My number came up yesterday

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by bracky72, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    Who knows. You're still here and still have your foot though, so life is good in the scheme of things. A local rider around me lost his foot last year in an accident with a car.

    I was just reading something about this the other day, though I can't remember where. Basically, in motocross, as the boot technology has increased, so have the knee injuries. In response to the knee injuries, better knee braces have been developed. With better boots and knee braces, femur injuries have risen. Not that I'm trying to make a case against wearing gear, just something interesting to think about.
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  2. Mtn Man

    Mtn Man Been here awhile

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    Glad you are sharing and hang in there!
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  3. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Amazing. The twit who hit you reminds me of Martin Short's SNL character Ed Grimley...

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  4. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    I had that same SS rod in my leg for a year. It worked well!
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  5. bracky72

    bracky72 Long timer

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    They took it out? Stupid question but does this thing come back out of me? I've no one better to ask at this time of day. Lol
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  6. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    Sorry to hear about your accident, glad you're doing better and have such a great attitude. That goes a very long way toward healing quickly. I live in rural Virginia and we have loads of sketchy drivers around here too, so I pay all kinds of extra to insure myself against them as well. The State tries to mandate insurance for every driver, but lots of folks have figured a way to stay off the radar. Bastards. Anyway, make sure the insurance adjuster takes a look at EVERYTHING - bike and gear should be covered, as well as medical costs and loss of income, etc. Hopefully you have good coverage.

    As stated earlier, I've lost a lot of respect for a large % of my fellow humans and here's another story explaining that sad truth. I don't have a lot of faith in the local police and sheriff either (personal experience), but our volunteer fire and medic crews are World class. Sounds like you had a similar experience.

    Heal well, I'm interested to see what finally happens to the scumbag that hit you. BTW, your wife sounds like a "keeper" :super.

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  7. bracky72

    bracky72 Long timer

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    I had the realization today that I live in a pretty small town. I am out and about quite a bit and this was a young guy. We are going to come face to face once of these days.

    My wife is definitely a keeper. :)
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  8. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    yep. 1 year later, to be on the safe side since I was not healing at all for one year prior. piece of cake. it was strange walking after a day after they put in the rod. They say it could stay in but since I was young (27) it is better to have it out. I saved it! I lost one of the screws over the years but it is pretty a amazing memory.
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  9. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Glad you posted,we all need to know that this happens and when you start racking up the miles it is easy to forget how venerable we are.I hope everything goes well for you and you heal fast!
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  10. bracky72

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    The accident scene.

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    Apparently most of the damage is here.

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    I'm holding up good. I quit my pain meds on Thursday and while there are ups and downs I am managing. I did drink a few beers with some friends last night. It felt good feeling normal for a little while.
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  11. bracky72

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    Had to take a percosec this morning and I'm planning on taking another soon. I've never been hurt like this before and I'm not cut out for it. lol

    The officer in charge of the investigation has been on vacation all week and just got back today. I hope he is refreshed and ready to get to work. :wink:
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  12. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    I hope so, but I wouldn't hold my breath. A guy like that probably lives under a rock back in the deep stix. I lived in a small town in Wyoming (about 7,500 people) and divorced my not-a-keeper wife with whom I had two kids. I talked to her on the phone now and again baout the kids, but amazingly in the ~9 years I lived in that town after the divorce I saw her around town maybe five times. Perhaps I was subconsciously avoiding her, I don't know... When I decided to move to Virginia the kids told her what was going on (they were both out of college and on their own by then) she called and said she'd like to see me one more time before I moved away. I declined, I'd had enough of her company for a lifetime 9 years earlier.

    Point is, I hope the damned cops will do their jobs and find this asshole for you and you don't have to hope you just run into him some day. Personally, I think you've had enough of an encounter with the jerk already, hopefully next time you see him will be in court. So, what if you had been killed? Do you think the cops would just shrug and drop it? Yeah maybe you live in a rural area/small town, but hitting someone with a motor vehicle and driving away is a ferking crime EVERYWHERE to my knowledge.

    My son broke his femur about four inches below the hip when he was in college (he still won't confess how this happened...) and got a titanium rod put in and it's still there. He's a pilot and the metal detectors in the airports don't even pick it up. My brother got hit by a car and broke the shite out of his tibia, had a rod put in, and it has stayed for many years. He says the only thing he really notices is that the leg with the rod in it gets cold faster than the other leg.

    Glad you're healing and feeling better! Maybe get your Mom and wife to go kick the well-rested cop in the ass and get him on this case.

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  13. Bill Harris

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    Ouch. That is a clear passing-resricted area. Are those skid marks from his vehicle? You can clearly see where he impacted you.

    Pisser that the cops are foot-dragging. They need to have a fire lit under them.

    I nearly got my ticket punched yesterday. There is one road where a traffic sign is too low and too close to the edge of the pavement and I thought I could see around it and I pulled out in front of an oncoming. Nearest miss I've had in decades. Whew.

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  14. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    yep, it is NOT fun. I had some damage to my ankle which they never could find and it KILLS me to this day. That was '89. :cry
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  15. Storyteller

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    Drive away cager = Richard Cranium!

    Hope all continues to go well with you!
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  16. Desce

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    +1 . I would call the paper for sure. Sometimes bad press is the only way to get results. Speedy and healthy recovery!
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  17. bracky72

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    It was in my local paper the next day on the front page.
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  18. max384

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    The story of you getting hit is in the paper. A story about the local police dragging their feet isn't.
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  19. doc4216

    doc4216 Chronic High Fiver

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    Don't worry too much about the pain right now. I broke my femur on a bike, had the rod put in, had the rod taken out 14 months later and I am still riding fine. It took me a while (4-6 months) to get back to hundred percent but that was more because they did my surgeries through my knee. Which I am assuming they did for you also. Rehab properly and you'll as good as new. Now, I'm running 5ks and doing whatever I want. I'm just glad you are okay and nothing worse than a couple of broken bones.

    Be safe.
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  20. Casey.

    Casey. Nerd on a bike

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    Sorry for asking, but you said you noticed that your leg had gone rag doll - did the adrenaline completely nullify the pain? I've never had an injury like this. It's baffling to imagine.
    Glad you're healing in high spirits.
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