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Postby raven » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:12 pm

Hey All, Here's some pix of my hand as it is right now. WARNING ... this thing is really scary looking, so if you're a bit squeamish I don't suggest you look :o .

PT is going really good. I'm almost able to make a complete fist and I AM ABLE TO GRIP MY HANDLEBARS OF MY RACER AND SQUEEZE THE BRAKE LEVER :p :cool: . That makes me EXTREMELY HAPPY!!! I have another PT session today at 1400 hrs and again on Thursday at 1530 hrs.

I refuse to stay down and be helpless. The doc said it would take approximately 6 to 8 months before I had full use of my hand ... WE'LL SEE ABOUT THAT!!! Don't get me wrong, I don't plan on hurrying the process or do anything I'm not supposed too ... I'm Just Extremely STUBBORN and don't like to be told what I can and can't do ;) . I'm just determined to use my hand ... NO MATTER HOW PAINFUL THIS PT IS!!!

Thanks for listening and I'll keep the "Family" updated as I go through the PT and as I progress. Take Good Care All and Be Safe Always.

God Bless :)

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Postby stonyman » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:28 pm

Man, that is a nice piece of work you have their. You trumped the scar on my hand by several stitches! I am glad PT is going well. Already grabbing the handlebars! :eek: :D Heal up bro, and I will give you a ring after class tonight! God Bless! ;)

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Postby Caly E » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:34 pm

:eek: now thats serious!!!!! thanks for showing!!!!
Best wishes to your healing process!

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Postby tonydahose » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:45 pm

Chicks dig scars... :p :p get better.
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Postby RIOT » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:14 pm

omg that is bad, hope you get full use of your hand back.

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Postby The Deacon » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:20 pm

Cripes, you were extremely lucky Raven. Amazing it did not do more permanent damage.
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Postby arnon » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:47 pm

Hi Raven
The good thing is, that now, you have a much longer LIFE LINE ;)
Be well Arnon :) :cool:

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Postby Jimd » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:59 pm

Hell, where's the wound at?! I could barely see it! :D

Just kidding, bro' - heal quickly. Dude, when you mentioned that you're gripping up your bike, I smiled, shook my head, and said to myself, "He ain't gonna take this slow; the crazy bastard will be racing by next week!"

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Postby TheKnifeCollector » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:18 pm

That is healing nicely.
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Postby Spyderwings » Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:15 pm

Wow. Glad you got through it with only that to show. Not to say that that isn't mighty impressive (re: quite major), but after seeing the photo of what you fell on, it could have been much worse than just your hand.
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Postby araneae » Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:29 pm

Glad to hear your progressing and recovering. A positive frame of mind will take you a long way and it seems like you're on the right track. You'll be back on the bike in no time.
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Postby JspyEDC » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:13 pm

Ouch!! I'll bet that looked like hell on the way to the hospital. Glad you are progressing toward full recovery.
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Postby Agent Starling » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:37 pm

Looks like it's healing up well...good that you're taking care of it.

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Postby amen74 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:54 pm

Raven. Healing up really well I see. The doctors did a fantastic job on you. Keep strong! :D

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Postby potterma » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:56 pm

Sounds like excellent progress, bro!

Keep up the good work!

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Postby Fred Sanford » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:09 pm


Wow man. I'm glad you're ok. I hope you gain full recovery of your hand. Looks like the docs did some excellent work. Glad you didn't lose your hand bro.
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Postby dete » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:23 pm

wow that is pretty intense looking!

good luck with the healing and take care

wish you full recovery.

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Postby kimjune01 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:25 pm

it's funny how there are less and less views for the 2nd and 3rd pic. :p

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Postby Water Bug » Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:12 am

Wow! I don't think I would've wanted to see your hand the day you injured it. Of course, now you have something to do "show and tell" with to impress the ladies... kind of like that scene from Lethal Weapon 3 where Mel Gibson and Rene Russo were showing off their scars.

Glad to hear you can use that hand, Raven. Keep up with the physical therapy and take it easy. Hope your hand heals up quickly and fully.

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Postby jaislandboy » Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:36 am

ouchy Raven, good thing they made you with bionic parts ;)
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