Hi guys. I just wanted to check in quickly and let you know that I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth. On Tuesday morning, I was hit by a car as I rode my bike to work. I can’t remember anything from Saturday onwards. At first, I couldn’t remember what year it was or how old I was. My short term memory has improved, but I will probably never remember what happened on the day of the crash. I’m thankful that I filmed my 100kg deadlift as I have absolutely no recollection of that.
I have been in hospital since Tuesday and literally just got home. My legs and shoulders are very badly bruised and I suffered a number of fractures in my face. I underwent surgery yesterday and I’m in a lot of pain today. The left side of my face is completely numb and swelled up like a balloon.
Although I am out of hospital, I will have to return in 10 days time for another operation. I have a retinal detachment in my left eye, which was pre-existing (unbeknown to me) but exacerbated by the accident. There is a 20 per cent chance that the operation will fail. I will have to take one to two weeks off work after that operation, and I have no idea when I will be able to train agin.
The doctors wanted to operate this coming Tuesday but I couldn’t bear the thought of going under the knife again so quickly. I’ve never had surgery before, and I find the whole thing quite terrifying. Not to mention the fact that we are moving house in eight days’ time and I have a lot to organise before then.
Based on the state of my bike, it looks like I was hit from behind. My back wheel has snapped clear off the frame and my gears have broken off. My helmet is smashed. If I hadn’t been wearing one, well, I probably would not be sitting here writing this post. I have the guy’s contact details and I plan on suing his pants off.
I am in a lot of shock and still trying to process what has happened. I will do my best to check in again when I can. My brain has been pretty fuzzy for the past few days so I apologise if this post is a bit incoherent, but I just wanted to let you all know what’s going on.
If you have emailed me in the past few days, please give me a few extra days to get back to you.