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Old 02-17-2007, 04:25 PM   #239
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How about "I've been run over, and I'm trying to get up?"
now see THAT is perfect!

if you build it we will come...

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Old 02-17-2007, 09:40 PM   #240
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Well, after reading the entire thread, I realized that neither Marie or I have actually told y'all what all got broken.
I wound up with:
Road rash from hell
Concussion
Broken hip
Crushed pelvis
Broken back
multiple muscles pulled/torn.
a couple of fingers that didn't work very well.
And a flattened scooter.

I now have several pounds of titanium and surgical steel holding some of my pieces together. Now I have to carry a card from my doctor when I try to go through an airport...
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Old 02-17-2007, 10:10 PM   #241
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ya know terry...

that's a pretty impressive list.

really i'm surprised your liver, spleen or other interior appliances..

were undamaged...

when people roll their airstreams...

all sort of internals shake loose.

oh and the hat helped too...

there is minimal galvanic reaction...

between ti and stainless, or is that cro-moly steel?

do you still have any drains or hoses attached?

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Old 02-17-2007, 10:20 PM   #242
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No drains or hoses, I am on lovenox for blood clots, it will be wrapping up Monday. Marie tried cleaning the remaining road rash out of what is left of my hair this evening, with mixed results. The central line came out the day before I came home. Nothing shaken loose inside, everything riveted back together on the outer frame members.
I even managed to retain my shoes throughout the unauthorized flight.
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Old 02-17-2007, 10:25 PM   #243
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....I even managed to retain my shoes throughout the unauthorized flight.
that is amazing....

ok here is the question on everyone's mind.

remember when your mother used to say...

"always put on clean underwear just in case you end up in the emergency room."

well, were ya?

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Old 02-18-2007, 08:44 AM   #244
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It started out clean...

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"always put on clean underwear just in case you end up in the emergency room."

well, were ya?

2air'
I was wearing clean underwear when I began my trip. I was unconcious when it was removed, so I can't verify cleanliness after the event.
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:02 AM   #245
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Wow Terry I didn't realize the extent of your injuries until I read your post.
Good to see your sense of humor is still intact and you've got a great attitude for healing power, not to mention Marie, a terrific wife/nurse to keep you going in the right direction! Keep healing!
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:26 AM   #246
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Terry and Marie,

Thanks for the updates. As I was reading the last couple of pages, I had the same thoughts as Tin-Sista. Glad you're on the road back! The worst is behind you, even though there are probably times when you don't feel that way.
Keep us updated, we'll do what we can to keep your spirits up - mental attitude does affect your healing process.
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:05 PM   #247
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a fun excursion

Today Marie drove me up to the Florida State Rally to visit our friends, fellow forums members, and members of our local unit (#174). I was only planning to be there for a couple of hours, but wound up staying much longer.
We arrived at 11 this morning, just in time to get invited to lunch with our unit. We drove out to the restaurant, and spent 3 hours with about 40 Airstreamers eating, talking, doing "show and tell" of my misadventures, and in general, enjoying ourselves for the first time in much too long.
I noticed near the end of the luncheon that my leg was starting to swell, and it continued swelling after arriving back at the fairgrounds. I was able to meet only 3 forums members while there, before the swelling became critical, and we were forced to leave about 4 o'clock.
Traffic was terrible, and we got home at 7 o'clock (for a one hour trip, 3 hours). By the time we got home, the leg was swollen to the point moisture was seeping through the skin, and my right knee had stiffened to the point it was excruciating to bend it to get out of the car.
We got me in a chair, and elevated the leg immediately. Swelling has reduced to the point I can move my knee again.
I think I will stick to my schedule the next time I go out, the last few hours were no fun. But, it was great to get out into the world again, if only for a few hours.
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:21 PM   #248
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Terry, we are glad to hear that you were mended well enough for a fun outing with Marie. (Going for those doctor visits doesn't count.) It does sound like you overdid the trip, and who wouldn't have been so tempted after all you had been through. We are relieved to hear the swelling is reducing with elevation; as you said, you've learned now and won't be repeating that again! Continue to keep us posted because we are all still rooting for your strong recovery. ~G
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good update terry

somehow i knew an airstream would be part of your rehab...

but baby steps ok? baby steps.

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Old 02-24-2007, 05:47 AM   #250
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Great to hear you got out and had some much needed fun!

You sound like me and alot of us, my dad would have just shook his head, he told me once when I was a kid, "your gonna just have t' keep learnin the hard way" I have not let him down either

Keep on the mend, next time out will be better!
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Old 02-24-2007, 06:38 AM   #251
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good update terry

somehow i knew an airstream would be part of your rehab...

but baby steps ok? baby steps.

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Yes, I have to keep reminding myself I am not a kid any more. It's hard to say "no" when your friends ask you to stay a bit longer. I was supposed to go to get my hair cut today, but I think I will stay home and recuperate. The edema is down considerably this morning, and I want to keep it that way. I'll go next week for the haircut, my hair should still be there, or at least most of it...
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Old 02-24-2007, 08:39 AM   #252
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Terry and Marie, I just saw this thread for the first time, and I am AMAZED at how well ya'll are holding up!! It is awesome to see the love and support from folks on the forum, and I know that and the prayers contribute to the healing process greatly. And your sense of humor is unrivaled!

We're sending our love, support and prayers as well!! Heal quickly and well--you'll be out polishing before you know it!

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