Friday, August 11, 2006

digger

one of my oldest friends, dr mike, has been riding to/from work on his trusty steel steed for a month or two now. he's looking fit and healthy, has done a bunch of work to his ride, gotten it down to a more managable weight, really gotten into the 45' commute. yesterday he took a major digger on a nasty steel bridge - wheels just went-out from under him, went down hard, broken elbow, couldn't feel a cpl fingers, the docs were fearing nerve damage and when he called me last night was about to go under the knife. in some ways, i feel responsible... for pushing bike commuting, for the telling of its merits... i hope that dude is ok. as a mechanical engineer who uses his hands for a living, losing the use of a cpl fingers would not be a benefit... way sucky.

as of noon, when i talked to dr mike, the docs put pins in his elbow, pin in a broken finger and re-attached the nerve that allows him to feel two fingers on his left hand. talk about a bad fall. damn.

4 Comments:

At 8/11/2006 1:47 PM, Blogger IF Chicks said...

Hopefully Dr Mike has a full recovery asap..sending some healing vibes.
KC

 
At 8/11/2006 9:49 PM, Blogger Jason said...

Good luck to him. Thought are with him in his recovery. JM

 
At 8/12/2006 8:55 AM, Blogger Andy said...

Dr. Mike is certainly banged up but his spirit is high and optimistic about his own recovery...and he's got a good woman looking after him too.

 
At 8/12/2006 10:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doug said ...
Our good vibes are with Mike and tell him to get his nanobots on the job in there patching things up.

 

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