Brand New Rider, Friend In The Hospital - Page 3 - Suzuki Volusia Forums : Intruder Volusia and Boulevard Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-27-2018, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
Senior VR Member
FireManC50's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 427
Thanks: 4
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Some good news! My friend regained counsiosness and recognizes people, but can yet talk (he has a tube in his throat to help with breathing). His right side of the body is still paralyzed, but there is hope of recovery now. Surgents rebuilt his right leg and put a few lbs of metal hardware to keep the bones together. Airport metal detectors are not his friends anymore 🙂. Next is plastic surgery to rebuilt the face bones and eventually a surgery to install the piece of the scull bone removed to decrease intercanial presure.

All in all I believe he passed the tipping point of no return, and his chances of staying alive and recovering to a certain extend are far better than a few weeks ago. Neurosergenes say he probably won't be the same as before, but he will live, and this is very important. Wish him luck, please!

P.S. After seeing him in the hospital like that, I've cashed out and bought an airbag vest - Helite Turtle. It is expensive, but way cheaper and better than eating through a catheder for several months.

Joy Rider

2008 Suzuki C50 Limited Edition

Last edited by FireManC50; 11-27-2018 at 10:43 PM.
FireManC50 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to FireManC50 For This Useful Post:
Woodswoman (11-28-2018)
Sponsored Links
post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-27-2018, 10:19 PM
Senior VR Member
RiderRon's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Alabama
Posts: 668
Thanks: 5
Thanked 59 Times in 57 Posts
That’s great news! Hopefully he proves them all wrong and makes a full recovery!
RiderRon is offline  
post #23 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-27-2018, 10:34 PM
Super Moderator
Whiskey's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Kennesaw, GA
Posts: 22,118
Thanks: 1,533
Thanked 1,722 Times in 1,309 Posts
Glad to hear that he's doing well.

Music, Motorcycles, and Family... Nothing else really matters in life!

2005 Boulevard M50 (DOA)
2006 Boulevard C50 (retired)
2000 BMW R1100RT
2017 KTM Duke 390

Whiskey is online now  
post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-27-2018, 11:36 PM
Super Moderator

DCinCT's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Ct,Columbia
Posts: 19,087
Thanks: 1,988
Thanked 3,271 Times in 2,119 Posts
good, no great news, thanx for the update...tell him we are all pulling for him.

Whats the big hurry...slow down and enjoy the ride!

DCinCT is offline  
post #25 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-28-2018, 06:40 AM
Senior VR Member
scorpion46's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 18,876
Thanks: 1,592
Thanked 1,560 Times in 1,396 Posts
Outstanding news. Hopefully the doctors have underestimated his fight and will to have a full recovery.

I can head East or West, it doesn't matter as long as it's on 2 wheels.
scorpion46 is offline  
post #26 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-28-2018, 09:51 AM
Senior VR Member
Rob 61's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Dunedin, FL
Posts: 3,572
Thanks: 205
Thanked 450 Times in 346 Posts

Jamie, '16 Indian Chieftain 2/19
Ray II, 07 C50 10/11-2/19
11 Victory Cross Coutry 1/17-10/17
11 Victory Cross Country 3/11-1/12 (now in Nebraska)
Ray I 04 Volusia 7/07-4/11
Rob 61 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki Volusia Forums : Intruder Volusia and Boulevard Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome