruplicate and bla bla bla, but its possible if Andrea is there to help (I take it theyre married).

Im my case my dad was pretty badly injured after rolling his car so we did it on the fly. I walked into the emergency recieving area and grabbed the first ambulanceman and paidf him a couple of hundred in cash to take us on a 270km trip to a private hospital. It was another PITA but we got it going okay in the end.

The rest is straight forward: Stand and deliver mula and youre in.

Keep me informed. Jughead, check your PM.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: FarScape on May 12, 2010, 08:52:37 pm
There are currently 6000+ members on this forum. If each one of us just donate R20 that will come up R120 000. Someone will just have to be appointed to manage this fund.

Someone will have to speak to DD. Will he approve?
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: mountain man on May 12, 2010, 08:57:01 pm
You have my vote...
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: BOER! on May 12, 2010, 09:00:20 pm
There are currently 6000+ members on this forum. If each one of us just donate R20 that will come up R120 000. Someone will just have to be appointed to manage this fund.

Someone will have to speak to DD. Will he approve?

At least 2850 have 0 posts.  So we have less than 2000 members active on this forum?  Still enough to go a long way. Cause lot of us will give lot more than R20 bucks.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: DirtyHarry on May 12, 2010, 09:05:35 pm
I wish you a fast recovery Dusty. Your bike is waiting for you.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: fat b on May 12, 2010, 09:07:14 pm
I'm in !!!!! Just let me know where I can put my few bucks ! Common WD's !!  ???
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Just Blip It! on May 12, 2010, 09:12:16 pm
Glad you are okay DD, hang in there and get better soon, I know broken ribs are farking sore so just take it easy bud! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Watty on May 12, 2010, 09:15:09 pm
Arrived just after Jughead  and  Jupiter left - took me 25 minutes to locate the man due to the disorganisation of the place. Spend an hour and 40 minutes discussing various things, from what happened to how we can help. Using cell to post, more news later
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Just Blip It! on May 12, 2010, 09:20:07 pm
I'm in! :thumleft: I know if I were in the same situation I would be eternally grateful............that's enough reason for me.
Let me know where to deposit.
Come guys , fellow WD down, a broken man needs assistance, give from your hearts, it's not important what the amount is.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: domstes on May 12, 2010, 09:30:18 pm
I would also try to help as much I can at the moment.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Jughead on May 12, 2010, 09:41:36 pm
As of now, the offers already amount to R12500.  Well done guyz.

I will be discussing this with both Altus and Andrea in the morning and keep you all posted.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Jacko on May 12, 2010, 10:10:38 pm
Okes, just gooi the account details. I pledge R500.

Kamaan, hy verdien beter as daai kak ANC hospitaal!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Jacko on May 12, 2010, 10:17:21 pm
The bike is OK!

Oh, and so is Altus.  :biggrin:

Vasbyt tjomma, ons hou duim vas vir jou.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: DRAZIL on May 12, 2010, 10:21:00 pm
what was the cause of the accident?
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Andy660 on May 12, 2010, 10:29:20 pm
Really sorry to hear this bad news today,
Broken ribs are very eina , never mind all the bruising that goes with it.
Sterkte Altus ,
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Plothond on May 12, 2010, 10:56:36 pm
Okes, just gooi the account details. I pledge R500.

Kamaan, hy verdien beter as daai kak ANC hospitaal!

I see you and raise by R 1.00   :biggrin:

Whoever is managing it - PM me
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Lighthouse Keeper on May 12, 2010, 11:16:04 pm
I'm in for R 500 if it will make a difference
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Chairman Meow on May 12, 2010, 11:37:15 pm
Geez , so much for the quiet life of middelburg. Hang in there buddy,
hope you have a speedy recovery!
All the best from the fairest Cape!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: oo7 on May 13, 2010, 01:00:35 am
Jughead - PM sent
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Moondog on May 13, 2010, 03:04:49 am
I'm in.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: mulder on May 13, 2010, 03:51:29 am
Let us know how to pay and i'm in too !
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: forex618 on May 13, 2010, 04:39:31 am
As of now, the offers already amount to R12500.  Well done guyz.

I will be discussing this with both Altus and Andrea in the morning and keep you all posted.

That's more than enough for a few day's at one of the privates. Looks like double that will come in at least. I can assist with calling a surgeon to make a call to arrange the release and transfer. I can't do anything until this afternoon physically (visit etc) but I can make the calls. Plus I can arrange for an orthopod to take a look at the xrays
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: krister on May 13, 2010, 06:01:38 am
I'm also in ... let me know where to pay  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: LanceSA on May 13, 2010, 06:07:26 am
I'm in. Perhaps this could be an on going fund for use in situations like this. What about one of the accountant or attorney members opening up a trust account?
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: GreenMachine on May 13, 2010, 06:28:05 am
Glad to see it is not all bad. Hang in there brotha and heel up quick.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: White Rhino on May 13, 2010, 06:43:47 am
I did a Lesotho trip with the man back in Sep 2008 (Lesotho met eis). His passion for motorcycles is unmatched. He knows more about the innards of the old classic BMs than the Bavarians themselves. He builds / rebuilds machines masterfully. He deserves all the support he can get from the WDs. Pubish an account on the forum and we're in. Here's your bike - looked the part man.

(http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad56/CapeEpic/Rainer/Lesotho/DSC02137.jpg)

Altus, you took this picture of George and I (some free advertising for WOA) on our way back from a great weekend. We had t!t fun on our plastics and the beer at this bar hit the spot:

(http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad56/CapeEpic/Rainer/Lesotho/DSC02153.jpg)

Not sure WTF you doing in Middleburg, SARS after you / CT too fast?

Anyway get well mate, the bikes are calling!

bests White Rhino
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: White Rhino on May 13, 2010, 06:54:47 am
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=49626.0

A few dogz have mentioned the possibility of pitching in to get Altus moved to a decent hospital, since he has no medical aid.  As much as I would like to, I can unfortunately not assist financially, although I will not hesitate to organize and arrange the move itself.  I will be speaking to Andrea tomorrow in this regard (she is not happy with him being thereeither) as well as phoning around for quotes to see what the costs will be.

