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09-22-2009, 11:04 PM
Well when things get going good something happens to throw you off stride. Almost 2 weeks ago I was doing some usual wreckless s h i t and something went wrong and I broke my back in 3 places. Not looking for sympathy, just letting you all know why you won't be seeing any new photos for a while. Soonest I may be able to resume photography is 6 weeks and that would have to be with a tripod since I am walking with a cane along with my back brace for the next 12 to 16 weeks. After the 3rd day and they told me I would be able to walk again and it was all the good news I needed. For 3 days no one was sure if I was ever going to walk so it was a wee bit stressful lol. So the downside is I may be here more :D or then again sitting in a chair varies in duration and the amount of meds I am on may make trying to form an sentence pretty difficult. Lord do I miss my morphine shots lol. Now I have time to catch up on my backlog of work and finalize a the specs for a project I am working on. So in this case the cup may be half empty but the other half is full :D ........ Like everyone including me say s h i t happens. Also my truck and all my Camera equipment are not far from Marko, the insurance company will be towing it back the next week or two. Not like I need the Camera stuff now but I do sure miss the truck. I can drive it as soon as I get it. At least they did not add anymore metal to me, I am starting to worry about walking past large magnets, I may get stuck to one someday lmaooo ....... and if I do disappear for any length of time means they decided that my metal count is not high enough lmfaooooooo.

09-22-2009, 11:33 PM
Bad news man but it sounds like you've got the right attitude and you'll pull through fine in time. I hope it all works out for you. If it gets tough, get hold of a book called "Reach for the sky" by Douglas Bader. Keep moving forward at all times, and I look forward to your tripod shots :) But more your handheld stuff :):)

09-23-2009, 12:20 AM
Sorry to hear of your accident. But looking forward to seeing you on the forums more.

09-23-2009, 08:49 AM
Wow really serious accident A.L., :sorry: VERY happy to hear that you will be okay after your recovery.

Dude...gotta slow down on the silly crap :clown: even though it's fun. Boy do I have stories of silly crap:clown:.

09-23-2009, 09:02 AM
oh my goodness. AL. I am sitting here with hands on type keys and cannot think of a single thing to say. dude. so sorry for the injury:sorry: -- so grateful for the good attitiude:highfive: blissful that you will be here more- you find the coolest things to share!:clap:

09-23-2009, 10:25 AM
Wow. Sorry to hear about your situation. Glad you have a good attitude though. It makes getting better easier and usually a lot faster too!

Looking forward to more interesting posts though. If you have more "free time" to find interesting stuff on the web I'm sure we'll benefit from it ;)

Good luck and get well soon!

09-23-2009, 10:57 AM
Wow! I hope that you get back to your norm sooner than anticipated! I've never had to go through anything like this, I can only imagine how scary it is. On a side note..trying to be funny,,,, maybe we should change your nickname to Wolverine :p

09-23-2009, 01:27 PM
Ouch . . my back hurts just reading this. Sure is nice to hear good news from the doctors once in a while. I thought I was gone 19 years ago yesterday. We hit an 1800 pound Moose with a Jeep at 11 at night. I can understand your stress waiting for reports. I didn't care if I walked backwards as long as I could walk. Such cheerfulness will go a long way in your recovery.

09-23-2009, 05:28 PM
Well thanks all for you well wishes and concerns. The pharmaceutical gods have blessed me so I may still be in pain but as long as they are working their magic I really don't mind the pain, they are very effective at creating cognitive dissonance lol. Marko I am sure we could spend a few weeks on tales of some very silly and at time reckless behaviour :clown: Just we don't want to encourage it in others, or hmmmmmmm maybe we do hahahhahah ..... anyway back to other topics.

09-23-2009, 08:54 PM
I really hate to hear about your situation, but as others have already pointed out your spirits seem to be “high” given the gravity of the injury. I hope your getting all the support you need. I’ve found myself in a similar predicament and if I may offer a word of advice; remember that you aren’t the only one suffering during the recovery. I was pretty hard to live with back then and wish now that I could have behaved better.

:fingerscr Cheers, and get better soon! :fingerscr

Mad Aussie
09-23-2009, 10:33 PM
Damn AL ... doesn't sound great at all. But your attitude does ... and that counts for plenty. Glad the expected outcome sounds positive. Chin up.