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Title: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Moondog on March 07, 2012, 11:03:12 am
I had an atercation witha car lane splitting this morning - car on my left moved unexpectedly - swerved but still clipped the mirror - huge wobble and had to put my leg down to save the fall - kept it up, but the second I put the foot back on the peg I felt that the leg was broken. Rode the bike 2 kms back to the Wilgeheuwel hospital - they took me off the bike straight into a wheelchair, immobilised the leg and provided much needed drugs.

Opperation tomorrow to fix the shattered tibula.

I will be out of action for some time :( Still, it could have been much worse - at least I could avoid the fall.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: cocky on March 07, 2012, 11:05:01 am
Shit eona boet, get well soon and keep the faith!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Wayne on March 07, 2012, 11:06:29 am
Eina. Heal soon.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Hentie @ Riders on March 07, 2012, 11:07:36 am
Sterkte  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: lecap on March 07, 2012, 11:12:10 am
Eina! You must have made contact tibula vs. bumper too?

Hope the leg's not too bad and will heal quickly.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: King Louis on March 07, 2012, 11:23:08 am
Ouch, not nice.........wishing you a speedy recovery!!!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: PierreO on March 07, 2012, 11:24:29 am
The main thing is you managed to stay up and not land under a car . Speedy recovery .
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Spore on March 07, 2012, 11:25:27 am
Baie sterkte met herstel - hoop jys gou weer in die saal! Dankbaar dit was nie erger nie! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: RobC on March 07, 2012, 11:27:20 am
Strongs! May you have a speedy recovery. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: mox on March 07, 2012, 11:27:34 am
Heal up soon! Good job on keeping it upright  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Gerrard on March 07, 2012, 11:28:15 am
Sterkte !
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: XTZFegen on March 07, 2012, 11:32:15 am
Good job in keeping the bike up. At least your safe!! Good luck Moondog.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Veldbrand on March 07, 2012, 11:34:18 am
Oi, sorry about that man.
Good luck with the op and heal soon.

Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: JonW on March 07, 2012, 11:34:29 am
Really sorry to hear this  :(

Hope your leg gets fixed well and you recover soon.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Ventana on March 07, 2012, 11:42:47 am
Sorry to hear about it MD but the okes from the Woes Rand are made of tuff stuff.

Get well soon  ;)
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Koet on March 07, 2012, 11:56:10 am
Ai tog, Moondog!  Glad you're OK.  Where did it happen?  As you know, I travel the exact same route as you every day... Glad it's not worse, and that the bike is not dented.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Boxer on March 07, 2012, 11:57:13 am
Sterkte Moondog!!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Pote on March 07, 2012, 12:02:10 pm
eina :o sterkte daar :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Eisbein on March 07, 2012, 12:08:10 pm
Not every day you hear about a broken leg due to an altercation with a car where there was no fall.
Respect.
;D


Although it could have been worse you are still injured, so good luck with the recovery though.
Glad it wasn't worse.

Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Eisbein on March 07, 2012, 12:09:35 pm
I'm curious - what did the guys there say when you drove yourself to hospital on a bike with a broken leg ?

:)
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: blazes on March 07, 2012, 12:16:21 pm
Ouch--get well soon ---
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Herman24 on March 07, 2012, 12:23:06 pm
Ai tog, sterkte man. Kon baie slegter uitgedraai het, :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: landieman on March 07, 2012, 12:23:56 pm
close call,sho.speedy recovery moondog
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: TrailBlazer on March 07, 2012, 12:24:06 pm
Strongs and heal well MD
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Just_Plain_Dan on March 07, 2012, 12:31:19 pm
Sterkte met die operasie. Hoop jou been word gou gesond! :thumleft:

I'm curious - what did the guys there say when you drove yourself to hospital on a bike with a broken leg ?

:)

+1

Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: SmokenFly on March 07, 2012, 12:33:13 pm
Damn, dude! glad your ok. Sorry about the leg hope it heals fast
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Brakenjan on March 07, 2012, 12:39:06 pm
Eish...

Hope you heal quickly Moondog!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Pistol on March 07, 2012, 12:43:12 pm
Eina bliksem Toniiiiiiiiii. Make sure you make the trip across to top Keg afterwards for a beer with Jules on The Friday hey :mwink:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: LeonDude on March 07, 2012, 12:45:59 pm
Damn, bad one there. Hope all goes well with the op and you heal soon.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Old fart on March 07, 2012, 12:47:16 pm
Strongs. Get well soon.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Moondog on March 07, 2012, 01:11:03 pm
Doctor and nurses amazed - think that I am nuts - but I was up so  I thought that I might as well ride - after all it would be my last ride for a while ;) 6 long weeks! 
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Moondog on March 07, 2012, 01:13:38 pm
Adrenalin is amazing stuff - wish you could get your body to pump it on demand :D - but I was pretty light headed by the time I parked the bike - quite scary :o
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: roxenz on March 07, 2012, 01:14:47 pm
Eina and sorry, boet! You know I live close-by, if you need anything, just shout.  oke ate tree 6 wobble five 65 wobble seven

Heal quick.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Pote on March 07, 2012, 01:15:59 pm
Adrenalin is amazing stuff - wish you could get your body to pump it on demand :D - but I was pretty light headed by the time I parked the bike - quite scary :o
:thumleft: amper beter as brannas & coke
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Malibu on March 07, 2012, 01:26:32 pm
Flip no!  Sorry mate, that is terrible news... :(
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Gat Slag on March 07, 2012, 01:30:38 pm
Sorrie man! Hope you heal soon :)
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Tommy Transalp on March 07, 2012, 01:33:43 pm
Get better soon! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Misty on March 07, 2012, 01:36:17 pm
Agge no man, did you not learn anything from the TPF Club - do not, I repeat, do not put your foot out!! ;) Just teasing!
Take it easy with the recovery hey but hope you heal soon!!  :3some:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Adventurer on March 07, 2012, 01:39:27 pm
Eish, good to hear you're ok though....similar thing that happened to Misty and Just Biking....they had different repair procedures done though, one seemed to be speedier than the other, chat to them.....
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: pirata on March 07, 2012, 01:42:32 pm
Sorry to hear this MD. I hope the healing time is quick and painless.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: DirtRebell on March 07, 2012, 01:46:44 pm
Demmit! Strongs man, hope you heal soon!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: kwassi on March 07, 2012, 01:52:07 pm
Ai Uncle

Sterkte.

Sal jou opsoek as jy weer hier op kantoor is.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: eSKaPe on March 07, 2012, 01:52:38 pm
O no sorry to hear this T. Hope u better quick - it will be interesting to see how they fix it, compared with Misty and Just Biking. At least the Keg is close by as Pistol says!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: MINZI on March 07, 2012, 02:38:24 pm
I just spoke to him, he is in a lot of pain, but the drugs are helping him to cope. Trying to get hold of his wife to go and collect his bike. If I see him, I will post a pic of him on the drugs... :pot:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on March 07, 2012, 02:46:31 pm
It seems you were very lucky indeed.
Hope the 6 weeks fly by.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Cave Girl on March 07, 2012, 02:47:44 pm
Hey sorry to hear though it must have looked cool you just riding off as if nothing had happend. Hope they get you onto some decent drugs so the pain allows you to get some sleep before the op.
Hang in there and heal well.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Duracell on March 07, 2012, 03:03:08 pm
 :o  :o Not nice to hear.... Strongs and heal well  :thumleft:

Respect for driving yourself to hospital on the bike with a broken leg  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: S - 4 - B on March 07, 2012, 03:06:54 pm
Shit Boet

Glad you are ok , but still a shit thing to happen.

