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Old 10-09-2007, 08:24 PM   #589
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Yeah, for a moment I was actually wondering if they weren't reporting your old story as new news!

Sorry you were hurting today. I hope you are on the mend for good!


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Old 01-17-2008, 10:37 AM   #590
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One year ago today...

Almost exactly to the minute, I was riding my little motorscooter to my in-law's bike repair shop to help with the after Christmas rush they were experiencing. When I got almost to the bottom of the Edison Bridge, I caught a very brief glimpse of an SUV in my rear-view mirror. The next thing I knew, I came to in an ambulance, strapped to a backboard, in a whole lot of pain. I remained conscious long enough to give the paramedics my presonal info, and who to call to let them know I was in trouble, then passed out again. I again came to in a hospital room in Lee Memorial hospital, in a whole lot of pain. Everyone assured me I would never walk again, much less be able to work.
Fast-forward a year, and both me and our finances are starting to recover from this disaster, I'm again working full-time, walking without any aids of any kind, fulltiming in an Airstream, in another city, even without our dog. Nothing is the same since the events of a year ago.
It still hurts to get up in the morning, and I am very stiff on cold, rainy days like today, but I'm still here. This is due in part to the excellent care I received in the hospital, the care I received at home, both from the home health care professionals, and Marie, as well as the support from all our friends here on the forums.
I am also told another reason I am still here is I am too stubborn to die...
Hopefully I will never experience this trauma again, but if I do, I know I can count on my family, and forums friends.
Thanks again for all your help and support over the course of the last year. I couldn't have made it without you.

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Old 01-17-2008, 10:48 AM   #591
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Glad to hear you've mended and are moving on. Best of luck to ya.
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:52 AM   #592
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Yay, Terry!!!! Way to go, beating the heck out of the odds!

I hope some of the residual pain and stiffness will go away in time, but it is AWESOME that you are doing so well now!!!!!

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Old 01-17-2008, 11:00 AM   #593
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Terry, we're glad you're here.
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:02 AM   #594
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That's one heck of a year, Terry. We're glad you'r both still with us too!

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Old 01-17-2008, 11:39 AM   #595
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Good for you Terry! Atta Boy!

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Old 01-17-2008, 12:08 PM   #596
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thanks for the update terry...

i've been curious about how u were doing from a bone, joint, nuts and bolts perspective...

the original equipment parts wills very likely outlast any or all replacement bits...

with the right care, feeding and forum strokes...

and this great update is on a thursday too!

if i were nearby, dinner and a cake/candle for u both would be in order...

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Old 01-17-2008, 12:27 PM   #597
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:17 PM   #598
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I must admit to getting to know Terry after his accident and I know him as an intelligent, funny, kind and indomitable man! Times may change - but people don't! Good on ya mate! Good health and give Marie a hug!!
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:41 PM   #599
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You've managed your way through a lot of hoops and hurdles this past year to a remarkable recovery. There's a lot to be said for being tenacious and stubborn. What a difference a year makes.

Your input and wit are much appreciated and enjoyed on the forum.

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Old 01-17-2008, 02:46 PM   #600
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I would echo the thoughts expressed here today. It would be interesting and enjoyable to be able to sit down with you for an afternoon and just visit - from a professional (as a medic) viewpoint on what you have been through, but also because I've enjoyed your input here, and almost feel that I know you without ever meeting you.
Keep mending, I hope over time the aches and pains will subside.
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:34 PM   #601
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You, my friend, are a living example of answered prayer! There was a time when many of us had nothing else to do but pray for your safety and healing. One year later, and you're able to give us such a good report. We'll continue those prayers for your journey to a pain-free recovery.

You'll never know how many people have been impacted and encouraged by your spirit and attitude throughout this trying time. I, for one, am indebted to you for sharing your instant friendship, endless wisdom, unmatched wit, and selfless assistance in these forums. I remember the countless PM's and personal phone calls we swapped as you walked my through the purchase and pickup of our Argosy on that first day. Your timing was impeccable as you called me on my road home just to see if my bearings (and my nerves) were staying cool (ha!). NOTE: I just realized I've never known your last name. So, I have you listed in my cell as "Terry Airstream." How cool is that?

I'm sure tons of others on these forums could share similar stories and their appreciation for you. Take good care of yourself, Terry, keep loving life and Marie, and keep your "forum family" updated on your progress. God Bless!
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Old 01-17-2008, 04:16 PM   #602
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Terry, put me on the list of those wishing you and Marie the best. I've just spent about a half-hour reading this whole thread (as well as watching some tennis on tv) and got caught up in your whole saga. I'm so glad things turned out well for you, despite some lingering aches and pains.

One thing I'm not clear on is why you didn't get some kind of settlement from the insurance company for your financial losses. Maybe I missed the post about it. You certainly deserve some compensation for going through h-e-double-toothpick.

Give Marie a hug for me. She sounds like a real dear.

Take care.

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