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10-07-2007 06:45 PM
cookeetree
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Originally posted by Rundog
...After I first posted the good wishes from so many of you out here really made me feel a lot better.THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!!.....
Always welcome, mate. Glad we were there to "help" when you needed us.



10-07-2007 06:33 PM
Rundog Thanks, Tsunami. When I was in acute rehab they had a computer in the dining room. I used to wheel over to it after dinner & logon to this site. It hurt to type, so I never posted, but it was good to see the familiar names. After I first posted the good wishes from so many of you out here really made me feel a lot better.THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!!.....
10-04-2007 07:06 AM
tsunami Rundog, I'm glad to see you're alright. Your positive attitude probably had a lot to do with your survival and recovery.
You're a lucky man.
10-03-2007 09:03 PM
Rundog
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Originally posted by sportbikes4life

What I want to know is about your out of body experiance and hell-ish flashes.....what do you mean?
The hellish flashes? I remember waking up long enough to rip the feeding tube out of my throat - good thing, as I had an infection at the end of the tube. I remember Moms making me blow into a tube - turns out I had developed pneumonia. That and the broken ribs made for a fair bit of discomfort.

I can't tell you any thing about out-of-body. There were no commonalities with our waking world, so there are no terms I can think of to describe the experience. I can tell you this, though - there was no sense of time, kinda like when you dream. When I woke up it felt like I had been asleep for 8 hours, not four weeks - at least at first, till I ran my hand over my head and felt the hair....Then the pain came..

Bottom line - you have all eternity to explore the metaphysical side....make the most of your in-body experiences during the limited amount of time you have. Don't know how old you are sp4l, but I'm 47 and believe me, the joy that comes with each new spring also brings a sadness in knowing that they will come to an end. Make each day count!
10-03-2007 03:34 PM
sportbikes4life
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Originally posted by ESanders2

It's weird how chance comes into play in things like that. This week, someone in my squadron at the base died while he was taking an after dinner walk. It was dark, and he tripped and fell into a culvert next to the dirt road he was walking on, striking his head on a rock.
I tell people something like this when they say riding motorcycles is dangerous.
You never know when your time is up, whether it be at speed or a walking pace or in bed.
Sorry to read about these things though, damn.
10-03-2007 03:29 PM
sportbikes4life Wow!
Glad to read your story, it means your alive to tell it!

What I want to know is about your out of body experiance and hell-ish flashes.....what do you mean?

I hope to read about your first ride again after the incident.
09-29-2007 09:25 PM
ESanders2 Rundog- I was glad to see a post again from you, and I'm glad you're up and about now. I remember your first post about the accident. I ride that same stretch of road occasionally, so your pictures were eerily familiar. It's a nice road, but it always seems to have some gravel on it for some reason. And before your story, I never even thought of a car coming at me through the fence. It's so scary to think of going out riding, then waking up in the hospital without remembering what happened. Did you have a sense that a lot of time had passed between your ride and waking up in the hospital? Tell us more about the feeling of "returning to your body." I don't know anyone who has experienced anything like that.

What happened to the driver of the other car?

It's weird how chance comes into play in things like that. This week, someone in my squadron at the base died while he was taking an after dinner walk. It was dark, and he tripped and fell into a culvert next to the dirt road he was walking on, striking his head on a rock.
09-28-2007 04:14 PM
Rundog
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Originally posted by Mister Tee
I drive, or ride the I-80 next to that road almost every day. I can't imagine how someone could manage to lose control of their car so badly that it would jump that fence and reach that road.

Glad you're okay, and walking again.
Believe it or not, T. 20 people ran off of he road in that same spot last year, including a police car! Seems to me that that particular stretch of road runs so close to the freeway, that it produces a sort of optical illusion. Instead of putting up a concrete barrier, Caltrans just keeps replacing the wire fence.

Thanks for the thoughts, mkeeney...
Kan., a permanent loss of humor would have been the worst wound, by far!

Cookee, till your shoulder gets better, you can get on the back and let Ms. Tree do the driving, like she does in the rest of the marriage..

What's up, V.? How you doin, G.
It was an interesting experience, it showed me that your body is a vehicle for your spirit, much the same way that your bike is a vehicle for your body. Now I didn't see any bright light (or any light) There was absolutely nothing in common with the physical world, so I can't think of any way to explain it.
I can tell you this, though....Dying is easy, it's just the path leading there is so uncomfortable.... Don't be in a hurry to go there, enjoy here while you can....

PS There were zombies, Vash. they were nurses taking care of me, but it seemed to me at the time that they were strangers who were doing very personal things to my body and I didn't know why....
09-28-2007 01:48 PM
gonathan85
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Originally posted by Rundog
I can't imagine what was going thru my mind either, G. I can't remember.
It was just short of four weeks. Other than hellish flashes I don't remember anything about that first month. I do remember my spirit returning to my body three times. The first two times my body was uninhabitable, so I left. The third time I stayed. When I woke up, it was one of those 'Twilight Zone' moments. I couldn't move anything but my right arm. I ran my hand over my head and felt all this hair. I've been shaving my head for more than a decade. It was then I realized that something was wrong....
Wow...super eerie! I never came close to that kind of feeling when I wrecked my bike. I do remember that when I was still laying on the ground, everything around me seemed to be taking place in slow motion...the kid's car that ran me off the road sloooowly drove by...dust kinda whisked around in the wind...probably a combination of the epinepherine and shock flowing though my body.

Haven't had an out of body experience yet...that's intriguing.
09-28-2007 12:29 PM
cookeetree
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Originally posted by Rundog
Thanks, Cookeetree! Hope all is well with your family....
Yep, all good, thanks mate, aside from a strained shoulder muscle which is keeping me off the bike atm.



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