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Offline Colyn

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Re: Wiehann went down ...
« Reply #100 on: April 29, 2008, 12:14:14 am »
It is now almost 8 weeks since the accident. During these weeks there were some good days and some bad days. In general Wiehann is healing physically quite fast but he is frustrated with the slow pace of healing of the nerve damage.

I have switched modes and treats him "normally". In my mind he is now faced with the cold reality of his situation and life goes on. He needs to learn to function with whatever handicap he has and concentrate on doing what needs to be done to try and regain as much as possible function back.

So, I am not a very popular guy with the mother. The coldest and most cruel fact to accept by all parties is that it was his own two hands that were on the handlebars that morning and I am not going to take any blame for what happened to him. He is a very experienced rider and whatever the stupid driver of the truck did does not make me liable. I am sure many of you that went through similiar situations can understand the human interactions in this situation.

Here is a series of shots taken during the past few weeks. Every shot is dated and this is the last shots that will be published as "Crash" pictures ... life goes on.


The first day that he moved around without the sling.




Surrounded by loved ones.


Visiting the Orthopedic Surgeon at Six Weeks.








Some rehab ...


Not happy with me and my camera.


Trying to throw me a salute ...


To all of you that posted in this thread and prayed for him ... thank you from the bottom of my heart.

To Wiehann ... my son life is sometimes hard and the true steel in a man is only really visible when things goes wrong. I believe that you will recover and recover well ... hope that me and you can carve some curves again real soon.
Never underestimate the power of denial.
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Re: Wiehann went down ...
« Reply #101 on: April 29, 2008, 12:53:17 am »
Wiehann looking quite pucker - may the pain (emotional and physical) soon pass for all of you.

Wiehann, now is the time to grip the bull by the horns. Small goals on the long road, but you will ride again. Good luck!
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Re: Wiehann went down ...
« Reply #102 on: April 29, 2008, 05:50:48 am »
Colyn, never met you before, but can only judge by the quality of your postings on your thread here, and the photographs you have taken and posted.

You sir, are golden in my books. What a flipping awesome father you are. Youre care and love is hugely evident, and I can tell you that your boy is lucky to have a pops like you. My hat goes off to you....

Wiehann looks like a good kid... the smiles, the scars, the bike (nice colour!), the girls  >:D, the antics - what a boytjie. I'd like to meet with you sometime when I am in the area - you guys have come through a big ordeal. Strength to you for the rest of the road ahead, and bloody hell I hope that #(#*$ driver who made the Uturn has come with hat in hand to see how your boy is doing... at a flipping minimum.

Keep us posted. After being very close to 3 accidents in 3 weekends running (concussion 1, dislocated pelvis 2, dislocated shoulder 3), this sort of thing gets you in the gut. Sterkte ou maat.


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Re: Wiehann went down ...
« Reply #103 on: July 18, 2008, 03:34:55 pm »
Lito you have really touched my sole ... thanks for your kind words.

Well today I have some good news to share ... Wiehann is busy regaining some motor function in his biceps and triceps ... I think the fact that I sold his bike two weeks ago has kick started his muscles ;)

Three weeks ago I decided to sell his Dakar because the recovery rate was really slow and there was no chance of him riding again soon. He got onto my LT wit bike on the center stand and took the handles ... telling me that he can hold it ... well needless to say .. a slight sudden jerk of the right hand bar by me and he lost his grip on the left.

He went with me when I collected my GS and he was really depressed. This morning he got onto the GS and called me.

"I want to show you something ..." he had a broad smile on hs face and had the handles in his hands. I tried the same maneuver and to my surprise there was real resistance.

He then proceeded to show me some of the exercises he has been doing the last week. I asked him why he kept it to himself and he answered ...

"I wanted the physio to check and confirm that it i snot my imagination."

Well guys and girls I thank you all for the prayers and good wishes that went up for him. I am going to have a great weekend ... same to you all.
Never underestimate the power of denial.
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Re: Wiehann went down ...
« Reply #104 on: July 18, 2008, 04:25:55 pm »
Good news!

Thanks for the update.

02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

You have touched us and left us better for having known you - even if it was only briefly.

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Re: Wiehann went down ...
« Reply #105 on: July 18, 2008, 07:16:28 pm »
Keep going, prayers are with you.
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Re: Wiehann went down ...
« Reply #106 on: July 18, 2008, 07:49:21 pm »
Great stuff Colyn and best of luck Wiehann :thumleft:
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Re: Wiehann went down ...
« Reply #107 on: July 19, 2008, 10:02:05 am »
Colyn, Wiehann

Sterkte. Ons is almal bly oor die vordering wat jy al gemaak het. Ek dink dis veilig om te se jou deursetting is n inspirasie vir almal Wiehann, so ook jou toewyding as n pa Colyn

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Re: Wiehann went down ...
« Reply #108 on: July 19, 2008, 11:41:18 am »
Great news, excellent progress!

Keep it up and keep up the support Colyn. I notice the Wiehan has a "Targon nail" in his femur. l had my nail removed 8 months ago, and I am pleased to be metal-free!!!! :D This was the result of a hectic car prang that almost killed me....

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Re: Wiehann went down ...
« Reply #109 on: July 19, 2008, 11:42:23 am »
Yep that stuff in his leg is giving him a hard time ;) ... he is scheduled to have it removed in August.
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Re: Wiehann went down ...
« Reply #110 on: July 19, 2008, 02:22:14 pm »
Good to hear, Colyn, when you come home one day and your GS is missing from the garage, you'll know who's got it.... ;D
And then it will be another visit to BMW Bethlehem. :thumleft:
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Re: Wiehann went down ...
« Reply #111 on: July 19, 2008, 03:13:50 pm »
That will be a trip I will make gladly ;)
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Re: Wiehann went down ...
« Reply #112 on: July 19, 2008, 03:55:38 pm »
Hi Colyn.  Thanx for the update.

Trust that you will keep on recovering faster Wiehan.

Colyn, we pray for the daily strength needed. 
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Re: Wiehann went down ...
« Reply #113 on: July 19, 2008, 05:28:07 pm »
That will be a trip I will make gladly ;)

Hopefully the 800GS will be readily available by then..... :pot: :biggrin:
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Re: Wiehann went down ...
« Reply #114 on: July 20, 2008, 01:37:17 pm »
 :thumleft: Altyd goed om te sien hoe mense beter word...

Sterkte vir julle daar bo.
 

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Re: Wiehann went down ...
« Reply #115 on: February 22, 2011, 04:44:50 pm »
Time for me to close off this chapter of my life ...

The day that time stood still ...

http://www.photodex.com/share/colyn/89889mg4

... enjoy.

PS ... Thank you all for your great words of support and many prayers that went up that day. I thank you all ... DEO GLORIA.
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Re: Wiehann went down ...
« Reply #116 on: February 22, 2011, 05:06:41 pm »
and THAT is why i always wear nice underwear!!!!! for in case they have to cut my clothes!

sorry to hear about this ordeal...

best of luck and a speedy recovery
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