DISASTER STRIKES

Trip Start May 28, 2007
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Trip End Dec 31, 2007


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Flag of Canada  , Ontario,
Sunday, September 30, 2007

ON SATURDAY I WAS IN A BICYCLE ACCIDENT....
I BROKE MY RIGHT HAND AND THE WHOLE RIGHT SIDE
OF MY BODY IS STIFF AND SORE. SOME SCRATCHES AND SCRAPS TOOO.

MY RIGHT HAND IS IN A CAST NOW.

I NEVER REALIZED HOW MUCH I NEEDED TWO HANDS UNTIL NOW.......

TWO HANDS TO EAT USING A KNIFE AND FORK,
TO TAKE THE TOP OFF OF A JAR, A TOOTH PASTE TUBE, A PILL BOTTLE - THOSE CHILD PROOF BOTTLES ARE MURDER, TO DRIVE A CAR, WRITING (MAKING NOTES IN CLASS)  AND MANY OTHER THINGS THAT I WILL NOT MENTION......

I WAS LUCKY IT WAS A COLD DAY (COOL) AND I WAS WEARING LONG PANTS, A LONG SLEEVED SHIRT, A LEATHER VEST AND BOOTS.
USUALLY I WEAR SHORTS, GO TOPLESS OR WEAR A SHORT SLEEVED SHIRT AND SANDALS - I WOULD HAVE BEEN SCRATCHED AND SCRAPPED UP VERY BADLY IF I HAD BEEN DRESSED THAT WAY.....
I WAS NOT WEARING A HELMET BECAUSE ONLY SISSY'S WEAR A HELMET..
AND I AM NOT A SISSY.

I WAS TRAVELLING FAST (I ALWAYS TRAVEL FAST) DOWN RIDEAU STREET, A HIGH TRAFFIC STREET, DOWN A HILL AND AROUND A CURVE TO THE CUMMINGS STREET BRIDGE.

THREE OR FOUR PEOPLE IN THEIR 30'S AND/OR 40'S, WHO I WILL NOW REFER TO AS THE IDIOTS, CAME RUNNING DOWN A STEEP WOODED HILL YELLING AND SCREAMING THEIR HEADS OFF (HAVING FUN I GUESS) WITH THEIR DOG.... THEY RAN ONTO THE STREET AND ALMOST RAN INTO ME  -  I HIT THE DOG AND WENT OVER THE HANDLE BARS AND SLIDE DOWN THE STREET, MY BICYCLE SLIDE ACROSS THE STREET, THE DOG WAS HIT BY A CAR AND KILLED.  THE 3 OR 4 IDIOTS STARTED YELLING AND SCREAMING AND CRYING BECAUSE THEIR DOG HAD BEEN KILLED AND WAS DEAD....
YOU WOULD THINK THAT THEY HAD JUST LOST THEIR ONLY CHILD THE WAY THEY WERE CARRYING ON....

I DO NOT THINK THAT THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN DISTRESSED IF IT WAS ME THAT WAS DEAD AND IT WAS THEIR DOG THAT WAS ALIVE.

I GOT ON MY BICYCLE AND RODE OFF
IT TAKES A FEW HOURS FOR THE EFFECTS
OF A BROKEN HAND TO BE FULLY FELT. 
LISE DROVE ME TO AN EMERGENCY CLINIC WHEN I GOT HOME
THE DOCTOR SAID THAT I WOULD LIVE....

NOT HAVING THE USE OF MY RIGHT HAND
WILL PROBABLY SLOW ME DOWN FOR THE NEXT MONTH.

THE SAME DAY A 57 YEAR OLD MAN DRIVING ON THE OTTAWA
EXPRESS WAY (QUEENSWAY) HAD A PIECE OF METAL
COME THROUGH THE FRONT WINDOW OF HIS CAR AND KNOCK HIS HEAD OFF. THE WHOLE INSIDE OF THE CAR WAS COVERED IN BLOOD.
THE PARA MEDICS HAD TO TREAT SEVERAL BYSTANDERS THAT FREAKED OUT AT THE SIGHT - THE POLICE COVERED THE CAR WITH A TARP SO THAT MORE PEOPLE WOULD NOT FREAK OUT AT THE SIGHT.....

HOWEVER, THAT INCIDENT COMBINED WITH MY ACCIDENT DID MAKE ME THINK ABOUT THE RANDOMNESS OF DEATH AND HOW IT CAN STRIKE ANYWHERE AT ANYTIME.

IN AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE IT MAY BE ME THAT DIES AND THE DOG THAT LIVES AND THE IDIOTS THAT ARE HAPPY THAT IT WAS NOT THEIR DOG THAT WAS KILLED.

INJURED DAVE

EVERYTHING IS NOTHING
NOTHING IS EVERYTHING
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rdalexand
rdalexand on

Your Son
I am hurt inside to now know that my dad has a broken hand. I think it was to be either the dog or you to get killed. Luckily, it was the dog that got killed. Those kids should have had the dog tied to a leash.

CIAO,
Dave

wakingdream
wakingdream on

Ouch
Sorry to hear about your broken hand! Glad to hear you're okay otherwise.

Susie

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