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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: WERNER on February 11, 2007, 07:02:33 am

Title: BAD NEWS!
Post by: WERNER on February 11, 2007, 07:02:33 am
A great day at the Nelsons Creek BMW-gathering in Wellington yesterday ended not so well after Red Adventure came off his bike on our way home.
At the moment he is in ICU in Durbanville Mediclinic with a broken wrist, shattered ankle, a few ribs broken clean off at the back and a bruised lung.
He was OK (tough) enough to walk into the hospital himself after his wife had to take him there because of incompetent and slow response from ambulance-service.
For all who don't know him, he's a great guy and prayers and thoughts towards speedy and full recovery would be good at this time.
WERNER
Ps thanx to motorist and fellow bikers who stopped at accident scene to help and for JohanGPS who rushed through in his bakkie like a bat-out-of-hell to come help and arrange for bike (write-off I think after rolling 150 meters down a tar-road) to be taken away.
Title: BAD NEWS!
Post by: Kaboef on February 11, 2007, 07:38:44 am
This is terrible news.

I will pray for his speedy recovery.

Please keep us updated with news of how he's doing.

Kaboef
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Post by: wino on February 11, 2007, 08:30:45 am
bad news! :cry:  our thoughts are with him.
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Post by: CrazyPorra on February 11, 2007, 08:36:43 am
Eish, that is not nice, may he get well soon.
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Post by: chrisB on February 11, 2007, 08:46:40 am
Our prayers are with you dude!  :cry:
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Post by: macduff on February 11, 2007, 08:47:56 am
terrible news.....  :(
how did it happen?
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Post by: Butch on February 11, 2007, 08:48:59 am
Aggeneeman, my heart always skips a beat when I hear news like this.  :(

All the best to RA and full, speedy recovery.
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Post by: Jaqhama on February 11, 2007, 09:21:28 am
Ouch :!:

Never good to hear about a fellow rider going down.

Best wishes for recovery.

And the bike rolled 150 meters down the road? :shock:
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Post by: shark_za on February 11, 2007, 11:41:01 am
Ouch , best of luck man.
Hope its all ok and heals fast.

Top on his mates for looking after him.
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Post by: Stephan on February 11, 2007, 12:04:47 pm
Ouch!  Should you talk to him, tell him we're thinking of him and hope he gets well soon with no longer term problems.
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Post by: Uiltjie on February 11, 2007, 12:13:41 pm
Ai Ai, sorry to hear, we think of you and I am sure this forum and all its members are praying for your speedy recovery....
Title: BAD NEWS!
Post by: Red on February 11, 2007, 12:28:04 pm
This is now the second weekend we get such stomach turning news.

Please let everyone know how he is doing.  

RA - Get well soon.
Title: Get well soon !
Post by: JohanGPS on February 11, 2007, 12:31:23 pm
RA, I pray and wish you a speedy recovery, so we can ride again. It is only a pleasure to help fellow bikers and I will do it for you all. Never knew a diesel can go that fast !
Title: BAD NEWS!
Post by: JourneyMan on February 11, 2007, 12:55:11 pm
Ai. :(  Speedy recovery RA.
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Post by: Kat on February 11, 2007, 03:40:46 pm
:shock: bad news, prayed for recovery
Title: Re: Get well soon !
Post by: Stephan on February 11, 2007, 04:08:41 pm
Quote from: "JohanGPS"
RA, I pray and wish you a speedy recovery, so we can ride again. It is only a pleasure to help fellow bikers and I will do it for you all. Never knew a diesel can go that fast !


It has been said before for other incidents but I think it should be said again.  It's people like Johan and the others, willing to help fellow forum members when the sh1t hits the fan, that helps to make it a great forum.  :thumbright: :salute:
Title: BAD NEWS!
Post by: Tin-Tin on February 11, 2007, 04:17:27 pm
Sorry to hear!
Speedy recovery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Post by: IceCreamMan on February 11, 2007, 04:37:17 pm
Eish ,, best wishes REd Adv. trust you will mend real soon man.

cheers
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Post by: Mark Hardy on February 11, 2007, 04:58:44 pm
All the best Red A. Hope you have a speedy recovery. Thanks to all that helped.
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Post by: Gunner on February 11, 2007, 06:17:05 pm
Hey RA, hope you are up and about soon.

