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« on: July 25, 2016, 05:32:33 AM »

Life has a way of throwing us curve balls. Well that's what happened to me. Late July 2 (or early July 3)2016, I was riding my Yamaha majesty home to Tallahassee, Florida from a day trip to Panama City, Florida. Well, I took my eyes off the road for a couple of seconds and somehow hit the center median. I lost control. When the dust settled, my left leg was severely damaged. After being presented with two unpleasant options, I chose to have my lower left leg amputated. Yes, it's a drastic change. But even so, I'm thankful to God that things were not worse. I had my helmet and riding jacket on. And except for a small cut on my chin where the helmet strap dug in, ALL damage was confined to my left leg. I'm convinced that the helmet protected me from much greater harm. I'm looking up. And by God's grace, I'll soon be fitted with a prosthetic leg, and will return to a normal life fairly soon. As it stands now, I'm healing nicely and can get about by using a walker. I'm trying with God's help to keep a positive attitude and outlook because I can't change what happened. I can only move forward and continue to enjoy life.

I'm not certain if I'll ever ride again. But I thank God that I'm ALIVE and in my right mind. I just found this group a short while ago, and you all seem to be great people. Perhaps I'll drop in from time to time just to say hello. Be blessed everyone.


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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2016, 10:50:11 AM »

Sorry to hear your story. Hopefully some good will come out of it's telling.

Personally I'd advise you to get back on a scoot as soon as you can (even if it's just for a trip around the block) regardless if you plan to never ride again or not. I think you'll find it is something you'll HAVE to do to get through the accident. Either way, good luck going forward.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2016, 12:18:28 PM »

I had heard from Bruce about your accident and I was very sorry to hear.  I wish you a speedy recovery and adjustment to all happening with you. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2016, 01:09:14 PM »

Just shows how life can change in an instant, best wishes for a quick recovery.
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2016, 01:41:55 PM »

Darryl,

Like the others expressed; so sorry for your accident. From your post it is easy to see you are a man of great faith and with a positive attitude. So I'm betting you will be fine sooner than later. Quite a change for you but life is full of directions we really don't want to take.  It is stories like yours that we see now and then which reinforce just how important constant attention really is.  I'm sure that by sharing your experience, you have helped some of us be more careful when out on the roads.  Please keep in touch and keep is up-to-date on your progress.

Keeping you in my prayers !

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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2016, 02:21:27 PM »

Thanks for sharing. You're attitude is great, your faith is even greater! In spite of getting lemons, it's good to see you're making lemonade instead of being bitter. I'm sure I am not alone is telling you that if there is anything  I(and others) could do to help, let us know.

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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2016, 11:36:06 PM »

Darryl,

Like the others expressed; so sorry for your accident. From your post it is easy to see you are a man of great faith and with a positive attitude. So I'm betting you will be fine sooner than later. Quite a change for you but life is full of directions we really don't want to take.  It is stories like yours that we see now and then which reinforce just how important constant attention really is.  I'm sure that by sharing your experience, you have helped some of us be more careful when out on the roads.  Please keep in touch and keep is up-to-date on your progress.

Keeping you in my prayers !

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Darryl,

Mike couldn't of expressed it any better.  Keeping you in our prayers.  Hoping you recover quickly.  Your attitude is phenomenal. God has truly blessed you.

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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2016, 04:11:22 AM »

Darryl,

Get well soon!  Romans 8:28?

 Prayers for speedy recovery/rehab.  

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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2016, 05:57:59 PM »

Darryl,

Get well soon!  Romans 8:28?

 Prayers for speedy recovery/rehab.  

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Yep, I've been thinking on it constantly. I've always loved that passage, but I is even more meaningful now.


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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2016, 08:02:39 PM »

Follow up. I'm steadily getting better. Healing is nearly complete.. Nerve/phantom pain is still a problem, especially at night. But it's gradually easing up. Getting initial fitting for a prosthetic leg on this Monday  (August 29.).Very excited AND thankful.


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« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2016, 08:49:53 PM »

Thanks for updating us!  Glad to hear you are coming along mentally and physically.  BIG HUGS for Monday!
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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2016, 12:57:42 AM »

Good to here you are improving.  Good luck with the fitting. 
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« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2016, 04:14:38 AM »

Follow up. I'm steadily getting better. Healing is nearly complete.. Nerve/phantom pain is still a problem, especially at night. But it's gradually easing up. Getting initial fitting for a prosthetic leg on this Monday  (August 29.).Very excited AND thankful.
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« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2016, 04:26:48 AM »

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« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2016, 04:42:02 AM »

Side note. I am also a pastor of a small congregation.  I've returned to the pulpit. Preached on 1st and 3rd Sunday. Also planning to preach tomorrow. I was able to stand by holding onto the Walker and leaning on pulpit. God is Good to me.


