Terrible news of Dennis if anyone hasnt seen his facebook post He was knocked down in town today by a drunken motorcyclist!! Taken to hospital/clinic where he had 15 stitches put in his leg poor guy bet he is feeling it now and has to fly home tomorrow! Feel so sorry for him AND Vera what an awful end to their holiday...
Oh my goodness Dennis, I've just read your post on Facebook. Sounds like you've had a bit of a traumatic experience, not an ideal way to end your holiday. Hope you are being well looked after, wishing you a speedy recovery and a safe trip home x
Sorry Dennis I wasnt sure if you were up to an update on here so I wanted to let everyone know of the unfortunate incident of today. Do take care and hope your homeward journey isnt too much of an ordeal for you... Best wishes Dianne and Mick..
Dennis hope today's incident hasn't put a dampener on your holiday. Wrong place wrong time I guess, hope injuries not too serious, although 15 stitches doesn't sound so good. Have a good homeward journey, and hopefully no delays.
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Just as a pedantic thingy - it's 15 stitches shared across both legs, he made a proper job of it.
And the prescription included a tetanus jab which was not included in the hospital service. You buy this box of tetanus jab and have to get somebody to do it - according to the doctor, the pharmacy where you buy it will do it. But the police drove me home (no siren, but we scared the living daylights out of a couple on a quad bike who crawled along in fear of a ticket!). One of our guests is a nurse, so she did it. Stitches and a jab all in one day, that's really taking the wotsername!
i'm now going down to see if the Thomson 24hr helpline is awake and able to react before our transfer coach arrives in 90 minutes.
Very sorry to hear of this Dennis, hope you & Vera get home OK and can start recovery in earnest. I guess one positive is that at least you'd already had your holiday and you will be back in September. An aunt & uncle of mine went to Skiathos many years ago and uncle John managed to fall down some steps on first or second day and broke his hip, had to be ferried straight back to the mainland then next 2 or 3 weeks in a Greek hospital before flight home.
Well folks, here back at home, now waiting for the District Nurse to come and change my dressings (to be done every two days) so I have time to update my ticker etc and regale you with the less gory pictures (I do have really gory pictures if you want - just say ). The guy bending over me trying drunkenly to hold my leg together is the perpetrator - either he didn't have a t-shirt or he took it off ready for the police to flog him in public - the alcohol limit is 25 and he blew 150 - I'm blaming him for it, and I think the police are too! The second pic is me revelling in attention and sympathy at Papadiamantis International (I look somewhat inebriated, but assure you I was stone cold sobre and to be fair, putting a very brave face on it, don't you think?). Nice suntan on my arms, innit? They delivered Vera and me to the aircraft through the tradesmen's door of the 757, using one of those uppy downy things. That was entertainment in itself, clang, crash, clatter and that was just them getting the platform ready. It did the same when it WAS ready and as we Stirling Mossed it out to the plane - if you thought that apron was smooth, well it isn't! The Birmingham end was much more placid.
I forgot to say, that wheelchair was within my driving abilities, so before takeoff I went to the disabled toilet in departures. Whilst I was in there I heard a bit of talking "Well I'm going to... it's not locked" and she did - I glanced round and a perfectly physically fit lady was joining me until she said "There's somebody in" and left. Come on girls, admit it, most of you have done it, or at least thought of doing it in Papadiamantis International, the airport of small capacity toilets!
Good to know that you're back home safely. I hope that the flight wasn't too much of an ordeal. You took a bit of a chance letting the perpetrator try to fix you up. I can't help but think that there were probably a few mozzies chuckling away at your discomfort, having seen your T shirt! With your next visit coming up shortly, it was hardly worth coming home again. Could you not have persuaded your insurance company to let you stay on to recuperate? Regards Bob