November 10th Post-Script

Paul’s reflections on life

It is now 6 months since my bike and I were hit by a car in Italy and our cycling the globe trip was so abruptly interrupted. Although I still have bothersome symptoms from the shoulder injury, the neuropathic issues are resolving and I’m feeling more and more myself. Most importantly, I am still here and grateful to be able to continue to travel, learn and experience life together with Lois and to enjoy being a father and a grandfather.

By chance, we recently learned that the driver of the car that hit me died just months after the accident. Diagnosed with a brain tumour in July, he died in August in the same hospital where I was cared for. It is quite possible that he was experiencing symptoms in May, which caused the accident. We shall never know.

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