Good on the mates that helped him out....that's what biking is all about.
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Post by: KiLRoy on February 11, 2007, 06:18:45 pm
RA is a great mate and regular Kriges comrade - bad news, hope for the best.  Give a shout were we can be of assistance.  Speedy recovery.  

Werner and Johan, plse keep us updated.

Cheers
Hein
Title: BAD NEWS!
Post by: LuckyStriker on February 11, 2007, 06:25:50 pm
Very bad news :(
best of luck and hope you recover well RedAdv

many thanks to the forum members who brought it to our attention and those who helped
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Post by: michnus on February 11, 2007, 06:28:45 pm
Eeeish man, get well
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Post by: Kev on February 11, 2007, 08:44:28 pm
:shock:  Oh no, not again.  :(  I hate these threads.  :(  How did it happen?
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Post by: Stofstreep on February 11, 2007, 10:23:02 pm
If my heart is gonna brek like this every weekend, i'm not gonna make it :(

Best of luck to you RA, our prayers are with you.

To Werner and Johan, your the spirit of biking personified :D
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Post by: BlouVark on February 11, 2007, 10:30:40 pm
Really sorry to hear about this. Speedy recovery RA.

Good on ya to all who helped.
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Post by: funacide on February 11, 2007, 10:56:42 pm
Red Adv

SH1T not nice to hear. Hope you heal soon and well done to all those who helped....
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Post by: Lootch67 on February 12, 2007, 01:16:10 am
Get well soon RA.
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Post by: Adventurer on February 12, 2007, 06:37:57 am
Sorry to hear about this incident, hope all goes well.
Keep us in touch with RA's progress, or organise him a laptop with a 3G card so he has something to do when he gets out of ICU.
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Post by: Grondpad on February 12, 2007, 07:49:32 am
Good Luck RA!  All the best luck and a speedy recovery!   :D
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Post by: Offroad Adventurer on February 12, 2007, 07:58:16 am
RA Get well soon..just remember it could always have been worse.

Think of the positive this means insurance will pay for a brand new bike and new gadgets AND everybody will be waiting on you hand and foot or "wrist and ankle" in your case.

Praying for a quick recovery.
Title: BAD NEWS!
Post by: WERNER on February 12, 2007, 07:58:59 am
Thanx to all responses
I spoke to RA yesterday-he sounds in good spirit, but pain is bad and breathing and talking is sore. Will print out this topic on forum and take to him.
Seeing a good and experienced rider like him go down in front of me on a straight piece of road is a mystery and the stuff that my nightmares have been made of for the past 2 nights. All I saw was a tankslap (caused by what I don't know yet) and the next second RA and bike was flying and sommersaulting in the road in front of me for what felt like endless- I was standing on my GS's ABS not to partake in ordeal- RA landed 100 meters from initial crash -site and the bike another 50 meters further in a dam of oil.
He was hurt bad, but lucky in many ways. That was the kind of fall that would kill most people.
His kit (helmet,gloves,jacket ) was completely destroyed, but protected him in a big way.THe kit was apparently not insured-what made me think -is mine and are yours??
WERNER
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Post by: Poffmuis on February 12, 2007, 08:04:34 am
Bad news. Speedy recovery and tons of support
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Post by: Grootseun on February 12, 2007, 08:11:27 am
hmm.. not a nice thread to start a monday morning off with.

Glad to hear RA is relatively OK, let's heat it for ATGATT!!!

Good on all the forum dudes for having sutch a great caring spirit.

