Sensible things to do after a motorbike accident.
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Wow, well what crazy few days it has been. I guess I’ll start at the beginning… On Monday Livia and I got on our shared motorbike, I let her drive because I’m not really that keen and would rather take a back seat and look at the scenery and stuff. Anyway, we got about 5 minutes down the road and it just started POURING down. Like crazy rain, we decided to take shelter for a while because the roads were so slippery and it was too dangerous. Eventually it slowed down and we carried on driving and then suddenly it stopped and was all dry- I guess we got out of the rain cloud. We carried on driving for quite some time and then suddenly something happened, and the motorbike just started wobbling all over and next thing I knew it just fell on the side and skidded along the road with us still on it for a good couple of metres and when we finally stopped I whacked into Livia’s helmet.
Anyway, some pick up truck stopped for us and helped get our bike out the way. I luckily had brought my first aid kit with me and tried bandaging my knee because it wouldn’t stop bleeding.
We somehow found the bus station, and unfortunately there was no more buses that day to Khao Sok. Oh, perhaps now would be a good time to mention it was so so painful to walk, I could feel I had properly internally bruised my knee, maybe sprained my knee cap or something if that’s possible! But it was so much effort to walk and I couldn’t bend my leg because a. that hurt too much, and b. everytime I bent it the wound would open and then the bandage would fall and it would just be a big disaster. Oh, and it was still raining. So we tried to find a guesthouse for the night, but there appeared to be nowhere. We stopped off in a café and had a wonderful iced coffee shake thing, and then decided our only option was to camp. But where? The bus station? No. The carpark opposite outside a WalMart type shop? Yes.
On Tuesday we got on the bus to Khao Sok and it was well worth the hardships. It was a beautiful forest area and we set up camp, we were the only ones camping, and I only saw like 2 other couples in the immediate area (obviously they were being sensible and staying indoors). We soon realised hiking and the rest of it was off the agenda since we had to do some crazy limp walk and everyone knew when we were coming because we looked like crazy people and were crying out in pain most of the time.
Today saw the departure of Livia. She wanted to see some other place and truthfully, I was too terrified to get back on the damn motorbike so decided to stay. We agreed to meet up in Krabi town. I wanted to go and see the waterfalls of the area which in retrospect was a bad idea since I still couldn’t walk. However me being me, just decided to get on with and went on some major trek to the waterfalls (it probably wasn’t that far if you have normal functioning legs).