To be quite honest, I personally would not like to be in Livingstone.  Altus arrived there yesterday and was only given a bed and placed in a ward at around 5:30 this evening.  The atmosphere is not exactly condusive to getting better and at times is worse than a railway station at peak hour.

If anyone has experience with something similar or would like to assist (or has any other ideas) please PM me and we can get the ball rolling.


A tale of two threads ... someone please merge these two topics (DustDevil Crash - Hospital move assistance & Dustdevil had a bad off - and is in Livingstone Hospital PE), they relate to the same incident....
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: STEFAN XRV750 on May 13, 2010, 07:33:40 am
Any banking details availible?
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Adventurer on May 13, 2010, 07:37:47 am
I'm in. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Tr0jan on May 13, 2010, 07:38:13 am
banking details?
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Malibu on May 13, 2010, 07:39:32 am
I was also on the "Lesotho met eis" trip!  Got on with Altus from the get-go, he's a fantastic guy and we have kept in touch ever since!  

Lets get the bank details up...
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Mark Hardy on May 13, 2010, 07:52:39 am
I'm in for a couple hundred  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: 525er on May 13, 2010, 07:53:34 am
get well dustdevil my family and i are all rooting for you . i will see you today .can i bring a 6 for you (hee hee)

j dog , you are a good man ,i hope you can help him.

Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Fugly on May 13, 2010, 08:00:19 am
Just read these and you guys will open your pockets even wider to help the man!!

Weekend hospital ordeal after boy breaks leg at rugby (http://www.theherald.co.za/article.aspx?id=562681)

Family may sue Livingstone over patient who died after waiting 11 hours
 (http://www.theherald.co.za/article.aspx?id=562682)
Dead wife left naked on Bay hospital bed
 (http://www.theherald.co.za/article.aspx?id=539205)

Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Watty on May 13, 2010, 08:01:03 am
Ok, little update regarding my visit to Dustdevil last night.  Here is a photo of him in ward B2 with Andrea - at least he now has a bed after being for hours in a holding area called SOC (Surgeon on Call)  - really a scary place, believe me, I experienced it last night when I was trying to locate Dustdevil.

As already noted both Dustdevil and his wife are doing fine considering the circumstances and environment they find themselves in -  a real positive outlook and optimistic that all will be back to normal ASAP! :thumleft:  Altus is seeing the visit in this particular "medical facility" as just another adventure and something to talk about around the next camp-fire.  Presented him a print-out of this thread (as up to 17h00 yesterday) and both he and his wife asked me to thank everyone that posted messages.  He is optimistic to be transferred, or even discharge, in 4 days time back to Middleburg's hospital.  Lets hope it is sooner!

Regarding the accident -  Dustdevil do not actually really precisely know what happened.  He was out riding solo along a twee-spoor track with quite a high middel mannetjie.  High grass was also growing along sections of the middel mannetjie, meaning that one could not always see what was "hiding" or present in that area of the track.  To Dustdevil's best recollection he was riding at about 50 to 60 kph when he hit some object (big rock or log) that was obscured in the grass on the middel mannetjie.  He did not actually hit it square-on, but thinks it must have been more of a side-swipe that threw the bike's front wheel off-course.  This sudden deflection then caused Dustdevil, as the saying goes, to go 'head-over- heels' over the handle-bars and land heavily.   He was knocked out and only regained consciousness minutes later when he was being assisted by the people that fortunately witness the fall.
Only wished that the situation was more like the following: (http://foolstown.com/sm/velo.gif)

Will visit again after work today and get more info.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: JourneyMan on May 13, 2010, 08:03:28 am
I'm in.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: TerrorSA on May 13, 2010, 08:06:01 am
Get well soon !
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Billbob on May 13, 2010, 08:07:11 am
Im in. Lets have banking details.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Stormer on May 13, 2010, 08:09:23 am
All the best. Keep the spirits up.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Mark Hardy on May 13, 2010, 08:10:05 am
Just thought I would post this link here too.

Come on WD's lets help where we can....... :thumleft:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=49666.0

Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: I wanna be on May 13, 2010, 08:13:49 am
I'm in

lets get the ball rollling, time is wasting

I'm new to Wilddogs and this "brother-hood" is so strong,  we should all be proud
to be a WILDDOGS
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Stoetbul on May 13, 2010, 08:20:44 am
Please let us know and keep us posted as to where the money must be paid.
Thanx :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Michiel on May 13, 2010, 08:22:19 am
Thanks for the GREAT support guys and girls. Thanks for the thread Rynet! Really nice to see so many
Dogs take care of their own. This is the one thing I observed soon on after starting to participate in this
"sport".

When Andrea sms'ed me on Dustdevil's phone I knew something was wrong and then I read the message...
Normally Dusty just steps away and let the HPN do the falling but I take this time he couldn't see it coming.

Vasbyt... Ek sien jou fingers is ongeskonde, geen verskoning dan om ons verder te laat wag op al daai RR's
wat jy begin het.  ;)
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: LeonDude on May 13, 2010, 08:37:00 am
Thanks for all the updates Dogs.

Dustdevil, hope you heal well. I've heard that broken ribs are really eina, so be sure to get some good pain meds!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: wacko on May 13, 2010, 08:40:10 am
Sterkte DD. Beterskap en alles van die beste vir julle.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Watty on May 13, 2010, 08:40:55 am
Regarding setting up a Trust Fund and such I can help.  Just phone one of my friends who owns an accounting firm here in Port Elizabeth, and he is more than willing to help.  He is also a Wilddog (Fluid) and was at the 2009 EC Bash.

Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: KAT-WP on May 13, 2010, 08:57:27 am
wishing u a quick recovery altus.

yeah, broken ribs are very painful, stay positive, u will get thru it fine :thumleft: 
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: GG on May 13, 2010, 08:58:33 am
I watched my buddie take a terrible tumble on Sunday, paramedics were there in 5 minutes, in a private hospital in 20! I would hate anyone to not have this care!