RA... heal well and fast, real glad you can walk away with your life.. :)  8)
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Post by: BoJangels on February 12, 2007, 08:15:59 am
Jeez man that's bad news :cry:
sorry to hear that RedAdv, hope you recover completely, soon :flower:
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Post by: Clockwork Orange on February 12, 2007, 09:00:34 am
Real sorry to hear RA. May you mend quick and get your butt into a brand new seat soon.
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Post by: Billbob on February 12, 2007, 10:14:35 am
Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.
Title: Bad news
Post by: GeoffR on February 12, 2007, 10:24:26 am
Get well soon Big Reg.

Werner thanks for the call on Saturday evening.

I have had many calls subsequently all wishing and praying for a speedy recovery.

All the best from us all!!!
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Post by: brettp on February 12, 2007, 11:43:53 am
RA, hope all of our thoughts and prayers are channeled directly towards your speedy recovery. :shock:

Wishing you renewed health, and may it be speedy!!! :wink:
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Post by: JonW on February 12, 2007, 11:55:52 am
Sorry to hear of your misfortune

Hope you make a speedy recovery and are back in the saddle before you know it.

Jon
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Post by: the_wes on February 12, 2007, 12:41:52 pm
while new to this forum (i don't even own a "proper" bike yet) this is still terrible news for me... I'm glad to hear RA is doing better, and wish him a speedy recovery... my prayers go out to him and his family...

wes
Title: BAD NEWS!
Post by: bmad on February 12, 2007, 12:55:37 pm
RA,

Take it slow, relax and recovery well.
See you on the gravel soon.

All the best!
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Post by: Maverick on February 12, 2007, 01:03:35 pm
Ouch sorry to hear about your crash dude, hope you heal quick 8)
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Post by: SuperJuice on February 12, 2007, 01:18:24 pm
RA glad you're ok. Speedy recovery.
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Post by: Uncle Bob on February 12, 2007, 01:25:07 pm
:shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:

R A glad you're semi OK, speedy recovery chap - baby steps and all that, these things take time to heal and best you give it time!

Be  8)
Title: BAD NEWS!
Post by: Ama ride ride on February 12, 2007, 01:29:37 pm
Ouch!

Word gou gesond. Ek dink aan hoe seer dit moet wees. So nou ry ek versigtiger. :D
Title: Seer
Post by: SGB on February 12, 2007, 03:14:41 pm
Spoedige beterskap!   :shock:
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Post by: bud500 on February 12, 2007, 03:29:47 pm
Enjoy all the drugs, thats what they're there for! Be strong!
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Post by: chris g on February 12, 2007, 07:20:29 pm
RA sorry to hear about your unfortunate mishap, hope you recover soon
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Post by: Reg on February 12, 2007, 07:35:33 pm
Sorry to hear about your fall, my thoughts are with you

Get well soon.
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Post by: Welsh on February 12, 2007, 07:45:32 pm
Quote from: "WERNER"
Thanx to all responses
I spoke to RA yesterday-he sounds in good spirit, but pain is bad and breathing and talking is sore. Will print out this topic on forum and take to him.
)WERNER


TRUST ME WERNER, ribs are some of the most painful things, you cannot stop using them, for obvious reasons. It will be bad for a while, don,t make him laugh, and a sneeze could put him back a week, even a fart hurts for some reason.

Give him our best wishes.

Welsh
Title: BAD NEWS!
Post by: buzzlightyear on February 12, 2007, 09:37:49 pm
Ag no man, what a terrible thread.

I wish you all the best, Red Adventure. Saw the bike on the trailer inside Hamman Motorrad on Sunday, I only saw the bent mirror and scraping on the right hand side of the tank, and wondered if I knew the bike. Today it struck me, Red Adventure, and I knew.

