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Old 11-23-2010, 01:14 PM   #1
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Boatdoc back from Abyss

Greetings fellow Streamers:
As you all know I was involved in a motorcycle accident on October 20. For the amount of injuries I have sustained, it was most freaky accident ever. It happened at 15 MPH in a alley. Coming around the corner of the building I spotted a large unavoidable black patch of spilled diesel fuel. Being unable to negotiate a turn I decided to lay the 1100 lbs bike down in order to keep it from spinning 180 degree and trapping me between cars and a bike. At some point tires got caught in a pothole stopping the bike from sliding any further. The telescoping shocks compressed under the weight of the bike and threw the bike back at me. My left leg was trapped under the bike and I was unable to free myself. Fortunately I was spotted by a lady who called for help. Couple guys picked up the bike and got me free. When the Ambulance and Police arrived I have refused to go to the hospital thinking that I was just shook up. Half hour later, having difficulties breathing I have asked my wife to take me to emergency room at local hospital.
After my clothes got cut off me I was loaded on a helicopter heading for trauma center at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. Seven broken ribs out of which three are overlapping fractures. Three lung punctures, fractured Clavicle and collar bone and collapsed lungs twice. At some point I had doubt that I would come out alive. After two serious surgeries I have spent next two weeks in the ICU in a chair. After almost three weeks I got home under the best care in the world headed by Mrs, Boatdoc.
Last week I was permitted to come to my office in a wheel chair and handle some paperwork for couple of hours per day. Hopefully in another month or so I will be able to handle some light duty chores.
I like to thank ever so much for everyone's concern and prayers for my well being. It was a greatest experience finding out how caring bunch of people you are. Thank you all again and I will keep you informed on the progress in my recovery. Thanks "Boatdoc"

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Old 11-23-2010, 01:22 PM   #2
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Boatdoc.... So glad you are better and getting around. We did enjoy meeting you and the Mrs. at Fall Colors Rally...Hope to meet you again sometime. Stay well.

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Old 11-23-2010, 01:24 PM   #3
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Welcome home!

Relax and take the recovery slow. My sister was in a nasty cycle accident years ago. She attempted to "rush back" from it. She did more damage to herself!

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Old 11-23-2010, 01:29 PM   #4
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Thank you for letting everyone know how you are doing.

Take care of yourself, go slow. Listen to your body!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your wife.

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Old 11-23-2010, 01:39 PM   #5
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Good job! Welcome back!
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:53 PM   #6
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Good to hear you are doing better.

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Old 11-23-2010, 02:43 PM   #7
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Jeez... Quite an ordeal.

Good to hear that you're on the recovery path.


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Old 11-23-2010, 03:39 PM   #8
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Glad you're back Doc.

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Old 11-23-2010, 03:47 PM   #9
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That's stunning that you 'walked away from it' only to find you were in worse shape than you thought. I'm glad they were able to patch you up, you should have many years of 'streamin' ahead!

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Old 11-23-2010, 03:50 PM   #10
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Welcome back. Glad to hear you are beginning to get around a bit.
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:17 PM   #11
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Glad to hear you will recover fully. we will continue to pray for speed in that recovery.
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:38 PM   #12
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Glad you are getting better and welcome back to the Forum. Happy Thanksgiving -

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Old 11-23-2010, 04:44 PM   #13
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My most serious accident occurred at about 5 or 10 mph—sliding off an ice covered curve and rolling across a field, having no control of anything, spinning around just at the exact point where I could hit a telephone pole going sideways. All we each got was a bump on our heads, but the Jeep didn't look so good. I can appreciate how going slow can sometimes result in bizarre results.

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Old 11-23-2010, 05:03 PM   #14
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Welcome back BDoc. Healing is a big job - take it in chunks so you don't overload yourself.

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