This is more to help me clear my head than anything else.
Mrs CCU was in a moto crash this past Sunday, following a bike race. As many of you know we are USA Cycling officials, and a sub set of that is being on a motorcycle “chasing” bike riders around a course.
Fortunately she will be fine. She is in a ton of pain, and has a fair number of, relatively, minor injuries. I’m so glad that she had on her PPE, otherwise this would have been an even worse weekend.
1st: nurses don’t get paid enough, period, end of story. Just the little bit I’ve been doing since we go home has not been easy.
2nd: doctor’s offices and their admin staff (mostly admin staff) are less than enjoyable to work with. The doctors are fine, when you can see them, the admin side has me all sorts of irritated.
3rd: her company is great, once I got into Mrs CCU’s phone I was able to contact her supervisor, and he’s been a breath of fresh air.
4th: the South Carolina State Police officer who helped is a great guy. He called to check up on her Sunday evening. He didn’t want to write a citation, but he had to due to SC state law. He’s under the impression that we could fight it, and he indicated that we was willing to help.
5th: Mrs CCU isn’t allowed in a moto until she completes another motorcycle safety course. Her accident was/is rider error. No, I did not witness crash, but I did talk to eyewitnesses. None of the race officials would let me go see the site, or pick up her moto.
6th: I can’t stress this one enough, wear your damned PPE when you ride a moto. Helmets and armor keep you alive, and make sure what injuries you have are lessened.
You may be wondering about the moto. Fortunately it was a low speed crash. That said the moto has plenty of broken pieces. So, I now need to contact our insurance (yay?), and start getting estimates. Being a Ducati, and 13 years old, parts may not be easy to find. We’ll see I suppose.
Mrs. CCU only had to spend 1 night in the hospital in Greenville, SC. She was initially a Jane Doe, because no one could find her ID. But once I got here, after the race team was mostly convinced I could drive safely, we got her ID’d and set up in the system. She was coherent, but in a ton of pain upon arrival. Back to my gripe about admin, that was a 2 hour stint where my nerves were frayed and bureaucrats were bureaucrats (not a great combo). There was on lady at the front desk who, helped me get it all straitened out. She deserves all sorts of kudos. Sadly I don’t remember her name.
Family is great, but having them 2k miles away is hard. Having you guys as family, in a manner of speaking helps. You guys listen, and have good advise when it’s needed.
So, like I said, this was mostly to clear my head, so that I can think straight.