Hope it heals super fast
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: TK-Ten on March 07, 2012, 03:27:57 pm
Sorry to hear Moondog . Hope you have a speedy recovery !
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: GARTHVADER on March 07, 2012, 04:02:41 pm
 RESPECT MD, not sure if I could or would have ridden like that. Get well soon!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Cracker on March 07, 2012, 04:10:40 pm
It's 6 weeks if you do as you're told, a whole lot longer if you think your superman.

Take it easy, you'll be walking before you know it........... :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: J-dog on March 07, 2012, 04:12:33 pm
ag nee man. good luck for the op :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Rynet on March 07, 2012, 04:41:55 pm
Oh no Moondog :( , when careful riders like you get taken out it makes me scared, very scared   :o.

Get better soon   :thumleft:, and be thankful you did not have the same fate as the little green scooter's owner  .
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: knightrat on March 07, 2012, 06:24:26 pm
RESPECT!!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on March 07, 2012, 06:33:18 pm
Heal up quick, I know how you feel
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Crowley on March 07, 2012, 07:24:06 pm
Comes to mind that you must be a tough bastard. I'm not going to mess with you.

Bad luck but you handle it well.

Get well and get back on the bike.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Marnus on March 07, 2012, 07:33:30 pm
Get well soon!  Looks like you've had your spoon of cement already  ;D
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: laurika on March 07, 2012, 07:33:40 pm
Lousy lousy, crappy thing to happen....but they do make them tough in the west rand, something in the water....ill come fetch you for drinks friday, if it comes to that.....heal soon Tony!!!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Motties on March 07, 2012, 07:34:53 pm
Ai, not good, could have been much worse though. I am not far from Wilgeheuwel and have a lazy lowder if you guys need a hand. Heal well
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Laban on March 07, 2012, 07:39:10 pm


Strongs Md!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Great White on March 07, 2012, 07:52:37 pm
Hey Bud heal well, your scooter is safe back in your garage. Drinks outside Wilgeheuwel on Friday. :mwink:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Harry the Buffalo on March 07, 2012, 08:11:15 pm
Yes ???....Eina blikemmer :'(  Get well soon Mate :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: DigiEye on March 07, 2012, 09:10:47 pm
Ai tog Tony, sorry to hear about the injury...wishing you a speedy recovery!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Moondog on March 07, 2012, 09:53:46 pm
Thanks for all the support guys - the calls, BBMs, SMS's and visits - and to Would-I and Great White for taking my baby to safety - appreciate it guys (and girls). Man, it sucks to pee in a bottle!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Misty on March 08, 2012, 07:27:49 am
Man, it sucks to pee in a bottle!

 ;D be thankful you dont have to lift yourself on to a pan every time, just that small movement made me cringe! Hmm then again the catheter was even worse... sorry ok Im not making you feel any better am I  ;) :) - good luck for the op today, hope they treat you well!! PS: did you hurt ligaments too?
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: eSKaPe on March 08, 2012, 09:13:13 am
Popped in to see T last nite while I was at Wilgeheuwel seeing someone else - he may not remember as he was floating on the pain killers but all the best for today and the path to recovery.

 
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Sunflower on March 08, 2012, 09:18:06 am
Good Luck with the op!!! Get well soon!  :3some:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: HansS on March 08, 2012, 09:29:24 am
Hey Tony,get well soon!
See you on the road!
Hans
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Sitvlak on March 08, 2012, 09:30:13 am
Get well soon!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Gee S on March 08, 2012, 10:52:07 am
Damn I only saw this now, been working my Arse off with the stike yesterday. Glad to hear you are relatively ok. Please call if there is anything I can do to help. 0 eight three 2 eight 4 five five 1 two. Please let us no how the op went.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: White Rhino on March 08, 2012, 10:54:24 am
Jeez Tony. No faith in our ambulance programme, so you ride yourself to shpital with a broken leg  :o

Hope the op procedure is mere formalities and you recover quickly.

So you will be needing to do some tinkering while you idle for 6 weeks  :biggrin: Your time will not go wasted, I'm pretty sure.

Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Duracell on March 08, 2012, 12:02:52 pm
Lousy lousy, crappy thing to happen....but they do make them tough in the west rand, something in the water....ill come fetch you for drinks friday, if it comes to that.....heal soon Tony!!!
Must be the acid mine-water around there  >:D
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Cave Girl on March 08, 2012, 12:03:14 pm
Hope the op goes well. They keep the drugs flowing and u out soon!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Wheelman on March 08, 2012, 12:46:50 pm
Hey Bud, sorry to read this now :eek7:, Will pop past and check the Nurses are looking after you properly :pot: :laughing4:
Which ward you in?
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: krister on March 08, 2012, 01:01:10 pm
Good to hear you were so lucky, MD!  Good luck with the recovery process!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: alwyn_gs on March 08, 2012, 01:05:17 pm
 :thumleft: Strongs MD!!!

And Respect!  :deal:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Misty on March 08, 2012, 01:08:14 pm
Hey Bud, sorry to read this now :eek7:, Will pop past and check the Nurses are looking after you properly :pot: :laughing4:
Which ward you in?

He should be in ward 6 Orthopedics :)
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Wheelman on March 08, 2012, 01:09:33 pm
Hey Bud, sorry to read this now :eek7:, Will pop past and check the Nurses are looking after you properly :pot: :laughing4:
Which ward you in?

He should be in ward 6 Orthopedics :)
Thanks Misty!

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Pistol on March 08, 2012, 03:18:42 pm
Hey Bud, sorry to read this now :eek7:, Will pop past and check the Nurses are looking after you properly :pot: :laughing4:
Which ward you in?

He should be in ward 6 Orthopedics :)
Thanks Misty!

 :thumleft:

Do they allow Savannahs?????
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: theotherguy on March 08, 2012, 03:31:24 pm
Do they allow Savannahs?????
the real question is: do they allow hansa?
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: eSKaPe on March 08, 2012, 04:12:08 pm
Hey Bud, sorry to read this now :eek7:, Will pop past and check the Nurses are looking after you properly :pot: :laughing4:
Which ward you in?

He should be in ward 6 Orthopedics :)

yip he is in section 6, room K
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: eSKaPe on March 08, 2012, 04:20:55 pm
Hey Bud, sorry to read this now :eek7:, Will pop past and check the Nurses are looking after you properly :pot: :laughing4:
Which ward you in?

