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« on: 01/10/2007 19:39:19 »
Silly bugger tried turning right in front of us today - grrrrr at him!

We were in Sandra's new Peugeot 206 with her driving. As we got to a crossroads with traffic light control, some r-sole coming towards us decided to turn right. Sandra had no chance of stopping and there was a vehicular crunch.

Whole offside front wing has gone kaput along with the bonnet (hood in the U.S.), front panel & headlight.

We all felt ok afterwards but later this afternoon Sandra started getting a pain in her neck (no, it wasn't me!  [:(!] ) and pins & needles in her arm. I despatched her to the hospital by cab to get it checked out while I stayed here and murdered the brats. The brats were in the car with us but they're both fine.

Sandra phoned me a while ago & said she was on her way home from hospital. When she gives me the news I'll update this post.
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« Reply #1 on: 01/10/2007 19:47:22 »
so sorry Doc,That is really scary and glad you and kids are safe and sending good thoughts for Sandra...I hope she is ok...   Let us know!

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« Reply #2 on: 01/10/2007 20:01:13 »
Sorry to hear that Doc, what a daft bugger that guy was  [::)]  [V]
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« Reply #3 on: 01/10/2007 21:33:29 »
oh goodness!

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« Reply #4 on: 01/10/2007 21:36:11 »
Sorry about your accident, but glad you're all ok.  Hope Sandra is feeling better.
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« Reply #5 on: 01/10/2007 22:20:38 »
Thanks for your good wishes.

They had Sandra strapped to the bed at the hospital (she likes that sort of thing anyway) because they were worried about the pins & needles in her arm. She put her fearsome head on & demanded to be released (that's a first!) but she had to promise to go back to the hospital if the pins & needles haven't gone by tomorrow lunchtime(ish).
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« Reply #6 on: 01/10/2007 22:25:26 »
LOL LOL!!! Well I am glad they released her.. It is better to enjoy the straps of LUFF at home rather then in the hospital!LOL LOL

Seriously Glad to see her home.. Glad you are keeping a good eye on her! Just make sure she is nice and secure so those pins and needles stay away! LOL!

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« Reply #7 on: 01/10/2007 22:26:51 »
She's gone to bed now. I've got the straps ready for when I go up there  [;)]
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« Reply #8 on: 01/10/2007 22:35:08 »
Sorry to hear about that glad everythings ok

I had a similar incident a couple of weeks ago and i'm just learning atm had to learn the emergancy stop a little ahead of schedule.

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« Reply #9 on: 01/10/2007 22:36:01 »
Oh My gawwwd !!!

I am so sorry I missed this.

..........sending you all and (espesh sandra} warmth and a quick recovery from this horrible shock !!..
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« Reply #10 on: 01/10/2007 22:41:26 »
Thanks, Neil.

We probably only collided at about 15-20mph, but it was still quite a jolt.
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« Reply #11 on: 01/10/2007 22:52:59 »


Wish Sandra a super-quick recovery!
These things happen, unfortunately.
Tomorrow it will be much better Dr.Beaver...

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« Reply #12 on: 01/10/2007 23:22:52 »
She's gone to bed now. I've got the straps ready for when I go up there  [;)]

Hee hee Your so funny! Have fun and take care.. Hope she recovers quickly!

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« Reply #13 on: 02/10/2007 01:19:51 »
Indeed, you have my sympathies.  The human body was not designed for 15mph impacts - but as Iko says, it happens (maybe even more often in Italy [:D]).

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« Reply #14 on: 02/10/2007 07:50:10 »
I've often wondered how Italians manage to steer cars. They constantly have 1 hand on the horn and the other waving out of the window.
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« Reply #15 on: 02/10/2007 07:51:26 »
Personally, I think Sandra did it deliberately. We are due to take the lounge carpet up today and this gives her a good excuse not to help me  [:(!]
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« Reply #16 on: 02/10/2007 10:41:49 »
LOL..
i hope you get your rug taken up doc!

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« Reply #17 on: 02/10/2007 12:33:11 »
It's done.

However, my neck & back are starting to ache today & my neck is quite stiff so I'm off to the hospital to get checked out later.
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« Reply #18 on: 02/10/2007 12:51:04 »
Wow.. You shouldn't have been pulling rugs after your wreck.. Please be careful and I hope everything is ok Doc!

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« Reply #19 on: 02/10/2007 18:00:50 »
I've often wondered how Italians manage to steer cars. They constantly have 1 hand on the horn and the other waving out of the window.

This is not correct.
I mean, not anymore...these days we use one hand to wave out of the window, one hand to hold the cellphone, and with the other...no, actually we use our knees to steer and push the horn! [;D]

Joking.
Seriously I must say that most italians buckle up these days.
And this is great, especially now with airbags giving a 160Km/h punch to your skull!!!
I ride bikes: no airbag for me.  I can live without a bomb right under my nose!
« Last Edit: 04/10/2007 18:20:46 by iko »

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« Reply #20 on: 02/10/2007 18:37:14 »
 Just got back from the hospital [:(] [:(] [:(]
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« Reply #21 on: 02/10/2007 18:54:11 »
Just got back from the hospital [:(] [:(] [:(]

So how is Sandra doing?
Did you get your collar too?





more from:  http://www.eorthopod.com/public/patient_education/6640/whiplash.html
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« Reply #22 on: 02/10/2007 18:54:23 »
Just got back from the hospital [:(] [:(] [:(]

......and???  Are all of your beaver parts in good working order?
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« Reply #23 on: 02/10/2007 19:01:20 »
Just got back from the hospital [:(] [:(] [:(]

......and???  Are all of your beaver parts in good working order?

No

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« Reply #24 on: 02/10/2007 19:08:58 »
Ouch.  I'm sorry.

I don't know if it's the same, but my daughter was injured a long time ago after having an accident on her bike.  Her face hit the ground and her head bounced up really hard.  Years later we found out that it did cause some damage to her spinal cord in the neck area.  Instead of it growing in kind of a "C" shape it was like a backwards "C".  He told her some things to do at home to try and "re-train" the growth, but she may need surgery too.
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« Reply #25 on: 02/10/2007 19:26:33 »
Carolyn - I hope she's OK.
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« Reply #26 on: 02/10/2007 20:31:10 »
She's fine, thanks.  She does have neck pain from time to time and her recent car accident didn't help.

Please let us know if you decide to have surgery.  Hope you both heal quickly!
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« Reply #27 on: 02/10/2007 20:35:56 »
She's fine, thanks.  She does have neck pain from time to time and her recent car accident didn't help.

Please let us know if you decide to have surgery.  Hope you both heal quickly!

I don't think it's a case of deciding. From the way the doc spoke today, it's essential.
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« Reply #28 on: 02/10/2007 20:42:40 »
She's fine, thanks.  She does have neck pain from time to time and her recent car accident didn't help.

Please let us know if you decide to have surgery.  Hope you both heal quickly!

I don't think it's a case of deciding. From the way the doc spoke today, it's essential.

Well, then...please let us know when. 
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« Reply #29 on: 02/10/2007 20:43:48 »
I will
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« Reply #30 on: 02/10/2007 21:19:40 »
I am sorry doc, that is not good news. I will be thinking of you . I hope it all goes well when you see your GP. Let us know and take care!

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« Reply #31 on: 02/10/2007 22:57:35 »
Silly bugger tried turning right in front of us today - grrrrr at him!

 I hate those people