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Old 11-30-2008, 06:08 AM   #1
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My accident

Somehow, I am able to type this... The pictures do more then words ever will. I'm lucky that the seatbelt failed and I got thrown out of the truck. This occured on November 20th. I'm left with several broken ribs, a broken sternum, a broken scapula, lacerated spleen, punctured lung, dislocated shoulder, piles of road rash, and lots of bumps and bruises. But I'm still alive.

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Old 11-30-2008, 06:33 AM   #2
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HOLY SHIT!

Glad you're at least sort-of okay.

Do you feel like talking about what happened? I can completely understand if you don't.

But again, glad there wasn't anything permanently debilitating.
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:04 AM   #3
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HOLY SHIT!!! What the hell happened? If you don't wanna talk about it it's cool, but then I don't understand why you wouldn't if you started a thread on it. Glad you're (kind of) OK dude.
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:07 PM   #4
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This is all that's been told to me. I can't remember the last two weeks or so of my life right now.

It occurred during work, I was apparently driving the truck after finishing a water well a few hours from home. Came down a small little hill, and then the road flattened out, and then had a slight turn....from there, best they can figure is that my truck took a nasty hop on the shitty road, tire then caught the edge of the shoulder, dug in, and then pulled the rest of it in with me.


Tank was found over 50 feet away from the chassis of the truck, as was the trailer. I was thrown out at some point in time, and was left basically in the ditch.

Apparently all I wanted to do when EMS/RCMP showed up was get up and walk around. They wouldn't let me lmao
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:55 AM   #5
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HOLY SH*T! Glad to hear you're alive. Wishing you a quick recovery!
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:21 AM   #6
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Lady luck must have been on your side. Most people would have been dead being thrown out of the car(apart from that guy who flew out of his Corvette as it plowed into the back of a Semi). So I guess being off work you'll be around this forum alot whilst recovering.
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Old 12-01-2008, 03:12 AM   #7
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Yeah, someone up there was definitely watching over me when that happened! And yeah, I'll probably be around more for the next few months as I heal up.
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Old 12-01-2008, 03:19 AM   #8
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Good to hear you are ok..crash looks to have been pretty brutal.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:20 PM   #9
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Good to see you are still alive, and hope you heal up nicely.
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:30 PM   #10
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Wow, glad you're okay(ish)...Judging by those pictures, you're very lucky to be alive!

Take care and rest!
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:04 AM   #11
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Holy crap! Haven't been on in a while so I am just reading this. I am glad your still kickin, hope the recovery is going well.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:11 AM   #12
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Thanks for the wishes guys, recovery is going well, albeit slowly lol! The bones are basically all healed, I can finally lay down in relative comfort these days

There's what appears to be more fluid in my chest cavity, so i'm running on about a lung and a half right now, hopefully i'll get that aspirated in the near future.

My knee and shoulder are still messed up quite a bit, have an orthopedic referral, got to wait another two weeks for that though.


I also found out in addition to all the other bones I broke, I managed to get compression fractures on my T9 through T12 vertebrae, so I'm really lucky to still be walking!
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:15 AM   #13
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Damn thats bad. The Big Guy must have really been looking down on you. Hope you have a good and quick recovery.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:20 AM   #14
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WTF is with everyone randomly coming back?!?!

Glad you're doin better Dodger. It's always good to hear!
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:30 PM   #15
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Wow. Just wow. I can't begin to imagine how much pain you must have been in for the last few months. Amazing that you survived that sort of accident, looking at where you had been sitting. Good luck on getting fully recovered. Just remember, as much as it is painful right after it happened, it'll soon be a bad memory fading fast. It'll sure give you a new perspective on living, though.


As for the big guy watching out for you? Where was he a couple moments before, when it could have been prevented? Wasn't watching that closely, apparently... Seriously, there may be a reason for this pain. When I was burned in a car fire (I was a passenger in a car that almost literally exploded), and spent 6 months in a wheelchair, I was forced to sell my shop and change careers. Because if that, I'm probably better off in total. Never would have moved here and met my wife if I had stayed the way I was going. So...
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