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    Quote Originally Posted by harmonf
    After reading your crash description I found a video I took of my buddy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_1HyyDWgx0

    Now you can relive your fall over and over through the eyes of another.....with slightly less blood.
    AAAHAHAHAH!!! That's the exact same bridge! I was going the other direction, and fell off the other side though. Did he rack himself or something?
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    Ladder Bridge and Teeter Totter

    Yea, it's crazy that it's the same place. He was actually just looking through this forum and linked us all to the post because he couldn't believe that your story sounded exactly like his. I've never even considered hitting the bridge coming from the other way....and now I may be hesitant to. He did infact rack himself pretty good, nothing compared to your pics though.

    Did you ever get a chance to hit the teeter totter out there? If you check out my youtube channel you'll see I've got probably 7 or 8 other video's from out at The Rock on the totter and bridge.

    Get better soon.

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    We rode by the teeter totter but didn't get to attempt (it's gonna be awhile now too!). It was actually my first time riding out there. Nice trails for being private property. I went to UF but didn't start biking until I had moved away. I usually go ride Alafia these days since I live in Bradenton.
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    UPDATE UPDATE

    So I had surgery yesterday. They cut out all the dead skin all the way down to the flesh and bone. I didn't get a skin graft at this point because there was nothing to graft to. Instead, I have the Wound VAC attached to my leg. It burbles every 30 secs or so; sounds like a little coffee percolator. The canister collects the fluid the VAC sucks out. They put a little tampon in there to absorb some of it. It's kinda gross watching the fluid travel through the like 8 feet of tubing they used. Follow up appoint on Monday to peel off the sponge and see how it's been working. Then I'll have to schedule another surgery to get the graft.

    On the bright side: I got a sweet pair of used XTR v-brakes from craigslist for $35. There gonna go on my '94 Parkpre Singlespeed that I wish I was riding.
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    I slipped on a wet log and hit my knee pretty hard last week and got a small deep gash but no real injury. Kneepads were ordered the next day. I got a laugh how you said your kneepads had arrived. Its no joke even I was like, "ok Im not dealing with that pain again". You are a kneepader for life now. Welcome to the club.

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    UPDATE UPDATE

    Day 22 - Went to the doctor yesterday and got to see underneath the VAC for the first time. The granular skin cells are growing in but it looks like I gotta lug the VAC around for at least another 2-3 weeks. You can sort of see the cells they are talking about, they look like red, "beefy" (doc used that to describe them), spherical, grains in the upper area and around the edges.
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    Thanks for keeping us updated. All of us are hoping you're back on your bike again soon!

    Quote Originally Posted by derockus
    UPDATE UPDATE

    Day 22 - Went to the doctor yesterday and got to see underneath the VAC for the first time. The granular skin cells are growing in but it looks like I gotta lug the VAC around for at least another 2-3 weeks. You can sort of see the cells they are talking about, they look like red, "beefy" (doc used that to describe them), spherical, grains in the upper area and around the edges.

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    What is that yellowish stuff in the middle, is that fat?

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    That is some...wow. Kind of glad I ride clipless without meat grinder platforms.

    Sucks to hear about the vacuum, but at least you're good spirited about it. Get better.

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    Damn! This is the 1st time I have ran across this thread and it is SICK!

    About a month ago my wife almost cut the tip of her thumb off trying to adjust her brakes. Jammed the thumb in the rotor and pinned it against the caliper. Slicing through the fingernail and through the tip of the bone, stopping just in time to leave a little skin on the back side. It was sick but nothing like what you did. It's looking pretty good and we now know that she is going to be able to keep the tip.

    Hope it all works out well for ya!
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    UPDATE UPDATE

    Day 29 - Doctor said it is looking much better. I should be ready for the skin graft surgery middle of next week. After that I'll wear the VAC for 5 more days and then I'll be DONE. The pain has really subsided and I haven't been using crutches for about a 5 days, thank god. I haven't tried to get on a bike, I don't think I've got enough range of motion in my knee yet... still too much pulling on the hole.