I pledge R 500
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: KAT-WP on May 13, 2010, 09:05:03 am
i would like 2 make a contribution 2 assist altus & andrea :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: buzzlightyear on May 13, 2010, 09:13:47 am
Sterkte Altus, hope you make a full recovery, and soon!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: buzzlightyear on May 13, 2010, 09:14:18 am
I'll also make a contribution  :)
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Watty on May 13, 2010, 09:15:27 am
Regarding setting up a Trust Fund and such I can help.  Just phone one of my friends who owns an accounting firm here in Port Elizabeth, and he is more than willing to help.  He is also a Wilddog (Fluid) and was at the 2009 EC Bash.

Jughead and I spoke and agreed to peruse this offer in getting a fund set-up.  More details to follow ASAP.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Snafu on May 13, 2010, 09:18:49 am
Good one Watty, keep us posted
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Wheelman on May 13, 2010, 09:25:45 am
Bank details please..

You Dogs are a really cool bunch :3some:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: yaartbrak on May 13, 2010, 09:35:30 am
Me and the Collar will also assist!

Bank details please
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Jman on May 13, 2010, 09:50:12 am
I can't help to much financially, but I stay in PE and can help if you need anything else.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: d-boer on May 13, 2010, 09:51:43 am
Eish, jammer om te hoor van jou ongeluk Meneer. 

Sterkte daar en ek hoop jy is sommer spoedig weer op twee wiele!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: BoJangels on May 13, 2010, 09:54:30 am
If he is being transfered to Knysna, I can offer free accommodation in Plett....including meals etc....
I would also like to contribute a few rands towards the hospital.
PM sent Jughead  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: BruceK9 on May 13, 2010, 10:14:31 am
Hey DD, up and at it! look forward to having you back!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Berm_Rooster on May 13, 2010, 10:25:22 am
Will pay, need details???

<edit> Maybe put the bank details in the first post Watty/Jughead?
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Dunce on May 13, 2010, 10:26:53 am
Hi DD,Hope you get better soon.
If you have scars you could always tell the Dawgs that you were a Scope/Hustler mag center spread and those are from the staples.
Get well brother.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: TeeJay on May 13, 2010, 10:30:02 am
I'll also contribute...please supply banking details.

Thanks
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: TeeJay on May 13, 2010, 10:32:17 am
Hey DD

Sorry to hear about your accident....ribs huh...eina...takes 6 weeks to heal.....nothing you can do about it. Hang in there and hope you heal up soon.

Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: cocky on May 13, 2010, 10:46:00 am
Chaps,

I am also in, bank details and I will give what I can!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Icemann on May 13, 2010, 10:50:57 am
Me also - let me know what the account details is.  :thumleft: :lamer:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Black Thunder on May 13, 2010, 10:53:28 am
I will also contribute what I can! WDs  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: tulips on May 13, 2010, 10:55:39 am
Heal soon glad to see youre in good spirits ! Thankfully someone was at hand to help
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: plonker on May 13, 2010, 10:58:07 am
Will contribute need  bank det. etc. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: The Badger on May 13, 2010, 10:59:56 am
I'm in............Where do we get bank details???
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Dusty on May 13, 2010, 11:01:15 am
Jughead, PM sent.  Will also contribute  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: chopperpilot on May 13, 2010, 11:02:45 am
I'm in as well! :thumleft:

Get well soon DustDevil!!!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Lootch67 on May 13, 2010, 11:13:58 am
Not nice! Get well soon Altus.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Chairman Meow on May 13, 2010, 11:30:13 am
I'm in.....keep us posted with details.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Jim on May 13, 2010, 11:35:08 am
I am in.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: BOER! on May 13, 2010, 11:35:31 am
What?

Still no banking details.  Common, we wanna help DD.  Tell us where and when,  and we deliver.

Ping Jughead?


Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: louisj on May 13, 2010, 11:41:59 am
I am in, need banking details
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: JustBiking on May 13, 2010, 11:54:00 am
I'm in!!!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: MDT on May 13, 2010, 12:02:25 pm
Send details will also help...
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Watty on May 13, 2010, 12:05:34 pm
What?

Still no banking details.  Common, we wanna help DD.  Tell us where and when,  and we deliver.

Ping Jughead?




Setting up an trust account is not as simple as going to a teller and filling in a form.  We need to do this right and above board  :deal:  Be patient, being sorted out as we type.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: yaartbrak on May 13, 2010, 12:08:49 pm
Thanks Watty!

So we will all wait for your cue!!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: bronzy on May 13, 2010, 12:13:22 pm
tick tok tick tok ???? :lamer:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Brakenjan on May 13, 2010, 12:15:41 pm
Eish, nie lekker nie.

Sterkte Altus (en fam) - ons dink aan julle.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: forex618 on May 13, 2010, 01:08:37 pm
Just been there to see him. Wouldn't let me in. Some B.S about visiting hours LOL. As if they follow all the other protocols. Anyway, will go back at three. To be honest, conditions don't look too bad. Spoke to my doc friend and he says the cost, paperwork, pain of moving etc aren't worth it. Hopefully he'll be transferred to M/burg in a couple of days anyway. Anyway, I'll check it out later and take him (another) Big Mac - yummm..
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: forex618 on May 13, 2010, 01:09:52 pm
Just been there to see him. Wouldn't let me in. Some B.S about visiting hours LOL. As if they follow all the other protocols. Anyway, will go back at three. To be honest, conditions don't look too bad. Spoke to my doc friend and he says the cost, paperwork, pain of moving etc aren't worth it. Hopefully he'll be transferred to M/burg in a couple of days anyway. Anyway, I'll check it out later and take him (another) Big Mac - yummm..

p.s. someone merge the freakin threads ;-)
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: RobC on May 13, 2010, 01:19:47 pm
Happy now? :mwink:

Glad to hear the hospital environment is not as bad as feared. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: LanceSA on May 13, 2010, 01:57:54 pm

Setting up an trust account is not as simple as going to a teller and filling in a form.  We need to do this right and above board  :deal:  Be patient, being sorted out as we type.


