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Old 06-20-2012, 10:41 PM   #16
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Very sorry to hear.
Glad you are still around to tell us.
If you don't mind me asking.
What exactly happened?
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:11 PM   #17
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Thoughts and prayers for the best recovery possible for you. You're still in the game!
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:40 AM   #18
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glad you're still around to talk to us. and prosthetics are good now, you may not have to give up riding if you don't want to.
He did not just lose the leg, he said he was a paraplegic now ...

Damn that is my one nightmare.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:00 AM   #19
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Hello,
Some of you know me from rides and Ephrata cycle gatherings. On May 11 I was involved in a collison with a Jeep. I had the right of way when the jeepdriver drove into me from my right side. The outcome for me was not so good. I spent two weeks in intesive care in Phila HUP and then was then sent to Magee Rehab in Phila where I am now.

The accident has cost me my right leg above the knee and I am now a paraplegic. This is a dissapointment for a guy who has ridden for almost 40 years. I wanted to share this with the people who know me so they will know why I am not around.

The wreck distroyed my new 2012 DL650 which was a 60th birthday present to myself.

I am still around and able to communicate because of my newer HJC full face helmet and Olympia long jacket. That safety gear left the upper body totally intact and undamaged. Buy the best gear you can. It works, I can attest to that. The hospital said that jacket was the most difficult they ever had to cut apart.

So for now its rehab to get back to my new normal.

Be careful out there. and keep me in your thoughts.

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Hey, are you typing all of this stuff?????

Lots of good vibes and lots more prayers coming your way!
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:41 AM   #20
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Its me typing and doing

Yes, I'm behind the keyboard and the upper half is still working well.

Ass for what happened, the jeep driver pulled out into my path. The police are still working on the case but that is what I saw happen in the split second it took for the accident.

Again, thanks for your thoughts and prayers. I will be in rehab for another month so lets hope it gets me more mobile.


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Old 06-21-2012, 08:02 AM   #21
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Hang in there Terry. At least your still around to enjoy the company of your friends who care about you very much !
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:44 AM   #22
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Sorry to hear about your accident. I can't imagine what you're going through, but I recognize it's going to be one of the hardest battles you'll fight. The great thing is that you have a warrior’s resolve which will help you conquer the road ahead.

While you're going through the process of rehabilitation and taking on a new way of life, recognize that there are various stages grief that you'll go through. I encourage you to write about your trials and tribulations, in this forum or a private journal. IMHO, there's something about writing about what you're going through that assists with the recovery/healing process.

I had an incident that's unrelated to injury that took a lot of years away from my life. I began writing about my demons and the emotional battles that followed. I started my writings by going back in time to the incidents that chipped away the years; things that I couldn't understand and couldn't control----I laid it all on paper; I was angry, sad, happy; all the crazy emotions that one goes through while rediscovering life's journey.

I began writing over the course of a couple of years at times daily, but mostly a couple of times a month. As with any injury, I had many battle wounds....What was odd to me, as I wrote, the wounds began to heal.. I attribute the acceleration of the healing process by going back to past writings and absorbing what I wrote.... I began to find peace and harmony with myself from my own writings. It wasn’t anything that anyone could have told me----it was me in my own words. Over the course of a year, my emotional wellbeing improved and I can now say, I'm the happiest I've ever been. I recognize now that I'll always have the scars of the past, but now I know how to manage it…. I improved my quality of life and more importantly those around me.

Again, I'm terribly sorry about your accident and I wish you the best on your recovery.

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Old 06-21-2012, 11:12 AM   #23
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Terry, that sucks.
Truly sorry mate.
Glad to see/hear you are still with us.
Keep us posted and in the loop on your recovery.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:17 AM   #24
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Terry- Really saddened by this news. My thoughts are with you as you go through recovery. I know that you will endure, stay strong brother.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:52 AM   #25
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Wow... just wow. Interesting comment about ABS. Even a bike with ABS should show some marks on the pavement, but if your braking habits are good, there wouldn't be any.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:26 PM   #26
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I am still around and able to communicate because of my newer HJC full face helmet and Olympia long jacket. That safety gear left the upper body totally intact and undamaged. Buy the best gear you can. It works, I can attest to that. The hospital said that jacket was the most difficult they ever had to cut apart.
Hi not2fast.

I'm glad your alive, and will pray for you.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:02 PM   #27
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Really very sad news but glad you're still with us. We met briefly at the Turkey Hill @ 501 & 322 after you had gotten the 12.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:11 PM   #28
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Terry, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:47 PM   #29
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He did not just lose the leg, he said he was a paraplegic now ...

Damn that is my one nightmare.
Not that this is the time or the place, but that doesn't mean the end of riding, just the end of riding two wheels (i.e. I know of many paraplegic trike riders out there still enjoying themselves).

All my best to not2fast for the best possible recovery...
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:09 PM   #30
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Thank you sharing your story with us and I am very sorry about the accident. I am going to show my husband what you said about gears since he rides to work sometime without proper gear on. I don't think it's very wise of him and I am a mother for 2 kids...not 3.

I am a rider myself, but you can bet I am fully gear when I am on one of my motorcycles.

My prayers and thoughts will be with you. Speedy recovery!

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