- It's a miracle I am still alive….
jeezus thats lucky!
i had a bus pass me but swerve in to avoid a motorist on the other side of the road. it only clipped me at about 25 and flipped me over the bars, fracturing 4 vertebrae. that was 12 years ago and it took me 2 years to get back on a bike and it still hurts every single day. im lucky in a way that i work shifts as i would never commute in busy traffic again.Posted 6 years agoWorldClassAccidentMember
Been there. Tripped into the road and lay there while a truck drove straight over the top with it’s tyres about 4 inches from my head. Waited until it had passed and rolled into the gutter shaking.
About 3 days to stop flinching at the sound of a car passing.Posted 6 years ago
About 3 months before the flash backs stopped.tangMember
time off and see the dr, this is a heavy trauma, poss a little something to help things calm down? ive stared it in the face a few times in my life, it will pass and just know your luck was in and your still here, so be happy… and get down the newsagents for a lotto ticket.Posted 6 years agoTracker1972Member
The “quick, get a lottery ticket” comments always make me chuckle (I make them as well by the way) but, he is the only one who nearly died yesterday, he is the one who got ambushed by a twig/branch/log and got pinged into the road… and that’s lucky!!!!!
Damn straight you are still wound up, it was a near miss, and no more likely to happen again so be thankful that it was an unusual thing that happened and do something relaxing whilst you say thank you anyone and everyone you think you need to, but with luck like that, I wouldn’t waste my money on a lottery ticket 🙂
ps, very glad you are ok you lucky bugger 😉Posted 6 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Glad you are ok, good job for surviving, but:
I just got out of the way before a horse transporter whistled by inches from my head with its horns blasting.
FFS! People beeping at you, “hey stop lying in the road you silly fellow!” As if you’re out to inconvenience them… 🙄
Anyway re the current level of anxiety – as above, the effects of this kind of thing last for a while.Posted 6 years ago
I knew there’d be a MTFU somewhere in there.
Manager’s giving me the afternoon off… gonna see the doc, see what he says.
Bike (and me) are otherwise fine – a few scrapes, and Gore bibs shredded.
It was weird how I got “launched” – I was trying to fall left, and I felt the suspension compress and got flipped to the right instead -that’s the “Oh My God” moment.
… and thanks for the kind responses.Posted 6 years agothepuristSubscriber
gonna see the doc, see what he says.
IME the doc’s won’t really be that much help – and even if they refer you to NHS counselling it could be 3-6 months before you get to take that up. I was pretty well unable to function after my accident and so it wasn’t really viable to wait that long – fortunately I was able to sort something independently which did help to sort myself out again.Posted 6 years agorustlerMember
Have you informed the Police that a branch tried to push you infront of traffic ?
It was probably Special Branch, undercover.
Back in Nam, just before the Tet offensive Charlie came over the wire next to my position. I spent 11 hours in intensive hand to hand combat. Even now I can’t pass a Chinese takeaway without the reflex to grab my ankle knife or grasp around for a M16.
LMFAO. Seriously. 🙂Posted 6 years ago
I was imagining Hora’s words, in the voice of Charlie Sheen.
OP, in a nice way. Seriously MTFU. Think, put it into perspective and move on.
So if the Doc gives you anti-depressants etc. Do you think your near miss has given you a positive reason to live?
Don’t dwell on it, take the positive that you are unharmed and run with it. Think of what you’d like to do now- what you’ve been putting off and do it.
Take something positive out of the experience – your alive, revel in it.
FFS. 20yrs ago I was in a car that somersaulted many times. You know what I did when I got out? I lived life. I didn’t think ‘oh shit Im now depressed.Posted 6 years agogeordiemick00Member
Firstly glad you’re OK and you’ll get over it.
Secondly, don’t ride near roads, ride on it at least the traffic can see you and anticipate moving around you.
OR, like me just avoid them full stop. I think riding through undergrowth wasn’t the brightest decision you’ve made and the Doctor can do nothing to help you.
A counsellor may help you talk about it….Posted 6 years ago
Riding the overgrown “shoulder” of the A4130 – Nettlebed to Henley – I hit a thick windfallen branch which wobbled me and then launched me straight into the road – right into the path of very fast traffic coming up from behind. I was lying face down trying to get unclipped and get up, and waiting to become roadkill. I thought “This is it… this is how it ends…”
By some miracle I launched into a gap in the traffic… I just got out of the way before a horse transporter whistled by inches from my head with its horns blasting.
The thing is… I can’t shake it, I can’t stop thinking about it, didn’t sleep last night, adrenalin is still pumping nearly 24 hours later – I feel like I’ve had a bowl of amphetamine, can’t concentrate on my job. What’s going on? I feel like I am going mad.Posted 6 years agoEcky-ThumpMember
Ax3M4n, glad you’re still with us.
Is that the first time you’ve been in a situation like that?
Like most I guess, I’ve had a few close calls over the years but I can honestly say I’ve never though “this is how it ends”. It’s always been either over too quickly to think about what to think or, and only rarely, “sh!t… do something about it!”
Any would-be shrinks on the forum?
‘cos I have to admit, I enjoy that feeling of coming close to disaster and getting away with it.
Have others really thought “this is how it ends” at the time?
Just interested.Posted 6 years ago
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