If Watty is setting it up then you know it will be done properly!
However, I'm still waiting.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Watty on May 13, 2010, 03:36:13 pm
Trust Account info:

Just got conformation that arrangements have been made and that deposits into a trust account would be possible.

However, in view of J-dog's post earlier, Jughead is first going to clear it with all parties concerned before I  post the necessary info. 


A big thanks to Fluid and his partners (Accounting firm) for coming to the party  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Jughead on May 13, 2010, 03:46:58 pm
Update:

I have been trying in vain to get hold of a doc that will approve the move.  Unfortunately, whichever institution he will be moved to requires that the move be handled and approved by a doc from that institution.  My GP (St Georges) cannot assist as he is out of town at the moment.

In view of J-dogs previous post, it may be better for DD to hang in there until his discharge to Middleburg or home.  As J-dogs contact and my GP said, if it were a life/death situation or there was serious neglect with a helpless patient, it would be a different matter.

I will continue trying and will keep you all posted.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: BlueBull2007 on May 13, 2010, 03:58:37 pm
Hmm told you moving him would be a PITA, if he is still there now, does he still want to move? Andrea last night was not happy with the hospital, but maybe this has changed. Watty/Jman perhaps you can confirm with Andrea what they want to do?
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: forex618 on May 13, 2010, 05:04:59 pm
DD is fine - just been with him. He's going to post his own note a little later. He should be out of there and back at home in 2-3 days. X-rays look ok. Hospital is a little shitty, but really not too bad. Even the food is edible  ;D
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Doerengone on May 13, 2010, 05:41:46 pm

Im in for a contribution, will check updates.

Sterkte Altus en Andrea.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Watty on May 13, 2010, 08:34:49 pm
Looked in on Altus earlier tonight. He just had a pethidine shot and was very "happy". Things are looking beter by the minute. Regarding contributions I can at this stage only repeat my previous post - the final decision has still to be taken
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Fugly on May 13, 2010, 08:47:29 pm
Watty, Jughead & J-dog, you okes do us all proud!!

And everyone else that wants to help too!

Wild Dogs rock!!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: husky on May 13, 2010, 09:17:11 pm
Heal soon. Not nice in plaster city.

I will contribute
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: BlueBull2007 on May 13, 2010, 10:41:59 pm
Good to hear you are biting the bullet and improving fast. Sterkte Altus. :thumleft
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: 2 Stroke Dan on May 13, 2010, 10:52:56 pm
Lekker Altus! One comfort for you, that hospital bed looks like a HPN frame. They will have to search you on release.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: blitsig-nie on May 13, 2010, 11:19:02 pm
Altus hoop jy ry gou weer, sal die post dophou vir skyf inligting.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Mr. Python on May 13, 2010, 11:27:58 pm
Hey DD,
Man ribs is a pain, have done mine twice now and that was only bruised. Can't imagine how busted ones must be.
I also enjoyed fantastic support from the Dogs it is great to be part of this comunity.  :notworthy:
Andrea cool to see you by your dude, I also have that support and you can't put a price tag on it  :thumright:
To both of you Godspeed and a quick recovery.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Cave Girl on May 14, 2010, 12:33:42 am
Glad to hear you feeling better - Ribs are the worst - heal fast. Thinking of you, speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: 525er on May 14, 2010, 07:29:09 am
good luck DD , we spent 6 weeks in that place before mom in law went , its kak in the beginning  but once you know the system and who to speak to its not to bad . i am in too.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: bradleys on May 14, 2010, 07:56:32 am
I am proud to be assotiated with the wild dogs ,a big thumbs up to all,every body just wants to help and be there for the family,well done fellow dogs.Sterkte Altus. Also pledge a few hundred.

 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: 2 Stroke Dan on May 14, 2010, 07:59:41 am
Thanks Bradley. :)

Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Hidalgo on May 14, 2010, 08:50:36 am
Hey DD

Glad to see you doing beter - hang in there  :thumleft:

Something else to consider (not sure if its been mentioned) is if DD is happy to sit tight where he is and then when he is discharged to go and have a checkup by his own GP and specialist ???

Anyway most important thing is that you getting beter !

 :thumleft:

Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Jughead on May 14, 2010, 10:46:00 am
Just spoke to Andrea.

Turns out the doc was looking at someone else's X-ray when he diagnosed Altus's condition. WTF ???  Anyway, looks like he may be discharged as early as today but not sure whether that will be to another hospital (Middleburg) or home.  She will find out later today.

That's the good news.  On the flip side, I do still feel that Altus and Andrea could still benefit from the dogs generosity as they still have unplanned medical expenses which have been incurred over the last few days, and will no doubt continue during his recovery.  I, for one, will be contributing toward that once we have the account details. 

Also just bare in mind that they have just recently embarked on a new venture, so the timing of all these expenses also sucks a little.  I will keep you all posted when I know more and have some definite info.

Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: lemac on May 14, 2010, 11:00:14 am
 :happy1:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Watty on May 14, 2010, 12:13:15 pm
Spoken to Jughead and he asked me to release the Trust Fund details regarding medical assistance for Dustdevil.

NOTE:  
This fund will specifically be utilised to assist Altus and Andrea in the medical expenses due to Altus accident on 11th of May 2010, and not for any relocation to a private hospital.

Account: Liandor Financial Accountants (Pty) Ltd
Account No: 1263 063225
Branch code: 126-317
Bank: Nedbank cheque account
Branch: Eastern Cape

Contributors should do electronic payments as far as possible as cheque payments will have a ten working days clearance.
Deposit should carry the reference "ALTUS"

All payments will be administered and audited by the above firm so as to ensure any contribution made is correctly applied as originally intended by a contributor.

