my story ....

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by stumpy-ktm, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. husqvarna

    husqvarna Been here awhile

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    What an inspirational storey! - no more moaning about my knee twinges. I think that the way you handled the lack of consequences to someone who profoundly affected your life is also inspirational. Even if the girl had been sentenced to jail time, you'd still be in the same situation physically. Like many mental hits; revenge, grief, disappointment etc, if you can accept that your behaviour is not going to change the physical and practical situation you are a strong person.

    I appreciate that it's easier said than done.
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  2. Falconx84

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  3. kabagram

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    I just watched your YouTube doc, stumpy.

    You and your wife seem like really great people.

    Best wishes in all you do.
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  4. birtwistle

    birtwistle n00b

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    stay strong and keep riding.
    I hope the girl was remorseful, if not, i would feel the need for retribution
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  5. diesel1959

    diesel1959 Been here awhile

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    God Bless you, Blair. You're a tough Kiwi and you can be proud of your work towards recovery. I know how you feel about being so horribly injured that the very work that served to be such a large part of defining who you are is taken away from you. Here's hoping that your recovery continues to progress to the point where you can find a niche that gives you that feeling of service that you had with the Fire Service.

    Here's my own story, as a police officer and EMT, who got hurt on the job and on two wheels: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=787391

    Cheers and good on you!
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  6. mr. matteeanne

    mr. matteeanne Bender can pass him

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    I would have just caved. You sir are here on this earth for a purpose. I am trully humbled by your strength.:bow:bow:bow:bow:bow
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  7. Whiskytoast

    Whiskytoast Been here awhile

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    I'm only 42, but when I grow up; I think I want to be a Kiwi
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  8. Maverick75

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    Blair, inspirational story and good on you for getting back on your feet. Best wishes from across the ditch but it sounds like you don't need it.
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  9. Davo-55

    Davo-55 Long timer

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    What a remarkable attitude and spirit you have! You are a god among men..
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  10. K9XX

    K9XX Professional Amatuer

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    :bow Blair, truly amazing story! You and your wife jerked at all the heartstrings in this household. Not a dry eye in the place, great video and story!

    Many great fortunes to you and yours in the future!
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  11. MrTeacher

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    Wow mate, simply amazing ........

    I can never imagine how i would have reacted, but your attitude towards the accident, and your life afterwards is simply unbelievable.

    You are lucky that you survived and Hats off to your Mrs for being there every step of the way.:clap

    /Salute
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  12. rico2072

    rico2072 Been here awhile

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    I truly amazed and have much respect for you.
    I believe I would continue riding if I could.
    My problem is with people like this not paying for their crimes.
    Here in Florida we have enough people making left turns in front of riders.
    I know here a crime like that would be a few years pregnant or not.

    I guess I can't get over so many people getting away with their dumb choices........
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  13. 2handedSpey

    2handedSpey bunned

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    Wow. Thank you for your story & inspiration.

    God bless.
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  14. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    I can't conjure up the words to say how amazed I am at your survival, humbled by your courage, and inspired by your attitude. Best wishes to you and your wife.

    :bow
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  15. duck

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    You really should wear more clothes than just an apron. :D

    (just kidding)

    Awesome post.:clap From saving your own life to your recovery attitude and even riding again. You are an inspiration to us all.
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  16. IJM

    IJM Hinderant Backbenderz

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    Thanks for sharing your story, brilliant to hear. Just out of curiosity when you got your new leg did they also happen to install titanium bollocks :D

    Stay well!
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  17. Woodduck

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    "did they also happen to install titanium bollocks :D"

    I think they must have been installed before the accident... bloody amazing story
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  18. stumpy-ktm

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    same old boring bollocks as i have always had :-) cheers for the comments guys, ,,,, i made a decision laying in the ditch, ,,get busy living, ,,or get busy dyin, ,,,,,,easy choice. My wife and i are in thailand at the moment zooming around on a scooter, ,,,,the looks i get are priceless, ,,,,as for some of the comments, remember we are all stronger and braver than we know, and survival kicks in hard.
    Cheers blair
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  19. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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  20. tommyvdv

    tommyvdv Been here awhile

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    looks like you made your own luck on that one :eek1
    respect for the positive attitude and your wifes dedication :bow
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