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General Discussion / Re: New guy says "hi".
« on: December 13, 2012, 03:34:41 PM »
a pic of the accident

General Discussion / New guy says "hi".
« on: December 13, 2012, 03:31:16 PM »
I'm new to the forum, so fingered I'd at least say "Hi".
I've read some posts and find most of it quite interesting and self specific.

I am a LAK as of May 5, 2012
I was riding my motorcycle, when what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a GMC Jimmy coming directly at me.
but first, he hit another car, flipped on it's side, and then creamed me.
I was wearing my helmet and leather jacket.
I rolled 7 times, up on the curb and landed on the sidewald of a major road.
I landed on my back, got  up on my elbows, looked at  my leg, didnt see a foot and knew that something wasn't right.
My foot was severed and was in  my new sketchers in the road.

Anyway,long story longer:
Afer 4 suregeorys, my left leg was amputated above the knee cause my knee was just too shattered.
I was in ICU for a week
in the Hosp for a month
In rehab for a month
Waited 2 months for the VA to get me a leg.
Got the leg Oct 11, and my first phy therapy appt was Dec 6
By then, I was walking unassisted (no walker/crutches/cane)

The socket sucks, (or should I say, won't keep a seal) but it's only a temp socket till I learn to walk proper, then I get a new leg/socket.
Don't know exactly what yet

And, that's my story and I'm sticking to it
Still waiting on the truck drivers ins co to review my medical records and offer a settlement

I'm 63, did 25 years active duty, 20 yeras civil service, geting ready to retire, and now this.
But, I'm alive, no other injuries, and fairly healthy

Just venting (and ranting)

Look forward to learning more (cause the VA sure as heck don't tell me nuttin)

Tanks again

DaveSometimes I feel like Patrick (spongebob's friend)
And a couple pics

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