When deciding to make a contribution, I strongly request that the whole thread is read first so as to establish an objective overview and get all the facts before making a decision.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Cave Girl on May 14, 2010, 12:51:41 pm
Thanks for all the effort - payment made DD all the best for a full recovery
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Usurper on May 14, 2010, 01:08:20 pm
Hope you recover well DD.  :thumleft:

Payment Made.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: LeonDude on May 14, 2010, 01:19:30 pm
Thanks for the update Jughead. I was wondering about that, because I understood that a rib had punctured a lung, and was wondering if they were going to operate or not.
Regarding the reading of the wrong X - ray, thank heavens he didn't accidently have his goolies cut off because he was mistaken for someone else.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Abu on May 14, 2010, 01:58:46 pm
Best wishes to you DD, strength to you and the family.

I have Just come across the thread, well done to all who arranged, and have contributed, to the fund.
I will be making a payment over the weekend.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: yaartbrak on May 14, 2010, 03:00:26 pm
Payment from myself and Collar will be made tonight via EFT, Wife does all the banking and transferring Ja Ja Pantoffel Regering I know!!!!!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Doerengone on May 14, 2010, 10:34:12 pm

Payment made. Sterkte Altus.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: BlueBull2007 on May 15, 2010, 01:20:59 am
Payment made hope you get discharged this weekend!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Nigel X on May 15, 2010, 06:28:42 am
Here's hoping my contribution will in some way aid your speedy recovery,
the least I can do.

All the best and see you on two soon.

Well done to those closer to Altus who have made the arrangements.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Pistonpete on May 15, 2010, 08:32:16 am
Done :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: fat b on May 15, 2010, 09:22:47 am
Done ! Get well quick bud !  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: GreenMamba1974 on May 15, 2010, 10:37:58 am
Done, trust everything comes right.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Doerengone on May 15, 2010, 11:00:02 am
Payment made on behalf of SPROCKETBEK, as requested.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Moondog on May 15, 2010, 11:22:05 am
Paid. Gou gesond word, Altus.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Watty on May 15, 2010, 07:25:26 pm
Update:  Just spoke to D.devil by cell.  The doctors want to re-evaluate the situation and make further decisions on Monday.  In the meantime he assured me he is coping and starting to get use to the ward, nurses and the routine. He also said that it is still a big eina when he has to move, and actually wants to rest a few more days before being transported anywhere. Also asked me to thank all the WDs for the support and best wishes received.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: BlueBull2007 on May 15, 2010, 07:47:53 pm
Thanks for the update, Watty.  :thumleft:

Vasbyt Dustdevil!! 
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Jacko on May 15, 2010, 08:58:15 pm
Payment made.

Jy moet lekker gou gesond word, jou ou lunsriem!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: JustBiking on May 16, 2010, 12:27:22 am
Get Well Soon !!!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: yaartbrak on May 16, 2010, 08:59:34 am
Payment Done :thumleft:

Get well soon Altus!!

From me and Collar
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Chairman Meow on May 16, 2010, 12:36:13 pm
Payment made.

Hope you get well soon Altus.
Keep those Airheads' rollin!


Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: LanceSA on May 16, 2010, 04:30:21 pm
Payment made. I hope it helps. Get well!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Watty on May 17, 2010, 08:30:24 am
Trust Fund Update

At 07h00 this morning 12 Wild dogs has already deposited contributions  :thumleft:  Although the amount in the fund is known to me, IMHO I think it would be ethically incorrect to post such information on an open forum, nevertheless, I would venture to say that there are dogs with big hearts on this forum.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: GG on May 17, 2010, 08:46:59 am
Payment made.  best wishes
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: KAT-WP on May 17, 2010, 08:50:47 am
Done :thumleft:  get well soon Altus ;)
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Tweets on May 17, 2010, 10:45:16 am
Pmt done. Strongs their "Allie" aka DD. And a special "STRONGS" to Andrea. Hang in the cherrie, its tough times now, but behind these huge "Donker Wolke" of the day, the sun shine bright ! The storm will pass, and you will be blessed with dazzling sun shine. :thumleft: :thumleft:   
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Mark Hardy on May 17, 2010, 01:05:06 pm
payment made......all the best DD  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: espresso on May 17, 2010, 03:03:14 pm
Just a small token of thanks for all the fantastic advice given over the years.
Get well soon DD  :3some:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Berm_Rooster on May 17, 2010, 04:10:36 pm
Paid.

Get well soon man! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: buzzlightyear on May 17, 2010, 04:22:26 pm
Payment made. Get well soon DD!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Wheelman on May 17, 2010, 04:40:42 pm
Payment sorted. get well DD.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: FarScape on May 17, 2010, 04:45:38 pm
Payment made as well.

Come on DD that HPN is waiting for you.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: oo7 on May 17, 2010, 05:24:09 pm
Paid up.

So Altus, hope you report back here very soon with your stunning pics (as usual) and your fresh views on life and mousterbaaiks in general, but HPN's and airheads in particular.  :biggrin:

Gesond word ou grote     :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: BMWPE on May 17, 2010, 05:41:37 pm
Done
All the best to you Altus
Get well soon
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: DirtyHarry on May 17, 2010, 06:27:10 pm
Glad to help. Would love to see you back on your bike soon.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: BlueBull2007 on May 18, 2010, 01:57:52 am
So is our injad buddy up and out of hospidel yet? ???
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: bradleys on May 18, 2010, 07:55:55 am
Sterkte Altus,payment paid   
ONCE AGAIN WELL DONE DOGS  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Watty on May 18, 2010, 09:04:01 am
Trust Fund Update

At 07h00 this morning 28 Wild dogs has made a contribution.   Magnificent!  :thumleft:

Will try to get the latest update re DD's condition later the morning and report.



Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Dustdevil on May 18, 2010, 10:06:36 am
I have not managed to update myself on the rest of this thread yet. Propping myself in a upright position to write this is exhausting and painful enough.

Watty was kind enough to drop of printed copies of this thread while I was in hospital and your response completely overwhelmed me.
I suddenly felt myself surrounded by caring people ready to reach out a hand for someone they have never even met before.

