Everyone in my circle of friends and family know I'm a shorts guy. Cargo, Plaid, etc. But I did own one pair of blue jeans that I wore religiously on every motorcycle ride I went on. Until the day I had my motorcycle accident. It seems like the EMT's like to cut things up :) Anyway, 8 months later, I re-bought the same pair from the same store. Closure baby!
Wow how things have progressed in these 8 months....I just "graduated" from my gait training at physical therapy. Now I'm a member at their gym. Things are going pretty good. I'm still in my first socket although my guy does adjustments here and there. I think I'll be needing my second one in the near future. I'm kinda swimming in it now. The hardest part of my day is putting it on in the morning. Hurts a little. I'm doing 12 minutes on the eliptical machine and 12 minutes on the leg bike at PT. Starting the treadmill on Monday. I went from a wheelchair to a walker to a cane. I think I'll be at the cane stage for awhile. I'm lucky to have a great support system. Family, the PT crew and my Ortho Surgeon. I still need to figure out a goal to accomplish. Most think it will be me riding a motorcycle again BUT I promised my wife of 16yrs that I'm done riding them. Spending almost 100 days in the hospital did it!
Ok, after 93 days in the hospital and then being home for the last 1 1/2 months, the fun begins. I just recieved my 1st leg last week. I have pics posted of what it looks like. It is black carbon fiber shell and a Flex Foot w/ Evo Foot Shell. Up to now I've been in a wheelchair, my couch, or the hospital bed in my house. I just started gait training and am now standing on my new leg. Problem is my "good" leg is actually bad. It's still broken. I originally had 8 Tib/Fib breaks. So now it starts.....
Hello guys and girls. I stumbled on this site last week and liked what I was seeing. OK, about me: I'm 37yrs old. I've been married for almost 16yrs now. I'm a sport bike rider (crotch rockets). I've been riding motorcycles for over 19yrs. Never been in an accident until March 12th of this year. I was in a major motorcycle accident. Due to a bike malfunction, I went off the road going 40mph backwards. I hit two oak trees and a barb wire fence. Then I flew into a creek. I was awake the whole time. Hitting oak trees hurts real bad. lol. My right leg was amputated BKA. A skin graph had to be done on the stump. If that didn't work, it would have been AKA. My left leg was broken in 8 places tib/fib. They wanted to take that off too but it was saved. I spent 10 days in Shock Trauma and 83 days in the hospital/rehab. 4 months later, I still have the boot on the left leg. My clav was busted. A 1 inch piece was missing from the middle. Still non union as of right now. I have the shrinker sock on my right stump right now. I will be fitted soon for my carbon fiber upper and lower post soon. It has a split toe and heal for extra stability. I'm choosing NOT to cover my fake leg. I lost my real leg 4 months ago. I don't want it back. Moving forward instead of looking back :) That's just my opinion. All my moto buddies and my wife & daughter think the post looks bad ass. But I'm a guy. I'm new to all of this. I'm here to get info, make a friend like me (less than four), and live life.