Breaking your neck can be a frightful drag. I certainly found it so. For a start, there are the mobility issues; the doctor told me I shouldn’t ride a bike for 6 months for fear of falling off. I didn’t even get that warning after I got hit by a lorry.
Reading the above, if you don’t know my history you might be thinking I’m being flippant. And I suppose that, to a degree, I am. I was incredibly lucky, a compression fracture of C7, the same as Christopher Reeve, from a very similar accident; the strength of the muscles in my neck protected me from damaging the spinal cord. And that despite doing some very stupid things in the weeks following it happening. All this for another time. I want now to write about my ongoing recovery.