MSGT-R wrote:I am so glad you saved it in time and didn't shove your leg up through your hip joint!
Funny you should have said that, Lady Winger....I do wonder if the incident in March 2013 possibly triggered a process which has now got to the dire stage of my left hip being more or less FUBAR.
It's slowly become more uncomfortable for years...I first noticed it riding the BMW any distance, I'd need to stick my left leg out due to an ache in the hip. Didn't bother about it too much. In fact it was only yesterday that I put my current dreadful state, and the snow save together and recalled your remark!
I am off to the doc this morning for a referral appointment at the scanner, as an x ray a few months back mentioned "possible bone necrosis" (eeek!)
I reckon a nice bionic hip has to be a much better idea than my present state, shuffling and hopping around just like a poor old git.
All made worse by an actual smash I was on the receiving end of in early June this year....a Ferrari turned left as I was starting to overtake it at all of 18 kph and I ended up with three pins in my left wrist, and all muscles and tendons stretched by the deceleration.
The Ferrari was made by Gianni Ferrari and is a local authority lawn cutting machine the size of a car.
After I bounced up from the tarmac, I got the driver to show me and witnesses that his indicator worked, and it didn't....plus of course he hadn't bothered to look in his rear view mirror, so it's 100% the local authority's responsibility.
I haven't yet received a red cent from the insurers of course, and the bike is still not fixed. Got to start the letters flying asap, but I was advised that it's pointless having a medical assessment too early for them to determine long-term damage & loss of movement.
Ahhhh....the joys of motorcycling!