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Old 16th June 2009, 18:05   #1
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Default May 17th crash and my second life!

I crashed badly on May 17th. Happened 2kms from my home as i went to meet some friends of mine. After the meet we split i started off on my bike and traveled hardly 60 metres then a Nissan Teana belonging to the Leela group took an unsignalled U-turn from the extreme left side of the road to the right. I just passed the car but it turned so fast and blind that the front left of the car hit my bike at the very rear. I crashed.

Friends came running, i took off the helmet it was badly scratched, and i tried to get up and i realised that i couldn't. Friends and bystanders asked the car driver to take me to the hospital but he didn't. They got agitated and were about to handle the driver (chauffeur) and i shouted out that i can't breath. Lucky for me the crash happened infront of Police Commisioners office and the cops there came out and with 2 of my friends took me to MCH. The car was detained.

Parents reached MCH soon after. My condition was getting worse, docs there didn't do anything except put me on a saline drip, breathing was getting tight and i was skipping in and out of consciousness, BP was getting extremely low and pulse was in the danger zone. Soon after i was shifted to KIMS. Accident to KIMS took around 2 hrs.

At KIMS i was given some steroid injection costing some 2k to boost up my system. Doctor shouted at everyone for bringing me late. I was thankful that it didn't take much longer to reach KIMS. They put me on a ventilator and two tubes were inserted into my left and right chest cavity. One to drain blood and another for air. 3 ribs were broken and lungs were punctured. Limp legs were traced to two broken vertebra and spinal shock. Operation was scheduled for 18th and after a 6hr long operation and 2 titanium rods and 8 titanium screws my spine was stabilised. Next day right leg showed signs of movement, left leg has very slight movements. Its improving but. Docs say i will walk in another 6months after rigorous physiotherapy.

I was in the icu from 17th to 29th may, then shifted to a room at KIMS from 29th night to date. I'll be discharged tomorrow and taken to a physiotherapy centre.

This indeed is a second life to me, i realised the danger i was in when parents told me about it later. I have to learn to sit, stand and walk again... like when i was a kid. Happy times are yet to come i guess.
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Old 16th June 2009, 18:13   #2
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Scary incident. Thank God you're okay now! May God be with you and your family in this time of need. Recuperate well and take care.
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Old 16th June 2009, 18:14   #3
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Sorry to hear this Sankar, at the same time thanks be to God for your life, you can say that again. Still cannot comprehend the way the accident took place. Here's wishing you a speedy recovery.
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Old 16th June 2009, 18:16   #4
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Man, that was a bad accident! Thank God you survived. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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Old 16th June 2009, 18:18   #5
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i am really sorry to hear this. recover soon, thank god it was not more serious.
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Old 16th June 2009, 18:19   #6
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I have been missing your presence here for the past few days. Was expecting a travelogue or some thing like that.

Never did I imagine that you would be laid out in a hospital.

Life sucks.

Wishing you a super fast recovery.
This just reminds us that even the best of us is not safe on our roads.
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Old 16th June 2009, 18:19   #7
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Wow! Scary indeed man. Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery man!
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Old 16th June 2009, 18:19   #8
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God thats bad! Good to know you are feeling better now and recovering. Get well soon!
What about the Nissan chauffeur? Any details on what happened to him? Was he taken to task ?
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Old 16th June 2009, 18:20   #9
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God. That was a real bad accident. Punctured lungs going un-diagnosed is really dangerous, there is only so much time. Its great to know that you are out of danger. Praying for a quick recovery.
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I am sorry to hear about your accident. You are typing all this from your hospital room? Hats off to you!

I wish you a speedy recovery. They are talking about walking, I am sure you will sprint well within 6 months.
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Thanking all your stars and gods for this new life.
Get well soon.
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Man, that was scary! It's an second life for you, indeed. Wish you a speedy recovery.

PS: The way you have written it, it shows that you are taking it good. Keep up the spirit

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wish you a full and fast recovery!!
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Get well soon Sankar , hope you recover fast.
God bless.
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Hi Sankar, that really sounds like you got a second life. Thank god that you are safe and typing this and recovering. We are sure you would be soon back on your feet soon.
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