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« Reply #125 on: January 07, 2019, 06:02:51 AM »

Glad you are OK. People today are getting less and less skilled at the art of operating a vehicle. This is the result. Well I hope the person that hit you is well insured so that this car can be restored back to its former glory. Scary to think about what can happen out there on the road.

If they would put the damned cell phones down as a start.  Also glad the human cost was low on this one.
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« Reply #126 on: March 16, 2019, 03:17:01 PM »

Well, The last couple months have been nuts. I am finally prepared to share...I declined medical attention At the scene of the accident but a few hours later, my lovely wife convinced me to go the emergency room, where I received a chest x ray and a head CT scan. The ER Doc pronounced me healthy and sent me home but two days later I received a phone call. The head of radiology was home on the day of the crash. Two days later, he was reviewing the work done over the holiday when he came across my chest x-ray. He spotted a bump on my right humerus (the big bone in the upper arm). Several x-rays/MRI's and 14 days later I was told I have bone cancer in my right arm. I'm only 36 and a father of 5 little ones so it hit me hard. The surgeon/oncologist said that I needed to have the top third of my right humerus cut out and replaced with a cadaver bone. It took 3 weeks to find a cadaver bone that had the right size/profile since the head of the humerus needed to fit my existing rotator cuff/shoulder. It took three weeks of taking it easy because the bone was so thin that it was close to breaking. The picture of the x-ray shows how bad it was-the black void is where the cancer had eaten out the bone. As soon as the bone came in, I had surgery. Before the bone could be removed, the surgeon had to cut/unhook and peel back all the muscles that attach to the shoulder (bicep, tricep, deltoid, pectoral, and 4 back muscles) before cutting the cancerous bone out and grafting in the cadaver bone section with a 6" plate and screws. After the graft, all the muscles had to be sown back in place. I spent 5 days in the hospital where the pain was BRUTAL. The first 5 days at home were pretty rough too but things got much better after that. I've been in a sling for 6 weeks now and I've never sat still so much. The surgeon thinks he got all the cancer, but I will be doing body scans every 3 months for the next 5 years. The bone was sent off for pathology and upon inspection, the bone was hairline fractured but the tissue above it tested clean. The surgeon says this bone can take 6-9 months to heal fully. If it's not healed by 9 months I will have to have another bone graft done so if you're a praying man/woman, please pray for healing. I have to take it really easy for the next year which is NOT MY STYLE!!
I'm not sure why this had to happen, but I believe that all things happen for a reason and I'm truly grateful to God have survived the crash and to have a solid chance at beating this cancer. I do know that without this wreck, cancer would not have been found in time. This type of cancer does not respond to radiation or chemo so it can only be cut out. And when it spreads, it usually goes straight to the lungs....so all in all, I feel fortunate. If you pray, please keep me in your prayers. Enjoy the pictures...
The tumor....





One of my favorite pics from inside the car...
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« Reply #127 on: March 16, 2019, 03:28:26 PM »

Seeing you in that picture of you and your girls put a tear in my eye instantly. God bless you and try and be strong for them. And yes I will certainly say a prayer for you and your family. Cancer has touched all of us in one form or another. Your young and strong and will make a full recovery no doubt in my mind once more my friend God bless.
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« Reply #128 on: March 16, 2019, 03:56:05 PM »

Wow, sorry to hear this. Hopefully you'll get better soon. Praying for you. LEON.
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« Reply #129 on: March 16, 2019, 08:48:10 PM »

"I do know that without this wreck, cancer would not have been found in time. This type of cancer does not respond to radiation or chemo so it can only be cut out. And when it spreads, it usually goes straight to the lungs....so all in all, I feel fortunate. "

Damn, lost for words. Get better.  cheers
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« Reply #130 on: March 16, 2019, 08:51:50 PM »

I saw this earlier on Facebook.   Makes the survivor Charger seem like an old hot wheels toy that means nothing once we see the whole picture and put it all in perspective.   Praying for God's will to be done.     2thumbs      yesnod
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« Reply #131 on: March 16, 2019, 10:06:25 PM »

There are plus sides to everything.  Hope all goes well with you cheers
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« Reply #132 on: March 17, 2019, 07:51:08 AM »

Wow....speechless...so sorry to hear, praying for a full recovery
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« Reply #133 on: March 17, 2019, 08:18:22 AM »

Wishing you the best during your recovery. You and your Charger are giving a whole new meaning to the term "Survivor" Hopefully we will see you and your Charger back in shape soon. It is truly amazing how fate works.
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« Reply #134 on: March 17, 2019, 08:40:27 AM »

I wish you a full recovery.  That is incredible and scary.
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« Reply #135 on: March 17, 2019, 09:15:33 AM »

Good luck with your recovery and cancer has touched my family as well as many others.
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« Reply #136 on: March 17, 2019, 02:13:11 PM »

 
Same here.  Best of luck with the next few months, and then the next few years. 

That wreck is looking more like a blessing in disguise.  Mysterious ways.
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« Reply #137 on: March 18, 2019, 08:52:25 AM »

A young driver pulled out in front of me a few years back and totalled the 3 week old Golf I was driving....I could have killed him.....but in your case I think I would hunt him down, shake his hand and thank him for potentially saving your life. Im not a religious man (quite to opposite to be honest)...but someone was looking down on you that day.
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« Reply #138 on: March 18, 2019, 03:28:33 PM »

A young driver pulled out in front of me a few years back and totalled the 3 week old Golf I was driving....I could have killed him.....but in your case I think I would hunt him down, shake his hand and thank him for potentially saving your life. Im not a religious man (quite to opposite to be honest)...but someone was looking down on you that day.

Great advise. However, I would personally thank God.
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« Reply #139 on: March 19, 2019, 11:32:17 AM »

"I do know that without this wreck, cancer would not have been found in time."

The Lord works in mysterious ways.  So glad you're on the road to recovery.

Prayers sent!
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« Reply #140 on: April 02, 2019, 10:34:31 AM »

prayers and good thoughts for you and your family   ,  get better    angel angel
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« Reply #141 on: April 07, 2019, 06:38:46 PM »

We are a praying family and we will pray for your complete healing of you body. God bless your family, brother.
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« Reply #142 on: April 09, 2019, 10:50:37 AM »

Wishing you the best during your recovery. You and your Charger are giving a whole new meaning to the term "Survivor" Hopefully we will see you and your Charger back in shape soon. It is truly amazing how fate works.

Above says it all.  Best wishes.
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