Wow, that was a hard read. Thanks for sharing.
God speed. I hope your recovery continues smoothly.
It should give us all pause. We are all of us, there but for the Grace of God - each and every time we ride out.
I had a pretty bad one in my late teens.
But your story reminded me of a passage from one of my favorite novels:
(Describing a memory from the Korean war).
"...and the queasy-quince taste of 1951 and the Orient...
I came to myself under a chindolea bush. Everything is upside down... My shoulder didn't hurt but it was pressed hard against the ground as if somebody sat on me. Six inches from my nose a dung beetle was scratching around under the leaves. As I watched, there awoke in me an immense curiosity. I was on to something. I vowed that if I ever got out of this fix, I would pursue the search..."
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
Stay strong. Continue the "search." Gary
2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports - Manual.
Setup: Givi Tall Sport Touring Windscreen; Hepco & Becker Lower Engine Guards; Hepco & Becker Handle Bar/ Hand Guard Protectors; Hepco & Becker Tank Guard Soft Bags for OEM Uppers; HTTMT Kickstand Pad Extender (Red);
RAM Mounts X-Grip; Swegotech Forkshield; Touratech Zega Mundo Panniers and 2018 Rack (31/38L); Touratech 20mm Bridged Handlebar Riser; OEM center stand; OEM skid-plate, uppers and tires.