neanyoe I can now add: Cool Survival Scars WITH story, to my resume. Currently at my first follow up appointment since surgery. 4d
  •   mslorelyn I hope all is well now that you're home. Take care buddy! 4d
  •   neanyoe @gatooorboots I couldn't keep em cars off me 4d
  •   neanyoe @crazyfiremonkey @buh_day @mslorelyn thank you, I'm much better now. just itching to get this boot off & walking again 4d
  •   deeyazabby What a graphic resume would that be. Haha! 4d
  •   indianbread2003 Praying for you @neanyoe missed your previous posts, hope your sense of smell and taste comes back slowly. You become You again! It's such a blessing/ craving to be yourself when you realise how much you depended and took it for granted. 4d
  •   chadscott55 @neanyoe artificial disc surgery? I had the same surgery a year ago if so.... Email me if it is and you want any recovery advice 4d
  •   gatooorboots Lol Niño! 4d
  •   neanyoe @deeyazabby @indianbread2003 thanks @chadscott55 interbody fusion at c6&7. thank you but I took off the collar today, I'm great! 3d

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1w neanyoe
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neanyoe Today I burned my tongue on a slice of pizza and I think it's a very strong metaphor that sometimes the things you love most in life will hurt you. movie night. 😛 1w
  •   indianbread2003 Good to see your post. Hope you are healing well. All things we love will hurt us at different stages of life wether it's food, things, or people. We learn and live 1w
  •   gatooorboots ^^^^ 1w
  •   neanyoe LOL I was kidding! I just read that somewhere and used it 1w
  •   indianbread2003 @neanyoe glad you were just joking it's hard to tell on IG. And happy that you don't need the philosophical stuff😀 1w
  •   jeryhu Dude, it's always about the first bite of a very first slice, burned my tongue on double pepperoni last night!!! Glad to see you're getting better!! All best! P 4d

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neanyoe Life's different again. I'm different again. I finally read the police report from the accident & the driver was going over 70kph (43mph) at impact. I was not drunk & neither was he. My head, which I haven't shared, broke his windshield & fractured in 5 places. I flipped over the top & landed on my left side, injuring my shoulder, breaking my ankle. My right frontal temporal bone had a subdural hematoma beneath it which luckily stopped bleeding, ceasing the need for a craniotomy. I have selfies of my eyes crooked from the swelling. Psychiatric tests later confirmed my noticing of feeling different in some circumstances but with time, I hope to be myself again. I still can't smell. Extremely sweet taste is there, so is spicy, but nothing else. My "moonboot" is still used on my leg but wasn't present for this picture, pre-shower. I share with you these personal points because I tell myself all the time, what if I couldn't anymore? What if, I could & why not. A lot has happened since my last update & as of yesterday, I was discharged to continue care at home. Though I have assistance with driving me to/gathering groceries & nurses three times a week visiting to change my collar liner, I'm independent with all tasks. They've given me a taxi code to use, a shower chair & a kitchen trolly which I use & push around with my food on it. Laundry as well, when I need to. I've been off pain meds for two weeks now & the daily migraines are nonexistent! It's nice being out of the rehab hospital but it was nice always having people, like me, around to spend time with. Can you believe it's been 4 weeks? Life's different again. I'm different again. And that's ok. #Milestone #Journey 1w
  •   glaiza_melissa You're amazing Neenz! Sending greater prayers your way bro 1w
  •   ashishdevgera Get well soon... 1w
  •   alblevins We are all the same, thinking of you constantly and wishing you a speedy complete recovery. Stay well and positive 1w
  •   diindiin sending my prayers an also good vibes. God bless 1w
  •   noukyin wishing you a quick recovery. i send u all my prayers. #warriorstateofmind. Bon rétablissement! ! 1w
  •   ercs0ne Great update bro!! 1w
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  •   killatay_ Omg !!!! 1w

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neanyoe Came across this in my book and gave it some thought: "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" Now semi-mobile again, I've never been so driven. My answer, "As much as I can." It's been exactly a month since the accident, 9 months of travel, and what a road it's been. Having my mom & sister visit has grown me even closer than when I had left. Unexplainably, I love them. There is so much more now to achieve & conquer. For you Mom, Dad, Angela. I will. 3w

