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Old 07-11-2007, 09:17 AM   #11
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:49 PM   #12
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Hey Greg,

Sorry to hear about your accident. This is not a permanent situation so hang in there. My prayers are with you. Even this shall pass. I'll be going through your state next week on my way to Colorado and know that I'll be thinking of you as I go through Dallas. Take care friend.

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Old 07-11-2007, 07:39 PM   #13
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Hey folks,

Well I just got back from surgery having my left ankle put back together. Right now the pain isn’t too bad but I’m also still doped up.

Here’s what had happened. I was making a left turn (one that I make every day) and had the bike leaned over pretty good. My left toe was hanging off of the floorboard by a bit and caught the asphalt and did a 180 pointing in the direction that I didn’t want it to pointing. I did not loose control of the bike at any time but I definitely lost control of my ankle. I rode the bike to a near stop and hopped off to the right letting the bike drop in the grass median. I called 911 to have an ambulance dispatched to pick me up and take me to a hospital. After x-rays, it was revealed that it was dislocated and both bones were broken just above the ankle.

They sent me home because my ankle was pretty swollen and they didn’t want to operate while swollen. This has been a very long last few days as at times the pain was excruciating. I ended up going back to the ER last night because it hurt so bad.



Anyway……….. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers, I know they helped.


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Old 07-12-2007, 02:54 PM   #14
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Greg,

Sorry to hear of your mishap.
Keep your spirits up, and get well soon!
(as others have said... it could have been worse)
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Old 07-12-2007, 05:44 PM   #15
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Ok so today is Thursday the day after surgery. Last night was pretty rough due to pain and fever. I was running a 102.8. Dizzy, nauseated, and all around felt like poopoo kaka. We called up the surgeon last night and he said to lay off of the narcs and go with some Aleave and Tylenol. That really helped. Fever went down and the pain started going down as well. I have an appt with the surgeon tomorrow for a follow up to find out just how long I’ll have this heavy dang boot on my foot. Bit of a PITA to get around with.
From what I gathered about the surgery, they placed a few screws and cabled the bones together. No plates as the breaks were far enough away from the ankle it worked out better that way.
I’m doing well and I appreciate your thoughts and prayers as I know they help.

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Ok so today is Thursday the day after surgery. Last night was pretty rough due to pain and fever. I was running a 102.8. Dizzy, nauseated, and all around felt like poopoo kaka. We called up the surgeon last night and he said to lay off of the narcs and go with some Aleave and Tylenol. That really helped. Fever went down and the pain started going down as well. I have an appt with the surgeon tomorrow for a follow up to find out just how long Iíll have this heavy dang boot on my foot. Bit of a PITA to get around with.
From what I gathered about the surgery, they placed a few screws and cabled the bones together. No plates as the breaks were far enough away from the ankle it worked out better that way.
Iím doing well and I appreciate your thoughts and prayers as I know they help.

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Gimme that finger Greg, Uncle Stevie will keep your mind of that pain in your foot.
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Good to see you are able to post some and keep us informed of your condition and recovery. Keep your spirits high and soon you will be back on the bike rolling along the highways again. We are all pulling for ya.
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Gimme that finger Greg, Uncle Stevie will keep your mind of that pain in your foot.
Ummmmmmmm......... no, I think I'll hang on to my finger myself thank you very much. I'm afraid of what you'd do to it..
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Good to see you are able to post some and keep us informed of your condition and recovery. Keep your spirits high and soon you will be back on the bike rolling along the highways again. We are all pulling for ya.
Thanks Kim. I ran a landline to the bedroom so I could hook up my notebook. As for getting back to rolling on the scoot, that'll take awhile according to what the doc was saying before but I will know more tomorrow. 6-9 weeks with no weight bearing and then after that some PT to get into shape. May end up being 5 or 6 months before I can ride again Such is life. At least this is all I did. It could have been worse. Had I lost control I could have been another stat for the lawmakers to play with.


And for all those who may question I was wearing my brain-bucket. I usually do.

thanks again everybody,


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Hmmm. Not often do people say that!
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