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Old 11-07-2006, 12:48 PM   #141
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You did this one up right,didn't ya.
Experimentation is a good thing. You're helping others that may wind up in the same predicament
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You did this one up right,didn't ya.
Experimentation is a good thing. You're helping others that may wind up in the same predicament
Moral of the story is: Don't climb up something to take a leak
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OK, since I'm always looking for the bright side, I was thinking that due to the unique nature of your injury, you may actually get better care and newer treatments than someone with a less "special" injury. At least I hope that is the case.

We're pulling for you, Hans.
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OK, since I'm always looking for the bright side, I was thinking that due to the unique nature of your injury, you may actually get better care and newer treatments than someone with a less "special" injury. At least I hope that is the case.

We're pulling for you, Hans.
Or maybe they will have slipped in bionic parts
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OK, since I'm always looking for the bright side, I was thinking that due to the unique nature of your injury, you may actually get better care and newer treatments than someone with a less "special" injury. At least I hope that is the case.

We're pulling for you, Hans.
Or maybe they will have slipped in bionic parts
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Old 11-07-2006, 10:08 PM   #146
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I've been lowering my dosage of narcotics for the past few days and switching to Advil, I am completly off them for 24 hours so hey I had to get out to vote right?







so.

















I drove today.



I gave boosty a call, he thought I took too many meds and went on a joyride

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From a legal standpoint I will probably still need to get hand controls or left foot gas pedal (need to check dmv laws etc).....but I AM ABLE TO DRIVE with my right foot even though I cant move it.

You probably wondering how? well GM made a good gas pedal and my AMO? or whatever brace, that is the piece of plastic that holds my foot at a 90* angle, anyway that thing afo or amo or whatever allows me to control the throttle by moving my foot up, my heal catches the bottom of the pedal and I can hold throttle, if i want WOT I need to actually shift position in my car seat but for normal driving I can give a little throttle by just moving my foot up and down. Braking obviously is the important part, this is done by my left foot and I am very good at it and can stop smoothy. a left foot gas pedal would obviuosly be easier, but I did drive about 5 miles today with a few WOT runs. (farmers road of course with no traffic).

I probably will also need to MAX OUT my car insurance to make sure I can legally drive with my left foot. I will probably also dish out the cash for comprehensive.


Other good news is that so far my out of pocket expenses are still under $2000 (barely) that is bills I have guessed on and received and that assumes the surgeries are approved.



So I am able to drive (sorta...not in traffic yet lol)......but I did make it 5 blocks to the polling place and out on some country roads by my house.
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That'* some good news! Glad you were able to have some fun today.
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You Drove your car? please be careful.
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You Drove your car? please be careful.

I'm getting a handicap sticker/plates soon and am going to call around tomorrow to find out what I have to do to drive "to make the insurance companies happy"

either way I probably wont be driving for a while until I get everything figured out. I have enough frozen dinners stockpiled for about 3 weeks and enough oatmeal and cereal for at least that much time as well. therefore I dont really need to go anywhere. I had to vote though. the govener race in idaho is a dead tie according to the polls so I had to represent.
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You Drove your car? please be careful.
All you neede now is get into an accident and make it worse. But congrats, on losing the drug and learning to deal with the issue!!
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