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Oh dear

Well last night I decided to go to the beach again on my quad sit on beach for an hour . Unfortunately things didn't turn out that way ! Going down the beach road and wasn't concentrating mind not on what I was doing anything I had a seizure and lost control of the quad it went one way upside down my body went the other but I was still kinda attached to quad still . In short I had my mobile I called for ambulance , popped hospital dislocated my right leg at hip and left shoulder both put back in place in pain but alive . Quad been brought home it survived but think will be saying goodbye to it .

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Oh Davey! What a thing to happen. I hope you make a good recovery and definitely say “goodbye” to the quad. Stay safe and take care xxxxx🙀

in reply to sassy59

I'm ok thanks my own stupid fault should concentrate on what I'm doing but gave me a wake up call about seizures,👍 I'm hobbling around a bit wasn't bad dislocations just popped back In place but could have been far worse .

Oh dear! What a shock, though I'm glad you're relatively ok. It's sad to say goodbye to the quad but probably a wise decision. Sending you lots of good wishes 🏖️

in reply to HungryHufflepuff

Well it was my own fault my mind was elsewhere so not concentrating on the road and really I should not be in the quad with uncontrolled seizures . But I can admit the fault was mine but yes sad to see it go but for the best ,😢😢😢👍

A nasty reminder of your health issues Davey. Life is for living but at a gentler pace. Take it easy and give your joints time to heal. xx

in reply to CDPO16

Well yes you are right 😂 but taking it easy won't happen already changed and given my dad his bed bath aswell as changed bedding and washed what I took off his bed 😂😂

Oh no, I’m glad you’re sort of ok and home again soon! Sorry Davey to hear you have to say goodbye to your quad …I can imagine it’s pretty hard giving up your mode of transport, but it is sounding like it’s time. Take care,

Dee

in reply to madonbrew

Well I stopped using it a while ago because I wanted to exercise more.by walking but I went down the beach one night on it and then last night I was say here and just decided to go . Big mistake because my mind was elsewhere 😂😂 I paid the price but I'm ok and quad gets early retirement 😂😂😂

Oh Davey! What bad luck. Just when you were feeling so good. I’m glad your injury’s weren’t too bad and you’re back but, but maybe you need to take it easy today. The quad definitely needs to go!

in reply to helenlw7

I've not stopped this morning changed and given my dad is bed bath changed and washed all his bedding. I'm now taking a break sat outside thinking. Yes quad definitely going 😂

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I wish I had your energy - I’ve taken my two dogs for a walk and that’s me done for!

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Not a case of energy it's responsibilities . I take mine seriously because it's my dad's life at the end of the day 😅

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Very true

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It's my old school teachings ,😊😊

So sorry to hear this Dave, but glad your alive and kicking. What a shame as yet another bit of independence slipping away. Xx

Hope you repair well and fully. Must be very painful!

It’s actually against the law here to drive anything with epilepsy so I’m glad your not risking it again. Good luck.

in reply to Chriskho

It's not epilepsy it's damage caused by hypoxia over a two year time period 😅 pain is a state of mind I don't mind so it doesn't matter 🤣🤣🤣 pain let's you know your alive . I'm extremely stiff but I can live with that

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Must be very difficult for you if it comes on with no warning.

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Lasts she's when it comes on

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Lasts age's damn predicted text and fat fingers ,🤣🤣🤣

Are you doing your Evel Knieval stunts? 😁Oh you must have got an awful fright ,

You will probably be stiff and sore for a while, hoping you wear a helmet, and if it’s bashed well at least saved your head.

in reply to Maggie_Mae

No helmet just a hoody yes extremely stiff causing me to limp a bit but all's good I'll take myself in hand and behave myself and refrain from overdoing stuff

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Think someone needs to take you in hand ! On serious note , it’s easy for us in UK to remember it’s your transport and independence .

in reply to Maggie_Mae

Never been taken in hand struggle to keep myself in hand always relied on my wit , hey I had a new donkey delivered this morning across road maybe he can give me a lift 😂😂😂

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Love the phrase "had a new donkey delivered " If I were you I wouldn't go any where near it ! Stay on your side of the road.Your accident is more reason for you to get help with your dad.