Good luck, God Bless!
Title: BAD NEWS!
Post by: WERNER on February 13, 2007, 09:29:26 am
Hi all
I spoke to RA this morning, must say he sounds his old self again.
Apparently he is working on the staffs nerves (which must be a good thing).
He says he wishes he could get hold of a laptop to get on the forum himself-
I think he has things to say about ATGATT
They are planning to operate on his ankle tomorrow and then he is talking about going home in another 2 days. If that is so I can only say one thing other than "miracle" and that is "his poor wife!!"
WERNER
Title: BAD NEWS!
Post by: Kev on February 13, 2007, 10:35:52 am
Good to hear Werner. Thanks for the update.
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Post by: Mark Hardy on February 13, 2007, 10:55:37 am
Which hospital is he in, maybe we can send a bottle of whiskey to help with the pain  :twisted:
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Post by: the_wes on February 13, 2007, 12:24:32 pm
good plan, i think i read somewhere earlier he's in durbanville medi clinic? i'll chip in if we gonna send him something nice ;)
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Post by: WERNER on February 13, 2007, 02:44:17 pm
Everyone
Here is a wild card:
Most of RA's gear was wrecked (and not insured). The one thing that he was fond of and that did bring its part in the crash and that is now pretty much stuffed , was his GS-gloves. They are f*ck#ng expensive. I spoke to Chris
Hamman at Hamman-motorrad and he will part with a pair for R580.00.
I am prepared to sponsor half of that amount as a get-well gift. Who else is in ??
Ps. JohanGPS and his wife has got a silent bet on (no money involved)- she says he will be back in the saddle in 6 months. He says 3. I tend to take his side on 3 months
WERNER
Title: BAD NEWS!
Post by: Red on February 13, 2007, 03:00:38 pm
I did not want to ask about his gear because the poor guy is not on his feet yet, but seeing that you mentioned it.  What was he wearing? Did he roll / slide etc?  State of his helmets / boots?  

Can't we learn something from it?  

Some brand make some strong statements. What is the real story?  

Should we start a new thread on this, admins?
Title: BAD NEWS!
Post by: LuckyStriker on February 13, 2007, 03:07:12 pm
Quote from: "Red"
Should we start a new thread on this, admins?

Please feel free to start a thread about whatever you like

or do a search on this site to see if such a thread does not already exsist, then reawaken it
Title: BAD NEWS!
Post by: Butch on February 13, 2007, 03:25:54 pm
Quote from: "WERNER"

Hamman at Hamman-motorrad and he will part with a pair for R580.00.
I am prepared to sponsor half of that amount as a get-well gift. Who else is in ??


I'm in, for sure. How about we have a collection at Krige's in Durbanville (aka Alberto's) on Friday?
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Post by: WERNER on February 13, 2007, 03:30:56 pm
In reply to Red's question on the gear, he was wearing a Lazer helmet that says "modular technology revolution" on the side. It is full-face with a flip-up front section like some of the BMW-road helmets.This helmet took a moer-of-a-beating-it looks like somebody tackled it with a chain-saw. RA sommersaulted a few times with his head connecting the tar quite a few times. The helmet is still completely intact with everything still in perfect working order.It passes the test as far as I am concerned.
The GS gloves is lekker off-road because it gives you complete flexibility and
feel while protecting knuckles and stuff. A downside with RA's fall is that it basically gives you no wrist-protection. It did protect fingers from the tar though.
I don't know anything about the boots (his ankle is stukkend) and I don't know for sure what make jacket he whore.
WERNER
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Post by: macduff on February 13, 2007, 03:36:20 pm
i am going to speak for droffarc (and under correction) but he too had the same Lazer flip up helmet when he came off recently. I believe he just needs a new visor to get it up to scratch again...
(it still didnt stop the bees tho  :D )
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Post by: Clockwork Orange on February 13, 2007, 03:36:59 pm
Cant make Friday but I am in too regarding the gloves
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Post by: WERNER on February 13, 2007, 03:39:55 pm
Reply to Butch
Wonderfull idea about Kriges- I am just stuck in this wonderful pharmacy of mine till 7pm after which I will be taking my wife out for Valentine's day (can't Wednesday of Thursday). My shop is just down the road from Kriges so I can certainly make arrangements to drop off my promised part just after 7 if you guys would still be there, or someone must come and collect - Kenridge Pharmacy, Kenridge Centre.
WERNER
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Post by: Butch on February 13, 2007, 04:17:21 pm
I'll pop in at BMW this afternoon and get the gloves. I need to replenish my ascorbic acid stock from your wonderful pharmacy anyway, Werner; we can do the swap then. I'll be at Krige's on Friday and the peeps can bring their donations. Those who can't make it, can PM me and fix up at a later stage.