Wheelman if you see the man tonite after the op please let us know how it went
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Fugly on March 08, 2012, 04:25:45 pm
Ouch moon, hope you heal fast!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Wheelman on March 08, 2012, 04:41:14 pm
Hey Bud, sorry to read this now :eek7:, Will pop past and check the Nurses are looking after you properly :pot: :laughing4:
Which ward you in?

Wheelman if you see the man tonite after the op please let us know how it went
Will do  :thumleft: Maybe try and sneak a pic too!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Philemon on March 08, 2012, 05:12:19 pm
Eish MD

Just read this - heal well mate!!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Trippple XC on March 08, 2012, 05:39:13 pm
Speedy recovery :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 08, 2012, 05:41:34 pm
Glad you're OK, Moondog. Could have been ward 6, 7 and 11. :xxbah:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Plaashaas on March 08, 2012, 05:50:23 pm
need some  pics espicially of cute nurses

enjoy the rest bud

 ;D
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Wheelman on March 08, 2012, 07:16:45 pm
Just come from hospital. Tony still in theater. Passed a WD on GS 800 at the entrance on the way out. Sorry I could not stop. Iwas in the cage. No pics of cute nurses...will try again tomorrow....
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: laurika on March 08, 2012, 07:29:35 pm
Just come from hospital. Tony still in theater. Passed a WD on GS 800 at the entrance on the way out. Sorry I could not stop. Iwas in the cage. No pics of cute nurses...will try again tomorrow....
ill joing u when you go tomorrow..any other west rand dogs, before we go for drinks later?
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: White Rhino on March 09, 2012, 02:14:16 am
Just come from hospital. Tony still in theater. Passed a WD on GS 800 at the entrance on the way out. Sorry I could not stop. Iwas in the cage. No pics of cute nurses...will try again tomorrow....
Twas I Wheelman just missed you :thumleft:

Spoke to the family. He was in recovery with one eye tring to spy on the nurses :ricky:

Message later from his good lady Wilda was:
Tony out of theatre after many hours and now in ICU. Vital signs look good and he has spoken to me.
He feels no pain at the moment but has a built-in mecano set - I saw the xrays!

Wilda travels the same route as Tony to work so she happened to be a few hundred metres behind him when he had is incident. He phoned her and said "I've broken my leg. What do I do ... Where's the hospital.." So she rode alongside him to the hospital, getting weaker as he went along. Drenched in sweat on arrival.  :o

Let me put this into perspective. I witnessed a similar injury a while ago - seven piece break on the same bone. The chap couldn't be moved an inch, even after 2 Myprodols. He refused to be moved. Just lifting him into a van had him screaming blue murder.

Tony, you're one tough SOB.

(https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTVx8N4oyHft2Z92vZ_AaEmsMDvVl4CTs70NCZ-jZHUr6h12Uk1)

Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: laurika on March 09, 2012, 07:39:13 am
Glad u got thru the op without incident Tony....Respect!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Moondog on March 09, 2012, 07:39:43 am
... Or stoopid ;)

Op seems to have gone well. Will chat to the doc later. Should be out of icu before lunch. Thx for all the msgs!

Will only know how bad the pain is in about 6hrs!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Wheelman on March 09, 2012, 11:39:38 am
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm,  White Rhino, see you spotted one :imaposer: Sorry to have missed you. Will catch up another day.

Hey Tony, glad you're on the mend bud.... Not too long and we can sell all the metal for beer! Shout if you need help with anything. When do they let you out or can we come past this evening for some more "nurse spotting" :biggrin:...
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: BOER! on March 09, 2012, 11:49:57 am
Good luck tony.

All the best mate.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on March 09, 2012, 12:05:59 pm
Jeez dude.. best wishes, I don't wish an op like that on anyone, it is kark sore.

Heal up quick

Muz
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Brandt on March 09, 2012, 12:09:04 pm
Good luck  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Biza on March 09, 2012, 12:38:57 pm
Strongs to you bru!!!!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: poplap on March 09, 2012, 12:44:38 pm
Strongs Tony.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Cave Girl on March 09, 2012, 04:40:55 pm
Glad all went well - hope now that the drugs have worn off it's not to unberable!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Rooies on March 09, 2012, 04:55:17 pm
Happy healing Moondog :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: BlueBull2007 on March 09, 2012, 07:21:21 pm
Eish only saw this now...Get well soon bud!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Hondsekierie on March 09, 2012, 07:53:27 pm
Strongs buddy :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: laurika on March 10, 2012, 03:06:35 pm
I popped in to see Moondog this morning...he is in good spirits...apparently his physio is a nubile little blonde...so hes not complaining too much...we ate ice lollies together and spoke about life in the hospital, life on the bike...and future plans for commuting...he expressed his gratitude to the WD ..says its amazing how it cheers you up when people support you like this...!!! i took some pics...but stopped short of covering the catheter......all i can say is...drink more water Moondog.... :imaposer:    looks like he can go home tuesday? yippeee...

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Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: White Rhino on March 10, 2012, 03:09:14 pm
Cool, Lau - How much tin is he carrying?
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: laurika on March 10, 2012, 03:13:06 pm
Cool, Lau - How much tin is he carrying?
apparently the usual one strip with holes, and some screws....pretty things....6 cracks on the top of the tibia (?) all screwed together....
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: White Rhino on March 10, 2012, 03:24:53 pm
Cool, Lau - How much tin is he carrying?
apparently the usual one strip with holes, and some screws....pretty things....6 cracks on the top of the tibia (?) all screwed together....
Welcome to the Tin investors club - Moondog: You're one of many tin investors on WD. :ricky:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Tweets on March 10, 2012, 08:08:07 pm
Sorry to hear about your incident.  Get well bud. Thinking of you. Now its time to take a Loooonngggg sevatical, and recover fully, before riding boneys again.  These fractures are big time KarK.

Your health is far more important than your bike. STRUUUUEEEEEE  ;D
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on March 10, 2012, 11:45:35 pm
donner but that looks eina .. heal up quick !!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: madmax on March 11, 2012, 05:18:58 pm
sorry man..hope it goes good
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Moondog on March 11, 2012, 05:29:42 pm
Looks like I should be out of hoispital by tomorrow afternoon or Tuesday at the latest - if it keeps going as well as it has - up on crutches and all the plumbing working normally again!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: madmax on March 11, 2012, 06:19:59 pm
well looking at pics its your brake leg so you can strap crutches to scoot and well only motorcyclists use brakes bikers dont ..  :imaposer:

but seriously get well and 6 weeks goes quick except when you sitting and waiting em out
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Moondog on March 11, 2012, 07:32:32 pm
The pics look worse than it is - there was quite a lot of blood after the op, but its all cleaned up and pipes taken away, so I am actually in great spirits. Looking forward to going home. And thanks again everyone for the visits, messages, etc, etc - the dogs are a great lot.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Pote on March 11, 2012, 09:13:26 pm
donner but that looks eina .. heal up quick !!
sÍ die een sieke vir die ander  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Wheelman on March 12, 2012, 08:50:33 am
The pics look worse than it is - there was quite a lot of blood after the op, but its all cleaned up and pipes taken away, so I am actually in great spirits. Looking forward to going home. And thanks again everyone for the visits, messages, etc, etc - the dogs are a great lot.
Keep up the good cheer Tony. Again just shout if you need some help getting around and we'll make a plan.
That brace they've put on your leg looks quite technical and should keep you occupied for a while! :biggrin: Prolly pop in this evening again...........  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Adventurer on March 12, 2012, 01:50:06 pm
Saw him today, looked pretty cheerful, says he's going home today.... :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Wheelman on March 12, 2012, 02:04:16 pm
Thanks Kurt, just means we'll have to drink beer with him at home :pot: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: White Rhino on March 12, 2012, 02:06:48 pm
Well done Moondog - you're beating the clock. You'll be back in the swing of things before you can say wherethefuckarewe :laughing4:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Pietcoke on March 12, 2012, 02:21:43 pm
Onfokkengelooflik :o

