Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Prairie Grove, IL (suburban chicago)
I'm doing better now!!!
I'm walking without the cane and physical therapy already has 120 degrees of bend on the knee. The meat inside is going to take a little longer to get strong, 'cause i lost a lot of it on the asphalt.
The arm is going to be about a nine month recovery...at PT today I just started to apply a little of my own power to the movement...ouch. Can't even lift it an inch off horozontal without help.
Like I told my wife - three lucky things happened:
1. I didn't hit the car when she cut into my lane.
2. When I steered out of the way I didn't go into the oncoming traffic (i was in the left lane of a 4 lane undivided hwy).
3. After I went down, nobody ran me over.
Moment of irony...from my hospital room I could see people taking the MSF course in a nearby parking lot! I took MSF and seriously believe that some of the skills I learned helped me survive...that and some good old fashioned luck.
Oh...and the helmet, leather jacket, boots and gloves did what they were supposed to do too.