Bad bike accident for Oppo Lock user - asking for good vibes/prayers/pet pics.
sisterofvincentmalamute last edited by sisterofvincentmalamute
Greetings to all, I am new here, so please forgive me if this isn't where to post! I find myself with a heavy heart and need to update y'all about @VincentMalamute O
On the 4th of July, he embarked on a group bike ride on the bike he details in this post. Unfortunately, riding along with a group. bathed in the blinding summer sun an unfortunate collusion of circumstances befell him.
A sudden twist in the path, coupled with an unexpected blanket of foliage, obstructed his view.
Loose tree debris and defoliated leaves under the wheels turned the road into an incredibly slippery slide. The aftermath was heartbreaking, ending with a bunch of severe injuries: a brain bleed and a broken right hip, a broken right clavicle, bruised lungs, and broken ribs. Severe head trauma. He was airlifted to the ICU in the blink of an eye. Since then, he has been courageously navigating a journey from the ICU, through the progressive unit, and now within the general ward. The extent of his neurological state is still uncertain and, distressingly, he is grappling with severe short-term memory loss.
The road to recovery will be long and grueling, entailing months, possibly years, of cognitive therapy and rehabilitation. His postings may be absent for a while, and when they do return, they might echo a different tune.
I'm here today to ask for your support, prayers, and messages of positivity. If you feel so moved, please share your words of encouragement or even pictures of your pets (which I'll gladly print out) in this thread.
He is slowly taking calls and texts - please DM me for details. I understand that many of you may not know him personally in real life, but I believe in the power of collective goodwill. A moment of reaching out and connecting may mean the world to someone healing and recovering from TBI.
@VINCENTMALAMUTE is one of the most gentle, intelligent souls ever. It is heart-wrenching to think of him suffering when so many less deserving continue unscathed. Yet, I understand the universe doesn't always play fair. All we can do now is rally our strength and hope for the best. Thank you!
Thank you for being an eclectic and interesting and creative community that my brother cherishes so much. I'm looking forward to hearing from you
His Discord/Oppo is: @VincentMalamute
My Discord is @g-knee
flatisflat last edited by
@sisterofvincentmalamute oh my... that is absolutely terrible news....
I'll be hoping for the absolute best outcome for him, and I wish him, yourself, and y'alls family the strength necessary to get through this.
ClassicDatsunDebate last edited by
Wow ( an understatement)
Thank you very much for giving us the news. @VincentMalamute is a huge part of the Oppo community and although I’ve never met him in person he seems like an all around great guy!
I’m sorry to hear about the accident…and I’m sending positive vibes through the ether to him.
Tell him we want an update from him personally as soon as he can.
CB last edited by
That's awful to hear. He's one of the many people who helped me with my husky struggles. Tell him that CB and Sammy wish him a swift recovery, and we're here for him.
And thank you for reaching out, it means a lot to us. Take care of yourself.
Alfalfa last edited by
@sisterofvincentmalamute yikes! We'll all be pulling for him. Here's my most recent picture of Oz, not as amused as I am by our newest toy
CarsOfFortLangley last edited by
SilentbutnotreallyDeadly last edited by
іди на хуй Влад - formerly known as Distraxi last edited by
@sisterofvincentmalamute wow, how terrible for him and for all of you his family and friends. As you say, the universe doesn’t always play fair. We’re all pulling for him.
Here are some of our baby llamas, which should be enough to make anybody feel better.
jminer last edited by
In the meantime you two try to take care of yourselves. Recovery from something like this is hard on everyone.
Thank you so much for letting us know - we're a strange internet family but we really do care about each other.
spacekraken last edited by
@sisterofvincentmalamute I am so so sorry to hear that. We've had many good chats and he's the best. Hoping for the best and healthiest recovery possible.
BJ last edited by
Best wishes for his recovery, we're all pulling for him.
ITA97 last edited by ITA97
@sisterofvincentmalamute I don't have the words to express how sad I am to hear this, and I how thankful I am that you reached out to us. I send only my best to him, and I along with the rest of Oppo are pulling for him and here for anything we can do to help him, your family and his pups.
Toby, Ellie and I all send our best.
gettingoldercarguy last edited by gettingoldercarguy
@sisterofvincentmalamute oh fuck no. Please let me/us know if there's anything we can do to help.
His posts and his restraint of posts have always expressed his perspicacity. This isn't fair, I don't want it. I don't want to hear bad shit happening to good people. And VM is most definitely good people.
I had a severe TBI/brain bleed decades ago. It threw a curve into my life. As you said, initial communications are a struggle. It was amazing how fast I recovered. Your brother is better than me.
Vincent will get through this. He'll have a loving family and community that'll support him forever.
Chariotoflove last edited by
Vincent has always been such a decent fellow. I can't even guess how much time and bytes we've spent talking science and medicine. I pray those discussions will return.
farscythe last edited by
@sisterofvincentmalamute wishing vincent a speedy and complete recovery
and thanks for popping in to let us know
LooseonExit last edited by
That is beyond horrible (massive understatement) and I'm so sorry to hear that. It sounds like he is being well taken care of, including family. @VincentMalamute has always been enjoyable to talk with and we almost always discussed bikes, which feels very much unfortunate given the circumstances. Hopefully he can begin a (full!) recovery soon.
I am also randomly very mad at his helmet as that's a terrible injury considering the accident.
I'm so very sorry to hear this and hope he makes a full and speedy recovery.
I wish there was something I could do to help.
But hey, VincentMalamute, you got this. This is going to be a mere blip in your life and you'll soon be back up and showing the world whose boss and you're not going to take it's shit laying down.
All the best, take care and get well soon.
Bloody-the-resident-LandRover-apologist last edited by
@sisterofvincentmalamute hoping for a full and speedy recovery, and sending good vibes.
pip bip last edited by
@sisterofvincentmalamute please let him know the night shift is thinking of him.
Old Busted Hotness last edited by
e90m3 last edited by
BicycleBuck last edited by
MisterButtercup last edited by
@sisterofvincentmalamute That is so sad to hear about, will be keeping him(and his family) in my thoughts and prayers, pushing for the best recovery possible.
Tripper last edited by
@sisterofvincentmalamute That’s awful. Hoping for the best possible outcome for Vincent. He’ll be in my thoughts. Best wishes in what is obviously a difficult time for him and your family.
frinesi2 last edited by