Sterkte en word gou gesond :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Kerritz on March 12, 2012, 02:51:40 pm
Etter dit lyk eina!! Hoop jy word gou gesond!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Moondog on March 12, 2012, 06:40:30 pm
Thanks Kurt, just means we'll have to drink beer with him at home :pot: :biggrin:

Anyone welcome anytime, PM me for the address.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: laurika on March 12, 2012, 06:42:36 pm
Thanks Kurt, just means we'll have to drink beer with him at home :pot: :biggrin:

Anyone welcome anytime, PM me for the address.
none of this "PM" nonsense....open house party..... :headbang:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Kiln on March 12, 2012, 08:00:28 pm
Party, Party, Party....Get well soon Moondog, only five and a half long weeks to go............... :ricky:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Mark Hardy on March 12, 2012, 08:14:24 pm
Jeez just saw this now, sorry to hear. Heal well Bud and welcome to the "tin Collecters" club  ;D
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: rooigevaar on March 12, 2012, 09:35:45 pm
Mentioned what happened to MD at Varsity today, okes said I was talking k@k, so I quoted your thread, they just reckoned "hardcore"! Strongs!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Moondog on March 13, 2012, 08:31:56 pm
You only let your wife take tegaderm dressing off once before you call for the razor!  :(
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Gee S on March 13, 2012, 09:06:26 pm
Damn that looks sore! Get well soon.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: laurika on March 13, 2012, 09:31:29 pm
Sjoe, glad your skin can breathe again!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: White Rhino on March 14, 2012, 05:37:03 am
Damn that looks like a proper cut. Well done - you need evidence when they ask you to drop your rods at the airport after sounding the metal detector  :biggrin:

Heal quick  :thumleft:

Seeing as you have so much time on your hands - let's fit that hot exhaust. I'll get it to you when you are ready  :mwink:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: BlueBull2007 on March 14, 2012, 06:27:51 am
Eina bliksem!

That's going to be the proof of a serious "when I was younger" story.

Heal well bud.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: roxenz on March 14, 2012, 10:08:57 am
Jislaaik, M-Dog, the medicos properly savaged that leg of yours! Hope it heals well.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Moondog on March 14, 2012, 10:24:09 am
Damn that looks like a proper cut. Well done - you need evidence when they ask you to drop your rods at the airport after sounding the metal detector  :biggrin:

Heal quick  :thumleft:

Seeing as you have so much time on your hands - let's fit that hot exhaust. I'll get it to you when you are ready  :mwink:

Now that sounds like a plan. Has yours been ceramic coated and installed yet?
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: White Rhino on March 14, 2012, 10:42:06 am
Damn that looks like a proper cut. Well done - you need evidence when they ask you to drop your rods at the airport after sounding the metal detector  :biggrin:

Heal quick  :thumleft:

Seeing as you have so much time on your hands - let's fit that hot exhaust. I'll get it to you when you are ready  :mwink:

Now that sounds like a plan. Has yours been ceramic coated and installed yet?
What my titanium insert in my arm or my exhaust?  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: RobC on March 14, 2012, 11:28:09 am
Cool, Lau - How much tin is he carrying?
apparently the usual one strip with holes, and some screws....pretty things....6 cracks on the top of the tibia (?) all screwed together....
Welcome to the Tin investors club - Moondog: You're one of many tin investors on WD. :ricky:
Same injury I had... welcome to the club Moondog! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Moondog on March 14, 2012, 11:52:15 am
Damn that looks like a proper cut. Well done - you need evidence when they ask you to drop your rods at the airport after sounding the metal detector  :biggrin:

Heal quick  :thumleft:

Seeing as you have so much time on your hands - let's fit that hot exhaust. I'll get it to you when you are ready  :mwink:

Now that sounds like a plan. Has yours been ceramic coated and installed yet?
What my titanium insert in my arm or my exhaust?  :biggrin:

Yah! The insert is staying just where it is! Have you put the titanium exhaust header back yet.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Moondog on March 14, 2012, 11:54:47 am
Cool, Lau - How much tin is he carrying?
apparently the usual one strip with holes, and some screws....pretty things....6 cracks on the top of the tibia (?) all screwed together....
Welcome to the Tin investors club - Moondog: You're one of many tin investors on WD. :ricky:
Same injury I had... welcome to the club Moondog! :thumleft:

Thanks, and i did not even know that i was planning on making application to this exclusive club. Maybe we need a SE or a Skaapkop logo  :pot:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: White Rhino on March 14, 2012, 11:55:49 am
Damn that looks like a proper cut. Well done - you need evidence when they ask you to drop your rods at the airport after sounding the metal detector  :biggrin:

Heal quick  :thumleft:

Seeing as you have so much time on your hands - let's fit that hot exhaust. I'll get it to you when you are ready  :mwink:

Now that sounds like a plan. Has yours been ceramic coated and installed yet?
What my titanium insert in my arm or my exhaust?  :biggrin:

Yah! The insert is staying just where it is! Have you put the titanium exhaust header back yet.

Nah, that one will be yours, I reckon  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: weskus on March 14, 2012, 01:15:43 pm
Eina Bliksem, hoop hy raak mooi gesond :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: ZAR on March 14, 2012, 02:34:46 pm
Eina moer.....

Hoop jy is gou weer op die BEEN.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Kerritz on March 14, 2012, 02:56:07 pm
Liewe ouers!!  :o

Vinnige beterskap!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Moondog on March 14, 2012, 08:18:45 pm
Damn that looks like a proper cut. Well done - you need evidence when they ask you to drop your rods at the airport after sounding the metal detector  :biggrin:

Heal quick  :thumleft:

Seeing as you have so much time on your hands - let's fit that hot exhaust. I'll get it to you when you are ready  :mwink:

Now that sounds like a plan. Has yours been ceramic coated and installed yet?
What my titanium insert in my arm or my exhaust?  :biggrin:

Yah! The insert is staying just where it is! Have you put the titanium exhaust header back yet.