How's that?
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Post by: WERNER on February 13, 2007, 04:55:29 pm
Butch
Good plan, mate - Must be a size 11/11.5, if you pop by I'll show you his old pair and helmet, got it with me. I'm here till 6 tonite.
WERNER
Ps where can I get a wilddog-sticker for my bike? I don't normally stick stuff on my bike, but you guys make me proud to .
Title: BAD NEWS!
Post by: Leo on February 13, 2007, 06:32:36 pm
Sorry just came across this thread now.

Get well soon. Praying for you  :wink:

Do we have an idea what caused the accident?  :?
Title: BAD NEWS!
Post by: Kaboef on February 13, 2007, 07:05:42 pm
I cant make it on Friday, have a bachelors on, but I will drop off my contribution at Butch's place, and he can give it to you.

Send RA our best wishes if you see him.

 :P
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Post by: the_wes on February 14, 2007, 06:30:48 am
I also have a bachelors, but might drop by Kriges on the way and make a small donation (I'm technically broke this month already)
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Post by: Clockwork Orange on February 14, 2007, 07:23:58 am
I also have a bachelors but on Saturday.....MINE!! Have mercy on me....sorry major hijack, I'll be gone now :oops:
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Post by: DanMan on February 14, 2007, 07:48:32 am
Sorry. Get well soon. :shock:
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Post by: WERNER on February 14, 2007, 08:58:05 am
Guys
Spoke to RA just now. They were planning to operate on his ankle today, but decided not to because he would come out of theatre on a ventilator and they do not want that at this stage. He can atleast sit upright and talk.
They are moving him out of ICU, but he still cannot see too many visitors because his family is taking up all the space.
His priority is still to be able to get to a computer and back on this forum.
WERNER
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Post by: gerhad on February 14, 2007, 09:33:37 am
Hope you get well soon RA!!!  We'll pray for quick en healing and getting well soon!!  
My girl works in the ICU where RA is and believe me or not but he convinced her right there to convince me to get some real protecting clothes!!  And yes I did get some yesterday!!
Guys like him make you see the value of the right stuff and what it can be worth when you need it most!!  
Get well soon my friend!!
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Post by: surf on February 14, 2007, 10:57:20 am
Get well soon RA :!:  :!:  :!:
I'll las some cash on Friday, what time will you guys be there?
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Post by: WERNER on February 14, 2007, 12:16:51 pm
Guys
Butch dropped off the gloves for RA by me this morning (thanx Butch) - I put it in a parcel with copies of this topic off the forum. On a card I just wrote "Get well soon, Buddy - from the Wilddogs "
His wife (Linda) took it to him.
Will keep you posted.
From my side- thanx - this is how you make alot of friends really quickly !
WERNER
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Post by: Red on February 14, 2007, 12:27:36 pm
I'm sure this gesture is going to mean the world to him.  That was nice.
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Post by: Uncle Bob on February 15, 2007, 01:32:33 pm
What's the latest ?
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Post by: WERNER on February 15, 2007, 02:57:56 pm
Hi all
Charl's wife phoned me from the hospital last night, because - wait for it : they have no f@ck#ng plasters in the hospital. A specialist stuck a needle in his side to withdraw a moerse syringe full of blood and muck from the space around his lung. Apparently there is 2.5 litres of the stuff there that needs to be drained, but they can't put a normal drain in through his diaphragm because of his condition and the other option sounded to me like a big surgical procedure.
I phoned this morning, but they wouldn't let me speak to him because I think physios were busy with him.
I will definitely keep you posted as soon as I hear anything. Please guys, don't stop praying - he is far from over the worst. Without trying to sound negative- so much can still go wrong.
WERNER
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Post by: WERNER on February 15, 2007, 03:05:49 pm
Just phoned again and could actually speak to him. They stuck a pipe (called a spear) into his side and so vfar drained 1.5 litres of fluid. The doc feels things should get better now.
WERNER
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Post by: Butch on February 15, 2007, 03:13:14 pm
Thanks, Werner. That is certainly good/better news.
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Post by: the_wes on February 15, 2007, 04:21:32 pm
hi guys, so, will there be anyone at krige's tomorrow night taking donations? i can't contribute much as i'm pretty broke this much, but will give what i can as i guess every bit counts...
Title: BAD NEWS!
Post by: Butch on February 16, 2007, 07:32:30 am
Quote from: "the_wes"
...so, will there be anyone at krige's tomorrow night taking donations?