Right now all I am capable of giving in return is a great, fantastic THANK YOU!!! :thumleft:, you guys don't know what it means to know that there is a safety-net of people out there that will take care when you are laying helpless and broken while you wait for the doctors to figure out the full extend of the damage.
As most of you know the initial fears of enlarge heart, displaced trachea and possible fractures on the spine were all unfounded.
I suffered a terrible nemophorax (lung punctured by broken rips and air enter the chest cavity.), still unknown number of ribs broken (more than 7) and a clean brake through the right collarbone.

Some of, if not most of this damage would have been averted if I was wearing my R7000 Ralley Pro jacket. When I wanted to fetch the jacket from the cupboard I realised all the armour is still laying in a pile on top from the last wash, and by the time I would put this lot together I would be back from the ride in anycase so I left the jacket and did not even bother with the gloves as well. :eek7:

Currently I am recovering at an old friends house in PE till I am fit enough to tackle the long road back up to Middelburg.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Rynet on May 18, 2010, 10:15:46 am
Great Altus !good to see you at least in communication again, :thumleft: if not up and running quite yet , all the best with your healing , en sterke maatjie   :3some:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Jughead on May 18, 2010, 10:50:18 am
 :thumleft: :thumleft:

Good to hear Altus.  Get well soon!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: espresso on May 18, 2010, 10:58:29 am
Eish Altus,
I once had 3 ribbetjies broken and it was hell! :eek7:
I can't imagine what you are going through!!
The problem with multiple broken ribs is if you only break one, then that one is supported by the others on either side.  Two broken at least have support from the outer ones, but multiple ones just flap in the breeze. Eina, eina.
No jokes, no coughing  - no farting!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: BOER! on May 18, 2010, 11:23:54 am
Hey DD.

Good to see you up and writing again.  Good luck with the healing.  Ribs take a long time.  Even when the bone is mended the muscle still tends to cramp, even years after recovery.

Good luck.  And Remember ALL THE GEAR ALL THE TIME.  But I think you know that this time round.

 :ricky:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: chopperpilot on May 18, 2010, 11:25:11 am
Payment made....me  & Stofboxi :biggrin:

Get well soon Altus!!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: madmike999 on May 18, 2010, 11:27:03 am
Get well soon DD,

al the best :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: yaartbrak on May 18, 2010, 11:28:28 am
Hi Altus,

Good to hear that u are on the mend, i cant even imagine what it must be like to have so many ribs broken!!, i will think twice before I crack the next "skaap ribbetjie"  ::)

Get well, and hey who knows maybe one day we will meet!
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Malibu on May 18, 2010, 11:56:25 am
We have met and it's a pleasure to help! :)
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Dustdevil on May 18, 2010, 05:30:26 pm
Eish Altus,
I once had 3 ribbetjies broken and it was hell! :eek7:
I can't imagine what you are going through!!
The problem with multiple broken ribs is if you only break one, then that one is supported by the others on either side.  Two broken at least have support from the outer ones, but multiple ones just flap in the breeze. Eina, eina.
No jokes, no coughing  - no farting!

The amount of ribs broken is not the worst of it, they broke about three inches away from the spine. Try and imagine laying on your back being moved onto ambulance stretcher, into ambulance, driven over a really bumpy two track road to hospital, onto hospital stretcher, onto x-ray bed, back onto hospital stretcher, back into ambulance for almost 400 km, (Cradock streets were the worst), onto Livingston stretcher, back to x-ray, this time sitting up with the first set not being to clear so lets do it again, back to hospital stretcher, CT scan where the assistant thought my arm on the broken side will conveniently push open the half open door. By now you should get the picture.
Every-time any major move is made it feels like someone is playing my ribs like a xylophone sending the mussels into spasm, stopping any breathing for a few heart stopping moments before the pressure slowly allowing me some shallow breaths at first till my breathing recovers fully after about a minute or so.

On top of this I picked up a bug, most likely from my wife, the ensuing cough fits I would not wish upon my worse enemy. :BangHead:

Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Jacko on May 18, 2010, 05:38:52 pm
Eish Altus,
I once had 3 ribbetjies broken and it was hell! :eek7:
I can't imagine what you are going through!!
The problem with multiple broken ribs is if you only break one, then that one is supported by the others on either side.  Two broken at least have support from the outer ones, but multiple ones just flap in the breeze. Eina, eina.
No jokes, no coughing  - no farting!

The amount of ribs broken is not the worst of it, they broke about three inches away from the spine. Try and imagine laying on your back being moved onto ambulance stretcher, into ambulance, driven over a really bumpy two track road to hospital, onto hospital stretcher, onto x-ray bed, back onto hospital stretcher, back into ambulance for almost 400 km, (Cradock streets were the worst), onto Livingston stretcher, back to x-ray, this time sitting up with the first set not being to clear so lets do it again, back to hospital stretcher, CT scan where the assistant thought my arm on the broken side will conveniently push open the half open door. By now you should get the picture.
Every-time any major move is made it feels like someone is playing my ribs like a xylophone sending the mussels into spasm, stopping any breathing for a few heart stopping moments before the pressure slowly allowing me some shallow breaths at first till my breathing recovers fully after about a minute or so.

On top of this I picked up a bug, most likely from my wife, the ensuing cough fits I would not wish upon my worse enemy. :BangHead:

Hang in there Altus. Ons het jou nodig in een stuk!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Dustdevil on May 18, 2010, 07:42:29 pm
Up to now I have not being fully aware of the extent of this trust fund thing and frankly I am not sure how to respond to all this. I do not know what type of money is involved but according to Watty the amount is not insignificant.

I often feel so disappointed by humanity and it's inability to get it right, but then something like this happens giving me new hope that we are ready for the next step. Humanity is facing its biggest vise since its birth on this planet and our ability to make the right choices is the only thing standing between a happy future for our children and a very sad place to live in.