Nah, that one will be yours, I reckon  :biggrin:

Wow WR, thats an awesome gift, thank you!!!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Tweets on March 17, 2012, 08:15:50 pm
Strongs there Moondog.  All these other comentators are woeseys.  This lot always looks worse than it really is. (suck an extra few of those lekker big pain pills) In a day or two, the swelling will go down, and in a week those stiches will start itching (means it getting better and healthier)  The worst is the waiting TIME, for the bones to grow inside.  Thats what is not nice.

Get comfortable with lekker books etc. 

Get well "slowly" boet  :thumleft: ;D
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Tweets on March 17, 2012, 08:17:13 pm
When is this open house party.   :D  Please do tell. Must come visit.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Moondog on March 17, 2012, 08:43:34 pm
Tweets, you are right - the most frustrating part is the wait - progress is so S L O W.
The house party is in Helderkruin - as soon as I am back on my hind legs again - but feel free to pop around any time - the bar is stocked ;)
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: laurika on March 17, 2012, 08:56:30 pm
Tweets, you are right - the most frustrating part is the wait - progress is so S L O W.
The house party is in Helderkruin - as soon as I am back on my hind legs again - but feel free to pop around any time - the bar is stocked ;)
we dont need a stocked bar to come visit....but it sure helps.... >:D
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Xchallenge on March 19, 2012, 06:55:18 pm
Get well soon Moondog.

I respect the fact that you rode straight to the hospital. I don't even want to know how you got off your bike without putting pressure on your broken leg.

Hope you are back in full force in no time. Nik-Nak paddy whack, give a Wild Dog a bone!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: laurika on March 19, 2012, 07:00:07 pm
ya, tell us about your check up today...... >:D
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: subie on March 19, 2012, 07:51:39 pm
Wow! Shattered tibia. :eek7:
It is going to take more than a bit of plaster to fix that.
Shit luck friend. Strongs with the recovery. Glad bike is okay   :mwink:

 :ricky:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Tweets on March 19, 2012, 08:52:43 pm
Tweets, you are right - the most frustrating part is the wait - progress is so S L O W.
The house party is in Helderkruin - as soon as I am back on my hind legs again - but feel free to pop around any time - the bar is stocked ;)
Will make a plan Saturday. PM me your address. I'm going down to PE but will be back by Friday arvie.

Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: laurika on March 19, 2012, 09:07:35 pm
Tweets, you are right - the most frustrating part is the wait - progress is so S L O W.
The house party is in Helderkruin - as soon as I am back on my hind legs again - but feel free to pop around any time - the bar is stocked ;)
Will make a plan Saturday. PM me your address. I'm going down to PE but will be back by Friday arvie.


ya let me know...or sunday...pop in there on the way to magalies?
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Moondog on March 20, 2012, 05:48:44 am
Tweets, you are right - the most frustrating part is the wait - progress is so S L O W.
The house party is in Helderkruin - as soon as I am back on my hind legs again - but feel free to pop around any time - the bar is stocked ;)
Will make a plan Saturday. PM me your address. I'm going down to PE but will be back by Friday arvie.


You guys are most welcome - anytime. PM sent.

Cheers, Tony
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: White Rhino on March 20, 2012, 06:26:29 am
How's the scafolding holding out?

Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Malibu on March 20, 2012, 08:16:48 am
Aaaauuuuw!  I'm at Red Star for the weekend...

I'll have to come terrorise (or stalk) you later... ;)  PM You address buddy, I'll see if FireCracker wants to get out a bit too...
Mmmmm, and Dakota, and a few others...

Mind you, doubt if you are up to handling a bunch of girls visiting...
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Moondog on March 20, 2012, 08:58:21 am
No problem at all, Mal - just let me know in enough time to take all the neccesary meds ;)
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Moondog on March 20, 2012, 09:16:42 am
Wow! Shattered tibia. :eek7:
It is going to take more than a bit of plaster to fix that.
Shit luck friend. Strongs with the recovery. Glad bike is okay   :mwink:

 :ricky:

Thx, Subie - thats no lie - I now own more Meccano than your average 10 year old boy. I think that I counted 11 screws.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: laurika on March 20, 2012, 09:28:46 am
No problem at all, Mal - just let me know in enough time to take all the neccesary meds ;)
better get a double script, just in case....
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: BlueBull2007 on March 21, 2012, 12:28:52 am
So what is the prognosis - how long will it be before you can get out there again?
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Moondog on March 21, 2012, 06:44:45 am
I am officially booked off for 6 weeks, but should be able to go back to work in 2 weeks. I should also be able to drive or ride tar in 4 - 6 weeks. In 3 months the leg should operate 100 percent normally and be up to full strength in 6 months. They can remove the meccano in 12 to 18 months z- seems that is my call depending on if it bothers me. For now he is happy with the progress, but I am still finding it damn painful and am frustrated that getting around is such a PITA.

I will however not push it - I want this thing to heal properly.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: krister on March 21, 2012, 06:59:07 am
Good luck with the healing process!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Bernt on March 21, 2012, 08:30:48 am
Hey Moondog,

Just seen this today. All the best with your recovery, glad you are okay. (thanks for your help in the mud at Stoffberg!!)
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Tweets on March 30, 2012, 05:45:49 pm
Another week closer to pension  ;D  Hang in there and get well bud. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Moondog on March 30, 2012, 11:15:32 pm
Another week closer to pension  ;D  Hang in there and get well bud. :thumleft:

Thanks Tweets - to you and all the other dogs (Laurika, Wheelman, Adventurer, eSKaPe, Great White, White Rhino, Would-I, Malibu, Dee, and the list goes on) that have gone out of their way to visit and lift the spirits. It honestly means a lot to me.

I am healing well - today was my first voluntary outing from of the house - with some arm twisting by Misty and Laurika - had a great time at eSKaPe's birthday bash, and felt surprisingly strong. Every step forward feels like a small victory. Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: laurika on March 30, 2012, 11:20:46 pm
Will post pictures of u reclining on your sofa at the pitstop on the drinks thread....with wenches serving u.... :imaposer: was simply wonderful to see u about!!!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: White Rhino on March 30, 2012, 11:26:42 pm
Another week closer to pension  ;D  Hang in there and get well bud. :thumleft:

Thanks Tweets - to you and all the other dogs (Laurika, Wheelman, Adventurer, eSKaPe, Great White, White Rhino, Would-I, Malibu, Dee, and the list goes on) that have gone out of their way to visit and lift the spirits. It honestly means a lot to me.

I am healing well - today was my first voluntary outing from of the house - with some arm twisting by Misty and Laurika - had a great time at eSKaPe's birthday bash, and felt surprisingly strong. Every step forward feels like a small victory. Thanks guys!

:thumleft: I'll catch up with you after the easter break (going away) - will conduct a liver test :biggrin:

Take care
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: BlueBull2007 on March 31, 2012, 03:29:46 am
Hey moondog - werent you also going to do the Amageza? Either way I feel for you man, you must be missing your bike. At least you have some good dogs to visit you!