I will be at Krige's (the one in Durbanville) from about 17h00. Check out the Cape Drinks Friday fred.
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Post by: GIDEON on February 16, 2007, 07:43:31 am
F@K ek hoop alles kom reg, Ek wens hom alle sterkte, en sy vrou Julle moet mooi na hom kyk Kaapsies die Gautengers is moeg na my gekyk  :D
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Post by: WERNER on February 16, 2007, 07:53:19 am
Up to last night they drained 2 litres from RA's ribcage, there was still another 2 litres to go.
WERNER
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Post by: Eisbein on February 16, 2007, 09:09:24 am
Sheez...


I take it he can't wait for the time when they'll finally be done piercing, poking, cutting, stitching and operating on him so he can just begin to grow back together...

Thanks for all the updates.

W.
Title: So it seems Kriges?
Post by: JohanGPS on February 16, 2007, 09:55:12 am
I will bring my donation too. It seems Kriges then today ?
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Post by: WERNER on February 16, 2007, 11:00:07 am
Till what time are you guys at Kriges normally? I work till 7.
WERNER
Title: Kriges
Post by: JohanGPS on February 16, 2007, 11:16:03 am
Werner I will go at 17H00 but can only stay till 18h15 then I have to go pickup GPS stock for clients, so they can have a happy weekend with their new toys, hehe
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Post by: JourneyMan on February 16, 2007, 11:20:48 am
You people rock! Well done. Small things like these makes the world go around!
Title: To stop the confusion
Post by: JohanGPS on February 16, 2007, 11:27:45 am
Lets do the cape drinks thing at the cape drinks thread at Jou Ma.
I am getiing confused...dont think it will take too much anyway today, hehe
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Post by: brettp on February 16, 2007, 03:04:26 pm
Wilddogs rock!!!

This family is a wonderfull bunch, top marks to all!!!

Hope improvement in health occurs rapidly!
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Post by: Offroad Adventurer on February 17, 2007, 01:52:49 pm
I just went to visit Charl ... the sister at intensive, wasn't too happy...out of visiting hour.

Anyway he is full of life and smiles. The doc says we will probably go into a general ward later today or tomorrow and then they will operate on his wrist and ankle on Monday.

He says he cannot wait to ride again and hopes to be ready for his May Skeleton Coast trip...Hey that's the spirit!

Charl could not say enough about ATGATT - seeing Philip who wiped two weeks ago without ATGATT at 20kph and seeing Charl there is NO compromise to the ATGATT rule. Philip's grazes and road rash are much worse than Charl's (who slid down the tar for 100 meters).

ATGATT rules.
Title: BAD NEWS!
Post by: Stephan on February 17, 2007, 09:45:25 pm
Glad he's getting better.  Whoever sees him next please tell him we're all thinking of him.
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Post by: funacide on February 17, 2007, 10:55:35 pm
Quote from: "Stephan"
Glad he's getting better.  Whoever sees him next please tell him we're all thinking of him.


