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jemjah

Member since Apr 2009 • Last active Dec 2011
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Kirby did us proud I think.

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    how could the driver not stop? i just don't understand. Just watched the documentary on Millie Dowler and now read this and now can't stop crying.

    rest in peace Peter.

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    Hey, really good to hear you are being so positive. i was involved in a similar accident to you and had similar injuries - i also found this forum in the same way and you couldn't find a group of more supportive kind people, so stick around....
    if you ever need to talk to someone who knows what you have been through, please do message me x

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    this makes me so angry and so sad. how can this have happened?

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    from experience, someone just holding your hand and being calm has an amazingly calming effect. also there was an off duty nurse talking to me, and just having someone just distract me was calming. she asked me loads of questions, like my name, where was i going, where did i work. anything to stop me thinking about what was currently happening to me. she also managed to get my phone out of my bag and call my mum (i couldn't remembed anyones number) and i was so pleased that as she did it she walked out of earshot - i knew my mum's reaction would not be great. apparently she also didnt give my mum any real details, just that I was involved in a collision with a lorry but was talking and paramedics were on their way. i think my mum would have had a nervoud break down if she had said i was crushed under the wheel.

    having someone in calm control of the situation makes a huge difference. also someone who is patient but firm with you when you try to do silly things that you shouldn't. you might get annoyed at the time, but after are so grateful. also someone to stop the driver doing somethign silly, even if they are trying to help. they are likely to be in shock and not functioning properly either.

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    my thoughts go out to all involved x

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    nope, it was cycling to work. me vs lorry.

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    i used to go 2-3 times a week. if you do it that much it turns out not so expensive per session. i made it up to the top group and yes it was brutal, but i have never been so fit in my life. my core was ridiculous. i am the kind of person who is motivated to exercise and keep fit, but need to someone to push me to the max. the only reason i stopped i because i had to, due to my accident. incidentally, the doctors said the reason i didn't get any more seriously injured was because i was so fit and strong.

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