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Old 11-18-2011, 04:45 PM   #1
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Hey guys. I was in a pretty bad accident this past Friday and just wanted to put you guys in the know about my current status and condition.

Details: Friday night I was on my way home and crossed the center line at the same in my 2001 A4 as a 1960s model Ford F150. We hit head on on the driverside. He incured a fractured orbital, broken jaw, facial lacerations, and a massive concussion. I on the otherhand was not overly lucky. I broke my right femur in one spot, cracked the joint that connects to my kneecap, on the left side I broke my femur in two spots (one compounded), the hip where femur connects to it broke. I also had a cracked rib on my right side which partially punctured my lung. Also I had a few 1" lacerations on my liver and a partially ruptured spleen.

I was admitted to the ER around 11:30PM and laid around in the ICU until 1PM. From there I went into surgery inwhich I spent 9 hours straight. Remained in the ICU until Sunday night. Been in a regular room since.

Early predictions by the surgeons is that I'm looking at 2 months before I can pressure on my right leg and 3 months for my left. then rehab starts. Long road but I will survived.

Guess my search for the new car got accelearated.... Looks like I'm going to be going with a 00-01 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:57 PM   #2
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Damn, dude.

Just damn.

Pictures of compound leg fracture?
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:58 PM   #3
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Sounds like you should be looking for a 1960's F150.




Heal up.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:59 PM   #4
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Holy **** man! Thats pretty intense. Glad to hear your OK though.

Hospital rooms and surgery sucks, so I def feel for you. Hopefully they give you some nice pain killers you can get hopped up on for a few months while everything heals.
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:16 PM   #5
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I'm sorry to hear this. It's really scary when you consider how lucky you were to not be in a Miata when this happened.

How are your genitals? There has never been a time better than now for that penile enlargement you've always needed.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:54 PM   #6
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Ouch. Man that is not cool. Hope you have a cute nurse or two to keep you busy lol
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:08 PM   #7
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Hope you get happy ending with sponge bath. What were yall crossing lines for, at the same time?
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:27 PM   #8
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O_O damn! Get well soon
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Glad you are still on this side of the grave, good luck with the recovery.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:54 PM   #10
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Hope you get happy ending with sponge bath.
I you can't get a nurse to do it, I'll take care of it on behalf of MT.net
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:54 PM   #11
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Crumple zones are only good if the other guy has them too. At least it helps.

Glad to hear you're ok. I work in the ICU, sounds like you recovered quickly compared to the injuries you sustained, that's always a good sign. Although I don't deal with much trauma.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:59 PM   #12
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****. That absolutely sucks. Hope you are doing as good as possible for the situation.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:28 PM   #13
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Oh man, that's horrible. At least you're still with us! As much as you're going to be bored out of your mind, don't rush yourself. Make sure you heal properly.
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Damn man, get better soon.

What made you cross the center line?
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:12 AM   #15
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Sounds like he borrowed all of your crumple zones and left you with none. I hope your recovery goes well. Not being able to walk for that long...
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:35 AM   #16
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I also had a cracked rib on my right side which partially punctured my lung.
Did your lung collapse? I was in a wreck a few years back and I broke a few ribs on my right side, and my lung collapsed. I had a chest tube, which I will always have a scar from. My nerve endings are also Eff'd right at the scar...I haven't had any feeling there since.
Glad to see you survived, you were very lucky. Maybe this will give you a chance to make the Beer of the Day thread a daily event?
My best advice, lay off the Ibuprofen...That **** is bad news. My wife's uncle just died like 10 weeks ago from liver failure, and it was because he took too many pain killers.
Also, don't get too crazy with the meds. When I wrecked, they prescribed me with vicotin. That was great, but after I was all healed up and I was fine, I had a slight chemical dependence. I got as many refills as I could, and I still took them. The only problem was, I washed them down with Wild Turkey and Cherry Coke, until my ex-fiance caught me, flipped the F out, and flushed all my pills.
All in all, I wish you the best of luck and a complete and speedy recovery.
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Glad to hear your alive. Could have been worse if that helps at all. Take care of yourself in recovery. I couldn't take car of my ankle in the military and now have a cane and a limp at 30. Also agree with ^ on the meds. Been there a little too. Best hopes for your recovery man!
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Old 11-24-2011, 02:52 PM   #18
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Didn't want to dig this one back up, but did want to update everyone... I was released from the hospital yesterday morning around 6AM into the care of my father and step-mother until I am mobile on my own again. Still pretty much stuck in the bed with some wheelchair usage. Most of the paramedics have loved moving me because I only weigh 155 lbs rather than most around here that are 300+. Recovery is going well, but I still have a LONG way to go. To answer a few question from above:

Rick: Not sure if we did cross it or not. It was a narrow road and we came over a hill and hit. This is what we were both charged with after the Troopers investigated the accident.

thirdgen: Luckily my lung did not collapse. They were concerned that it would, but the puncture was small enough that it did not.

hustler: I asked about the enlargement surgery... Insurance wouldn't cover it. I spent enough on fixing my legs so I opted not to go for it. Maybe next time.
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Glad you're going home at least. I can't imagine you would have been so fortunate in a miata.
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Have a good Thanksgiving and best of luck during recovery.
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