+1 on that...
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Post by: MuttsNutts on February 18, 2007, 09:15:03 am
Good to hear RA is getting well :)
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Post by: WERNER on February 19, 2007, 01:06:58 pm
Hi all
RA is under the knife at the moment - the plan is to fix lung, wrist and ankle at the same time. Will keep you posted.
WERNER
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Post by: funacide on February 19, 2007, 01:15:21 pm
Thoughts are with him, I hope all goes well with the op...
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Post by: WERNER on February 19, 2007, 02:07:34 pm
Me again
Spoke to Charl (RA)'s wife - he just came out of theatre in good spirit. They fixed the whole lot it seems. He's got metal parts sticking out his wrist, a fibreglass cast round his ankle and they cleared out dry blood around his lung. He asked no visitors/calls till tomorrow please.
Lets give the guy a short break to get over the op and then let's get him back in the saddle!
WERNER
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Post by: Clockwork Orange on February 19, 2007, 02:14:18 pm
Good to hear. Thanks for the update
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Post by: WERNER on February 20, 2007, 01:53:40 pm
Some good news
RA was just moved out of ICU to a general ward. It seems he is on the mend.
WERNER
Ps - to get him back into things I took him the latest copy of Bike SA.
Title: BAD NEWS!
Post by: Adventurer on February 20, 2007, 04:56:10 pm
He's got metal parts sticking out his wrist, a fibreglass cast round his ankle and they cleared out dry blood around his lung.

Our first 'bionic' Wild Dog. :)  Good to hear all is going well. Wish him and his family all of the best.
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Post by: Lito on February 20, 2007, 06:04:50 pm
Sorry to hear this. I read the hele ding, but couldnt find a conclusive "this is why it happened".

Anyone know?

And speedy best recovery wishes to Red Adventurer....
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Post by: Red on February 26, 2007, 02:52:59 pm
How is RA doing??  We did not hear anything about his progress for a while.
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Post by: Eisbein on February 26, 2007, 04:18:21 pm
Update on

http://bmwmotorcycleclubcape.co.za/forum/Yabb2/YaBB.cgi?num=1171264838;start=all


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Title: BAD NEWS!
Post by: THEdude (R.I.P) on February 27, 2007, 08:06:00 am
Glad to hear things are getting better. After my recent off ATGATT certainly rules (especially gloves!!)
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Post by: WERNER on March 03, 2007, 08:01:34 am
It has now been exactly 3 weeks since the fall. Here is the latest:
Charl (Red Adventure) was not getting better- Last night he was taken from Durbanville Medi-clinic to Panorama Medi-clinic where he will undergo chest surgery this morning. They plan to open his chest-cavity between the ribs, clean it out, inflate his one lung and close up again.
I pray everything goes well.
WERNER
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Post by: Butch on March 03, 2007, 08:17:08 am
Oh dear  :(

Our thoughts are with him and his family.

Thanks for the update, Werner.
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Post by: Eisbein on March 03, 2007, 09:54:52 am
:(   :cry:

Thanks for the update.

Yes - we are still thinking about him and his family
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Post by: brettp on March 03, 2007, 10:59:16 am
All the best, in my thoughts too.
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Post by: Kev on March 03, 2007, 11:12:12 am
Damn.  :shock:  :(
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Post by: WERNER on March 03, 2007, 01:05:28 pm
Charl is out of theatre and in ICU again. They had to cut through one rib to be able to clean out the chest cavity, so he will be sore as hell for a while- even more than after the accident. Doctor says they got alot of dry blood and clots out- that could be what was holding the healing-process back.
It sounds as if all went well - he asked no visits or calls till he is out of ICU please.
Werner
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Post by: Kat on March 03, 2007, 03:14:52 pm
Good to hear,hope things go better now.
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Post by: Stephan on March 04, 2007, 07:48:12 am
Lets hope that he'll heal now.  Please tell his family we're all thinking of them as much as him.
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Post by: IceCreamMan on March 04, 2007, 07:53:51 am
Werner, thanks for keeping us updated , please wish him all the best from all of us. I trust the healing process will now begin and complete in the shortest period of time.

cheers
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Post by: Mark Hardy on March 04, 2007, 09:22:16 am
All the best man, hope to some good news soon
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Post by: surf on March 04, 2007, 09:38:37 am
:shock: , be strong, :wink:
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Post by: Red Adventure on March 08, 2007, 10:45:46 am
Well with great joy I can say that Red Adventure has just got home from hospital although a lot of hard work lies ahead in getting my lungs to where they need to be just moving around my own makes me feel that this recovery will b swift. To all you guys that showed so much concern about my wellbeing all that I can say is thank you. :D
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Post by: Uncle Bob on March 08, 2007, 10:49:07 am
Hey Hey welcome back.
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Post by: Grootseun on March 08, 2007, 10:49:46 am
Hey RA.. great to see you back on the forum, and at home...

