Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-01-2014, 04:33 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: New Philadelphia, Ohio
Posts: 221
first drive after surgery

Had my right leg amputated Aug 14, and finally felt like trying to drive yesterday. I spent some time in mall parking lot, then drove home, about 5 miles. Have been using left foot to brake for the last 6 years, so just a little getting used to using it for gas pedal also. Will need more practice though before trying the MH. No rush, still have 8 weeks of at home IV antibiotics to do.
__________________

__________________
2014 Sunseeker 3010DS
With chocolate, all is well
richardwise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2014, 06:54 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
BiigDaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 449
That's excellent progress Richard! I'm sure it has to give you a good feeling to know you'll be back to driving the MH before you know it. Like you said, you've got 8 weeks, don't push it too hard and keep the steady progress! Happy Labor day Richard.
__________________

__________________

2013 GMC Savana 2500 FBI Edition
2015 Rockwood 8327SS stuffed with 5 kids!

SE Michigan
Nights camped 2014: 48
BiigDaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2014, 07:10 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Capt. Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Franklin County, MO
Posts: 1,852
Quote:
Originally Posted by richardwise View Post
Had my right leg amputated Aug 14, and finally felt like trying to drive yesterday. I spent some time in mall parking lot, then drove home, about 5 miles. Have been using left foot to brake for the last 6 years, so just a little getting used to using it for gas pedal also. Will need more practice though before trying the MH. No rush, still have 8 weeks of at home IV antibiotics to do.

"finally" felt like trying to drive yesterday? It's only been just over two weeks! I'm sure it feels like a long time to you, but I'm impressed that you are ready to drive at this point. I applaud your spirit and your determination to drive the MH again. Keep up the good work. Happy Labor Day to you.
__________________
Mike and Yvonne
and Sophie, the little white dog
2017 Columbus 320RSC
2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax 4X4
ďIt's not how old you are, it's how you are old.ĒJules Renard
"It's not the years...it's the mileage." - Indiana Jones
Capt. Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2014, 07:38 AM   #4
Site Team
 
Mr. Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Grayson County, Texas
Posts: 7,615
I agree with BiigDaddy and Capt. Mike!

Press on, brother!
__________________
SEARCH is your friend!
FR Wildcat 295RSX / GMC Sierra

Nights Camped: '13 = 49 / '14 = 74 / '15 = 74 / '16 = 85 / '17 = 110 / '18 = 28; booked = 34
Mr. Dan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2014, 08:01 AM   #5
Incheon, S. Korea
 
BigBaron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Incheon, South Korea
Posts: 1,140
Soooooo glad to hear you are doing well!
What's the verdict on your better half's car? (Z4?) Is that what you drove?
Eight weeks of antibiotics? Yikes.
Take care. It's really good to see that you're doing well.
Baron
__________________
Me, Julie, Lil' Barry, Faith, and OSDs, Fang and Treaty
2003 Hyundai Starex (H1), 2012 Coachmen Clipper 126
I don't know when we'll be able to go camping again...
BigBaron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2014, 09:00 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: New Philadelphia, Ohio
Posts: 221
Haven't tried the Z4 yet, only drove it once in the last 4 years, couldn't get behind the wheel. I drove my car, Chevy HHR. She has driven me in the Z4, crutches are a bit of a pain to hold though.
__________________

__________________
2014 Sunseeker 3010DS
With chocolate, all is well
richardwise is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:49 PM.