Hey Ladies, sorry but this is going to be rather long. I'm asking all of to join together and keep your prayers going for me. I'm still under drugs right now so I hope this makes sense. First off...I was not in an accident, I am not injured and I am alive (you'll understand that statement shortly). I've been in the hospital for a couple of days. All the tests so far have been normal but I don't have the results to the last one which was a contrast MRI. Now this is what I "think" I remember... other stuff is foggy. The scary event was Tuesday: I remember doing things around the house and taking a shower, moving my m/c's around in the garage. I had the sidecar outside from the ride on Monday and it wouldn't start so Tuesday morning I "girl handled" it into the garage...bike approx 900 lbs and sidecar about 250 lbs. BF found a dead relay. I had a dental appt in Anniston, Al. (I lived over there 13 yrs before moving to Atl and I love my dentist so I still use him..about 75 mile drive) Well I REMEMBER getting on the m/c and going down a couple of roads...maybe 3 miles, got gas. Rode about 10 miles, no memory, but remember checking lane to get on I-20, no memory getting to dentist, remember parking m/c and putting down pad for sidestand. Remember walking inside office and telling them I'd be outside..somebody had on something that set off my asthma, so I sat by the flowers and watched the bees and remember them calling me in. No memory of being in office, getting teeth cleaned, checking out, getting on m/c, or riding back to Ga. I stopped at the exit where I'd lived for 16 years but not for the last 4 years. Bought a Dr. Pepper. No memory of it. I called a former CD's wife, good friends..she keeps my fur babies if I'm gone and I'd baby sat her dogs at her house on Thursday night. I only remember bits and pieces of being out there. We had a ride on Sat....which I remember bits and pieces of. Bits and pieces of Sunday and Monday and Tuesday morning. My friend, Bev, that I called kept me on the phone (no memory of) from the service station and told her that I thought I lived on Cedar Terrace but didn't think I lived there now and that I didn't know where I lived or how to get there and didn't know where I was. She called a nurse friend who was much closer to me to come check on me. I was told that after much thought I finally called her name and much more thought to the year..had no clue about day or date. Her husband and another friend came to get my m/c but I didn't know them and no memory of seeing them. Marlene said I saw soaking wet from sweat. She took me to the hospital where there's no memory of being in her truck, in the ER, or anything else down there. I do remember my BF getting there about 0230 (he was in N.C. at a Triumph event. He loves speed so he made it home in recond time on his Trimph Tiger XC. I think I remember some things from Wednesday and I remember more from Thursday. Haven't done enough today to remember since I've been on drugs and have slept most of the day.
The reason I "girl handled" the sidecar was because it wouldn't start. BF has check today and said a relay died so he's working on it now. All three of the babies have been across me and rooting to get close to me.
I have about 2 hrs of time that we have no idea where I was or what I was doing. I have no memory of riding over there or home, going to the service station, buying a soda, etc. My "ride" was about 85 miles one way.
How I did what I did we have no clue. I know that God was watching and that he sent many angels to watch over me and to help me get to where I was.
The docs have said that we may never know exactly what happened but so far the tests show no stroke, no seizures, and several others things. He said that the memory may come back in bits and pieces but it may not. Can't say if it'll ever happen or not. My BF said he was going to put one of transponder on me like they put on the big rigs so he can keep up with me! I can't ride or drive for at least a week but may not be able to ride for even longer. Will have to wait and see.
And if all of the above wasn't enough I had several pretty severe asthma attacks in hospital from the floor cleaner, assistants who were wearing hand lotion/baby powder/and who knows what else but after I've had one attack it's much easier to have others. So the staff had to be switched around for me so that I wasn't set off again.
Needless to say it's not been fun these last few days and still have snipets of memories. It's scared me pretty badly and my friends too. As we've talked about it we all seem to think that all my years of experience and all those years I was a MSF instructor that my riding was just so ingrained in my brain that I just did what I knew I had to do. Who knows but I still say "Thank you God for keeping me safe."
I hope this makes sense. I reread it but still have drugs in my system so hope it is. I'm going back to bed and will appreciate those prayers that this passes soon, I remember what's missing, and that it never happens again.
HAVE A SAFE RIDE.........THANK GOD I DID THIS TIME
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