You guys get the warm fuzzy feeling inside going for-sure. :3some:
Thanks again for posting, the visits at the hospital, the offers for "anything you need", for starting this thread and managing affairs and for any contribution made, anonymous or by name.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Chairman Meow on May 18, 2010, 08:01:22 pm
Well, well , If a man can type , there is hope.....

Glad to hear you are at least mucking about on the forum, althought I'm sure
it must even hurt when you type.
Good to see you active atleast, all the best going forward,
will check the tread to follow your progress...
will give you a call in couple of days.
all the best.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Jacko on May 18, 2010, 08:57:51 pm
You guys get the warm fuzzy feeling inside going for-sure. :3some:

Dis die draks wat praat.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: DirtyHarry on May 18, 2010, 11:36:22 pm

Thanks again for posting, the visits at the hospital, the offers for "anything you need", for starting this thread and managing affairs and for any contribution made, anonymous or by name.

Altus we all know that you would be the first one to help out a fellow WD.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Watty on May 19, 2010, 11:09:03 am
Trust Fund Update

At 07h00 this morning 37 Wild dogs have made a contribution.   

Thanks to all!  :thumleft:


Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: garye on May 19, 2010, 12:14:38 pm
Hi DD.

We have never met , but your ride reports and comments on the forum make one feel as if we have.
My contribution to the fund has been made.

All the best.

KEEP THE PASSION.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: LeonDude on May 19, 2010, 12:42:18 pm
It's good to hear you are out of hospital. I hope that from now on, every day will be easier than the day before. Take it easy for as long as work will allow, give yourself as much time to heal as possible.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: mountain man on May 19, 2010, 02:08:38 pm
Trust your recovery is rapid and you back in the saddle again soon.

Payment made - Mountain Man & Elliotboy...
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Just Blip It! on May 19, 2010, 06:07:05 pm
Hope you getting better DD, must be damn sore man! Hang in there, glad to assist. Payment made. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Cave Girl on May 19, 2010, 07:26:34 pm
Nice to see you up and about - My worst was wanting to do sutff and not being able to so know what you going through - hang in there it does get easier and you will heal.
 :3some:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Gérrard on May 19, 2010, 10:01:16 pm
Glad to hear you are making good progress.

The measure of our success will be the well being of those around us.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Watty on May 20, 2010, 08:29:16 am
Trust Fund Update

At 07h00 this morning a total of 40 Wild dogs have made a contribution.   

Once again ... much appreciated!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Watty on May 27, 2010, 12:07:25 pm
FUND UPDATE

No further monies received since 20th May so we assume that is it.   To all, a big thank you  :thumleft:
 
Contributions came from 42 people.

The administrator of the fund is in contact with Altus and assisting him on a daily basis as the need arises.
 
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: buzzlightyear on May 27, 2010, 12:13:43 pm
Thanks Watty for all your efforts.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Doerengone on May 27, 2010, 08:32:08 pm
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Just Blip It! on May 27, 2010, 08:58:21 pm
Well done Watty.
Do you have an update on DD's progress?
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: BlueBull2007 on May 28, 2010, 05:51:32 pm
**Nudge** How are we doing DD?

BTW, they say what goes around comes around, take a look at DD's gesture of goodwill half way down this page:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=31878.0 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=31878.0)

Im glad the WD's were able to help you back up now that you have been down!  :thumleft:

Something really amazing about bikers and WD's in general.  :hello2:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: White Rhino on May 29, 2010, 08:58:57 am
Don't close the books on this one. Recently arrived back from Rome. Added a little something for DD.

What respect cage drivers have for bikers over in Italy. Bikes rule over there (mostly scooters actually). Cars and bikes drive like crazed men. You would think that thee would be tons of accidents, but it all seems to work out somehow.

Take care DD, let us know how you're doing  ;)
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Goose on May 29, 2010, 09:29:55 am
Sorry for the late reply Watty - done  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Tweets on May 29, 2010, 08:45:26 pm
Hope you are up a going again DD.
Off the subject quickly, I have to 2nd White Rhino. I was in Italy last month, Milan, Genoa, Rome, Ancona, Bologna and scootes & bikes rule there! You must see how the cage drives respect the bikers big time. I have never in my life seen so many scootes & bikers. Very interresting is that the 95% of the scoote riders wear open face helmets, and most of the bikers wear full face helmets. Very few DS bikers, simply because there is just about no dirt to go ride on.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: boere on July 09, 2010, 06:37:21 am
Hi Guys

Any news on how dust Devil is doing? It has been some time since the last news.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: BOER! on July 12, 2010, 10:52:34 am
I spoke to him on the phone on Thursday.  I tried to look him up for a quick beer in Middelburg, but we missed each other by 40min. :P

He has already posted a ride report after his off.  Behind the locked gate.  Check it out.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Dustdevil on November 02, 2010, 04:03:48 pm
Hi guys, I need to revive this thread again to help out a fellow dog.

First an update on how things are going;
Although it took a couple of weeks for all the bones to grow back together, a couple of weeks of severe discomfort although not really to painful. At fist I could not sit or stand up supporting my upper body for to long at a time and although I was always seated in a propped up position the pressure on the loose ribs caused most of the discomfort.

Soon I was able to be performing simple tasks with the area around the chest drain entry being the most uncomfortable. The bones seem to have heeled faster than the mussels.
My first ride was attending the EC bash and did a 300km ride to Middelburg afterward on the Suzuki Djebel I bought my wife.
Since then I have been at Jaco's HP2 Jamboree and doing the red routes of the CABC with a couple of smaller rides in between.

I went back to go look at the accident scene trying to figure out exactly what appended.  ???
I guess to know exactly would be an overstatement as this will never be possible, but I  could figure out a few things. First, I was not going faster than 40km/h unless if I was going to overshoot a tight right hander completely.
Second, there were not many objects I could have hit except for a large embedded rock with only about three inches sticking above the road surface.

The accident happened close to a military shooting range and fortunately for me there were people at the range on the fateful day. In fact some of them were watching me as I was riding just before falling.

(http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp55/Dustdevil/Livingston%20Hospital/J4320x3240-01757.jpg)
Them broken bones.

