88 days ago I fell unconscious one story and landed left knee first on my garage floor. My kneecap shattered in over 50 pieces, I actually missed most of the first 20 days...they had rebuilt my kneecap with superglue and wire as the orthopod said later 50% of artificial kneecaps don't work out.
The prognosis though with the accompanying brain injury was said to take a year at best (groan) and in time I asked the forum about rigging for right foot yet many replies said 'find geometry that works using your own feet'
Reading the other thread 'out of commission' and seeing all the helpful hints there gave me motivation...I went out and dustmopped the T!...today I felt brave...set it for low and neutral only and the lame leg that can't yet fully bend, nor lift a 2# weight was able to press the starter button, and depress the pedal...yea team I drove slowly around the neighborhood!!!!! Will have to have written preflight tho....forgot to unplug the voltage tender and forgot to advance timing past start position...rookie mistakes I haven't made in near 40 years so it overheated (groan)
Thanks to everybody for the encouragement and advice. I'm probably 200 days ahead of schedule
Atta boy, George.
Great to hear!! I remember your post and shuddered at your description. The forum heals all
I am so glad to hear you are progressing in your recovery. After seeing how far you fell, it is amazing you are doing so well now!
It was a pleasure transporting your baby down to Florida for you as well as meeting you, your wife & son.
Praying for continued success in complete recovery!
Bill's Auto Works
I agree......Atta Boy George !!!!
Great positive motivation indeed.
Goerge..glad to hear you're (slowly) back in the saddle! You were probably so excited to get the T going again that's why you made those little rookie mistakes! I woulda too! Keep plugging...don't give up, you'll make it! God Bless.
Hat's off to ya George, well done ! keep at it
Old saying that I remembered when I read you post tonight says something like ..."the man who succeeds gets up just one more time than he falls down" Good for you that you didn't quit. You are an inspiration. See you on a tour...
Good for you! Take it easy. Take it slow. And take it for all it is worth!
I busted my right femur big time last November. It was March before I could drive the T. That first ride was wonderful! Congrats on your recovery - may it continue rapidly.
Thanks to all for the continued support and encouragement.