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neanyoe Australia doesn't celebrate thanksgiving but I asked & was allowed out of the hospital with family as part of my therapy. The Chef at #400Gradi won the 2014 world competition for best pizza. No, we're not having turkey but all the stuffing & gravy wouldn't out weigh being with family. Breaking bread with Angela and Mom 3w

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neanyoe The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth or privilege. My not so baby sister made it to Melbourne, too <3 4w
  •   n_route So glad to see you back ...get well soon. 4w
  •   bonnieeee Aww4w
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  •   iicemaiiden awesome! 4w
  •   erinpaula Glad you're better and still smiling my friend! 4w
  •   shanteldle Glad you're ok Nino!! 3w
  •   ohh__alee Hope your doing well @neanyoe 3w
  •   ccvmi Hey there my little warrior. The one who at first was my fellow weekend warrior, then a travel warrior and now life warrior. I hope that this past Thanksgiving you had a meal you could taste and that you felt the love that you share with all of is through your journey. You are do far away but you are close to our hearts! Miss ya buddy3w

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neanyoe It felt soo good to hug you again. I haven't seen her in over 9 months.. my Mom made it to Melbourne :) <3 1mon
  •   gatooorboots Can I cry???? D'awwwww! 1mon
  •   indianbread2003 So happy to see her was waiting and hoping she would make it! You will get better quicker now! Prayers and hugs @neanyoe 1mon
  •   melissa.ocampo Get well soon, Neanz!!! 1mon
  •   pegasusred awww yay!!! 1mon
  •   eeekks dawwe!! see now she's gonna be like "damnit no more exploring Nino talaga..you're coming home with me" 😎 @neanyoe recover faster and get better! love you 1mon
  •   _malvy LOVE 1mon
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  •   jerickaf My heart melted 4w

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neanyoe Shahan brought em! I asked for wheat bread, peanut butter & jelly to make sammys I can't taste when I want to snack on food that isn't hospital. Then later I made Jenga fall on my first go. Ups and downs of the visit lol 1mon
  •   paperchasecase_ Praying for a speedy recovery, dog. Ur journey real life inspires me to do the same. 1mon
  •   jan_mcmathaway Looking good man! Hoping for a speedy recovery! 1mon
  •   melmattel Glad to see you gave such a great support system 👬👭 1mon
  •   coryskky Hope your feeling better man 1mon
  •   ccvmi Looking good and stayin positive! That's my boyyyyy - or rather, my torts 1mon
  •   mikes4nt0s @neanyoe get better brotha! Your an inspiration in life your travels and views on things definitely is a testimony, money is not everything. 1mon
  •   dana_marlise ROBONINO 4 prez. 1mon

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neanyoe I can't understand what half of the Italian guy on my left is saying but I listen daily in reverent silence. See, I have yet realized why this has happened to me but I know with all intuition, how I'm reluctant to be healing & walking soon, this was to strengthen me. The current read in my hands inspired a future endeavor. I will conquer it. The conversations are good. Our stories sympathize one another and all these dallying around yet fellow, fortunate characters, have added much to mine. #WheelChairDiaries 1mon
  •   b.souls Scary... 1mon
  •   pinkysmile0415 Take care and b strong @neanyoe 1mon
  •   kevinhnguyen87 Maybe this was meant to slow u down...so that u could have a deeper appreciation of your experiences while traveling...glad to see ur doing better...hope for the best on ur recovery and the rest of ur journey...stay safe bro 1mon
  •   callme_gina Is Hector Salamanca there? 1mon
  •   jerickaf Lol^ hope you're feeling better 4w

