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Old 11-26-2012, 05:44 PM
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I was out o BRP and had a stent go bad in my leg while on a trip by myself. I was out on the BRP for my last long trip of the season. I had grand day riding the BRP. The stent felt like I was shot with a gun in my leg when it blew. Off to the emergency room to a Hospital in VA. And the back to a hospital in NY. The end result was that I lost my leg below my knee. A season ender for certain. I am looking ahead to a long repair & adapting to a replacement left leg. Any one on the list been threw anything like this?
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:53 PM
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Oh my gosh............I hope you heal quickly and adapt easily. A feller here at work had his leg removed right below the knee. He was back at work after 1.5 months.........hobbling yes, but happy to be here. Some will think of it as a life-changer.........it depends on the person and their willingness to adapt to the situation. Easy for me to say, I'm only sitting behind a keyboard spouting off. But I wish you the very best medical attention and a speedy recovery.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:05 PM
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So what happened? Did the stent clog? I have three of those suckers in my ticker.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:08 PM
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Yikes, best wishes for a speedy recovery, and that's even coming from a Mets fan
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:09 PM
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Life sure is unpredictable. All the best in healing and adapting.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:21 PM
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I was feeling sorry for myself due to some tooth trouble. There's nothing like a little perspective. I wish you an easy and speedy transition to a successful new you.
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Damn!
That is no good at all...
Doesn't sound like you're ready to throw in the towel.
There are many that live without limbs and some you'd never even notice.

I know a 'Harley guy' that was in a m'cycle accident and lost his left from the knee down, eventually. He suffered with a mangled foot for a long time first.
He says that he was WAY better off after they removed the lower leg.

Your biggest issue may be shifting. I'm not sure how he accomplishes it. I'll ask the next time that I see him.

It might be time for an electric shifter...
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The end result was that I lost my leg below my knee. A season ender for certain. I am looking ahead to a long repair & adapting to a replacement left leg. Any one on the list been threw anything like this?
Not personally, but a close friend did. Tried to save the leg. That ended up being the worst thing that happened! Removed below the knee now. Keep your chin up. There will be some frustrations and struggles but you WILL make progress. Just give it a few weeks to get the tissue healed up and then start on the prosthetics. You will be able to get around very well in time.

As for the bike, I think that is a good goal to be working toward! Let us know what challenges you are facing or going to face. If I can make a part for you that helps with shifting or braking let me know.

Your good attitude will heal you faster than medicine from here on out!
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Hey ST,

Sorry to hear about your misfortune.
It sounds like you have the right attitude to keep moving forward.
Please stay in touch.

Best of Luck,

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Old 11-26-2012, 07:31 PM
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I belie will ride again. st can't give riding up just yetDow the road a piece. I will be looking into electric button shifting. I have been riding for 42 years & just dont see giving up riding just yet. I will be selling my Gold Wing. That bike is just to big for what I want to do in my riding future. I put up 19,000 miles this season. I think the riding seasons will be much shorter in my future.
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