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Forum: Face plant 12-10-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
PT continues, strength increases. I have to say...

PT continues, strength increases. I have to say that I'm getting pretty excited about the approaching prospect of having this Ilisarov frame removed . . .
Forum: Face plant 11-23-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
:lol3 I've had three years to learn about my...

:lol3 I've had three years to learn about my case. I kid my surgeon that I'm getting credit for a residency in orthopedic surgery and he better sign off on it. :eek1

Thanks for all who give...
Forum: Face plant 11-06-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
No-no! There was no surgery on the 3rd. I was...

No-no! There was no surgery on the 3rd. I was scheduled to meet with my Surgeon for the first time in two months. We had X-rays taken and then chatted about the results and possible timing for the...
Forum: Face plant 10-28-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
Thanks for all the replies and reaffirming...

Thanks for all the replies and reaffirming chatter, folks. It means a lot--seriously.

Here's a short video from yesterday. My wife took it during PT. I walked about 600 feet and put a measured...
Forum: Face plant 10-14-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
Three years ago at this time, I was holding a...

Three years ago at this time, I was holding a woman's hand while I lay on my back bleeding in a ditch . . . after I tried to learn to fly. I can't fly very well. At least without a helicopter. ...
Forum: Face plant 09-06-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
Well, for the last two weeks I've been doing PT...

Well, for the last two weeks I've been doing PT in the pool--walking in chest-deep water. Good stuff, and gets the bone bearing some weight, which accelerates bone healing. Now, we fast-forward to...
Forum: Face plant 08-08-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
Oh, and BTW, there's been a lot going on. As of...

Oh, and BTW, there's been a lot going on. As of the end of July, I am at the proper leg length, rotation, and angulation. It's been a LONG process, but the surgeon is happy with the results thus...
Forum: Face plant 08-08-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
Proximal humeral head. As bad as the injuries to...

Proximal humeral head. As bad as the injuries to my right leg have been, it's quite possible that the injury to my right arm/shoulder will hamper me the most in the long run. Here's a not-recent...
Forum: Face plant 07-14-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
Sorry, folks--I haven't put up any updates in a...

Sorry, folks--I haven't put up any updates in a while. http://forum.ih8mud.com/styles/ih8mud/xenforo/mudsmilies/doh.gif

Well, as time has marched on, and I've visited my surgeon a couple more ...
Forum: Face plant 05-22-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
You are quite right. Just this afternoon, I...

You are quite right. Just this afternoon, I rolled out to the driveway and sat and admired the GL1800 and R1150GS sitting out there. I love those bikes and would really like to throw a leg over...
Forum: Face plant 05-20-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
So, I had the surgery on the 15th of May and had...

So, I had the surgery on the 15th of May and had to stay one night in the hospital. The surgery went well, and the surgeon told my wife right afterwards that he’s very pleased with how the leg is...
Forum: Face plant 05-14-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
Well, it's back into surgery tomorrow (Thursday)...

Well, it's back into surgery tomorrow (Thursday) morning. The surgeon is going to try to center my thigh in the rings of the Ilisarov device, as currently, I'm jambed up against the lateral side of...
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
I haven't sold any of my bikes. My goal is fully...

I haven't sold any of my bikes. My goal is fully recovery. I want to work and I'd love to ride again. I figure it would all flow naturally. If I can walk and use my arm sufficiently well, I can...
Forum: Face plant 05-05-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
Well, the time keeps flying and I keep adjusting...

Well, the time keeps flying and I keep adjusting the rods on the Ilisarov. I'd have to say that up until last Monday, I was in a constant struggle to stay ahead of the pain. I was having to take...
Forum: Face plant 04-01-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
My new situation and hardware most definitely...

My new situation and hardware most definitely have me 10-95. It is a huge adjustment for me to get used to be cut back even further on what I can and can't do. I am back on the pain-killers and...
Forum: Face plant 03-10-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
My wife and I just got the word to report to the...

My wife and I just got the word to report to the hospital at 0630hrs tomorrow morning for surgery. The procedure should last from three to four hours. This will be at Texas Orthopedic Hospital. ...
Forum: Face plant 03-09-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 111,337
Posted By diesel1959
Fantastic progress, and what a journey! I look...

Fantastic progress, and what a journey! I look forward to progressing to the point that you've done. What a great thing to look forward to!
Forum: Face plant 02-26-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
PT has, for the most part, been going along...

PT has, for the most part, been going along smoothly. Last wednesday, in the process of walking five laps of the PT area (a total of about 1,500 feet), I felt a sort of "pop" or "crunch" in my right...
Forum: Face plant 02-05-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
There's still a pretty strong risk of my having...

There's still a pretty strong risk of my having to have an above-the-knee amputation. If the infection recurs, if the leg breaks, or if the knee is incapable of regaining any range of motion (or...
Forum: Face plant 02-03-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
Went 750 feet today. Stood up three times (with...

