Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What's been happening?

The week after I wrote my last post I was hit by a car while cycling home from the train station after work. It hurt. Today marks my first day back at work since that fateful day. 

I was travelling along Morris Rd (about 1km from home) and a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction turned in front of me to turn into his street. I sustained a broken arm, broken finger, lacerated knee, a cracking concussion and multiple other minor injuries. The bicycle and helmet are also cactus. 

I was transported by ambulance to the Alfred hospital where I underwent surgery on Anzac Day to put me together again. They did a pretty good job ;)

Luckily Karen's parents were visiting from Sydney at the time and were able to extend their stay. Once I got home there still wasn't much I could do. 

Karen, her parents, many friends from scouts, bowls and the community in general have been great and I thank you all. We're extremely fortunate to be part of such a caring community. 

Fast forward to today and I'm on the train returning to work for the first time since the accident. It's feel like I'm starting a new job, but not quite so scary. 

In the days and weeks to come I'll be building up my strength and purchasing a new bicycle with a view to continuing my commuting. Slow and steady. 

Thanks for listening.