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post #11 of 82 Old 11-26-2012, 06:35 PM
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I'm sorry to hear about this but admire your spirit. You aren't giving up riding but instead figuring out ways to keep riding. Seriously: good stuff!


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post #12 of 82 Old 11-26-2012, 06:37 PM
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best to your progress! you sound like you have great perspective. And start looking at the Aprilia Mana. sweet machine!

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post #13 of 82 Old 11-26-2012, 06:42 PM
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I seriously admire your attitude.
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post #14 of 82 Old 11-26-2012, 07:01 PM
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Wow, this makes my recent bout of adult shingles seem like a mild rash. I give you credit for the great outlook and attitude. Keep things positive and best of wishes.

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post #15 of 82 Old 11-26-2012, 07:14 PM
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I have never heard of this happening before- I'm sorry that is just crazy. I agree with others in that your attitude seems right and in good time you'll heal up just fine. I used to have a friend that made prosthetics for a living and he always said it was amazing how well patients would adapt to their new parts- of course he attributed that to his amazing ability to fit one like no other doc could

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post #16 of 82 Old 11-26-2012, 08:05 PM
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Wow, just... Wow.

Admirable, good attitude. Just aren't strong enough words.

Keep us in the loop.

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post #17 of 82 Old 11-26-2012, 08:28 PM
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Shocking to read. Take good care of yourself and come back full force in the spring.
How long do they think to get you fitted for a prosthetic?.
One of my friends lost part of her leg about the same place as you and was back on figure skates later the same year.
Keep thinking those positive thoughts
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post #18 of 82 Old 11-26-2012, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by scott1000 View Post
I have never heard of this happening before- I'm sorry that is just crazy.
What he said, and I ask again: did the stent clog?

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post #19 of 82 Old 11-26-2012, 09:44 PM
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Sorry to hear of your hardship. With your positive outlook and modern prosthetics, have no doubt you will do well.

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post #20 of 82 Old 11-26-2012, 09:59 PM
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You've got the right attitude though. Keep positive and the best of luck and keep us informed on how you are doing.


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