Hope your recovery is speedy and without complications...
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Post by: the_wes on March 08, 2007, 10:50:16 am
good to have you back!!
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Post by: Welsh on March 08, 2007, 10:57:22 am
Great news Red Adv,

Good to see you back, you were getting us worried.

Welsh  :D  :D
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Post by: funacide on March 08, 2007, 11:00:58 am
Awesome News Red Adv. You had us all worried there.

Good luck with the recuperation process.
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Post by: Red on March 08, 2007, 11:06:05 am
Hi RA.  Good to have you back and "smiling".  All the best.
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Post by: Lito on March 08, 2007, 11:13:24 am
Quote from: "Red Adventure"
Well with great joy I can say that Red Adventure has just got home from hospital although a lot of hard work lies ahead in getting my lungs to where they need to be just moving around my own makes me feel that this recovery will b swift. To all you guys that showed so much concern about my wellbeing all that I can say is thank you. :D


friggin hell, that was quick!  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :cheers:  :cheers:  :cheers:  :cheers:  :cheers:

Hope that the rest of your recuperation will be even more speedy mate...:cheers:  :cheers:  :cheers:  :cheers:  :cheers:
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Post by: LuckyStriker on March 08, 2007, 11:33:42 am
Great news RA!!

I hope you get right as rain soon
have you gone to look at your bike yet?
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Post by: Grootseun on March 08, 2007, 11:35:00 am
The topic of this thread should be changed to GOOD NEWS!!!

 8)  8)
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Post by: Stephan on March 08, 2007, 11:47:36 am
Quote from: "Grootseun"
The topic of this thread should be changed to GOOD NEWS!!!

 8)  8)


+1  Hope your recovery goes into overdrive, glad the last op was a success.
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Post by: WERNER on March 08, 2007, 01:17:44 pm
It's a good day -Welcome back !!!!
WERNER
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Post by: KiLRoy on March 08, 2007, 01:40:42 pm
Wow, great news RA - best of luck and a speedy recovery

Krige's is missing you...

H
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Post by: JourneyMan on March 08, 2007, 01:47:28 pm
Certainly the best news so far this year!

Take it easy and recuperate fully! Listen to the kwacks. :wink:  :lol:
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Post by: wino on March 08, 2007, 01:58:04 pm
great news! welcome back ra! don't try and rush it, heal well :)
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Post by: Stofstreep on March 08, 2007, 02:52:17 pm
Glad you'r back home!!
Best of luck with the recovery, and may we see you back at it soon :)
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Post by: Butch on March 09, 2007, 07:59:01 am
Foooooooooor, his a jolly good fellow...

 :wav:
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Post by: D7 on March 09, 2007, 08:58:08 am
keep getting better.
best of luck for the road ahead.
 :)
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Post by: SMD on March 09, 2007, 12:34:57 pm
Welcome back.....I'm still puzzled, Is there anything you can tell us that may save us from having to endure what you did?
Take it easy...
regards
Malcolm
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Post by: Red Adventure on March 10, 2007, 10:49:20 am
Quote from: "LuckyStriker"
Great news RA!!

I hope you get right as rain soon
have you gone to look at your bike yet?


Sorrry that I'm so quiet but my internet at home is so slow that I get frustrated when on line. :(

L S the insurance has decided to write off the Red Adventure :roll: On Tuesday next week they are having a meeting and a decition will be made :roll: I'm a bit concerned with BMW insurance but all I can do is wait for Tuesday's decition.

As for preveting what happen to me, always be alert when riding your bike and never asume you have it all under control. Thanks again for the well wishes my recovery is comming along much quicker now that I'm home.
I will be back at work in three weeks then I will be able to chat without frustration of a slow dial up.  :D till then thanks again.