Well done Wille doggies!  :thumleft:

:paw:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - but not down
Post by: Moondog on January 09, 2013, 09:43:21 am
Time to get the meccano out my leg  :cheers:

Going in on Friday to become un-screwed.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Malibu on January 09, 2013, 09:46:01 am
I got a good tool kit if they need extra tools.. :D
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Adventurer on January 09, 2013, 09:52:18 am
I see a well earned keyring coming up..... 8)
Good luck. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Mark Hardy on January 09, 2013, 09:58:49 am
I see a well earned keyring coming up..... 8)
Good luck. :thumleft:

yip keep the spare parts....you never when you might need them again  ;) .

Good luck with the dismantle and heal up well.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: pirata on January 09, 2013, 11:36:34 am
All the best Tony!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: da PEEG on January 09, 2013, 11:45:54 am
Good luck Tony.

Will be thinking of you on Friday - you've done your time and paid your dues dude !

Looking forward to going on a ride with you soon(where you are NOT in the support vehicle)...  :ricky:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: ianb on January 09, 2013, 01:53:45 pm
Goodluck Tony all best mate.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: RobC on January 09, 2013, 02:01:52 pm
I'm leaving mine in... good luck. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: ghosty on January 09, 2013, 02:10:58 pm
All the best,

Hope all goes well!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Gat Slag on January 09, 2013, 04:15:11 pm
All the best Tony.  Heal soon.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Oshkosh on January 09, 2013, 05:23:47 pm
All the Best Boet may the results be Positive!!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Cracker on January 09, 2013, 05:47:20 pm
What's that thing below the top 6 screws - a UFO?
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Moondog on January 09, 2013, 06:11:35 pm
What's that thing below the top 6 screws - a UFO?

Damn good question - damn the dogs are wide awake. It has had me wondering too - on my list of questions for the doctor. On the x-ray it isn't any clearer - looks like a metal shard / pin. X-Ray from the side doesnt help either but confirms that it is in the bone.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Kerritz on January 09, 2013, 06:24:28 pm
Good luck Tony....time to get back on a bike again!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Teapot on January 10, 2013, 07:40:14 am
Go well Tony. Get strong and heal well.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: RobC on January 10, 2013, 09:07:22 am
What's that thing below the top 6 screws - a UFO?

Damn good question - damn the dogs are wide awake. It has had me wondering too - on my list of questions for the doctor. On the x-ray it isn't any clearer - looks like a metal shard / pin. X-Ray from the side doesnt help either but confirms that it is in the bone.
Just another roofing screw... :lol8:
I asked my ortho if mine needed to be removed.
"Ons kan... dit sal my Fortuner help betaal... of jy kan dit inlos... dit is jou keuse of jy weer die pyn van fisio wil ondergaan..." >:D
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Moondog on January 10, 2013, 09:44:10 am
Thanks to everyone for the support, offers to help, transport, (toolkits) and all the well wishes!!!

I'm with you Rob - I did not plan to have it removed - or at least not for some time - but there is just to much metalwork in and around the knee joint - catching on tendons and othr moving soft tissue and it is preventing me from getting back to full strength - which means that I can't ride comfortably off-road (major decision making factor).

If it was just on a straight bone or was not bothering me, I would leave it in too, but I need to get rid of the pain and wierd feelings in my knees (which are often there, even when not reading the buttism thread) - so time to unscrew myself.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: RobC on January 10, 2013, 09:49:36 am

If it was just on a straight bone or was not bothering me, I would leave it in too, but I need to get rid of the pain and wierd feelings in my knees (which are often there, even when not reading the buttism thread) - so time to unscrew myself.
Understood, I am lucky that my meccano is not interfering... I just have a weird cold feeling some cold days... :imaposer:
Hope the recovery is speedy and that it is not too painful. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: White Rhino on January 11, 2013, 09:46:47 am
Good luck bud :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: laurika on January 11, 2013, 10:50:57 am
Good luck bud :thumleft:
A visit is due...u joining me? The moment he recovers from the drugs...we will go and pester him!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Adventurer on January 11, 2013, 11:58:39 am
Good luck bud :thumleft:
A visit is due...u joining me? The moment he recovers from the drugs...we will go and pester him!

And organize him a nice warm bedbath...... :peepwall: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: laurika on January 11, 2013, 12:19:05 pm
Good luck bud :thumleft:
A visit is due...u joining me? The moment he recovers from the drugs...we will go and pester him!

And organize him a nice warm bedbath...... :peepwall: :biggrin:
he who has the vision, Adventurer ol man....HAS THE JOB! pucker up Moondog..... :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Adventurer on January 11, 2013, 12:26:23 pm
Good luck bud :thumleft:
A visit is due...u joining me? The moment he recovers from the drugs...we will go and pester him!

And organize him a nice warm bedbath...... :peepwall: :biggrin:
he who has the vision, Adventurer ol man....HAS THE JOB! pucker up Moondog..... :imaposer: :imaposer:

I'm sure I can arrange a nice dik momma with badge emblazoned lapels to carry this out....... :imaposer:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Moondog on January 11, 2013, 02:28:40 pm
My Meccano is out of my leg! About time!  All well, but leaning heavily on some serious drugs!

Oh, and that UFO is a drill bit that broke off in the bone with the first op.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Mr Zog on January 11, 2013, 02:30:32 pm
Faark bru!!! Thats a lekker mechano set!

Like somebody else mentioned, that big bit will make a lekker keyring.  :thumleft:

Enjoy the good meds while they last  :drif:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: White Rhino on January 11, 2013, 02:39:52 pm
Good luck bud :thumleft:
A visit is due...u joining me? The moment he recovers from the drugs...we will go and pester him!
Great idea - got any spare morphine - some for him and some for me :biggrin:

I dont have my phone, I'll PM you ...
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Koet on January 11, 2013, 02:51:14 pm
Bliksem Moondog!  Enjoy die pille.  Word gou beter!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: ZAR on January 11, 2013, 02:58:46 pm

Sterkte en los die nursies uit!   >:D  Is jy darm 'n rukkie afgeboek?
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: krister on January 11, 2013, 05:19:54 pm
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Moondog on January 11, 2013, 08:56:32 pm
Good luck bud :thumleft:
A visit is due...u joining me? The moment he recovers from the drugs...we will go and pester him!

And organize him a nice warm bedbath...... :peepwall: :biggrin:
he who has the vision, Adventurer ol man....HAS THE JOB! pucker up Moondog..... :imaposer: :imaposer:

I'm sure I can arrange a nice dik momma with badge emblazoned lapels to carry this out....... :imaposer:

Bang gat!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Tweets on January 11, 2013, 09:23:07 pm
More REST boet.  Suck those white pills boet.  Get well.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: 3Drink on January 13, 2013, 05:36:23 pm
Sterkte  :)
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Rynet on January 13, 2013, 06:14:24 pm
Yikes lots of metal  :o, glad you got it out , much better for your body .  Glad your unscrewing went well .  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Moondog on January 13, 2013, 06:50:16 pm
Thanks. Home today and in good spirits. Can walk, bear weight or use crutches, but will need to use my brace locked for the first 3 - 4 weeks as the doc had to tighten up a ligament. Still, wont be long before I a properly back on my hind legs.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Rynet on January 13, 2013, 06:54:21 pm
Thanks. Home today and in good spirits. Can walk, bear weight or use crutches, but will need to use my brace locked for the first 3 - 4 weeks as the doc had to tighten up a ligament. Still, wont be long before I a properly back on my hind legs.

