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« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2016, 07:46:40 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 #31 on: September 12, 2016, 10:29:01 PM »

Awesome! Great to hear your recovery is moving in the right direction.
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« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2016, 02:24:04 PM »

Thanks for the update Darryl. Great to hear that the progress continues.
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« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2016, 05:29:33 PM »

So glad to hear things are coming along so nicely.  Yes, indeed, God is good, and proves that He can use something bad for something good, and you have a great testimony to share.  PTL!
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« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2016, 05:25:20 AM »

Darryl,

Good to hear of your progress!

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« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2016, 03:45:14 PM »

Someone reminded me that I haven't given an update in a good while. Well I'm still using the temporary prosthesis. Because my residual limb changed so quickly, they had to make a second temporary socket . But I'm coming along nicely. In fact, I've been "cheating " and only using the Walker occasionally such as when I'm walking outside with no one around. But I went to a local park and was able to walk about a mile in 1/2 hour. Thank God for that. Last Friday they FINALLY ordered my first "permanent " leg. It should be arriving by the middle of next week at the latest. Lord willing, shortly after that I'll be returning to work if all goes well.


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« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2016, 03:55:36 PM »

By the way, I've already done some auto repair work. Even before I got my leg, I installed an alternator on my own vehicle. And I installed an ignition coil on my mother's car. Both those jobs were easy enough for me to do while standing on one leg and leaning against the car.
Since  I got my temporary leg, my nephew's car developed a vacuum leak. He's up here for college. My brother lives in another city. So he asked me if I felt up to the challenge. I did. I was able to replace his intake manifold gaskets. So, I am confident that I will still be able to continue to be an auto mechanic. I'll face some challenges since I can't fold myself into some of the awkward positions anymore, but with God's help, I'll be able to do it. I'll let you all know when I get my "permanent" leg.


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« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2016, 04:59:39 PM »

That's great news!!! Thanks for the update. 


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« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2016, 05:09:44 PM »

Good news, indeed.

For those hard to reach places you might want to use a trick my uncle always did... suck your 10yo nephew into doing them for you.
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« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2016, 05:20:15 PM »

Wow!  You're recovering nicely.  Good deal.  Yes, God is good.
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« Reply #40 on: October 05, 2016, 07:34:25 PM »

Good to hear your news Darryl and glad it is good news.
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« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2016, 03:33:21 AM »

Great to hear Darryl!  Glad your fighting the good fight.  I really admire you can do spirit.

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« Reply #42 on: October 06, 2016, 07:51:40 AM »

Good news, indeed.

For those hard to reach places you might want to use a trick my uncle always did... suck your 10yo nephew into doing them for you.
I would, but my nephews are all over 20. I wish I could convince my nephew with the 4 sons to move to Tallahassee. I'd sucker the 8 year old real good . Lol.


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« Reply #43 on: October 06, 2016, 08:15:18 AM »

Great news!! 

And once again, you are to be commended for you positive attitude and faith.
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« Reply #44 on: October 06, 2016, 01:35:26 PM »

Great news!
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« Reply #45 on: October 11, 2016, 10:52:36 PM »

This is my first picture taken while standing on my own two feet. My sister and my cousin are beside me


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« Reply #46 on: October 11, 2016, 11:19:39 PM »

Nice! Family support makes everything better. Congrats.
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« Reply #47 on: October 12, 2016, 02:51:33 AM »

Well done Darryl !  I think you have experienced the "speedy recovery" that you were wished and we all prayed for, for you! Three months isn't terribly long to recover from what you went through!

Now ... keep your eyes on the road.  LOL.  Are your sister and cousin on your left or on your right ?
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« Reply #48 on: October 12, 2016, 03:23:46 AM »

Absolutely amazing. Three months since the tragic accident and you are standing strong. Keep the faith and hold close to your family, they have served you well. Your spirit and attitude are to be commended.
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« Reply #49 on: October 12, 2016, 06:47:27 AM »

Great photo of a great accomplishment.
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« Reply #50 on: October 12, 2016, 07:37:30 AM »

Well done Darryl !  I think you have experienced the "speedy recovery" that you were wished and we all prayed for, for you! Three months isn't terribly long to recover from what you went through!

Now ... keep your eyes on the road.  LOL.  Are your sister and cousin on your left or on your right ?
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« Reply #51 on: October 12, 2016, 07:41:32 AM »

By the way, I really felt good in that I was able to get back to my usual task of helping out at family gatherings. I was able to stand over the fish cooker and fry most of the fish. Everyone kept offering me a seat. But I actually felt better standing up since sitting with my knees bent for extended periods of time is somewhat uncomfortable.


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« Reply #52 on: October 12, 2016, 10:43:13 PM »

Nice to be able to do normal things, huh.
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« Reply #53 on: October 13, 2016, 12:53:07 PM »

That's awesome Darryl.  I'm so happy for you.  I am also so very impressed with your courage and desire to move on with your life!
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« Reply #54 on: October 13, 2016, 01:07:40 PM »

You are truly an inspiration Darryl.  The picture is great. May your recovery continue as quickly as it has been.  You have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.   Thanks for keeping us updated.
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« Reply #55 on: November 02, 2016, 07:44:06 AM »

Update. I received my first "permanent" leg a week and a half ago. On Saturday October 29 I moved back to my own house. And this past Monday, October 31, I returned to work!! I was able to get on the floor and set the arms of the car lifts under a Ford Fusion. And I was able to get back up without having to grab hold of anything. I believe I'll be up to full speed as a tech at the Ford dealership in just a short amount of time. Thank you all for your prayers, encouragement, and well wishes. Thanks for allowing me to share my journey so far with you.


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« Reply #56 on: November 02, 2016, 08:11:42 AM »

Congrats!   

BTW, my brother just turned 62 yesterday and I'm sure he'd like me to extend his thanks also! 
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« Reply #57 on: November 02, 2016, 08:24:13 AM »

Congrats!   

BTW, my brother just turned 62 yesterday and I'm sure he'd like me to extend his thanks also! 
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« Reply #58 on: November 02, 2016, 10:17:12 AM »

Update. I received my first "permanent" leg a week and a half ago. On Saturday October 29 I moved back to my own house. And this past Monday, October 31, I returned to work!! I was able to get on the floor and set the arms of the car lifts under a Ford Fusion. And I was able to get back up without having to grab hold of anything. I believe I'll be up to full speed as a tech at the Ford dealership in just a short amount of time. Thank you all for your prayers, encouragement, and well wishes. Thanks for allowing me to share my journey so far with you.

Thanks for sharing the update. Even in the midst of a nasty situation, blessing can still be seen.

Weeping may remain for an night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
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« Reply #59 on: November 02, 2016, 12:45:44 PM »

Thanks for the update Darryl.  And congrats on that rapid recovery.

Great to hear of a bad story which has a good ending.  Each day, I expect, you will continue to find you can be successful with tasks that are not as simple as they may have been before your accident.  Getting up off the floor is not as easy a task,  as it used to be for me, (without something the grab for support).... with the age thing kicking in ...

Time for some prayers of thanks for your recovery now.

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