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neanyoe During a shower two days I noticed I couldn't smell the soap I had been gifted. Thinking it was the steam filled room, I gave my breakfast a go & no luck. Concerned, I reached into the yack covered clothing in a plastic bag of mine & I couldn't smell if a skunk had sprayed it or they've just been out of the dryer. Really disappointed mostly cause Taylor & Lawrence brought me cookies but I haven't been able to taste them . Dr said it's from the swelling in my head & he hopes it will come back. I pray my scent & taste do as well 😐 Thanks for stopping by you two 1mon
  •   jeheeseun Eat some veggiemite, it'll bring back that taste and smell in no time! Haha speedy recovery bro 1mon
  •   msrissa22 Poor thing. Hang in there 1mon
  •   forever_loyal Omg hope u feel well soon! 1mon
  •   taylorsharne Vegemite is definitely in the next gift bag haha @jeheeseun @neanyoe 1mon
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  •   zachiatrist Wow... get well man! 1mon
  •   lostunderthesky Get better soon bro, take it easy. Just make sure you eat healthy. When I had surgery I upped my protein intake by taking high protein boost or ensure twice a day. Also took multivitamins and minerals, vitamin c and zinc supplement tablets to promote faster wound healing and recovery. Take care of yourself bro. 1mon
  •   bonnieeee Oh @neanyoe praying for u1mon

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1mon neanyoe
Normal Niño J. Lorenzo
neanyoe Part Niño, 5 piece metal. Well, 7 ,including my ankle. Kind of neat, aye? 1mon
  •   tyroberts213 Pain in the ass at airports. 1mon
  •   buh_day Speedy recovery bro...! Glad to see ur ok 1mon
  •   j_w0rd Get well man. Hope you have a speedy recovery. 1mon
  •   ashishdevgera Get well soon..tour south India..you wanted to come here..m here..its beautiful down here..have a speedy recovery 1mon
  •   alblevins Looks like C7-8? So glad you are okay & recovering! I hope everyone around you helps keep your spirits UP!! 1mon
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  •   gqtrippin Bionic man 1mon
  •   raanndy_ HOLY SHIT!!! 1mon

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neanyoe I met them in Thailand during the full moon on Koh Phangan. We stayed at the same mansion of a hostel & they've made me feel home since picking me up from the airport when I landed. Their visits help pass the downtime between all the therapy & raise my spirits to hop around this place with a smile on my face. Thanks for stopping by & rolling me to grab ice cream 1mon

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neanyoe I have heaps to say but after reading what I've written, it hasn't come out right. I don't feel like myself n it's either cause I've hit my head on the ground or I'm still piecing myself back together and recovering. I wasn't on my bike as some have asked, we were walking but none of it I can remember. the nights are long, restless and I've come to appreciate so many things we take for granted being independently mobile from day to day. I'm grateful I'm alive. I can't explain that enough. I've moved from the neuro ward at royal melbourne hospital to this private rehab center in Brunswick. I'm the youngest admitted so you can imagine the social groups I recover with. I need help with the simplest tasks and it's difficult feeling so helpless. I've put aside all pride & even have to ask for help taking a shower. I use a pick up walker.. like the ones you see elders use with tennis balls on the bottom to get from spot to spot. I hop on my good leg and it's far from easy since my cervical spine is also healing. I've realized I will never let family or friends stay at one of these care homes without me gifting a weekly visit cause if my friends here haven't been coming so frequently, I'd have some long and lonely days. I miss my family. i haven't yet said this throughout my travels but I always have. I wish I could see and hug them. there was a huge percentage that this accident could have never let me do that again. I'm in a cast and neck brace for 6 weeks. just enough time before Xmas which I've yet to see where I'll be spending that at. I went from celebrating the Melbourne Cup Day and a new job at a friends gathering to waking up in the CT Scan & a day later being prepped for surgery. Thankfully insurance covered everything. Thankfully, I'm still able to write to you. 1mon
  •   jeryhu Keep strong! 1mon
  •   m_ferrer Thoughts and prayers to you! stay strong 1mon
  •   iicemaiiden verrrry sad to read this.... but ever sooooo happy to hear you're doing sooooo well!!! 1mon
  •   mef00die Sending you good vibes for a speedy recovery xoxo 1mon
  •   gabbipascua Sending prayers your way. What's your email?? 1mon
  •   jerickaf I like how you're saying "heaps" now ️ hope you're doing much better 1mon
  •   marianerae Enormously happy that you're able to share how you're doing with all of us back here. Wishing you well & sending all positive vibes during your recovery. 1mon
  •   neanyoe thank you everyone. through reflection I've seen how much this has made me a stronger person ever more than I was. thanks for being there and sending your thoughts.. they help a lot <3 --- @gabbipascua niño.joseph.lorenzo@gmail --- @janira_gaxiola_kremets sent you a dm 1mon

