Tuesday, February 12, 2008
The (Potential) High Cost of Riding
My friend John underwent another surgery on his leg yesterday, a bone graft to fill a piece of bone that was missing as a result of his motorcycle accident last October. The surgery went well and to his surprise was an outpatient procedure. John's recovery has been slow and frustrating at times but he is coming around. I know a lot of you have asked or wondered how he has been doing and when a recent dispatch arrived from John the other day I thought it would be a good time to share it. All the pictures displayed in this post are courtesy of John.
I also thought it serves as a good reminder to anyone venturing out on two wheels to do so with open eyes and be aware of the potential risk and that each of us should do what we can to manage them. And accidents are just that -- accidents.
John is a serious rider putting thousands of miles on his BMW. He's seen below just before departing for New Mexico on an Iron Butt ride.
Always the comedian he is pictured below with his new ride.
Anyways, if you want to read John's latest dispatch that he prepared and distributed in a Microsoft Word document you can download it HERE.
I must warn you that it is graphic in its display of his injuries. John retells the medical story of his stubborn leg wounds and treatment complete with color photos, X-rays, the works. But mixed in throughout the story is his humor and indomitable spirit.