(http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp55/Dustdevil/Livingston%20Hospital/J4320x3240-01760.jpg)
Most of the ribs down the left side next to my spine were broken or fractured. :o

(http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp55/Dustdevil/Livingston%20Hospital/J4320x3240-01736.jpg)
Waiting patiently in pain for attention.  ::)

(http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp55/Dustdevil/Livingston%20Hospital/J4320x3240-01742.jpg)
Not a very happy man > :(

(http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp55/Dustdevil/Livingston%20Hospital/J4320x3240-01755.jpg)
Some more waiting, the line getting longer.

(http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp55/Dustdevil/Livingston%20Hospital/J4320x3240-01619.jpg)
The doctors diagnosis.

Some other inmates I shared the ward with;

Jack Nicholson
(http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp55/Dustdevil/Livingston%20Hospital/J4320x3240-01777.jpg)

Denzal Washington
(http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp55/Dustdevil/Livingston%20Hospital/J4320x3240-01775.jpg)

Brad Pitt
(http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp55/Dustdevil/Livingston%20Hospital/J4320x3240-01771.jpg)

Gene Hackman
(http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp55/Dustdevil/Livingston%20Hospital/J4320x3240-01773.jpg)

Jack Lemmon
(http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp55/Dustdevil/Livingston%20Hospital/J4320x3240-01776.jpg)

Yours truly
(http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp55/Dustdevil/Livingston%20Hospital/J4320x3240-01774.jpg)

Images courtesy of my wife Andrea.

All this is now a thing of the past, all the bones and holes have healed up nicely and there have been no further complications.
It turns out that the Wild Dog enthusiasm have been so fantastic that after all there is still some funds left from your generous contributions. Funds which have been made in good faith for a worthy cause and therefor I'd like to make sure that the generosity is paid forward to somebody else who have experienced the same ordeal.
I would like to use this opportunity again to thank everyone that have contributed in any way whether it was a simple visit at the hospital or even just a post here on this thread. You guys are a humbling crowd.

I would like to formally suggest the transfer of the left over funds to other Wild Dog members to help with any treatment or outstanding medical bills.



Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: buzzlightyear on November 02, 2010, 04:18:22 pm
That's a great idea  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: fat b on November 02, 2010, 04:20:18 pm
Altus you are a gentleman ! Ethics and morals are a scarce comodity these days , and that is something that you have in abundance ! Well done !  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Hidalgo on November 02, 2010, 04:23:31 pm
Hey DD

Thanks for the feedback - glad you are doing well

Great idea !

  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Wheelman on November 02, 2010, 04:30:38 pm
Altus you are a gentleman ! Ethics and morals are a scarce comodity these days , and that is something that you have in abundance ! Well done !  :thumleft:

+ 10000  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Fiellie on November 02, 2010, 04:40:50 pm
Dit is BAIE eerbaar !!

Sou dit nie dalk moontlik wees om 'n sentrale fonds te stig waarin donasies ontvang kan word en uitbetalings gedoen kan word nie.

Ek weet dit is makliker gesę as gedaan - maar dalk net die moeite werd.

Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Dustdevil on November 02, 2010, 04:43:17 pm
Altus you are a gentleman ! Ethics and morals are a scarce comodity these days , and that is something that you have in abundance ! Well done !  :thumleft:


Thanks for all the compliments but the funds are monitored and can only be used for medical expenses, since my condition will not require more medical attention the funds is just sitting idle. Better it be used to help someone else than eventually being forgotten.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Big J on November 02, 2010, 05:59:06 pm
Crazy shit man. Hope you ok. Too many off's lately. Buddy of mine broke his pelvis just last weekend.

Heal well. Keep riding.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Mark Hardy on November 29, 2010, 04:54:37 pm
Altus you are a gentleman ! Ethics and morals are a scarce comodity these days , and that is something that you have in abundance ! Well done !  :thumleft:


Thanks for all the compliments but the funds are monitored and can only be used for medical expenses, since my condition will not require more medical attention the funds is just sitting idle. Better it be used to help someone else than eventually being forgotten.

Maybe the funds can be used here....

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=60465.new;topicseen#new

Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: BOER! on November 29, 2010, 10:18:07 pm
Altus you are a gentleman ! Ethics and morals are a scarce comodity these days , and that is something that you have in abundance ! Well done !  :thumleft:


Thanks for all the compliments but the funds are monitored and can only be used for medical expenses, since my condition will not require more medical attention the funds is just sitting idle. Better it be used to help someone else than eventually being forgotten.

Maybe the funds can be used here....

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=60465.new;topicseen#new



Good Idea Mark  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Jughead on November 30, 2010, 02:07:10 pm
Thanks Altus

A portion of the remaining funds have been used to assist Andy660, he being airlifted after his last off.  Once that has been settled we can see what the funds look like and possibly assist here.

Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Mark Hardy on November 30, 2010, 02:30:14 pm
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Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Tweets on December 01, 2010, 10:13:21 am
Good , and wise use of the funds. :thumleft:
Can we still contribute to the fund to help those less fortunate ?  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Jughead on December 01, 2010, 10:20:08 am
Good , and wise use of the funds. :thumleft:
Can we still contribute to the fund to help those less fortunate ?  :biggrin:

Yes we can, Tweets.

These funds are in a trust fund and are administered by an accountant.  No one particular person has any say over the use of the funds which are reserved for medical related costs for those in need.
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Andy660 on December 02, 2010, 08:50:06 pm
And to all those that contributed to Dust Devils fund , MEGGA THANK YOU !
And MR. A ! Thanks so much for what you did !

Pitty you have a BMW or I could have repaired some punctures for you too ! Lol
Title: Re: Merged - Dust Devil's Off Saga
Post by: Pistonpete on December 02, 2010, 08:56:21 pm
And to all those that contributed to Dust Devils fund , MEGGA THANK YOU !
And MR. A ! Thanks so much for what you did !

Pitty you have a BMW or I could have repaired some punctures for you too ! Lol
Its a pleasure!  ;D