Around 17:00 on Tuesday 28th of May, I was searching a hotel in Pasuruan, Java, Indonesia.
I do not have any memory for what happened next, but the first thing what I can remember is that I was standing next to the bike and holding my left wrist which was looking strange. My wrist was wobbly and shape of a letter s…
My bike was leaning towards sidewalk, looking chrushed and I was surrounded by many people.
I remember that I took my gps off the bike, asked someone to give me my tankbag, removed my earplugs, asked someone to call police and ambulance and then passed out again.
I woke up few times inside the ambulance when poilce officer (who was escorting me) touched my sholder.
I got to a hospital in Surabaya. I was extremely lucky to get in to this hospital, because Indonesian leading hand surgent Dr. Erwin is working here.
Tuesday evening and night went really fast, I guess I got somekid of painkillers to help me sleep.
Same thing continued most of Wednesday, I was sleeping a lot.
My hand was x-rayed and MRI was also taken. Doctor told me that one of the bones has been badly chrushed in my wrist and that he needs to put external support to my arm (not enough intact bone in my wrist to screw any plates there).
Around 18:00 I was in operating room and I was told to close my eyes.
Sometime during the night I woke up when nurse came to chech my blood pressure and at the same time I noticed this metal support in my hand.
By Thursday midday I had already met several local bikers in the hospital. I am truly amazed, speechless and overwhelmed of the kindness, help and support what I have received from these people! They promised to help me with my bike, police, garage etc!
Dr Erwin is a biker also and he told me that I can stay in his house until I get things organized and have flight tickets to Germany (to continue my arm treatment and to get parts for my bike)! Wow! How kind are these people towards a total stranger (but fellow rider)!
I was released from hospital on Thursday evening. A big thanks to the wonderful, smily personnel in Surabaya Siloam hospital!
Several hours on Friday I spent in Pasuruan police station, doing reports and looking my bike.
Things went really easily at the station, BIG thanks to Fogy (anothr fellow rider) who sent three persons from his company to help me with translations!
At the police station I heard that I have had an accident with a small truck. I am so happy that I have been wearing my full protective clothing all the time, because there was a big chance for a much bigger damage!
Yudi, local biker and a fellow R1200GS rider sent a truck to the police station to pick my bike from there and to store it to his garage! Now I also have a place for my bike! Thanks Yudi!
People have helped me here a lot, these people are just truly amazing and I can never thank them enough…
Embassy from Bali has been in contact with the police and hospital. Unfortunately I have not yet had a chance to thank them for all the help.
Now what is going to happen is that I will check the bike what all the parts need to be replaced, I try to organize flight to Germany on this coming week to continue the treatment of my arm and then start gathering all the parts.
I will keep u posted now quite frequently.
Still want to thank everyone for the nice emails, comments and facebook comments! It has been really nice to read your nice greetings and best wishes! Unfortunately I have not been able to log in to fb, so no updates there.