Went 750 feet today. Stood up three times (with one abortive attempt that nearly saw me go to ground). Here you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3dy3TL24Hk
...
Forum: Face plant 01-29-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
Well, it's been a good long while since the last...

Well, it's been a good long while since the last update, but here goes. Since the end of November, I've been completely off antibiotics and it appears to my surgeon and Infectious Disease doctor...
Forum: Face plant 12-01-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
I go for my PT evaluation in the morning. Then...

I go for my PT evaluation in the morning. Then the water-walking begins.
Forum: Face plant 11-20-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
Saw two of my orthopedic surgeons yesterday and...

Saw two of my orthopedic surgeons yesterday and this afternoon. They each took x-rays and each--independently--came to the same conclusion . . . that my femur appears to be healed. After three...
Forum: Face plant 10-14-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
Here we are on the second anniversary of my...

Here we are on the second anniversary of my crash.
The doctor visit on Wednesday was a hard one with nary a bit of uplifting news.

I've been hoping for an infection cure or, if not possible, an...
Forum: Face plant 09-18-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
This is my thigh today: ...

This is my thigh today:

http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa465/diesel1959/Recoverying%20from%20my%20crash/903D8AF6-6EF2-4C37-A88B-486E58F92302-1753-000002E9E4D2BA66_zps60275380.jpg...
Forum: Face plant 08-21-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
I'm finally back home from this two-week hosptial...

I'm finally back home from this two-week hosptial stay. Pretty weak and banged up, but at least now we know the infection in my femur is being knocked back. Here is a picture of my right thigh...
Forum: Face plant 08-17-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
I'll probably be getting out of the hospital on...

I'll probably be getting out of the hospital on Monday, after having had three surgeries. They were not able to install the bone graft or the titanium plate during the third surgery as they did find...
Forum: Face plant 08-10-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
Thank you--truly. But I am actually doing OK...

Thank you--truly. But I am actually doing OK financially. My wife is the primary wage-earner, and we had planned pretty well. I know the a lot of employers offer Long-Term Disability Plans and...
Forum: Face plant 08-10-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
I'm off the payroll, but they hung on to me for...

I'm off the payroll, but they hung on to me for fifteen months. They're still carrying my commission, but I'll be back if at all physically possible. Workers Comp is taking good care of me now and,...
Forum: Face plant 08-09-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
Just a pic for the Fuckers

This was earlier today, when the surgeons came to change the surgical dressing:
...
Forum: Face plant 08-08-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
Yowza! Last night and today I had a horrible...

Yowza! Last night and today I had a horrible urge to pee but couldn't get it done. Finally, after some twelve hours, I was able to squeeze out 800ccs bit by bit. Oh what a relief.
Forum: Face plant 08-08-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
Back to the hospital

Well, I'm back in the hospital--came in yesterday. I'll be here for about two weeks or so, for three procedures. Yesterday morning, I had the first surgery. They went in and cleaned out a lot of...
Forum: Face plant 07-10-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,156
Posted By diesel1959
Say HI to all the nurses, and do what your...

Say HI to all the nurses, and do what your doctors tell you to do. Heal fast!
Forum: Face plant 07-07-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,986
Posted By diesel1959
You guys went down the day after I did. I'm glad...

You guys went down the day after I did. I'm glad to hear you're both on your feet and doing well. Keep riding.
Forum: Face plant 07-07-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 41,760
Posted By diesel1959
I feel your pain--two of the screws in the plate...

I feel your pain--two of the screws in the plate in my humerus have backed out quite a bit. They've planned more work for that, but only AFTER I'm back on two feet.
Forum: Face plant 06-27-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
Hell of a year. I've had 13 surgeries so far,...

Hell of a year. I've had 13 surgeries so far, and there will probably be at least seven more.
Forum: Face plant 06-25-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
Found out yesterday that what my surgeons meant...

Found out yesterday that what my surgeons meant by "as soon as possible" turns out to be no sooner than 25 July.:eek1 This is most likely because my surgeries are classified as elective, rather than...
Forum: Face plant 06-22-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
NightGoat, it sounds like you and I are both...

NightGoat, it sounds like you and I are both living on "borrowed time", to an extent. And as you point out, BIG thanks are owed for the superb efforts of a lot of people using a lot of technology. ...
Forum: Face plant 06-09-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 41,760
Posted By diesel1959
Heavy Metal Club

As some of you have read in my Face Plant thread, I'm pretty much permanently going to be a member of this crew. I've got titanium in my left leg, my right leg, and my right arm. I'll post a few...
Forum: Face plant 06-09-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,567
Posted By diesel1959
Thanks for the comments and questions, folks. ...

Thanks for the comments and questions, folks. It's just shy of being 21 months since the crash, and they are still struggling to put me back together. The lymphedema is being well managed, and the...
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