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Old 11-03-2006, 12:03 PM   #131
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Nice Ride, What are those. powder coated 20'* or 22'*?
22'* ont he back, 4'* on the front!

Hang in there buddy, you doing great!
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Old 11-07-2006, 02:12 AM   #132
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I dont have much to say. I got back from the doctor. Monster cast was removed.


After further research i'm the first person ever to snap my nerve in the fasion I did from a knee dislocation. The doctors I'm working with could not find another similar case documented ANYWHERE. Basically that means i get to be in a medical journal and such it sounds like since It appears this injury is so rare to the point I have it, It either never has happened to anyone before or it was not documented. Not the total loss of ligements but the snaping of the complete stretch then tear of the peroneal nerve....so I am offically the first person (documented) ever to have nerve reconstructive surgery in the manner they performed.


Either way It will be interesting, and I guess if your in the medical field you might read about me next year or something.


Ok you probably want the nasty pics.










WARNING: THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS ARE OF A GRAPHIC NATURE, VIEW AT YOUR OWN RISK.





This is the new splint and piece that keeps my foot at a 90* angle.







I'm a big dude, 5' 11"/200lbs, look at how swelled the bad leg is compared to my good leg.








Over 60 staples were removed






60 staples.






Surgery Blows IMO.








The bill for the FIRST surgery....the "cheap one"

The second surgery is supposed to be nearly twice that price, on top of a $30,000 initial hospital visit in idaho when I was in critical condtion or whatever, on top of at least 2 more major surgeries I will need to have done in the following months.



If I did not have insurance. I'd be screwed. Even with the insurance it still looks like my out of pocket expenses are enough to buy a beater SSEi....

If I did not have insurance man I'd be screwed right now, that 8% of my paycheck every 2 weeks finally payed off.




Next visit is in 3-4 weeks.

It hurts still.


I just want to chop the leg off and have some steaks.
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... My god....

So you went and did something SO dumb that not even any other idiots have tried it? nah nah, j/k man, but jees, thats one hell of a prediciment. I've told most of my family about this and they are all prayin for yah man. This is pretty unbelieveable that someone can just go from living a normal life to being in a state that changes their entire life path completely.

Good luck Hans...

P.*. Don't fall off anymore stupid cliffs!!!
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Jeez, you think they'll name it after you? The "Potato-Head fracture"?
Keep your spirits up dude, it'll work out. We're pulling for you, and that'* a lot of torque on your side.
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Hans....

Wow! Your leg looks gross! So have you decided on foot or hand controls yet? Well keep your spirits up buddy! Before you know it, you and the Bonne will be one again
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Leave it to you to find a way to be the first one to do this, Hans. Since you are the first, are there a team of doctor'* all standing around every time you are examined?

Looks like they are taking good care of you and doing what needs to be done. Again, heres hoping for a speedy recovery.
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Looks like it'* healing up good buddy.

Keep your spirits up. Are you back at home? If so.. toss me your new home addy.. I got the old one.
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*repeats to himself* I love Canada and public health care, I love Canada and public health care, I love Canada and public health care.....

Jeez man, it'* a damn good thing you have insurance. I can't even imagine what it would be like if one had to pay for that.
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Well looks like you done screwed the pooch good on this one...OUCH ..

It just had to be the gas pedal leg too...go figure..

Take care of that leg .

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Leave it to you to find a way to be the first one to do this, Hans. Since you are the first, are there a team of doctor'* all standing around every time you are examined?
Now they have an excuse for all that "experimental" stuff they'll be trying on you:
"Give him some of this...oh crap, that didn't work."
"How about some of these? Nope that just made him wet his pants."
"What if we cut this, stretch that, sew these together..."
Hans, you'll forever be known around the U Med Center as "Mr. Potatohead, the human lab rat."

BTW, did they use duct tape on your leg? That looks like old sun baked duct tape that was removed off your incisions.
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