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Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by svflyer, Dec 18, 2011.
Glad to see you're ok after a get off like that.
Beat mine all to hell, at least I landed on the same plane from whence I departed!
Stay safe out there!
+1 on the greatest screen name, friggin' HIGH larious!
I too have a bit of a warped sense of humor after earning my wings at the hands of a bus driver!
Trying to get the lump out of my throat after seeing the pictures.:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1
Hope the healing process goes well.
Oh and buy yourself a lottery ticket, you've got the luck.
I have been browsing this forum for about 2 months now and I share a lot of the posts I find with my Girlfriend...
I think I will keep this one to myself....
Horrific story glad your ok
Add me to the list of people who found your story inspirational. You're a tough bastard, I'll say. With a lot of heart.
I've got something in my eye... Just found this post, and I concur; thou art the man
Glad you are okay, what a story and experience.
What were the "torture discs" you said were removed?
How did they correct the peritonitis?
Looks like you have a 14 pack abs!
I don't want to go on your diet plan. Lose 65 pounds in 30 days!
Thanks for all the comments fellow advers. I appreciate the props from other riders, it re-inspires me to keep living as much as I can.
In response to scooteraug02 the torture devices (not their technical name) were used because that incision had already been stapled closed when they removed my spleen. After the peritonitis my internal organs were swollen so they had to use those devices to seal me back up as they couldn't really do it again with staples. The problem with them is that the string that you can see in the front goes completely through your stomach muscles. As I started to eat and regain a little weight over the six weeks they were in, they began slowly cutting into me, not very pleasant I can assure you. They cured the peritonitis by keeping that incision open with a football shaped piece of plastic, with me in a medically induced coma, and using a combination of negative pressure suction things and a daily washing of my internal organs. Three days of that and I was right as rain. I agree on the diet plan, even when I hit almost a hundred pounds heavier than that discharge weight.
Some pics of the unstoppable svflyer taken in the last few days.
There is no end to his desire of trying new kinds of riding.
Holy COW svflyer!!! That was amazing, your accident and your recovery. Thanks for sharing.
I had to tell my wife about your accident tonight. She was commenting on how you never know what will happen in life and I told her about your accident as an example of you never know.
Your accident location also hits home, I'm sure I've driven on that ramp in the past. Maybe it's just me but I never liked that huge interchange and bridge system they had there.
I'm glad to hear you are still adventuring.
Thanks for sharing your story with us.
Yes sir, keep on truckin thar, Yer soitenly a fine inspiration. Enjoy that ride!
yes, you win.
That angel flew through all that to stay with you, probably going
" i have to save this one, the others will say i pushed him!"
Couldnt have had a styrofoam laden truck there i guess...
How do they time those things in the movies?
Glad you are around to ... What, ride ICE..??
I am glad you are still here to have new experiences. I don't post much, but this thread is is a fine example of the reason I read ADVRider. May your journey continue for a very long time...
I do wonder - did you bounce or just crumple?
I tend to look at pictures first and then read after, and when I scrolled down to the first picture of you after my first thought was "Wow this guy could use a sandwich"
I feel kind of bad now that I read the story
Glad you're okay though!
You're like that parachutist whose chute opened only partially and then he landed hard and knocked himself out directly on a fire ant mound.Major broken bones from the impact PLUS 1000 Fire Ant bites. Talk about double wammies!
Incredible! Thanks for sharing your story. All the best to you and here's to a long and healthy life!
I have spent a lot of time living and working in LA, and have always had a real uneasy feeling about overpass exchange intersections like the one you flew from.
I was in Northridge CA in 94 right after the earthquake, (used to work disaster recovery with the Red Cross) and stood right at the bridge where the motor officer lost his life after the bridge collapsed beneath him (likely never knew what happened, or at least I hope so) it had to be a good 90 feet down. :eek1
I have never liked this sort of interchanges, either on a bike or in a truck. And from your experience, I think I have a good reason to feel that way. I also hate being stopped in traffic underneath one, been at disaster sites where bridges have collapsed onto other bridge decks, being crushed seems to be as nasty as flying through the air.
Damn, you are one lucky guy. Sure good to see you enjoying life again as you seem to be doing. Right on, keep doing it.