Friday, 15 July 2011

My Most Fatal Injury

I was reading some random blogs a while back, and I came across this post about the most fatal injury of your life. So, I decided to blog about mine too.

It was quite a few years back, I was around eleven I think, or twelve maybe. Nevertheless, I was in South Africa, for vacations. The place is REALLY beautiful, and its a LOT of fun to go there for a holiday. The people are really nice and friendly, and the weather is really good, since summer there is in OUR winter, and winter is in OUR summer. So, in May/June/July, its WINTER. Isn't that awesome?

Beautiful, isn't it?

Anyway, back then, and even now, I loved Quad Bikes. If you dont know what a Quad Bike is, its something like this:

Bad Boy 125cc Quad Bike
Awesome, isn't it?

So anyway, I wanted to ride this on a resort, it was basically in the middle of the forest, meant for safaris. And these Quads aren't meant for grass, they're meant for sand and the dunes. Like, you CAN ride 'em on grass, but then you've got to be careful.
So, I got on it, and started driving. Ofcourse, if you dont go fast, then whats the fun? So, I drove faster and faster and faster...
I heard my mom scream, "Asif! Slow down!"

But, I just ignored, and just went on. I made a sharp turn, and then everything went black.

The next time I regained consciousness, was when a South African ranger was carrying me to his jeep, and we were driving back to the resort. Bear in mind, that this was in the middle of a FOREST. So only the first aid was present, a hospital was miles away. And then, I was unconscious again.

Soon, or I dont know when, I was conscious on a bed, in the resort's clinic, and I could see my mom, my dad, and my brother, looking really worried. I asked them what happened and where I was, which scared them more, specifically my mother, because she thought I had lost my memory. And for a second, I really couldn't remember where  I was and what happened to me. I guess it was because I was emphatically bewildered.
A few minutes after that, I started remembering that I was in South Africa, and the last memory conscious memory I had was me on a Quad Bike...
So, then I asked if I was in an accident, and my mom said yes, and she said not to worry because apparently no bones were broken! Thank God for that. But, it wasn't like I wasn't injured.
I had severe pain on the side and back of my head, on my ribs, my shoulder and basically the entire right side of my body. When I asked my mom what had happened to me, she explained that I took SUCH a sharp turn, the Quad flipped sideways, throwing me off. She said I was airborne for a few seconds, and when I hit the ground, my head directly hit a large rock, and the Quad fell on me, bounced, and fell on me AGAIN. Harsh, isn't it? Haha, but fortunately, I was all right.
My injuries? Well, I had blood patches all over my head, it was all soggy. Plus, the right side of my body was completely bruised, especially my knee, shoulder and my ribs. I was vomiting all over the place because of the pain, and remember, I was only eleven. I had a pain killer injection taken, AND an anti-nausea injection taken.

But anyway, thank God, since it could have been much worse, I was fine in just a matter of a few weeks. AND, it didn't have any affect on my confidence. A few weeks later, after I was all right, I was up again, riding these enjoying Quad Bikes. But ofcourse, with more caution.

So anyway, I'd like to know about your worst injury! Blog about it, if you'd like, and let me know!

Btw, on a lighter note, have any of you heard of the new Social Networking website, Google+?

 Its pretty cool, sort of like Facebook. I really think it could be big. If any of you need an invite, type your emails in the comments and I'll send you all invites! And we could be super best friends there. Yeah, I'm lame.