Great , you will be over the moon when you are all healed .    :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on January 13, 2013, 06:56:57 pm
Alle beterskap, Moondog!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Moondog on January 13, 2013, 06:59:21 pm
Alle beterskap, Moondog!
Dankie Oubaas!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: krister on January 14, 2013, 08:09:13 am
All the best, Moondog!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Malibu on January 14, 2013, 08:36:11 am
Whoop whooopppp!  :)
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: da PEEG on January 14, 2013, 09:41:35 am
Thanks. Home today and in good spirits. Can walk, bear weight or use crutches, but will need to use my brace locked for the first 3 - 4 weeks as the doc had to tighten up a ligament. Still, wont be long before I a properly back on my hind legs.

Hi Tony,

I'm so glad that it's finally come out and that you can now start your real recovery - TAKE IT SLOWLY, don't rush the natural healing process dude. Looking forward to riding with you when you're able to do so.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: White Rhino on January 14, 2013, 09:52:56 am
Thanks. Home today and in good spirits. Can walk, bear weight or use crutches, but will need to use my brace locked for the first 3 - 4 weeks as the doc had to tighten up a ligament. Still, wont be long before I a properly back on my hind legs.
Good to see you up and about. Won't be long before you're snorting some dust :imaposer:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Wheelman on January 15, 2013, 09:14:50 am
Thanks. Home today and in good spirits. Can walk, bear weight or use crutches, but will need to use my brace locked for the first 3 - 4 weeks as the doc had to tighten up a ligament. Still, wont be long before I a properly back on my hind legs.
Good to see you up and about. Won't be long before you're snorting some dust :imaposer:
Yo, Tony, so glad you are on the up and up!  I have recently moved to Glencairn in the cape so when you in this part of the world please let me know.... Am currently bikeless but won't be for long. I need to get out and meet some of the cape dogs soon :biggrin:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Rooies on January 15, 2013, 11:01:04 am
Glad your adamantium is out, Moondog.  :thumleft:

Is the drill bit also out?  Is that the thing in the bottom right hand corner in the bag of toys?
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Herminator on January 15, 2013, 11:04:54 am
Ek wonder hoeveel kos dit vir een van daai Self-tappers
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Moondog on January 15, 2013, 08:11:18 pm
Wheelman - that sounds like a plan - whill do.

Glad your adamantium is out, Moondog.  :thumleft:

Is the drill bit also out?  Is that the thing in the bottom right hand corner in the bag of toys?

Yep - the doc found some infection, so he decided to take out all foreign objects, including the broken drill bit. He broke it into three pieces before finally got it out.

The longer self tappers are a piece of art. Hollow, very sharp on the tip and even the threads are as sharp as a knife blade.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Rodlau on January 15, 2013, 08:41:44 pm
All the best to you Tony. Take it easy till you are 100% OK.  Most expensive mechano set you will ever own.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Mooch on January 17, 2013, 08:32:55 pm
Get well soon bud. Let me know how the recovery goes. I am interested.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: da PEEG on January 17, 2013, 08:53:11 pm
Get well soon bud. Let me know how the recovery goes. I am interested.  :thumleft:

Hey Mooch, how's your recovery doing - ready to ride yet? (Was good to meet you at the National Bash...)
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Mooch on January 17, 2013, 09:37:31 pm
Get well soon bud. Let me know how the recovery goes. I am interested.  :thumleft:

Hey Mooch, how's your recovery doing - ready to ride yet? (Was good to meet you at the National Bash...)


Leg still weak but starting to ride a bit now. Thanks.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: jorust on January 17, 2013, 09:47:14 pm
Great seeing you the other day and thanks for all your help. Strongs with the recovery. We'll go for a ride soon-soon!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Moondog on January 18, 2013, 06:45:23 am
Great seeing you the other day and thanks for all your help. Strongs with the recovery. We'll go for a ride soon-soon!  :thumleft:
Only a pleasure, Jo. To you and all the dogs that have taken the time to SMS, BBM, phone and visit, thank you so much - it's a privilege to be a part of a group like this!

To White Rhino, a special thanks for braving my wife's wrath by bringing a copy of Sport Illustrated, including the Swimsuit calendar for 2013. I put it up in a prominent spot in the house, and so far just sideways looks, but no snotklap yet  :patch: - Priceless!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Mark Hardy on January 18, 2013, 08:09:22 am


To White Rhino, a special thanks for braving my wife's wrath by bringing a copy of Sport Illustrated, including the Swimsuit calendar for 2013. I put it up in a prominent spot in the house, and so far just sideways looks, but no snotklap yet  :patch: - Priceless!

 :lol8: :lol8:  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Gee S on January 18, 2013, 02:55:22 pm
Hey Tony, I hope you will be riding again soon. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: BOER! on January 19, 2013, 12:31:55 pm
All the best Tony.  See you around soon bud.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: laurika on January 23, 2013, 09:15:02 pm
Moondog is still in hoSpital fighting an infection in his knee, should come out on friday, he is bored !! I saw him today. Anyone in the area? Wilgerheuwel hospital. Ward 2!! Go tell him a few djokes....and bring girls..... :pot:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: White Rhino on January 24, 2013, 05:59:30 am
Great seeing you the other day and thanks for all your help. Strongs with the recovery. We'll go for a ride soon-soon!  :thumleft:
Only a pleasure, Jo. To you and all the dogs that have taken the time to SMS, BBM, phone and visit, thank you so much - it's a privilege to be a part of a group like this!

To White Rhino, a special thanks for braving my wife's wrath by bringing a copy of Sport Illustrated, including the Swimsuit calendar for 2013. I put it up in a prominent spot in the house, and so far just sideways looks, but no snotklap yet  :patch: - Priceless!
Pleasure, Twas encouragement to swim - very good leg therapy :biggrin:

Hope the infection is sorted and you can head home ... :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Moondog on January 24, 2013, 08:00:14 am
All good, should be heading home tomorrow. Thanks guys for the visits, calls and messages. Laurika, damn stirrer!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Mark Hardy on January 24, 2013, 08:02:29 am
I hope the nurses are looking after you.... >:D ;)
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Dwerg on January 24, 2013, 08:05:44 am
All good, should be heading home tomorrow. Thanks guys for the visits, calls and messages. Laurika, damn stirrer!

