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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #41   
THANK YOU ZEPH,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,YAAA I MADE IT,, I JUST GOT TO GET INTO BED,,,,MY SHIRT IS COMPLETELY SOAKED FROM THE PAIN AND SWET,,,,IT WAS A VERY TOUGH DAY OVER ALL, BUT FOURTY STEPS FORWARD IS KEEPING A SMILE ON MY FACE & GREATLY LOOKING FORWARD TO TOMORROW,,,,,,I GET TO GET ON THE TRED MILL,,,,WOULD HAVE BEEN ON IT TODAY BUT THE HARNESS THAT FITS ME WAS IN SOME ONE ELES ROOM & SO THEY SAY IT HAD TO BE WASHED BEFORE I COULD PUT IT ON,,,IT IS NOW CLEAN AND READY FOR ME TOMORROW,,, IV;E BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS ONE,,,YOU PUT ON A HARNESS THAT LIFTS YOU OVER THE TRED MILL AND THEN THE THERAPIST CAN LOWER THE HARNESS TO PUT AS MUCH OR AS LITTLE OF YOUR OWN WEIGHT GOING THROUGH YOUR LEGS,,,,FIND A MPH YOU CAN HANDLE AND GO AS LONG AS YOU CAN,,,,,LET YOU KNOW HOW THIS GOS TOMORROW?? Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #42   
So great of you to share the experiences of your path to recovery. You remind me of my Dad who's 88 and fighting Parkinsons. No complaints, he just keeps trucking. When he falls down he just finds a way to get up. He simply relishes being alive no matter what he's going through. You both are inspirations. Hope to share some air with you some day - it will be a privilege.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #43   
ChattaroyMan wrote:
So great of you to share the experiences of your path to recovery. You remind me of my Dad who's 88 and fighting Parkinsons. No complaints, he just keeps trucking. When he falls down he just finds a way to get up. He simply relishes being alive no matter what he's going through. You both are inspirations. Hope to share some air with you some day - it will be a privilege.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #44   
Doug,
Great to hear your up and walking again. I know you will be back in the air with us shortly. Hopefully we can do Sedona again when you're able and I can chase you and KM next time along with brother Chris.

I know you will keep pushing hard and growing strong. Sending healing vibes your way from all the Wingers up here in N. Ca.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #45   
THANKS SCOTT, THAT WAS AN AWESOME TIME,,EVEN THE PART OF CHASING YOU IN THE CAR FOR 135 MILES,,,,,,YOU THE MAN mosh
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #46   
Next time they lower you onto the treadmill, tell'm you want a speed bar with
that to hold onto. Mr. Green
Baby steps, my friend, baby steps. Don't worry about the depends thing either.
Wish I would have had those in a few flights that ended in a somewhat soiled
harness. Darn mexican food. Pain is good Doug, let's you know you're still alive. thumbsup

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #47   
Rotor gets a visit of his Guardian Angel
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #48   
Fawkes!!! Fly lower than ground level... definitely a thing not to do!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #49   
THANK YOU ANN,, I LOVE IT & I AGREE TO IT,,,,,,,,THE FUNNY THING IS ,,I HAVE DONE EVERY THING THERE,,,,,BUT THE DRESSING IN DRAG,,,,AT LEAST I'M NOT GOING TO SAY IV'E DONE THAT ONE.... ROFL ROFL Shocked owned
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #50   
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THANK YOU ANN,, I LOVE IT & I AGREE TO IT,,,,,,,,THE FUNNY THING IS ,,I HAVE DONE EVERY THING THERE,,,,,BUT THE DRESSING IN DRAG,,,,AT LEAST I'M NOT GOING TO SAY IV'E DONE THAT ONE.... ROFL ROFL Shocked owned


