Keep us in your thoughts...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Dawn419, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Well, Skip/doc_gonzo and I got out on our usual Sunday Harley ride on 2/4/08. It was in the 50's with a chance of rain and we decided to "race the raindrops".

    We made a big loop...from Sparta up to Monterey, over to Livingston then Hillham and down to Cookeville. We ran into a light shower up in Monterey but it was over in a matter of minutes so we decided to keep riding. We stopped at our friends' sandwhich shop/bar/grill for dinner before we headed back home.

    On the ride home, we were headed south on the main drag in Cookeville, when some fool ran the red light...we never saw it coming until it was too late. The bike hit the car and the next thing I know, Skip and I are lying in the road. Fortunately, there was a witness, waiting for the light to change. He called 911 and to quote the initial 911 call, "I'm pretty sure that they may be dead...". Needless to say, I'm glad to report that he was wrong!

    I came out of it with several cracked ribs, broken right wrist/dislocated pinky finger and serious bruising, mainly on my right leg. Skip was injured much worse...he suffered a broken pelvis, torn bladder, several broken ribs and serious bruising. I was able to come home on the 6th, the hospital kept Skip until this past Friday, then they sent him to a local P/T-Rehab facility. He'll be coming home this Friday, after 5 full days of physical therapy. He'll be in a wheelchair for a few months but is able to use a walker to help him get around.

    My grandmom really wanted me to stay with her until Skip was able to come home but there was no way that I was going to be away from our critters for that long! They have been the best therapy for me!

    The police/nurses/doctors were amazed that we weren't hurt worse and we have our leathers and helmets to thank for that fact! Not sure what the damage to the Sporster is, at this time, but she's in one piece and is safe at a friends garage for the time being.

    Well, I'm gonna get up and move around some...this is the longest that I've been sitting at the computer and I'm feeling's good to be back!!!

    Dawn & Skip
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2011
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    OMGosh. I am so sorry that happened to you. I hope you both get better. Yall are in my prayers
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  3. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Wow - that must have been very scary! Glad to know you both are fine now. Hope you all heal well.
  4. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I am to thankful that you both were not hurt much worse than you were. I know that you both will have a long road to recovery. I was in a bike wreck in 88 and was in the hospital 11 days so I can relate to what you are going through. I pray yours and Skips healing will be much faster than expected. Good Luck and you both are in my thoughts and prayers
  5. coloradochick

    coloradochick Songster

    Dec 19, 2007
    Brighton, CO
    Wow! Here's to a speedy recovery for both of you. So glad you're both okay. [​IMG]
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    A good public service announcement for wearing proper safety gear! Glad you both survived, although a bit tattered, to say the least. My DH and I were bikers and people just don't seem to see them no matter how humongous the motorcycles are-we rode a Goldwing.
  7. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I'm glad to hear you are getting around, and the 911 caller was 'dead' wrong...LOL

    I wish you both a speedy and uneventful recovery!!
  8. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery !!!

    I've been riding for years, and while I treasure the time I spend on my bike, somedays I feel like a target is on my back. People just don't see you it seems and intersections are the pits!!

    Julie [​IMG]
  9. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    Wow [​IMG], so glad you are here to tell your story! Hope you guys recover quickly. [​IMG]

    Lisa [​IMG]
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    OMG [​IMG]

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