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2mon neanyoe
Normal Niño J. Lorenzo
neanyoe Thank you everyone for your comments & messages. I've yet to go through all of them. I've just had surgery.. A cervical 6 & 7 fusion with screws in my ankle. and taken bone graft from my hip I have head trauma with bleeding on my brain but they said that since it's stopped and isn't much there wasn't need for that. thanks god. t could have been worse and for this, I'm thankful. thanks for being there in the ways that you can first thing I ordered from the menu was Ice cream 2mon
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  •   leannajo27 Get well niño! Good to see your smile. I'm praying for you :) 1mon
  •   jsphotos Hope you are doing better!!! 1mon
  •   dulceruby I am just now seeing this and so am here sending you so much healing energy and love. Rest, heal & get back on the go. Xx1mon
  •   supremacee Sending you love and healing energy ♡ 1mon
  •   supremacee It's good to see you smiling! 1mon
  •   onthelau Wow. Much love 1mon
  •   therealchester Speedy recovery bro, your journey has to continue 1mon

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2mon neanyoe
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neanyoe I don't remember how but I've been hit by a car and broke my neck and ankle. my teeth are chipped n I have surgery either tonight or tmrw. I was having an amazing day cause I had been offered a full time job.. crazy how things happen when you absolutely least expect them. wish my family and dana were here 2mon
  •   jaxsonleosmama Oh my gosh @neanyoe is this the same bike accident you posted a few days ago? Praying for healing and a fast recovery. Your stories are inspirational ... The joyful and sorrowful. I admire your passion, truth, and ambition. God is with you. Get well soon mate 2mon
  •   chrystyne521 Love you Nino and pray for a speedy recovery!!!!! 2mon
  •   174joester Wish you a speedy recovery 2mon
  •   _mikster @neanyoe Niño! Just saw your post. So happy to know that you're safe. Take care my Filipino brother. And get well soon! Sending my warm regards and love from Tokyo!! 1mon
  •   thakiddfiggaz gadamn bro, just seen this.. see that youre doing well now.. hope you have a quick recovery 1mon
  •   moejoetv Praying for you homie 1mon
  •   pbandsoul ️thinking of u 1mon
  •   killatay_ Niño !! Omg!! Im glad you are ok , hoping for a speedy recovery !! 1w

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neanyoe Got a new bike. It sucks compared to my last one but it'll do for now. Rode far south to the Bay side suburbs and finally saw sand and beach. I sat there for a bit appreciating my residence. The more I ride the stronger my legs feel & each day motivates me to ride farther, discovering new roads. That's Melbourne back there from this pier 2mon

