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27 fractures from 1 incident

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by Justbobinkentucky, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    Glad things have worked out as well as they have.
    The jeep thing is great, I would love to have one. We used an old 1st gen rav 4 with the manual trans in the woods and it was great fun.
    I find it amazing how well the body can repair itself with a little help.
    Best of luck and a long life to you!
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  2. SwampriderEcu

    SwampriderEcu n00b

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    Excelent news!!! let us know how the "jeep thing" works out :)
  3. jfman

    jfman Long timer

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    Holy F!
  4. Sal Pairadice

    Sal Pairadice Captain Obvious

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    I read the whole thread. I feel bad for you, but much admiration for your attitude going forward, your strength and recovery ability. Would like to see a picture of you on your jeep or standing looking recovered, just to get the pictures of fractures, pin and sutures out of my mind.

    Good luck with the Jeep thing, and whatever other hobbies you pursue. After my own crash ( high side) I got into RC airplanes and flew some 125 mph pylon racers and that was a ton of adrenaline. Absolutely no injuries when you crash either.
  5. mhpr262

    mhpr262 Long timer

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    is there a TL;DR version of this :lol3
  6. Justbobinkentucky

    Justbobinkentucky Been here awhile

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    That is the condensed version ! I have my medical records, the stack is about 8" high.
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  7. Prime Mover

    Prime Mover Always hopeful, yet discontent

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    Any update on this Bob? Similar to you, I had a nice bike ride a few years ago that ended with a medical helicopter flight.

    Where are you in the recovery process? Have you started any therapy yet? Make sure you do all the therapy. Don't skimp on the therapy.

    Hope all is well.
  8. Justbobinkentucky

    Justbobinkentucky Been here awhile

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    It will soon be 3 yrs since my accident and I am still making progress.
    I have been using my riding mower for 2 yrs , even before I could walk unassisted, it provided some much needed mental therapy. This week was the first time in 3 yrs that I used my push mower and string trimmer, although about 10 minutes of each was all I could tolerate.
    I have recovered more than I thought I ever would. I no longer have a difficulty going down stairs, that ankle motion took the longest to recover.
    I still have some muscle and nerve problems in my left arm and right leg but nothing that prevents me from living a normal life.
    Muscle loss and physical fitness is my biggest struggle. I've gained 20 lbs and lost a lot of stamina.
    Im doing pretty good for the shape I was in !!!!!!
  9. Justbobinkentucky

    Justbobinkentucky Been here awhile

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  10. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Motorcycle ADD Supporter

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    I LOVE that blue on Stingrays! I am happy to see you enjoying hobbies again. Best of luck! :thumb
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  11. neckbracebob

    neckbracebob Adventurer

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    Thanks for the cautionary note Bob, makes me more inclined than ever to focus on slow country roads and offroading at a mild pace. I had my KLR650 (back before it added about 100 lbs) up to 90+ on interstate 95 south of DC, passing an annoying truck. Speed kills and riding on freeways is something I plan to avoid unless there is very little traffic--which is almost never around here. I realize in this case, the accident wasn't your fault, but as commonly the case, the fault of a 4 or 18 wheeled vehicle. Best wishes for continued recovery
  12. Justbobinkentucky

    Justbobinkentucky Been here awhile

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    Recently took a jeep trip with friends to Big Bend NP in Texas, had a great time

    https://bobmoore.smugmug.com/Big-Bend-January-2020/i-zhJvXvm/A

    https://bobmoore.smugmug.com/Big-Bend-January-2020/
  13. ROAD DAMAGE

    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer Supporter

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    Bob, good seeing you continue to get out and about, and to improve physically. :thumb

    I make it down to Big Bend about once a year, sometimes twice.
    It's a special place.
    Cool that you got to see some Desert Bighorns.
    Terlingua sure is a trip, isn't it!
    Continued good luck with your recovery.

    RD
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  14. brenter

    brenter Brenter

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    This type of accident is exactly why I carry $500,000 un insured and underinsured motorists. It is expensive but well worth it if you need it.
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  15. McCarthy7

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    Corvette is a great start, check out overlanding. I'd suggest a nice 3500 truck and a camper.
  16. Stix12

    Stix12 Been here awhile

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    Bob, I just read this entire thread. Wow, my condolences but my big congrats on how well you're doing today. I'm 70 and starting to think seriously about quitting...but I've tried twice and just couldn't stay away. Even with the purchase of two Miatas. And I too have thourghly enjoyed US 129 in those Miatas. By the way, they were both Blue and similar to your Covette...just lovely. Be safe, have fun.
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  17. Justbobinkentucky

    Justbobinkentucky Been here awhile

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    Thanks, the human body has an amazing ability to heal. For many months following the accident I never thought that I would recover to the extent that I have.

    Theres more to my story that I havent discussed. I got released from doctors care in January 2018 and the following month on Valentines day I got diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic prostate cancer that had spread outside the prostate. I had surgery to remove the prostate, both seminal vesicles and some malignant tissue near my rectum. The doctor allowed me 12 months to recover form this and try to regain bladder control. Then I had 40 radiation treatments, 1 a day, five days a week for 8 weeks. The doctors allowed me time to recover from that and then I went thru a series of Chemo treatments, scheduled for 6 total, 1 every 21 days but was reduced to 4 due to the severity of the side effects.
    As of December 12, 2019 I am in remission. I still have not regained bladder control and was scheduled for surgery next month to get an artificial sphincter but that has now been postponed due to the Covid 19 virus.

    Next month will be 4 yrs that my life has been kind of put on hold and I had big travel plans for this year trying to make up for lost time.
    Looks like Im going to have to sit tight here at home a bit longer until we all get past this Covid 19 problem !
  18. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Motorcycle ADD Supporter

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    Sheesh! That sucks, sorry to hear. Where's the DISLIKE button?
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  19. Just4Fun11

    Just4Fun11 Been here awhile

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    I wish you and yours the very best. Your inner strength and perseverance articulated through your updates in such a positive manner is incredible. I have no doubt your competitive spirit continues to have no boundaries. Thank you for allowing us your inspiration.
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  20. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    Ii was feeling sorry for myself because my recreational riding is going to be curtailed. Until when we do not know.
    I really am blessed, thank you for the reset.

    Heal well.

    Rod
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