Author Topic: My Connie of 10 years totaled.(new bike update last post)  (Read 13846 times)

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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. Sad biker. I'm in pretty good shape.
« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2018, 04:21:05 pm »
Yeah, makes you wonder if that would have been your face if you were not wearing a full-face helmet...
I was wondering what type of helmet you were wearing at the time.  I’m glad you had a solid full face helmet.  I road my whole career with an open face helmet and now ride with a modular (Shoei Neotec).  I just hope I never have to test it out like you have because I know they do not offer the same level of protection. 
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. Sad biker. I'm in pretty good shape.
« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2018, 04:30:35 pm »
I’m dissappointed to hear that the report didn’t include estimated speeds at impact.  Though, without heavy duty collision reconstruction analysis, science and math, it is near impossible to narrow it down to anything concrete.  At the very least, the investigating officer should get statements from the involved parties/witnesses as to their best recollection and interpretation of their respective speeds prior to impact.  Everything can and will be challenged in civil depositions regardless of how much math and science is involved. 
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. Sad biker. I'm in pretty good shape.
« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2018, 05:36:03 pm »
I’m dissappointed to hear that the report didn’t include estimated speeds at impact.  Though, without heavy duty collision reconstruction analysis, science and math, it is near impossible to narrow it down to anything concrete.  At the very least, the investigating officer should get statements from the involved parties/witnesses as to their best recollection and interpretation of their respective speeds prior to impact.  Everything can and will be challenged in civil depositions regardless of how much math and science is involved.

I was actually a traffic accident investigator as an Army MP. This was the 80s, but most of the techniques are the same...except for the introduction of LED lighting. An easy method for determining if the vehicle was, "on the brakes" at impact was to check the brake light bulb filaments for stretching. Lots of stretch, brakes wee on, and wires were hot. No stretch = no brakes applied.
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. Sad biker. I'm in pretty good shape.
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2018, 11:31:04 pm »
No, actually the key word there was 'if'. The surgeon explained that the bone fragments would fill with something, either calcium and knit together, or soft tissue and prevent them from knitting.... ever. At which point he could go back in, enlarge the original graft site and try it again. I noted that word 'try' also and asked outright: is there any way to guarantee a successful result and he basically said no.

Now as Jimmy probably knows, or will find out soon enough, that is the bone that attaches the thumb to the hand and we motorcyclists really, really need that 1) to work 2) to be relatively pain- free and 3) need it to be pretty robust, meaning 'as new' or a well healed bone. We need that paw for the clutch.

I am concerned enough about mine that I have been looking for auto- clutch bikes; did not find any new models other than the already known Fudger A (no longer imported into the US, and used ones are rare) and the Honda 1200F, and there are not many of those around either. Not sure if they still make them and even more unsure that they make the auto clutch model.

And BTW Jimmy, do not get too worked up if they prescribe a 'bone stimulator', it is not what you might be hoping for and there is no evidence (really, none) that they work anyway.

Brian

Haha! Just noticed the, "bone simulator" comment! LOL
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. Sad biker. I'm in pretty good shape.
« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2018, 05:26:26 am »
Yeah, it has been a huge source of humor around here too- 'Sorry honey, can't do that right now, stimulating my bone' and so forth.

It is an ultrasonic transducer that the manufacturer claims heals bone fractures better / faster / more fully. That said, there is little evidence that it works. My Dr. does not normally prescribe them but in my case, he said he wants to give it every chance possible to heal (again, ominous words IMO). So, twice a day, I strap it on and stimulate away. :-)

It has been tough though- from the day Julie game me the unit and went over its usage: so many, many jokes in there that I could barely graze on. Oh yeah, it comes with a gigantic bottle of lube too (seriously). Anyway, I finally cracked when she said the penetration pattern is about 30 degrees wide and goes 8" deep: I said we could probably line people up and do a 'mass stimulation' if I was not afraid of where my wrist might end up or what it might end up against in the group of people with broken.... stuff.

