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Old 06.01.2014, 02:55
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

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This I do not believe. When you are skiing slowly you are enroute with some 30 kms. I still remember. A friend and me had been skiing in the afternoon before. Next morning our ski-instructor took notes and did some calculations and then told us that we had been enroute with by average some 35 to 45 kms and so clearly with maximum speeds of some 50 to 60 kms. We were astonished but he calmly said "this is not sensational" but perfectly normal. And that was back in the 60ies.

To say it clearly, nobody is skiing with less than 25 km/h
You probably havent seen me skiing then. I walk faster than i ski!
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This I do not believe. When you are skiing slowly you are enroute with some 30 kms. I still remember. A friend and me had been skiing in the afternoon before. Next morning our ski-instructor took notes and did some calculations and then told us that we had been enroute with by average some 35 to 45 kms and so clearly with maximum speeds of some 50 to 60 kms. We were astonished but he calmly said "this is not sensational" but perfectly normal. And that was back in the 60ies.

To say it clearly, nobody is skiing with less than 25 km/h
He may have been skiing faster prior to the accident. He was apparently slowing down to assist someone. I take it that the quoted speed was at the time of the accident
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

Still not so positive outlook ...

Doctors begin tests on Michael Schumacher's brain in attempt to locate where he suffered massive damage

Schumacher has been in a artificially-induced coma for 15 days and remains stable, but critically ill.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/formul...octors-3018452
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Old 17.01.2014, 23:30
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

He is not gonna be the same - what do you mean? Come on! Give me a break ...
There is nothing worst than speculations and scaremongering

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ist-warns.html
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He is not gonna be the same - what do you mean? Come on! Give me a break ...
There is nothing worst than speculations and scaremongering

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ist-warns.html

" not gonna be the same" is an assumption. And even if he upon a "return" may have to make "Concessions" he will be very much the same. Sure, the worst danger in life is death.

Whatever, I advocate the "principle hope" and will always hope for the best outcome possible, even if well aware of all the other "possibilities"
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" not gonna be the same" is an assumption. And even if he upon a "return" may have to make "Concessions" he will be very much the same. Sure, the worst danger in life is death.

Whatever, I advocate the "principle hope" and will always hope for the best outcome possible, even if well aware of all the other "possibilities"
Not death. The worst danger in life is losing/damaging parts of ones brain.

My eldest son had a similar accident, the operation to drain blood/relieve pressure, the coma. Coma lasted for 6 months.

We were so happy when he woke up. Although he was now epileptic.
To control his fits his medication was increased, although it would eventually destroy his bone-marrow (we were told) - it was better than having seizures.

Then the worst began. He was partially paralysed and could not walk unaided, he could not speak/read/write. The "motivation" part of brain was damaged - so he could find no "reason" to do/not do anything - Why not shit in handbasin? Why shower/bath? Why not stick a fork into the dog/his sister? Why not throw an annoying object/person/animal against a wall? And many more unthinkably bizarre behaviours.

Reasoning site of brain damaged: No ability to judge depth of water in a swimmingpool - to rescue/help him endangered the helper as there was no "reasoning".

The above making it impossible to transport in private auto to therapy as whims turned him into a raging beast attacking the driver.

Impaired vision with no depth ability (combined with "reasoning")resulting in gross frustration in finding anything - in fridge/cupboard, resulting in rages, and attacks against the nearest object/person/creature.

At times there were glimmers of the "real" person - who was sad and knew he was damaged - and questions in his eyes about why he was allowed to live in this condition.

Finally, after living 2 years in an institution (for his own and his families health and safety) he died.

There is such a thing as quality in being alive. But being "alive" is not all there is to living. The brain is our control centre. A damaged control centre can be very scary to live with, for oneself, and for others.

However, I sincerely hope that Schumachers injury is not THAT intensive, and his recovery is aided by a supreme miracle.

A life, and a death, is never a "waste" - each life has meaning. As long as something is learned from it.
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

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There is such a thing as quality in being alive. But being "alive" is not all there is to living. The brain is our control centre. A damaged control centre can be very scary to live with, for oneself, and for others.

Totally agree!!!

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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

Interesting synchronicity....just before I came over here, I read this article that very much made me go hmmmm....

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/18/health...html?hpt=hp_t1

Schumi's had all best wishes coming from we two long-time F1 fans from the start.
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

Nice touch

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/m...n-9074678.html
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Old 29.01.2014, 21:21
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

A pinch of optimism returns.

Michael Schumacher is slowly being taken out of an artificial coma, l'Equipe reports, while his manager asks the public to pay no attention to "speculation" without denying the report ...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/mot...h-reports.html
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A pinch of optimism returns.

Michael Schumacher is slowly being taken out of an artificial coma, l'Equipe reports, while his manager asks the public to pay no attention to "speculation" without denying the report ...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/mot...h-reports.html
Nope.

Sabine Kehm told the BBC the seven-time world champion remained in a "stable" condition at a clinic in Grenoble.

She has rejected as "speculation" a French media report saying Schumacher was being woken from his coma.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25943192
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Old 29.01.2014, 22:07
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

Discrepancy in news updates 4 and 8 hours ago?
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

More likely the Telegraph just repeated the L'Equipe story while BBC checked the facts.
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More likely the Telegraph just repeated the L'Equipe story while BBC checked the facts.
20 Minuten quoted some different facts.

http://www.20min.ch/sport/motorsport...phase-31215397
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

Now they're going to make a start.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25963926

Keeping fingers crossed that all goes well.
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Now they're going to make a start.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25963926

Keeping fingers crossed that all goes well.
thanks, I didn't realize he was still in a coma, fingers crossed too.
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

Its a sick sick world... The irony of it is that Michael went from being one of the fastest moving humans down to a standstill...is sad.
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A pinch of optimism returns.

Michael Schumacher is slowly being taken out of an artificial coma, l'Equipe reports, while his manager asks the public to pay no attention to "speculation" without denying the report ...
Sadly, whether it's true or not, it's nothing to be particularly optimistic about. All it really means is that they feel that any physical damage sustained will have healed by now, so they don't need him to remain sedated.

Once the drugs are removed it's likely that it may still be some time before he regains consciousness, if indeed he does, so it's not something to be pessimistic about if he doesn't do so immediately either.
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Sadly, whether it's true or not, it's nothing to be particularly optimistic about. All it really means is that they feel that any physical damage sustained will have healed by now, so they don't need him to remain sedated.

Once the drugs are removed it's likely that it may still be some time before he regains consciousness, if indeed he does, so it's not something to be pessimistic about if he doesn't do so immediately either.
That sounds to me like a good progress

Citing “very reliable sources”, L’Equipe newspaper said Schumacher has undergone a number of neurological tests since Monday and he has responded “positively”.

The sports daily revealed on Wednesday that medics had started the process to end his coma by gradually reducing the dosage of powerful anaesthetic drugs being administered.

And on Thursday the newspaper revealed Schumacher had blinked during the “first stage” of brain tests.

The newspaper’s deputy editor Jérémie Arbona said the publication was “100 per cent sure” that its story was correct.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/mot...s-reports.html
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

Why can't they just WAIT for official confirmation one way or the other! It really bugs me that the media keep jumping in on this. They've been asked to stay away/out of it so for once please do as asked. It's very stressful for Michael's family and friends to keep seeing alleged for sure/100% certain stories all the time.
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