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Othy down

Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:45 pm

Regrettably Othy has had a bad crash yesterday descending into Wollongong on Mt Ousley rd. Othy was riding on the sealed shoulder and hit a section of a truck tyre. Fortunately another rider dragged him off the roadway before a car came and a truck driver stopped and gave assistance.

Othy is in Wollongong hospital. He is expected to be transferred to a Sydney hospital.
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Re: Othy down

Postby CommuRider » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:54 pm

Oh no!!

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Re: Othy down

Postby sogood » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:00 pm

Speedy recovery!
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Re: Othy down

Postby zero » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:10 pm

Ouchies!

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Re: Othy down

Postby alchemist » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:31 pm

Oh bugger, heal fast Christian.
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Re: Othy down

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:41 pm

Not good! :(

What damage has he received, if he is being transferred to another hospital?
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Re: Othy down

Postby sogood » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:54 pm

alchemist wrote:Oh bugger, heal fast Christian.

Othy is not Christian. But Christian was on the same ride.
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Re: Othy down

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:40 pm

Damn. :(

Heal quick and well Othy.
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Re: Othy down

Postby goneriding » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:30 am

sogood wrote:Speedy recovery!


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Re: Othy down

Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:34 am

An update from his partner on my bike club web site

Dani wrote:Surgery took 7 hours but seems to have gone well. They did both shoulders and the fractured elbow and cleaned both elbows out. No need for a blood transfusion. He spent the night in recovery and is now back in the ward but still pretty zonked out. They say he is recovering well. Fitness helps a lot. Haven't spoken to the surgeon yet so we'll know more when that happens. Thank the club guys for all their support. Tim's been reading the messages when he can.
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Re: Othy down

Postby MichaelB » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:01 pm

mikesbytes wrote:An update from his partner on my bike club web site

Dani wrote:Surgery took 7 hours but seems to have gone well. They did both shoulders and the fractured elbow and cleaned both elbows out. No need for a blood transfusion. He spent the night in recovery and is now back in the ward but still pretty zonked out. They say he is recovering well. Fitness helps a lot. Haven't spoken to the surgeon yet so we'll know more when that happens. Thank the club guys for all their support. Tim's been reading the messages when he can.


Sounds like he took quite a battering :(

Hope recovery is full, if not speedy as well
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Re: Othy down

Postby JV911 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:03 pm

Heal quick and Othy!!!

10 replies and noone's asked, "how's the bike?". :shock:
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Re: Othy down

Postby sogood » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:20 pm

JV911 wrote:10 replies and noone's asked, "how's the bike?". :shock:

One minor nick on the derailleur and that's all on his new Parlee.
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Re: Othy down

Postby ni78ck » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:26 pm

sogood wrote:
JV911 wrote:10 replies and noone's asked, "how's the bike?". :shock:

One minor nick on the derailleur and that's all on his new Parlee.


that would be enough to get a new one :? :P
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Re: Othy down

Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:22 pm

Another update
Dani wrote:Spoke to the surgeon today. He said the operation went well but the beak in the right shoulder is pretty serious so there are risks it won't heal properly. We'll just have to wait and see. We're looking into a transfer to Sydney but it could take some time to organise.
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Re: Othy down

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:18 pm

Dani wrote:Hi guys, it’s Tim's wife, Dani. Thought I'd post an update. Wanted to post some photos too, but can't quite work out how to do it in the short time I have this morning. Any tips?

Tim is doing pretty well, all things considered. They've got him doing basic physio exercises. He can (slowly) bend each arm at the elbow with close to full range of motion, and they've got him doing 10 reps of that each hour. He can also let the arms hang down from the shoulder and make small pendulum movements, but that will be the extent of his shoulder physio for at least the first 3 weeks or so.

He's off the morphine and onto oral pain medication, and can get out of bed and walk a short distance, sit in a chair for a while, stuff like that which makes the days less monotonous.

I've been reading him your messages and he really appreciates them, as do I.

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Re: Othy down

Postby foo on patrol » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:22 pm

That's a great start! :)
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Re: Othy down

Postby Boognoss » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:50 pm

foo on patrol wrote:That's a great start! :)


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Re: Othy down

Postby CommuRider » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:27 pm

Keep at it!
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Re: Othy down

Postby MichaelB » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:09 am

Hope the improvement continues well. Know about the boredom aspect. Spent 8 weeks in traction after a compound farcture of the femur (amongst some other injuries) many years ago as a result of an MVA.

Keep smiling and hope it goes well.
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Re: Othy down

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:24 am

Posted this up on my club forum

mikesbytes wrote:Dani has sent thru these photos for publication in this thread

My heart goes out to you Tim

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Re: Othy down

Postby CommuRider » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:30 am

:shock:

Hope those wounds dry up soon.

On the small positive side, minimal damage to the face.
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Re: Othy down

Postby MichaelB » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:25 pm

CommuRider wrote::shock:

Hope those wounds dry up soon.

On the small positive side, minimal damage to the face.


+100 Lucky I'd finished lunch....

All power to you and your healing.
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Re: Othy down

Postby crazycanuck » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:55 pm

Oh dear oh :cry: Ow..ow.. :cry:

Othy, i don't know you well but I hope you recover smoothly from your crash. Take care & remember to do all the physio exercises as well as you can. Deal with the pain as best you can.

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Re: Othy down

Postby JV911 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:00 pm

Boognoss wrote:
foo on patrol wrote:That's a great start! :)


+1

Heal well Othy!!


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you'll be on the mag trainer in no time :D
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