Posted November 30, 2011 - 02:02 PM
I ask because I'm going stir-crazy...Since October 15th I've been laid up from a motorcycle wreck. At this point I've got a complete understanding of the term Cabin Fever, because now the weather is miserable I can't even go out on the porch & sit in the sunshine & fresh air.
GTTalk, SmokStak, YouTube...etc have had a full time job of keeping my mind occupied, but a guy can only stare at a screen for so long!
Posted November 30, 2011 - 02:51 PM
Posted November 30, 2011 - 06:20 PM
Pretty sure that Bears have their "stuff" together with the whole hibernation thing.
Sorry to hear of your wreck, hope the healing is quicker than it sounds.
Posted November 30, 2011 - 06:38 PM
Posted November 30, 2011 - 06:44 PM
Posted November 30, 2011 - 07:49 PM
You don't state what your injuries are but depending on you mobility you might want to start thinking about what projects you want to accomplish when you heal up and then start drawing out your plans, make list's and even start checking the internet or ad's for items you will need at a reduced cost. If you are mobile enough get someone who whats to learn about tractors and let them do the work and you supervise.
I hope you heal quickly and completely from your injuries.
Posted November 30, 2011 - 08:08 PM
Daniel, I crushed my left arm from the elbow to my hand (including one exposed fracture), broke my left ankle & 1 toe... I also had a half-dollar sized puncture wound on my left thigh. My right wrist was fractured as well as the little finger on that hand. I had connective tissue damage throughout my upper body, and have bone fragmenting on my spine. Mostly I got beat up pretty good.
The Dr.s say my blood sugar fluctuated badly, and I lost consciousness for a moment while going about 40mph. I came to just before my front tire crossed the white line coming into a left hand curve. I tried to steer between 2 cedar trees, but the bike contacted them throwing me off and sending me into another tree. The bike was kind enough to follow me, hitting my left side & pinning me to the tree. I pushed the bike off and walked back to the road (adrenalin & shock are something else) Thanks to a passer-by who knew the area 911 got an ambulance to me within 20 minutes. 40 minutes after that I was being air-lifted to Vanderbilt in Nashville with no pulse in my arm & uncontrolled bleeding. I was in trauma ICU for 10 hours, then went into surgery my first surgery.
All said & done I was there for a week and went through over 15 hrs of surgery. I've got a mess of hardware in my arm; 2 of the surgeons told me I had the house record for most fractures and steel in 1 arm. I'll go back on the 12th & 14th for pin removal & more x-rays, and should find out whether more surgery is needed.
Long term speaking, my left arm will never open past 40 degrees, and use of my hand is uncertain. Right now I can wiggle my fingers, but cannot actually use them.
Wow, sorry for such a long response, I was giving the short version!
The pics are my repaired arm, and the cast/locking splint combo I'm currently wearing
Posted November 30, 2011 - 08:23 PM
Hope you get healed up soon.
As for cabin fever, just remember, spring is just around the corner.
Posted November 30, 2011 - 08:25 PM
Posted November 30, 2011 - 09:04 PM
As for entertainment... one of us will be along with a story of something we did dumb today... be any minute now...
Posted November 30, 2011 - 09:07 PM
Posted November 30, 2011 - 09:30 PM
I start a count down in late fall to the shortest day of the year, gives me something to look forward to. Then you have to convince your self that you can actually tell that the days start getting longer little by little. Keep your house well lit on the real gloomy days, maybe get some more of the "sun" light bulbs in other fixtures. 22 days to go!
Posted November 30, 2011 - 10:00 PM
I haven't started PT yet, that is pending my next visit to Nashville. The doc says how much use I get out of my hand depends on me, and PT. He doesn't know just how stubborn I am or how hard I can push...I intend to do anything in my power to get as much back as possible.
I'm very very lucky to be here, and extremely thankful for the team or surgeons I had. I went in understanding there was a high chance of complications, but those guys & gals really came through.
HDWildBill ... Not too long before the wreck I had started on reconditioning a Simplicity Wonderboy. Now it's sitting in the shop waiting, and I look forward to being able to pick back up on it!
Posted December 01, 2011 - 04:25 AM
Posted December 01, 2011 - 09:36 AM