No drag dressing ??? I bet you even look good in a hospital gown ...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #51   
KEEP- EM COMING ANN ,,, THANK YOU !!!!!
YET ANOTHER GREAT DAY FOR ME IN REHAB - THE PAIN......IF IT WERNT FOR THE PAIN,,,,, cuss cuss I MANAGED 5 MINUTES ON THE TRED MILL AT 3MPH WITH ME WEIGHING 5LBS. ALONG WITH ALL THE NORM ,,,UPPER BODY WORKOUT AND SUCH,,I TALKED TO THE DOCTOR TODAY AND ASKED IF MY TIME WAS ABOUT UP HERE,,,MY INSURANCE ONLY OK TWO WEEKS REHAB HERE BEFORE GOING HOME AND THEN OUT PATIONANT THERIPY,,,,HE SAID NO I CAN NOW STAY LONGER BECAUSE IM MAKING GREAT IMPROVMENTS DAILY ,, AND THE INSURANCE WILL ALLOW ME TO STAY AS LONG AS IM MAKING BIG IMPROVMENTS,,,,,THANK GOD,,I DIDNT WANT TO LEAVE HERE BECAUSE THE CARE AND THERIPY PROGRAM IS AWESOME,,,P,S, I STARTED TO GET SOME FEELING BACK IN THE BOTTOM OF MY LEFT FOOT THIS MORNING,,,DURING MY STRETCH THERIPY THIS MORNING I COULD HELP BUT CRY WHEN I FELT HER HAND ON THE BOTTOM OF MY FOOT,,,IM GOT TO GO NOW THE PAIN IS TO HIGH

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #52   
Doug,
It was great to see you last night. I hope I didn't stay too late.
I was really glad to see your post tonight about how you have regained some feeling in the bottom of your foot. Fantastic!
Also good news that your insurance permits you to stay longer since that is what you wanted. I am sure that you will continue to amaze the team there with your determination hard work and recovery progress. Thank you for sharing the updates with us even though you are tired at the end of the day.
So glad to see you fighting brother! punch
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #53   
Doug,

I can't say for sure if we've ever met but I'm reading your blog and I'm pulling for you.

This is true courage.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #54   
THANK YOU DAN, STEVE & ALL OF YOU,,, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PULLING ME ALONG,,,,AND ONCE AGAIN YOU BROTHERS THAT PULLED ME OUT OF THE WATER AND SAVED MY LIFE,,,,I'M FOREVER GREATFUL!!!EVERY DAY IS SO HARD HERE, BUT I'M GREATFUL TO BE HERE FOR THE FIGHT AND NOT JUST IN YOUR MEMORYS,,,,I DON'T WANT TO BE REMEMBERED AS FOR WHO I WAS,,,,,BUT FOR WHO I AM GOING TO BE,,,,I PROMISS THIS TIME I AM REALLY GOING TO CHANGE MY WAYS,,,, good idea
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #55   
Right on brother. I believe you man. YOU GOT THIS!! Keep that fire burning and the coals hot fight! Fight!Power! It's in you man!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #56   
doug you are 1 tough bastard,im glad your getting feeling back in your feet.So are there any hot nurses in your little black book yet? I cant wait to fly lakeview again with you man.Just remember when in doubt go balls deep! mosh
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #57   
Rotor waking up in the recovery room after operation ...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:13 pm    Post subject: Crazy European Fox Reply with quote #58   
mosh LOL, We love you Fawkes!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #59   
thanks ann,, ,,nomam there are some super hot nurses here,,,but im still only half a man at this time,,,,i hope not for good,,,,,that would be hard to live without;
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #60   
Well they really wore me out today,,,up eary in the gym & major workout upper & lower,,,getting much better movement in the legs ,,,my feet and toes however ,,im still waiting,hoping, and praying for them to wake up along with my ass and groan,,,was going on the tred mill again today but with the thickness of the swet pants i had on allong with the depends and the harness,,,,my family jews wasn't having my weight in the harness today,,even when you cant feel them you'll know when they are being crushed!!!! so i spent extra time at the paralell bars,,getting more stable at the bars,,,still tons of pain Confused
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