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2mon neanyoe
Normal Niño J. Lorenzo
neanyoe Waking aching but fortunate to be in one piece. The scrapes of road rash are tender and wrist is iced but thoughts of "it could have been worse," relieve the uncomfortable. Roller coaster of a day it was. I started with a morning ride to an unsuccessful interview. Then generosity from a cafe owner allowed me behind the counter for some barista training out of the understanding of her heart. From there another resume hand out whilst enjoying a walnut scroll with the cappuccino I frothed & paired together.
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My phone rings & conversation concludes with a potential full-time interview a week from today. Discouraged spirits raise my chin up & you now can picture normal me again smiling, pedaling down Victoria Lane. Enroute to North Melbourne's train station I opened her up in top gear and embraced the gravity that holds us down as it swept me off my pedals in ascendance. The sun was setting & rays warmed the passing air, lengthening my shadow. Green lights granted my intersection but as soon as I saw it, this dark blue, quickly moving disaster, it was too late to clench my brakes to deviate.
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I let them go and leaned left to avoid the center of it's mass. It happened so fast but your senses really slow the world down like we see in movies. I saw every millisecond of this. Now I'm 20feet from impact & I see my sunglasses laid feet from me. My helmets still on but was all of me still there? (Continued in comments)
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  •   mr.jbel Crazy. Glad you're good pare 2mon
  •   ena_xoxoxxoo Dude! I just read this novel and OMG!!! I am glad you are okay and I think all of my friends that have looked into pursuing work in Oz have gone through the same struggle, stay strong you'll find something! As for your bike, I'm sure the new one will provide some great happier memories to be made 2mon
  •   neanyoe @mr.jbel thanks man me too. @ena_xoxoxxoo lol sorry, I did write a novel. my IG is like a journal I like clicking back on before I sleep sometimes 2mon
  •   gqtrippin Oh man, so glad you're alright-- could have been worse. Rest up and wishing you a quick recovery. Also sending good vibes on the job front. I know it's coming.. :) 2mon
  •   jeheeseun Wow... Glad to hear that you're OK "mate". 2mon
  •   iicemaiiden ouchhhhhhh 2mon
  •   kytti Sucks that that happened to you - biking in Melbourne is the worst. Hope you heal up fast! 2mon
  •   kjoy22 Again, I'm so happy to hear your alive ! Might I also add that you are a very talented writer. Still prayin for u 2mon

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2mon neanyoe
Normal Niño J. Lorenzo
neanyoe I've been following him for quite some time now & he finally did it. @fosterhunting built his home, in a huge redwood tree! check his page & just about finished creation - I am without a doubt building my own one day. A dream is just a dream, unless you add deadlines.
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Manifest idea/vision ️ Pick location/buy land
Build BBQ build
Friends, hammocks & sleepovers
Inhabit.. Life
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2mon neanyoe
Normal Niño J. Lorenzo
neanyoe I'm caught inbetween stummy satisfaction & requesting the recipe of the best vegetarian burrito I've ever had. My lips are saying "Good god that was amazing," while my thumb's giving the upward rotation of approval. The hair on my head though, is pleading for a few more months of this ugly length before I can properly bun it all up. As this stage of daily wear is never fun, I'm really tempted to cut it. But hey, I tell myself, you've never had it long in your life so.. why not? Let go & live heathy. 2mon
  •   ashishdevgera Don't tell me it's freedom cafe at rishikesh! 2mon
  •   neanyoe @ky0ungs I think I'm gonna 2mon
  •   neanyoe @ashishdevgera it was called Ganga View 2mon
  •   ashishdevgera They have nice food there no doubt! You inspire lots of ppl with your travels..! 2mon
  •   neanyoe @ashishdevgera thank you brother. are you in india? 2mon
  •   ashishdevgera I was born in India actually..not far from rishikesh..dehradun...heard of the place? 2mon
  •   neanyoe @ashishdevgera no I haven't. north or south? I've only visited the north so far. south will happen next year 2mon
  •   ashishdevgera Dehradun is the capital city of Uttarakhand state..33km from rishikesh..its also known as the doon valley..the Beatles came here once..wrote a song about it named "doon" too..i hav lived in south india fr 2 yrs.. 2mon

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neanyoe Check out my photo from #Yangshou, #China highlighted on @PassionPassport's page. They're a community of travelers sharing first hand stories & experiences - Thank you @PassionPassport for the feature 🚣 #TravelPhotography 2mon
  •   exploretraveler Love it! 2mon
  •   mark_pij Sick, glad you got featured on this page. It's a brilliant IG acct. 2mon
  •   hanvideo @neanyoe I'm gonna be heading to Thailand after Vietnam in about 5 days. Any recs on where I can do that bamboo rafting in Chiang Mai? Thanks! 2mon
  •   dana_marlise !!! 2mon
  •   neanyoe @mark_pij I think so as well. the account holder really pays attention to what he/she shares. check out @stellerstories! a newish app & acct based on the same passion. 2mon
  •   neanyoe @hanvideo awesome man you're gonna have a great time. anywhere you stay in Chiang Mai will let you book the rafting. All companies go to the same river for it. We did a trek with elephant riding and rafting for about $30US/each. lmk how it goes! 2mon
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