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Re: Got myself an ambulance ride!
« Reply #135 on: April 15, 2018, 06:08:03 PM »
Excellent news.
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Re: Got myself an ambulance ride!
« Reply #136 on: April 15, 2018, 08:04:04 PM »
My good leg is 120 degrees    Im at 107 currently on the right.   working towards 120....another couple of weeks of PT and it just might.

Dave

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Re: Got myself an ambulance ride!
« Reply #137 on: April 23, 2018, 05:42:17 PM »
Doc took the brace off today, and cleared me to be able to drive....which I promptly did...including a 40 MPH E stop.    I'm good to go back to work!.    It's going to be another 6 months of rehab to get back to normal....but it feels good 3 months on from surgery to be able to participate in life again!

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Re: Got myself an ambulance ride!
« Reply #138 on: April 23, 2018, 05:45:41 PM »
Great news Dave!

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Re: Got myself an ambulance ride!
« Reply #139 on: April 23, 2018, 05:53:50 PM »
Excellent news Dave!

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« Reply #140 on: April 23, 2018, 06:10:40 PM »
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Re: Got myself an ambulance ride!
« Reply #141 on: April 23, 2018, 06:12:47 PM »
Great news Dave. I hope the return to work goes smoothly as well.

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Re: Got myself an ambulance ride!
« Reply #142 on: April 23, 2018, 06:19:46 PM »
Huzzah! Congratulations Dave. Here's hoping recovery continues to be speedy.
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Re: Got myself an ambulance ride!
« Reply #143 on: April 23, 2018, 08:02:31 PM »
Great news - I know that you will enjoy spring even more now  :cheers:

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Re: Got myself an ambulance ride!
« Reply #144 on: July 21, 2018, 09:30:43 PM »
Alright.....probably last post on this subject.

Had my probably last doctors appointment yesterday.   Doc says " I am very pleased with your recovery so far!    If this injury had happened to a pro athlete, it would have been career ending or career altering...after surgery..It would be 6 to 9 months before any type of supervised training and they're in their 20's!!!      Your healing process would have been faster if your leg was broken, or we did a knee implant, but the quad tendon is really a devastating injury, and you're about 3 months ahead of where I'd suspect you were going to be.
….. 8)
He says on a scale of 1 to 5....5 being "im putting a new knee in tomorrow"  my knee is about a 2.5-3.0   Arthritis from 20 year old torn ACL and medial meniscus in the Engine room on a down river trip...another story.     "but if it isn't bothering you I'd say leave it for later."     Its not bothering me...though it lets me know it's there every once in a while.

Another 3 -6 months before the tendon is completely healed, and we'll "See where we are" he says. 

The quad muscle is feeling weird sometimes when it's tired....it's like having a mild Charlie horse, that itches on the inside....it's kinda bizarre...though it gets stronger every week and will continue to do so.

your's truly and moving around

Dave
 
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Re: Got myself an ambulance ride!
« Reply #145 on: July 21, 2018, 10:36:39 PM »
Additionally, I just reread the whole thread.

Many of your have your own troubles, some far worse than I.   I didn't respond to all of them, for that I'm sorry.

I want to thank all of you for the well wishes, this was a massive ordeal for me, it was really very scary.   

Thanks for lending a hand to help by just being there.

Dave
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Re: Got myself an ambulance ride!
« Reply #146 on: July 22, 2018, 12:37:56 AM »
Glad things are ahead of schedule as far as the doctor is concerned. Hoping that will continue to improve over the next 3 months too.

Bill

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Re: Got myself an ambulance ride!
« Reply #147 on: February 03, 2019, 12:32:59 AM »
Alright ....1 year update.

According to the doc, im healed....that said, im about 80% of what I used to be...its still getting stronger, and small jumps...but I don't know if it's coming back like it was.

the biggest thing was the loss of core strength.  I'm a big strong guy...this thing really knocked me on my ass...and kept me there.

My arm strength is coming back, as is my back and core.   the leg is about 80% and it's still hard to get out of a chair....standing for long periods exhausts me.

But I'll keep fighting it.

Dave
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Re: Got myself an ambulance ride!
« Reply #148 on: February 03, 2019, 01:05:57 AM »
Some things just take time, and the older we get, the longer they take!! I think you are doing well for 1 year out.

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Re: Got myself an ambulance ride!
« Reply #149 on: February 03, 2019, 01:16:30 AM »
Doctor said I'm doing well for a 20 year old!.....LOL.   I don't feel that at all!!!  I feel very much the cripple.

It's amazing how frail yet resilient the human body is.....


Dave
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