My slight injury was correctable if rare.
My Physios all rocked. NHS for the win.
I'm getting better and I'm still selfishly thinking of myself; if you don't you're lying.
My recovery has been a team effort: Surgeon, Physio, me, Physio, me. Without the work of each of them, no improvement.
Oh and I'm plenty generous.
Elder. I do not think you should be denied IVF. Your child could potentially pay my pension. (Selfish)
If you pay tax you should get treatment. If you don't then [cloud9] off. I could dodge tax. I pay tax, I PAYE what I Owe.
I'm alive because One
person resuscitated some big [cloud9] baby because I was the largest thing ever born in the hospital at 24inches. I had a good chance and I'm doing the best I God dam can to repay that person. Isn't that the best we can all do?
So I'm going to post my selfish
update! I'll probably be banned as I don't belong in PC Britannia.
I've not suffered a war wound or been in some kind of life changing event. I fell off a bike while getting some exorcise.
I'm not looking for sympathy. FFS it is a single broken bone.
not hard to fix!
I was after some duck tape and a 'Pat on the head', told to 'walk it off', 'my team needs me', 'get in the [cloud9] scrum!' or what ever your rugby coach told you.
Not 'Oh well never mind nothing we can do now enjoy a life on benefits as a scrote.'
I don't know, perhaps its because I've friends who have served I see this as some thing very slight as they have either had or seen things so much more significant than a single broken bone.
It should not have been a big deal.
Long overdue perhaps but I've been patiently working hard to recover and anyway I'm right.
I always am.
Oh and I've been a little bit busy with work and making money.
So here is whats what; if you care.
If we are going to ration resources me being able to do what I do for my country is more important than some one who wears adult diapers. Shit I was told I would not be able to button up a [cloud9] shirt or put on socks!
A single broken bone!
How do you come to terms with that? You don't you demand to see life's manager. You give the lemons back.
I've been patiently improving following the surgery that I fought
I've paid for a few appointments, spent thousands on equipment spent hours using it to work out on, its OK if you've
got the money, aye
I've sweated. Oh have I sweated.
So the MD I paid was:
- Impressed someone had tried the operation I needed its a very rare injury!
- Surprised the work was not that not that bad, the MD who had the courage to do it must have some 'leet skills!
- Pointed out that to have any chance of recovery surgery was the only option
- Surprised that the MD who did the op and the person who botched the first go had not referred me to a specialist, there is only one place in the UK that does these normally.
- Had never seen as bad an injury from a pedal bike accident
- spent the time to talk about the actual injury, explaining what was wrong and showing me the scans which showed the exact details that were pertinent.
- Adamant that all the treatment I required should be on the NHS!
So I'm going to again say that the Docs just don't have enough time. I may have said that to some of you I've spoken to, if its not above.So the details of the injury.
What I had was my clavicle displaced over the second rib and in front of my sternum which meant every breath hurt on top of the pain from the broken clavicle. Deep breaths or laughing was seriously painful. As was any jolts or bumps. Every step hurt.
Can you imagine going from some one who can ride a bike 6 miles to work, run 6 miles and get a shower and lunch in 1 hour and cycle 6 miles home every day to be unable to even walk? 1 mile in 45 minutes!
Never be able to do press-ups let alone the fifty I could do. What I was told 1.0
The clavicle (collar bone) was broken near the shoulder
What was true 1.0
The clavicle (collar bone) was broken along its length from the Sterno-curricular joint to about half way.
The back of the clavicle (collar bone) was still attached to the tendons an the sternum.
Meaning that if the bones were juxtapositioned (Close to each other) it would heal with sufficient strength. The main part of the bone had to be stabilized surgically for healing to occur. In fact even though the bone still protrudes today, because it was close enough and immobilized by the operation healing could occur.What I was told 1.1
My shoulder was dislocated
What was true 1.1
My shoulder was not dislocated by the crash.
I was subjected to additional injury to my Rotator cuffs from the botched first operation because my X-rays and CT were incorrectly read.I'm now 99 % recovered from that so no harm in the big picture mistakes happenWhat I was told 1.2
You will never lift your arm above head height let alone do the things you are saying. You will never be as strong as you were.
Surgery is not required.
What was true 1.2
What a load of bollocks! They have no idea how hard I will work at what I want.
I've spent a lot of time and had some really good team of physios who worked with me to regain my full range of movement.
I'm now benching 60KG. My external rotation is 80-90% of what I can do with the other arm, that's only because of the botched first operation. Where I do need to work on is the front delt and upper clavicle potion of the peck as these had to be cut to gain access to the Clavicle and relocate it.
I can press and lift anything I want, within reasonable limits.
I'm almost pain free and hardly notice it.
The MD I paid to see said
There is no reason you wont be able to recover sufficiently to have any impact on anything you want to do. The work to the Sterno-curricular joint (collar bone to the bit in the middle of your chest) will heal well enough and be strong enough because the two bone parts are fusing so as to have no impact in your life. As for the Acromioclavicular joint let me just say the entire All Blacks team in the 90s and early 2000 all had dislocated AC joints and it did not prevent them from being champions. It will continue to stabilize and only the AC capsule is ruptured. further treatment may be required regarding impingement by the clavicle on the Rotator cuff however this should be assessed on 6 monthly intervals, the swelling will subside as this relates to the surgery and will reduce the level of impingement. We will continue to monitor the rate of improvement over the next 4, 12 and 24 mouths to assess if any further treatment is required.
So I continue to work hard in the gym I built and I'm now riding hard again and getting big air. Driving again. Back at work.
My physio really encouraged me to push it and not be a pussy, which I was being.
My operation took about an hour of the NHS time and I've worked really hard.
If none of that had been done and I was an Idle & Lazy [cloud9] I would be on bloody benefits for the next 60 years unless I [cloud9] topped my self as there is no [cloud9] way I could deal with having to be dressed!What does all this mean to me?
Well I'm back at work, working on a multi-million pound contract. I'm leading a small troupe of mountain bikers as they try to get as fit as this wont
be cripple. What does that mean to you?I'm paying your pensions
If that upsets the snow flakes grow a pair!
Also I now have a really cool scar! If nothing else that in its self was worth it.
PS I'm pissed and one of the most dyslexic people know to man I scored 5.5 out of 5 on an assessment; so I apologize for spelling and grammatical errors.
PPS that was quite cathartic.
ppps Being able to get an average IQ of 140 on the dyslexic test is significant if you understand the two tests. My lower was 110. You have no idea how hard I work to deal with the cards I'm dealt. And no idea how angry it makes me when retards are said to have a learning difficulty or are just behind. I have a difficulty and I work hard. I've checked my spelling, I've checked my capitals after '.' and when I say I, I've also made dam sure I've checked the apostrophes in my text. I might have missed some, or even words in some sentences.
Edit: I'd rather have had "or even some words in sentences." but I jumble some times.