It’s been a while since I last posted, and there is a good reason for that.
I was involved in a motorcycle accident.
On 11 March 2011 on my way to work a car (Landrover Discovery) turned in front of me and I had nowhere to go. I hit the car on the left hand side and did myself some serious damage.
I broke both bones in my left leg under my knee. My right arm radial head connection into the elbow and my left hand. I also bumped my head and sustained a diffuse axonal injury, which I later found out is a devastating injury which not many recover from.
I spent 5 weeks in hospital, the first 5 days being in a coma. I can’t remember anything about my hospital stay except the last few days before being discharged.I was completely confused for the first week. I did not recognize any friends or family, but I was did converse with anybody willing to listen about a wide range of subjects, photography being one of them.
During the second week I sat bolt upright and demanded to see my wife
I’ve since recovered to the point where I’m home and going to physio once a week to get me back on my feet. My knee is healing well and I’ll likely not have a limp. My elbow does have some complication which we still need to resolve. All in good time.
I’m just very happy to still be here and still take some photos when I can. I’m also happy about the 30kg I lost while in hospital, tho I’ve started picking some up again so I don’t look like a zombie.
The most important take away from my accident is you have to life live to the fullest. You never know when it’s going to end.