Hi, when I was 16 I was riding my motorbike as I usually did going as fast as possible. On this occasion I rounded a corner of a single track road, to find my father on his motorbike coming the other way. Somehow we had a head on collision, with my front wheel connecting with his engine. My brake peddle went though the sole of my Airwair boot, something went through the toe to cut my big toe. My wing mirror snapped and the stem cut into my thigh as I went over my dad. I landed on my head, making a small cut to my right eye, and was unconscious for the next ten days.
My mother had a visit from the doctor and she expected the news to be about my dad. She didn't expect the news to be about both of us! Dad was in a right mess, with his right thumb broken, in her words "he looked as if he had been dragged through a blackthorn hedge frontwards, backwards and sideways". The Doctors told her not to worry about him, it was her son she should be worried about. She visited me to find I just looked asleep.
I spent six or seven weeks in the N&N and can only remember bits of the last week. I was then transferred to Cambridge Addenbrookes where I spent an additional six or seven weeks. I feel like I was released too early from Addenbrookes, probably due to the complaining I did about the evenings when I had nothing to do.
Forward too today, I now write left handed, I can walk, with a limp, unlimited distance, I don't take any medication, I just suffer from a mild Ataxia with the biggest symptom being a shaky right hand particularly when tired. By profession I have been a Delphi computer programmer for in excess of twenty years although now I find myself redundant for the second time in a year. It is memory that lets me down, particularly short term memory, it is as if my brain evaluates everything and often says "nah I don't need that" and hence things wash over me!