Brian

Haha! Just noticed the, "bone simulator" comment! LOL
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That whole damn post is EASY BOYS!

I was gonna say, you could save money and have your wife stimulate your bone.

But that's actually probably more expensive. So, carry on.

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Not sure about the costing more- this thing was $2,400 + my co- pay, which is something like $100 or $150. When the medical community goes into action, everyone gets as big a piece of the pie as possible, which is why medical treatment costs 10 times, 20 times what it is worth- they need a big pie.

And my medical insurance rejected the initial claim because I only fit two of the three requirements. The third catagory was being at high risk for not healing and the entire column was a list of habits and behaviors starting from bad and progressing to criminal; smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, drug addiction, etc. ?? So I asked the ins. co. rep. if I was to become addicted to, say, heroin, then they would cover this expense (which was prescribed by the surgeon by the way, this is not my personal choice)? To which she answered 'yes' but not if I became addicted now, I would have had to be an addict at the time of the incident. Right out of the 'Journal of unintended consequences'.

Brian

That whole damn post is EASY BOYS!

I was gonna say, you could save money and have your wife stimulate your bone.

But that's actually probably more expensive. So, carry on.
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Not sure about the costing more- this thing was $2,400 + my co- pay, which is something like $100 or $150. When the medical community goes into action, everyone gets as big a piece of the pie as possible, which is why medical treatment costs 10 times, 20 times what it is worth- they need a big pie.

And my medical insurance rejected the initial claim because I only fit two of the three requirements. The third catagory was being at high risk for not healing and the entire column was a list of habits and behaviors starting from bad and progressing to criminal; smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, drug addiction, etc. ?? So I asked the ins. co. rep. if I was to become addicted to, say, heroin, then they would cover this expense (which was prescribed by the surgeon by the way, this is not my personal choice)? To which she answered 'yes' but not if I became addicted now, I would have had to be an addict at the time of the incident. Right out of the 'Journal of unintended consequences'.

Brian


Makes absolutely perfect, reasonable and logical sense... :banghead:
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I was hoping to get outside and strip my accessories off the scooter by today, but still not feeling up to it. The Rostra is going on my Jeep! Possibly the LED lights on my fork legs, too. They're still intact. I did my laundry with mostly one arm, and that kinda sucked. LOL
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The Rostra is going on my Jeep! Possibly the LED lights on my fork legs, too.

Does that mean no more C14's for you?
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Jamie,

Take your time, man.  Don’t worry about the bike.  It ain’t going nowhere.  Work on getting yourself better and then you can deal with that sh*t.  You can sell tons of stuff off of that bike but there’s no hurry.  You may want to hold onto some of that stuff until you decide what you’re gonna do from here. 

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Jamie,

Take your time, man.  Don’t worry about the bike.  It ain’t going nowhere.  Work on getting yourself better and then you can deal with that sh*t.  You can sell tons of stuff off of that bike but there’s no hurry.  You may want to hold onto some of that stuff until you decide what you’re gonna to from here.
That's good advice. I'm just bored, but You're right. I'm sleeping like a thousand hours a day. Haha. I shouldn't make a decision about any of this until I can at least be more mobile around the house.
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Does that mean no more C14's for you?
That actually didn't occur to me. My thinking is still a little off, I guess. I'd definitely put this stuff on another C14 if I got one. I even brought the leather seat in out of the weather.
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Still recovering. My right knee and left shoulder are moving much better, but still really sore. Physical therapy is only on the knee for now, because they want the fractured scapula to heal first, I guess. My face bruising is completely gone, so I'm pretty happy about that. Thanks again for the moral support, guys.
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Still recovering. My right knee and left shoulder are moving much better, but still really sore. Physical therapy is only on the knee for now, because they want the fractured scapula to heal first, I guess. My face bruising is completely gone, so I'm pretty happy about that. Thanks again for the moral support, guys.
Back to modeling job, eh?
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