In a motorcycle accident in November 2005, Merv was hit by a vehicle and suffered multiple injuries to his pelvis, shoulder, ankle, chest and head. The book covers the journey through intensive care in an induced coma, his reactions when he awoke with a closed head injury and broken body without feeling any pain. Then moving onto the challenges of a tough rehabilitation as Merv’s body and brain repaired and pain levels kicked in with full force.
Included are all the highs and lows that Merv has lived through while dealing with a body that was no longer able to do many of the things he used to do. He had led a very active outdoor life before this accident and the sudden shock of not having a body that could work for him anymore was often almost more than he could bear. The recovery ride has been a roller coaster but very slowly it has improved and Merv has been able to undertake some great travel adventuress in recent years in spite of his ‘new normal’ body and its many restrictions.