Take care

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Well do feel like ok admitted lesions on the brain is one factor but also.maybe stress aswell

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That must have been awful for you Davey, but so pleased you are alright. Please be careful. Have a good day and take care 😊 Bernadette and Jack 🐕 xxxxxx

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Will do and thank you 😊

Oh Davey! I am glad you are (relatively ) ok, sounds like you were lucky. My dad gets siezures and has been told not to drive, as an ex helicopter test pilot it makes him really cross that he's not allowed to operate something as simple as a car!! I think you need to put the quad out of temptations way, sad to say :(. What's the news on getting some help with your stepfather? Try and take it gently, let yourself heal, and mostly don't let this set back affect your positivity from the last few days :) Take care, xx

in reply to leo60

Rode bikes since 8yrs of age but now admitted defeat 🤣🤣

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Sorry, that's hard :( xx

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Well you deal with these things , usually a good massage works

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I hope so 🤞🤞 xx

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So do I , like getting a Viagra stuck in the throat and having a stiff neck all day

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Hhahaha! I'll take your word for that Davey 😂😂 xx

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Not as I've used Viagra but was told never get one stuck . No wonder my dad could never open his wallet he had one in there 🤣🤣🤣

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😂😂 xx

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Well at 80 don't think much chance of it coming out of the wallet 🤣🤣🤣

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He made me laugh one night he asked me to bring his wallet in , I took it to him he opened it and after the moths settled he was going through the little pockets looking for a small picture of him when he was young when dinosaur ruled the earth 🤣 he said hey look at that my condom from 1952 I burst out laughing and said keep it ya never know 🤣🤣🤣

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Really? My dad got remarried at 79! Bet she regrets it tho' as she now has to chauffeur the grumpy old git around 😂😂 xx

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🤣🤣🤣 found a way round that tie a rope and hook to my dad's wheelchair first passing motor hook up to the bumper 🤣🤣🤣

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To be honest if I don't laugh about it I would get angry the quad was nice it got me where I wanted to go

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I know :( Best keep laughing then Davey😘😘👍 xx

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I'll be laughing till I'm dead and I'll Still probably be cracking jokes in my box well if they get the lid down mortician may give me Viagra 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Me too!! 😆😂 xx

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Best way to look at life 😅😅

For sure 👍👍😁😁 xx

I'm glad you're safe and ok.🙏But i say keep the quad and get rid of the seizures. 🤔🤔🤔

in reply to Imnotright

Would be nice but the damage the hypoxia caused it's left lesions on my brain and heart and that is what causes the seizures

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Sorry to hear that.

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It's nasty , hypoxia is very damaging

Too bad humans cannot live pain free and enjoy life.

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Now that would be nice.

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Yes it would.

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But life is not that kind

Davey behave yourself will you! Are you back in your second home again? It's sad but maybe it is time to say a fond farewell to your quad and bury it with honours. I hope you are on the mend now so please stay safe and recover quickly. x

in reply to hypercat54

Quad is going I've learnt a lesson but it used to get me around to places I wanted to go but couldn't reach by foot it takes me an hour to walk a twenty minutes walk 🤣🤣

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Mobility scooter? E-bike E-tricycle x

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Sorry but if I took my wheelchair back to hospital within thirteen week when they said I would never walk again a few years ago I think a mobility scooter would be well it win happen 🤣🤣

Sad about the quad, but probably the right decision. Hope the aches and pains clear up quickly. Thankfully no breaks 😄. Take it easy. Jax🐶x

in reply to HighGables

Will do glad about the lack of breaking anything aswell last time I broke my wrist I ended up cutting my cast off two weeks before time because I was going on tour in Germany and couldn't work with it on .🤣🤣🤣

in reply to HighGables

The Greek government as a copy of what I used to do in security which covered everything including close bodyguard work , today I was talking via zoom he lives and works in Athens as a private contractor and advisor in security for the Greek government , nice chap we were chatting he said he had a copy of my security records and said that I had a large resumey then asked if I could use firearms well this rang bells but I wasn't to worry because their sending a group out to Kabul to bring Greeks back to Greece and i flagged up as a possible candidate to repatriate from Kabul

Anybody know if he left group?

Glad to hear you survived this mishap without too many problems. Looks like you won't be joining the boys going to Kabul.

Oh my goodness! What are you like. I hope you are ok now?

So sorry to hear what happened to you. Hope you recover soon and as you say retire the quad bike! Best wishes and virtual hugs🤗🤗 please take care. xx

So sorry that yr having to give up yr quad.xxx