    Cino - yeah, that's fat in the middle. The doctor trimmed some out last Friday to help the skin grow in... free lipo!
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    Man, that looks soooo much better! Good thing you saw a specialist early on!

    Keep up the good healing!

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    The offending pedal... note the dried blood still on it. I took this last night.
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    Wow, huge improvement. So you definitely need a graft still? Where will they take the skin from?

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    dud, glad you're doing better, that was nasty. but,chicks dig scars. thats all i have to say about that. oh, and you could always say it was a shark bite if you want to look really really cool.
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    Ya know, a lot of people have told me that "tell people you got bit by a shark, that'll be awesome!" And, being bit by shark is cool and all, but even fat people, tourists, and old people get bit by sharks. You gotta be a raw dude to *uck yourself up shredding some mtb.

    Living in FL we always hear about shark bites. My girlfriend knew a kid who got his arm bit off by a shark, then the kids uncle WRESTLED the shark to shore, killed it, got the arm out, and they reattached it! That might make you awesome.
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    You know sometimes it's the little things that push you over the edge....

    I was fine with this whole thread until you showed the PIC of the pedal with bits of you still on it! Once I saw that, it made my knee-skin crawla nd made ME light-headed too....

    Glad to see though that you had your priorities straight on continuing to buy parts while early on in recovery! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonesy33
    You know sometimes it's the little things that push you over the edge....
    I was fine with this whole thread until you showed the PIC of the pedal with bits of you still on it!
    Yeah, I was doing fine until I saw the pedal and noticed it looks exactly like my new Forte pedals that I just installed a few rides ago...

    Hope you continue to heal well derockus... Gator football season is starting soon and hopefully that will keep you in good spirits until you can get on the bike again!

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    Yeah, I bet they're the "Forte Campus" pedals, right? They can probably tear you up the same as my shimanos.
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    Winner winner, chicken dinner! I got them thinking they would be a great pedal if I can't make the clipless work, or wanted to ride around with my munchkins. So far I'm happy with them and getting use to clipping in and out. Thinking of shinguards now!

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    Those Wound VACs are great. I have used them on several patients. Most of them were inpatient overweight diabetics with decubitus ulcers. The only part that sucks (from the nursing standpoint) is changing out the "sponge". I am glad to see everything is healing up just fine. I have a pair of six six one shin guards and never wear them. I might just start.

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    Phew! Nice to see everything is healing, how much did you drop on the insurance deductible? I am awaiting my ER bill, though mine was nowhere near as gory as this...f*#%&%#ing pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derockus
    The offending pedal... note the dried blood still on it. I took this last night.
    Half your leg skin is still on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabidchicken
    Those Wound VACs are great. I have used them on several patients. Most of them were inpatient overweight diabetics with decubitus ulcers. The only part that sucks (from the nursing standpoint) is changing out the "sponge". I am glad to see everything is healing up just fine. I have a pair of six six one shin guards and never wear them. I might just start.
    Yeah, I hear that's a popular use of them. I think I'm one of the few who use for sporting related injuries! Changing the sponge is a pain; that tegaderm is sticky as hell! I gotta switch M,W, & Fs.

    Quote Originally Posted by goingblankagain
    Phew! Nice to see everything is healing, how much did you drop on the insurance deductible? I am awaiting my ER bill, though mine was nowhere near as gory as this...f*#%&%#ing pedals.
    Dude, the total bill was like $5,800+... My federal employee insurance rules and I only owed $75! But once all this is over it's gonna be like $2,000 total out of my pocket. It unfortunately is putting a serious hold on me getting a new bike.
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    Glad to hear you are doing better.Do you have any nerve damage?I understand your pain.I ripped a big freaking hole in my arm in 1990."Don't land on broken glass" You have a positive attitude,and this will get you back on the bike in no time..

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