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Old 12-25-2008, 03:54 PM   #1
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Triumph 675 vs. 18 wheeler

So in case you guys haven't heard yet,
I was involved in a really bad accident on December 7th. Without too much detail here's what happened: I was on my way to my parents' house late Saturday night after visiting some friends in Wichita Falls. The night was cold and I was riding through a construction area where I lost traction somehow and laid my bike down. I slid to a stop and I was fine until an 18 wheeler was unable to stop and he ran over my right arm and leg. It crushed my elbow, ankle and foot and "de-gloved" my leg from mid-thigh down to my heel.
The doctors were hardly able to save my leg, but I'm grateful to have the wonderful doctors I had. They are amazed at how I am recovering. Thanks to your prayers and support I have remained strong and I fought my way out of the ICU and out of the hospital room. There is still a LONG recovery ahead with at least 2 more surgeries to go (already had 3, totaling 13 hours). I won't be able to walk on my own for some time and I'll be living with my parents through my recovery. Hopefully I'll recover and be able to participate in some of activities I used to. You all know how active I am. The bike's not damaged much (just plastics and one engine cover and a tank), but the insurance is gonna try to total it. Right now I'm worried about being able to walk again. It's gonna take about a year of rehab.

Thank you everyone for all your support. I'll keep you posted on my progress.
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Old 12-25-2008, 04:03 PM   #2
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First time hearing about this im glad ur ok though
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Old 12-25-2008, 04:21 PM   #4
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First time hearing about this im glad ur ok though
I'd hardly say he's "okay"...

I'm sorry to hear about your accident, but glad that you are alive to talk about your experience! I understand if you can't talk much about the incident, but I would imagine the driver of the 18 wheeler or the company he works/worked for is covering your medical expenses?!!?

Please keep us updated on your recovery and progress!!!
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Old 12-25-2008, 04:42 PM   #5
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Wow the first part of this story is terrible! I glad you're recovering from it though. I hope you do much better than expected.
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:52 PM   #6
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Old 12-25-2008, 08:26 PM   #7
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Ouch man, I hope you recover well and are able to do all of your activities again without much limitation! Good luck in your surgery too!
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:00 PM   #8
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Dang man, sounds rough....best of luck in your rehab process. Here's to a speedy recovery!
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:08 PM   #9
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That's quite a horrible injury. My condolences to you on the misfortune of having the accident and congrats on the great fortune that you will be able to keep and use the limbs.

From your note, it sounds like you are out of the hospital and with family for the Christmas holiday. That's quite an accomplishment in only a couple of weeks. I wish you continued rapid progress as you work through the rest of your procedures and rehab. Hope you are able to regain full / pain free function - be patient.

As a parent, I can hardly imagine the anguish your parents experienced at having their child incur such a devastating injury. I know that this must be incredibly difficult for them, as well.

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Old 12-25-2008, 09:13 PM   #10
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Old 12-25-2008, 10:06 PM   #11
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Godspeed. Let us know if we can help with your rehab.
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Old 12-25-2008, 10:57 PM   #12
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Be thankful that you are able to live another day. Not everyone gets to have those options. You'll probably be able to recover and live a pretty normal life once you figure out how to cope with your injury. I never heard of your accident but then again, lots of people crash everyday and we never hear about it unless it is a RIP thread. With due time, you'll ride again. , I am not able to walk anymore but you bet your that one day, I will find myself on 2 wheels as will you. I am still pretty active.
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:50 AM   #13
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jeff im really glad to hear youre out of the hospital....its goin to be tough for you...i hate this happened to you !!!!! keep me posted how you are !!!!
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:40 PM   #14
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I almost thought this was a insensitive troll thread with the way you were so calm about it until others posted and I realized it was serious! You were very calm about this! So, once I realized, I couldn't believe what I read. I'm very very sorry for your injury and pray Godspeed on your recovery. Keep pushing on and don't lose faith! Thank for your surviving!
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sorry to hear about your misfortune

keep positive thoughts, rehab hard, and you ought to be surprised at how well you can recover.

best wishes from someone who has "been there, done that, got the t-shirt and titanium to prove it"
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Hey guys (and Gals!),
Thank you all for your wishes and prayers. I would not have made it this far without them. So far, I'm at home. We're just waiting for my skin to heal up before we can cut it back open for more surgeries. At this point, the doctors are just amazed. I'm starting to get some motion back into my elbow and knee, but the bad news is my ankle/heel/foot. The muscles and tendons are so tight now that they might have to go in and fuse all my ankle bones together and just have it at that. Also, there's so much nacrotic (dead) tissue around it, I'm gonna need some serious skin grafting. We're all trying to stay very positive about it all, but I still have to realize what's going on. I can't just ignore it. I've been stretching as much as possible to try to avoid it. There are several easier ways to get over this, but I don't want to live that life style. I want my body intact and I'll fight to the end for that. I start physical therapy tomorrow morning. I'm pretty nervous. I only have three hydro's left to last me! I'll make it through I'm sure.

Once again, I want to thank everyone for their support. But I must support you too and make everyone realize:
We are NOT invincible. Those who know me know how I ride. I'm very safe. Helmet, ICON armor vest, padded jacket, leather gloves, boots, and at least thick denims. That said, it kept me conscious and aware enough that when I was on the ground and I saw that tractor-truck, I moved my torso and head out of the way. It saved my life! WEAR YOUR GEAR!!!! Even if you're pulling through the drive-way. My surgeon told me that must ride a motorcycle. I believe it, He sure saved me.

I love you all. Ride safe and Godspeed!
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:06 AM   #19
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holy man , glad your recovering well, cant imagine what your going through but know what those 18 wheelers can do, heal up quick man
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