May 14, 2002 10:43 AM
|To everyone on this board,
I would just like to apologize if I ruffled any feathers. I know with some people I did but others did support me and I thank you for that. When you hit your head as bad as I did you can blame anything on it so I'd like to write off my behavior on it.
However, I would like to make it clear my intention in the first place was just to tell everyone the crash was online. Right now thats a key marketing tool to get people to the site so I used it. Not as many people will go if someone says a new club page will go, because once again if its not in your area not many people would be interested. However, that at least is completely positive publicity so the sponsors like Lexicom who are a not-for-profit organization I hope that they will forgive me for any negative publicity they may have received in the past couple days.
And in support of my position I did protect what I said to a large extent for the first night. Then I gave up and just posted my views on something else farther up the board, because my post got out of control and I wanted nothing more to do with it. And as much as I've always wanted a big post, I didn't want it because people were getting mad at me or protecting my views.
So once again I would like to thank Lexicom @ lexi.net since being they are a not for profit organization and things with the website got out of hand.
Thank you for your patience as I head towards a full recovery,
(I don't deserve anything attached to my name since I'm alone without any support on this one)
|I wish you well, Nick. Recover fast.(nm)||JBurton|
May 14, 2002 11:43 AM
|Nick, you don't need to apologize at all||AllisonHayes|
May 14, 2002 11:51 AM
|On the other hand, I do believe other people need to be a little more sensitive to what happened to you. I sometimes feel that if your injury was physically apparent, it would be easier for people to understand. |
I think there is a "disbelief" that you may not be in full control of your mental faculties: that what they see is someone simply craving for attention. I believe otherwise, and unless you are an incredible scam artist, I believe I am right. As I stated, I have seen your posts on this board improve each week. You are becoming clearer in what you say and more aware of how you say it.
You still have a ways to go but you are far better than some people who post on this board. Keep working at it and just be yourself.
An apology for being so long winded, Allison
|Thanks Allison but I feel I do||PODIUMBOUNDdotCA|
May 14, 2002 12:24 PM
|I completely agree with what you said... to a degree.
I'm not gonna put myself above the people who argued against me. Cycling is a tightly knit group of people who other sports laugh (least a times) at so why?
And for the record as you believe, I am in complete control of what I say. Not many people have ever injured their brain as bad as I have... and if they did since brain injuries are fatal a lot of the time thats why. It's different from scrapes or broken bones when you crash. And my recovery is going amazingly fast and you've seen that, just in my posts improving. And the one message that started that whole arguement was one paragraph. It got out of hand and there was a point where like I said I walked away.
Thank you for everyone putting up with me once again. After losing both your memory and personality some lessons need to be revisited. I had amnesia for 2 weeks and those 2 weeks I slept 22 hours a day. Why was I only in a coma for 15 mins after the crash? Thats amazing.
And just writing letters I have to learn to do all over again. And even if there is little format to the posts that go on here you still have to say what you want in a way people can understand. And at first I was unable to do that but that phase is over and gone.
May 15, 2002 1:12 PM
|It's a public forum, Nick. No real need to apologize. I didn't click on all the posts because I had read about it already, and seen your site. No one is making anyone here read, and everything here is at least worth the price you paid for admission. Head injuries suck. Lots of people here have first hand experience with them, myself not excluded. Now get back to training, and I'm sure you'll do fine.|
|Agreed... I'l argue into the ground about protein anyday!||PODIUMBOUNDdotCA|
May 15, 2002 8:25 PM
|I'm a sprinter so I need a high protein diet!