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Zero Tolerance! VERY GOOD!

This week Yuri van Gelder, a dutch gymnasist, tested positive on cocaine. I’m not commenting on his sports career, if cocaine doesn’t help you perform better I wouldn’t mind if he can go on with it. But, Yuri is also a member of the Dutch defense and they have a zero-tolerance policy. I didn’t know this, but I’m very pleased they have. You wouldn’t want a stoned soldier guarding a civilian town or something like that…

If you just make your own...
If you just make your own...

In the last year there were a lot of issues with policemen. A recent incident was that two female cops went to get some fast-food. On their way home with the food the traffic lights didn’t cooperate, something I can relate to. So what did they do? They turned on the sirenes and lights and ran the red lights because otherwise ’the food would go cold’. The result: a slap on the wrist and that’s it. No wonder dutch police is ridiculed and played with. They should have fired the two, if this is how dutch police behave than they don’t even deserve our respect.

SALE! turns women into …

Last weekend my girlfriend and I went shopping. Bad idea because on a Saturday more people do this, so it was very crowded. I’m the kind of guy that walks into a store and within minutes I know if I’m going to buy something or not. My girlfriend needs some more time, but then again, there’s more to choose from. But what keeps amazing me is what it does to women. I don’t know if you are familiar with the big sales where women wait in front of stores and burst into the store, fighting their way to that dress of purse or whatever…

I can’t think of anything that make men behave like that, maybe for sports (which is even more crazy as there is no personal gain involved). But in this case sale lasts a few more weeks I think, so what’s the rush. And I pity the staff, it’s amazing what kind of mess these women make in the stores!!! I’m so glad my girl doesn’t go crazy when there’s a sale!

Women are beasts
Women are beasts

Maybe it would be a hit if we design a webshop where products can be piled up like this, add some screaming sounds and the whole SALE experience is complete!

The ongoing proces of rehabilitation

As it’s been about 7,5 weeks since my accident I would’ve thought things would be much better. But, as impatient as I am I keep getting disappointed. Last monday I’ve been to my therapist who’s having me do excercises to build up muscle strength. Well he made me work hard monday, and tuesday I really couldn’t do anything without experiencing muscle pains in my chest. I tried everything: hot bath, bedrest, tiger balm, excersis and swearing… nothing helped. Last night I had about three hours of sleep and so today work didn’t go as planned. By now most of the pain has subsided and I think I’ll be okay by tomorrow.

I’m not cut out to be injured this long. It’s so very frustrating! And aside from my physical state I’ve so much to do for work, for the tv-station, for other projects.. it’s a bit too much and I really should cut back on these activities, so when the busy times are over I’m going to reconsider all of my activities and see which ones I’m going to continue…


It’s been a while since I posted. Well, it hasn’t been easy, my wrist is still causing me pain and frustration. Actually it’s mainly my elbow that’s acting up. You’d think broken bones are worse than a dislocation of your elbow: no way. Maybe the initial pain is different, but recovering from broken bones, in my case, is much easier than trying to get my arm straight. Just some things:

  • can’t scratch my nose while on the phone
  • can’t turn socks inside-out
  • can’t lift laundry baskets or other heavy things
  • can’t open a car door (I always do this with my left hand

And all sorts of other inconveniances. Now I’m practising daily with weights to reactivate my muscles and stretch my tendons. It’s hard, but I’ll manage. My best friend convinced me to try and be patient: “things will only get better if you give it time”. I know, but patience is not my best quality. Well it’s ony 5 weeks ago, so I don’t think I have much to complain about.

My wrist (Mijn pols)

Today I had to go back to the hospital to make some new xrays of my wrist and elbow. Everything is set quite nice and the doctor was pleased. I must say, I hear a lot of complaints about the healthcare, but my experience doesn’t support that. The doctor, the nurses and the other people that have treated me were all so nice and patient. The staff at the CWZ in Nijmegen are doing a good job if you ask me. Maybe I’ve been easy for them, so thats a tip if you ever have to stay at a hospital. But I am very pleased.

The x-ray of my wrist
The x-ray of my wrist

And for recovery, it will take months ’till my elbow will be fully functional again.


Vandaag moest ik terug naar het ziekenhuis voor de röntgenfotos van mijn pols en elleboog. Alles staat er keurig bij en de chirurg die mij geholpen heeft was tevreden. Ik moet zeggen dat ondanks alle verhalen met klachten over de gezondheidszorg mijn ervaring zeer positief is. The chirurg, verplegers en ander personeel dat zich met mij heeft beziggehouden zijn erg aardig en nemen de tijd voor je. Het team van het CWZ is good bezig als je het mij vraagt. Misschien ben ik ook een makkelijke patiënt, dus dat kun je als tip meenemen als je in het ziekenhuis belandt. En wat betreft mijn herstel, het elleboog gedeelte kan nog maanden duren.

Translation: recent events

The previous posts were in Dutch, I’m now forced to resort to one hand typing and that is hard enough without having to think about english words 😉 But I’ll give it a try. At May 10th, I fell over with my bugrider: a sort of race-cart. The result can be seen on the x-ray in my previous post. After three days in the hospital, I went home and experienced first hand (no joke intended) how very annoying it is to have an injury. In my entire live, this is the first time I’ve broken something. So who am I to complain. 

It must be said, the hospital-people were great!!! My deepest respects for them. Dealing with patients isn’t always easy. I hope I wasn’t a pain in the ass for them. 

Anyway, now wearing a cast for two more weeks and them hopefully on to regaining my strength. I will be riding the buggy some more, but I’ll definitely will be a lot more careful.

Weer thuis

Ben vandaag thuis gekomen uit het ziekenhuis, eindelijk weer eigen bed en geen dementerende alzheimerpatienten om me wakker te houden. De mensen in het cwz zijn erg aardig en hebben goed voor me gezorgd! Het gips dat er nu omzit mag er over 2 weken af… Ik kan met een hand typen, dus ik stop ermee! zal straks ff rontgen uploaden



ik wordt vandaag geopereerd, krijg 2 plaatjes in mijn pols, dan wordt mijn elleboog gespalkt en krijg ik GEEN gips! mag wrschnlk vandaag of morgen naar huis!

het verhaal

dom heel dom,

na lekker crossen op de akker, te enthousiast een bocht genomen op beton. omgevallen en mijn arm lag de verkeerde kant op! resultaat: elleboog uit de kom, ellepijp en spaakbeen gebroken, rontgenfoto volgt! geen pretje veel pijn, een unieke combinatie! Dus morfine nu en operatie morgen!
en dan 6 weken gips! =:( afzien….