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So it was January the 19th, took a quick spin to a buddies house. On the way back I was traveling north bound on a street that had two lanes both ways and a left hand turn lane. I was traveling in the left hand lane cruising, and older chevy pickup with a utility trailer comes out of an apartment complex doing roughly 10 mph.

If you can picture it he pulled across both lanes in what appeared to be an attempt to go out and swing into the left hand turn lane headed south bound. I see this happening I begin to change lanes to the right hand lane, assuming he is going to continue on to the turn lane and I can pass behind the trailer. But suddenly the asshole stops on his breaks and begins to coast backwards as if he was riding on the clutch. Once this happens I got on both breaks and put that k7 on stop, but it wasnt possible to stop in the given distance. Boit could I swerve to avoid the right shoulder but there were parked cars and then on coming traffic the opposite side.

So I managed to stop it down to about 15-20 by the time of impact (traveling from 45..the speed). The front end compressed pretty good, my front end and I smashed into the utility trailer. I clipped my upper shin on the side rails, the T shaped ones where the top is on the siding and the bottom piece (the 45° angle). Foot caught the wheel well giving extra giving extra leverage for the bone to rip out at the top of the shin.

I then literally front flipped and landed in the trailer, clipped the inside with my arm tearing some tendons of the elbow. Worst of all the asshole didn't even get out of his truck to check on me, a driver Passing by south bound stopped and called paramedics for me.

Long story short for the hospital stay it was 17 days, 5 surgeries, skin graft, and three bedside wound vac changes which was located on the raw bone and muscle = pain on a whole new level. Was in a wheel chair for damn near 2 months then to crutches. I'm finally walking now with some moderate pain.

I would like every ones opinion on what the damage looks like from the pics. My original quick assessment (assuming the forks/frame/sub frame/wheels are all still true) was around $1600-$1900 on a smart shoppers receipt(i.e. Ebay, forums, + our sites sponsors).

Now after ail that here are the pics, again IF YOU ARE EVEN A HINT OF SQUEAMISH OR YOU DON'T DO **BLOOD** VERY WELL THEN STAY AWAY FROM THE FIRST SET OF PICTURES!!!!

Initial wound before surgery, all of the surrounding tissue was dead from the blunt force trauma therefore it would have to be removed to promote new tissue growth.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/HemiCuda/CIMG0629.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/HemiCuda/CIMG0630.jpg
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This is what I woke up to post op, this is the wound vac I spoke of earlier. It is on there to keep bacteria and other shit out doing so by pumping the bad stuff out of the hose.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/HemiCuda/CIMG0641.jpg

As the pump sucks the stuff out it's collected in a device like so..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/HemiCuda/CIMG0655.jpg

This is how it looked right after surgery and they ripped the vac off at my bedside. As your looking at the picture to your right is the bone running down (or the inside of the leg side) and on the left of the pic as your looking at it is the muscle busting through the fascia which is apparently a like a cover we have over our muscles.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/HemiCuda/CIMG0651.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/HemiCuda/CIMG0652.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/HemiCuda/CIMG0650.jpg
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Here is how I looked after the 3rd surgery which was the skin graft.. This first pic is the donor site on my thigh, where they took 2 strips 8in in length 2in wide. Still had the wound vac on when I came out to help the graft adhere to the tissue which was "granulating" below.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/HemiCuda/CIMG0702.jpg
--- another pic of the door site how it sits today..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/HemiCuda/IMAG0064.jpg
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Here are pics of the skin graft right after it was put on with all the staples n shit in it. All in all my surgeon said I got about an 80% take, which I guess is pretty damn good. They said aa 100% take is rare unless its on a easy spot like the lower back.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/HemiCuda/CIMG0710.jpg

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Wow dude, sorry to see your suffering but I am glad you are rehab-ing well. Looks like the aggressive treatment to your leg paid off, you might have lost it.

Good luck with the bike repair....
 

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Holy crap! Hope everything turns out OK with rehab. :cheers
 

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good luck with recovery dude, i had a vac after i had a stomach op and got MRSA. no skin grafts but loads of vac changes and eventually it healed up, then 18 months later i had plastic surgery to cut out the scaring and make it nice and neat. i would guess though there wont be enough skin around your leg to do that though, so your going to have some gnarly scarring!!

do you know if your getting a good payout?

ps. its crazy being able to see inside yourself isnt it!! haa
 

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Crap dude, that is some severe damage you took. It looks like they are doing a very nice job fixing you up though. I wish you all the best in healing up and getting this behind you.
 

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were you wearing proper riding gear?
 

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Bloody hell !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Main thing is - your alive and a good possible for full recovery - just remember - there are a lot of ppl out there, without limbs or worse in similar cases. I know it doesn't make you feel any better at moment - but in hindsight I reckon you'll admit - you were pretty damn lucky...
Get well soon - bikes can be fixed...don't worry about the bike.

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Gear was as follows:

Shoei rf-1000
Fox gloves with cf knuckles etc
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Hoody

I was doing under a mile round trip, that being said "they say" 80% of accidents happen within 3 miles from your home...(or some shit like that)

Anyways with the force I hit that trailer with at the ankle and how much force and leverage even with leathers I would of gotten damn near the same injury by their guess and mine.

RF-1000 saved my life no doubt about it. I'm blessed and very lucky to 1) be alive and 2) still have my limbs and having motion of them. Because that is the most dangerous kind of crash is hitting a sitting object..next would be a high-side, both of which I have experienced.
 

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Gear was as follows:

Shoei rf-1000
Fox gloves with cf knuckles etc
Jeans
Shoes
Hoody

I was doing under a mile round trip, that being said "they say" 80% of accidents happen within 3 miles from your home...(or some shit like that)

Anyways with the force I hit that trailer with at the ankle and how much force and leverage even with leathers I would of gotten damn near the same injury by their guess and mine.

RF-1000 saved my life no doubt about it. I'm blessed and very lucky to 1) be alive and 2) still have my limbs and having motion of them. Because that is the most dangerous kind of crash is hitting a sitting object..next would be a high-side, both of which I have experienced.

I hope you heal quickly from your wounds - DANG
 

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Wow that is going to be a gnarly scar! Like other posters have said above, it could have been much worse, and i am glad your healing well. Did the guy in the trailer end up staying? If so, is he 100% responsible?
 

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So glad to c u doing well. Now sue the living shit out of that retarded mo-Fo.
 
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