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Just got a call from my son. He just arrived in Phillip Island with work (Yamaha) and...... he's had a bike stack and badly broken his collarbone. Just looking the easiest way for the missus to get there from Sydney.

Am I right in thinking flying to Melbourne then train/coach to Wonthaggi ? She wont drive. Any other alternatives.

I am not 100% sure if he will be operated on there. What would be the biggest town near there ?

Ta

FM 

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Hi lurker in here that signed up to reply, hopefully thats not too creepy!  

Used to live in Wonthaggi. So fly to melb, skybus to Southern Cross Station and then a VLine bus to Wonthaggi, no trains.

Wonthaggi is the largest town past Cranburne, but does only have a fairly small hospital so for a bad break he may be transferred to a Melbourne hospital for surgery so check before you get on a bus.

Hope he is okay and if you need anymore information let me know.

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2 hours ago, LynS said:

 

Wonthaggi is the largest town past Cranburne, but does only have a fairly small hospital so for a bad break he may be transferred to a Melbourne hospital for surgery so check before you get on a bus.

 

Mick, Frankston is the hospital most get transferred to from down this way, so that's the most likely option.  If it helps I commute each afternoon from Dandenong (can get train to there), more than happy to help her with a lift down after work if it suits at all

Hope he is well and trust the bike is being looked after

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Flanno call me

your phones off. 

Fly here. I'll drive you out there. 

Cant do before 2pm tomorrow. Working 

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And don't let the public health system tell him ''it'll heal on its own with 6 weeks in a sling".  Insist on having it plated = much better and faster result.

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Thanks guys.

We were working through last night the train/coach thing (thanks Lyn). He was lucky enough to get the local hospital then transfer up to Melbourne. He has a hospital bed overnight in Melbourne. The specialist has strapped and said he can fly so we are just organising a transfer back to Sydney today. We have organised doctor and specialist today via the missus and my daughter (she works for a radiology place). Just waiting for a call to confirm what time I'll pick him up today at the airport.

Thanks Lyn, Surfer, Cottoneyes and especially Pete for the offer. Much appreciated. And yes CN, it has to be plated. It's a clean split in the middle so he needs it. Pete, I left my mobile at work.

He is a bit pissed off. He was doing the Gong Enticer race in three weeks on his new "Tyno steed". That's race is gone now. He's even more annoyed as we had two golf games organised in Port Mac in the middle of March (he might be able to put by then).

Trannies..... just a fantastic bunch of lunatics. They come to the fore when needed.

FM 

 

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Only just saw this. I have a good mate that lives in Wonthaggi, if you need any gear etc collected, I am sure we can arrange something.

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Thanks for the offer Hymie. The Yamaha Team have his stuff on Philip Island. I am parked in a side street near Sydney Airport. His flight is due in 15 minutes. From the airport to the hospital near home. 

Thanks again all. Love you lot. 

FM

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FM, sounds like all under control.  I'm happy to offer to help the Yamaha team out, if they need someone to demonstrate middle aged riding of a new MT-09 around the track or anything similar...

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Op next week. Yes, little Flanman has finally joined the family. All of us now will have titanium for good. 

FM

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Busy day today. The missus is at the surgeon with my son arranging the op. I am with his wife while she is getting scans. 

Day off with the family :D

FM

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On 2/23/2018 at 9:39 PM, Flanman said:

Op next week. Yes, little Flanman has finally joined the family. All of us now will have titanium for good. 

FM

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Whoa shit, that's much worse displacement than mine.  My scar is a doozie, think he used a butter knife.  6 weeks after plating, I'm back into a little swimming & weights so all good, though still can't sleep on that side.  He said many people get the plate removed after a year as the screw heads annoy them, which means another 3mths off the shoulder till the holes fill in.  I'm going to try to keep my hardware.  My wife ordered me a new t-shirt too.

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My scar looks the same. Both he and I will be permanent metal men. 

BTW, love the t shirt. 

FM

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After a long wait due to swelling, the deed was done very late last night. He got back to the ward at 10.30pm. 

FM

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How's he going?

Mine is great now, back to swimming, can do pull/chinups, benchpress, upright rows etc.  Can even sleep on that side a bit.  The screw heads don't look too special just under the skin though.

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2 minutes ago, ComfortablyNumb said:

can do pull/chinups,

Maybe I need to break a collarbone? I can't do them at the moment.

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18 hours ago, ComfortablyNumb said:

How's he going?

Mine is great now, back to swimming, can do pull/chinups, benchpress, upright rows etc.  Can even sleep on that side a bit.  The screw heads don't look too special just under the skin though.

Chicks dig scars ;)

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19 hours ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Maybe I need to break a collarbone? I can't do them at the moment.

3x7 chinups & 3x6 pullups as part of my strength circuit 2x/wk.  When pissed a few years ago on hols with several family's, we had a chinup comp.  I got to 14, my Mrs did 13, everyone else including 20-ish males got to about 8. I hate doing them though, really have to force myself cos they suck.

47 minutes ago, monkie said:

Chicks dig scars ;)

How do they go with Frankenstein-type bolt heads?

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I couldn't do a chinup to save my life! Never have been able to.  Cept the day I found out I didn't get a job I was expecting to get when I was 20.  I did 13 that day.

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Yeah thanks for asking - he is going really well. We were up in Port last week for a golf, swim, run, drink, eat 5 days. Unfortunately with his shoulder and my back we just mainly did the last two. We did however, earn brownie points with my missus and went to bingo.

Two days after the operation it did not hurt. He is doing physio each day by himself and catching up with the Doc in 10 days. He is also off work as he has a drive job with Yamaha. He will be back at full work 19 April. He is busting to get back to training and golf - and work (loves it). He still has problems sleeping because of the sling, which he needs to keep on whilst sleeping.

Funny thing is when we are together (he is in a sling) and he introduces me to his friends as "his dad",  I have to pull back my shirt and show them the scar on my right shoulder. His and mine match. They say that they can see the resemblance.  :D

FM

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7 hours ago, goughy said:

I couldn't do a chinup to save my life! Never have been able to.  Cept the day I found out I didn't get a job I was expecting to get when I was 20.  I did 13 that day.

I once held the school record. I think it was 80 odd in a minute... I don't think I could do one now.

Glad to hear he's on the mend FM.

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