Philadelphia

MIKE GOES TO PARIS FOR WORK, FALLS OFF SEGWAY, RETURNS TO ME WITH SHATTERED WRIST

People ask if I regret not going to Paris with Mike. No I would have died on that Segway, I am not coordinated at all and I’m certainly not in as great of shape as Mike is. I do regret not getting to see this with him (but look how much I covered last week, plus I should have some exciting news w/in 2 weeks, something that might not have happened if I had gone to Paris 11/14)

I’ve seen this at Washington Sq in NYCMike rode the Segway for 4.5 hrs before his accident, which happend on his last full day in Paris. He was going to go to the Louvre after the tour.

His tour guide was new and the police chased them out of the street sending them down a cobblestone path towards the sidewalk. Mike sped up as to not get stuck on one of the cobblestones; instead it threw him off. Instinctively he put out his hands shattering his left wrist. They wanted to operate in FR (and Mike said the healthcare service was awesome, pay as you go, and what you can afford), but Mike wanted to return to the states. We thought he would have surgery on Sunday after his plane touched down, but they waited for a spot to come available which occured finally on Monday at 5PM. Poor Mike didn’t have a bite to eat from Saturday at 1PM until Monday at 9PM (Mike said he did a double Yom Kippur fast and can skip the next two years). He wanted croissants as he loved them in Fr, unfortunately he’d better not get attached to them as he must refrain from using his arm for at least 3 months, and it will take up to a year to heal. I get to bring him home today…