Good news  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: White Rhino on January 24, 2013, 08:27:16 am
I hope the nurses are looking after you.... >:D ;)

Do you also get the feeling that there are alterior motives for staying in spitaal :mwink:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Mooch on January 24, 2013, 08:36:35 am
Get well soon bud.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: laurika on January 24, 2013, 08:43:19 am
All good, should be heading home tomorrow. Thanks guys for the visits, calls and messages. Laurika, damn stirrer!
shAmE Tony, felt so sorry for u sitting there all alone...not even the sexy little physio this time around? Tsk tsk!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Mark Hardy on January 24, 2013, 08:43:56 am
I hope the nurses are looking after you.... >:D ;)

Do you also get the feeling that there are alterior motives for staying in spitaal :mwink:

Yip......it can't be the food, he's off the lekker drugs so it can only be the nurses that are keeping him there.  ;D
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Moondog on January 24, 2013, 08:52:06 am
 :laughing4:
All good, should be heading home tomorrow. Thanks guys for the visits, calls and messages. Laurika, damn stirrer!
shAmE Tony, felt so sorry for u sitting there all alone...not even the sexy little physio this time around? Tsk tsk!
Oh, she has been popping in, just to say 'hi'  ;D
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Mooch on January 24, 2013, 09:48:13 am
:laughing4:
All good, should be heading home tomorrow. Thanks guys for the visits, calls and messages. Laurika, damn stirrer!
shAmE Tony, felt so sorry for u sitting there all alone...not even the sexy little physio this time around? Tsk tsk!
Oh, she has been popping in, just to say 'hi'  ;D

Staying another week then..... :biggrin:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Moondog on January 24, 2013, 11:57:51 am
Nope. I can pay to visit her any time - dont need to bankrupt Discovery in the process.
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Post by: Kerritz on January 24, 2013, 12:20:43 pm
Nope. I can pay to visit her any time - dont need to bankrupt Discovery in the process.

Way tooooo late for that......good news Tony!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Mooi Rooi on January 24, 2013, 12:23:35 pm
speedy recovery  :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Malibu on January 24, 2013, 12:54:43 pm
I hope the nurses are looking after you.... >:D ;)

Do you also get the feeling that there are alterior motives for staying in spitaal :mwink:

Yip......it can't be the food, he's off the lekker drugs so it can only be the nurses that are keeping him there.  ;D

The Physio!  ;D
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Would I? on January 24, 2013, 08:37:32 pm
Tony only saw this now!!!

Get better quick. Did not even know you were going in  :-[

Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: da PEEG on January 24, 2013, 09:22:29 pm
Hey Tony,

I was on my way to see you this afternoon when an idiot turned in front of me and I T-Boned her with my bike...

I'm OK - sprained wrist and bruised shin (going for X-Rays tomorrow).
Bikes front forks are stuffed - hope they don't write her off!!!

Sorry I couldn't make it - heal up my man. Hope you don't die of boredom.

Chech out:  http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=116183.0
 

Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Moondog on January 24, 2013, 10:08:44 pm
Hey Tony,

I was on my way to see you this afternoon when an idiot turned in front of me and I T-Boned her with my bike...

I'm OK - sprained wrist and bruised shin (going for X-Rays tomorrow).
Bikes front forks are stuffed - hope they don't write her off!!!

Sorry I couldn't make it - heal up my man. Hope you don't die of boredom.

Chech out:  http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=116183.0



Replied in your thread - this damn breaks my heart - so sorry that an honourable intention is now costing you! Let me know what the doc and the mechanic have to say please.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: BlueBull2007 on January 25, 2013, 05:22:27 am
Bliksem Tony I never dreamt I would share your misfortune. Shaterred right tibia at the top. 5 pieces. Bones graft, kak house full of meccano in the top of my leg as well. My cut goes stright to the top of my knee otherise it looks the same. Getting queesy reading about your drill bit and stuff. Man its quite a juorney hey.

I have bloody steel staples holding the cut together, not stitches..At least those things are out now.
Lying here at home feeling sorri for myself, but forgot about that when I read about your infection. Pump the full course of antibiotics man, go for 13 day if necessary, watch out it doesn not return.

I just hope I dont have to wait 9 months before I have my steel out. Just started phsyio on Monday, and my bloody leg is still sore 4 weeks later.

Any wise words you might want to share?

Hope youre walking fine soon boet :thumleft: We will have to take a picture together sometime of our scars  ;)
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Moondog on January 25, 2013, 07:53:08 am
Well they got the lab results - "No Culture". Thats good news, but seriously, they had to use a 4 day lab test to figure out that I have no culture - could have told them that in the beginning!

BB, it seems like a long frustrating journey, but it actually goes quickly and every step forward is a milestone to celebrate - remember the feeling when you could take your first pee without a bottle, or a simple shower - its amazing how quickly we forget the victories - look for them and celebrate them.

My biggest learning is to go with your gut - you know your body better than any doctor - if something doesnt seem right, moan and complain, and if you don't get the reaction that you want, go and see another doctor. I was damn lucky that I insisted that the metal had to come out - if I had not, they would not have found the lurking infection in good time and who knows what damage it would have caused.

Today the wound is dry and swelling right down, and I am feeling great - cant wait to get the garish stitches out next week. Then 1 more week with the brace, and I can walk attachment free!

Thanks again to the dogs for the visits, messages, posts, etc. - they really make a huge difference.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Moondog on January 25, 2013, 08:04:10 am
Latest pic.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: laurika on January 25, 2013, 08:09:18 am
Now I get what u said about the stiches being "movie stiches" this time around...did he leave his glasses at home?? Sjoe!! Wound colour is normal!! Looking so good!!!!
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Moondog on January 25, 2013, 08:16:15 am
Now I get what u said about the stiches being "movie stiches" this time around...did he leave his glasses at home?? Sjoe!! Wound colour is normal!! Looking so good!!!!

They look more like mortuary stitches to me  :eek7: They are apparently whats needed in the situation where they dont want infection - so no internal stitching or other foreign bodies, so they stitch wide and with a double loop that holds securely and wont pull out. They will make an impressive scar.
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Mark Hardy on January 25, 2013, 08:34:53 am
and chicks dig scars  :thumleft:  ;D
Title: Re: Moondog broken - then 'fixed' - now to get the Meccano out.
Post by: Mooch on January 25, 2013, 08:50:26 am
Bliksem Tony I never dreamt I would share your misfortune. Shaterred right tibia at the top. 5 pieces. Bones graft, kak house full of meccano in the top of my leg as well. My cut goes stright to the top of my knee otherise it looks the same. Getting queesy reading about your drill bit and stuff. Man its quite a juorney hey.

I have bloody steel staples holding the cut together, not stitches..At least those things are out now.
Lying here at home feeling sorri for myself, but forgot about that when I read about your infection. Pump the full course of antibiotics man, go for 13 day if necessary, watch out it doesn not return.

I just hope I dont have to wait 9 months before I have my steel out. Just started phsyio on Monday, and my bloody leg is still sore 4 weeks later.

Any wise words you might want to share?

Hope youre walking fine soon boet :thumleft: We will have to take a picture together sometime of our scars  ;)

We can start a club with this injury...

I also had steel staples ... 20 something of them. Doc said plate should should stay in for 2 Years!!!
Neraly 7 months now and still battling with a weak leg...
But as Tony says, it goes quick and you have many really important milestones along the way. Its reall very debilitating at first, but we forget that quickly.