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« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2016, 07:32:24 AM »

Good news, indeed!

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« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2016, 06:20:32 AM »

Side note. I am also a pastor of a small congregation.  I've returned to the pulpit. Preached on 1st and 3rd Sunday. Also planning to preach tomorrow. I was able to stand by holding onto the Walker and leaning on pulpit. God is Good to me.


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I was out of work for 2 months. I think I missed 3 weeks playing in our Praise & Worship Band. Yes, God is good!
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« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2016, 07:10:35 AM »

Side note. I am also a pastor of a small congregation.  I've returned to the pulpit. Preached on 1st and 3rd Sunday. Also planning to preach tomorrow. I was able to stand by holding onto the Walker and leaning on pulpit. God is Good to me.


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3 years ago fathers day I had a deer jump on me on my Burgman. Totaled the bike. Broke 6 ribs, collarbone, clavical, & had a puncured lung.

I was out of work for 2 months. I think I missed 3 weeks playing in our Praise & Worship Band. Yes, God is good!
WOW! I was not really injured except for the loss of my lower left leg. I can't imagine going what you went through. But God evidently gave you the strength to endure what must have been excruciating pain all over. I missed 3 weeks of church; two while hospitalized, and one while at home recovering. And i have not been to work since I got off work July 2,. I hope to be back at least on a part time basis by mid September.. The last time I missed 3 Sundays in a row was the three weeks after my birth. And I'm 52 years old. It's not that I think it makes me better than the next guy. But I was raised that way as a child. And as an adult, I love going to church and all that's associated with it. I missed 5 weeks preaching before returning to the pulpit. As you and I already said God is good.
As for riding again, I think I will desire to do so after I get comfortable with my prosthetic leg . AND pay these medical bills which may take a year or so. But I must also consider the feelings of my family. I know it's my life. But I love them too much to have them worried sick about their son and baby brother. But if they somehow become at peace with it, I could see myself on a scooter again. And since there's no shifting, my prosthetic leg should not really be a major issue. But first things first. Let me get this leg, and learn to master it's use.


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« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2016, 08:13:20 AM »

I am so sorry for your misfortune and loss of your leg.  But if you are determined and have a mind to do so, you can go back to riding.  I would recommend a trike.  That way you don't have to worry about holding up and balancing a bike, and you can still ride and enjoy it.  Yes, life does have a way of throwing us a curve now and then.  Semper Fi!

Yes, God is good, and by His grace you were spared and given a second chance at pursuing life normally.  You can continue on, thanks to Him, and your prosthesis will serve as a reminder of who saved you from greater harm.
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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2016, 02:16:45 PM »

Sending good wishes your way for your fitting today. Your attitude is inspiring and glad your recovery is moving along so quickly.
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« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2016, 04:17:47 AM »

PTL!



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« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2016, 04:18:35 AM »

PTL!



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« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2016, 05:45:13 AM »

PTL!



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« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2016, 03:30:14 PM »

Update: I received my "preparatory prosthesis" on This past Thursday! Since it's only a test type unit, I still have to use the Walker unless I'm only taking a few steps. However, I simply can't describe just how good it feels to be on TWO legs again! Just to be able to stand and wash my hands again without either leaning on the sink or doing a delicate balancing act is something I'll never take for granted again. The extra freedom is beyond description. I'm so thankful to God for this step towards independence.


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« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2016, 03:54:53 PM »

One small step for .....

Good news!
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« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2016, 05:20:30 PM »

One small step for .....

Good news!
One small step and one giant leap all at the same time.


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« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2016, 05:33:44 PM »

That's great news to read!   Keep of moving and going, going!!


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« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2016, 06:07:52 PM »

So when you get back out there, I suppose,throwing a leg over a bike could take on a whole new meaning.
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« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2016, 07:20:03 PM »

Congrats on your progress Darryl.

As was said, your positive attitude is inspirational.... and not unlike that of the ballroom dancing - marathon runner girl,  who lost a leg to the Boston Bomber on marathon day a couple of years ago.  Another person with a "can - do" and "will - overcome" attitude.

I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

Thanks for the up-date.
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« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2016, 07:44:08 PM »

Absolutely thrilled to read about your progress, Darryl. Your recovery from the accident is truly inspiring and, as Mike mentioned, your positive attitude.
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