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#845291 - 08/06/13 03:11 AM Re: Tank broke his leg... [Re: Twisties]  
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Sorry hear the bad news but I wish you a speedy recovery.


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#845293 - 08/06/13 03:34 AM Re: Tank broke his leg... [Re: Twisties]  
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Originally Posted By: Twisties
... and is probably in surgery right now. Don't know if he'll "tank" me or kill me for telling... but I was struck, last night by his front door when we brought his gear in... tried to get a photo but my phone cam wasn't up to the task... His front door is covered in UNRally stickers, Gleno, Rodger and Paul tributes, and other BMWST memorabilia. His bikes are about the same, but I see them more often.


Thank you for sharing and please keep us up to date on Bill's progress. Tank indeed is a BMWST enthusiast and a special member of this board. I hope everyone has the opportunity and pleasure, as have I, to meet and ride with him one day.

Hoping and praying it is an uncomplicated break and that he will be back ridding real soon.


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#845295 - 08/06/13 03:48 AM Re: Tank broke his leg... [Re: Twisties]  
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Best wishes Tank!!!!


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#845298 - 08/06/13 04:12 AM Re: Tank broke his leg... [Re: Endobobdds]  
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Originally Posted By: Endobobdds
Originally Posted By: Twisties
... and is probably in surgery right now. Don't know if he'll "tank" me or kill me for telling... but I was struck, last night by his front door when we brought his gear in... tried to get a photo but my phone cam wasn't up to the task... His front door is covered in UNRally stickers, Gleno, Rodger and Paul tributes, and other BMWST memorabilia. His bikes are about the same, but I see them more often.


Thank you for sharing and please keep us up to date on Bill's progress. Tank indeed is a BMWST enthusiast and a special member of this board. I hope everyone has the opportunity and pleasure, as have I, to meet and ride with him one day.

Hoping and praying it is an uncomplicated break and that he will be back ridding real soon.




He was back in his room and hungry at about 8:10 pm, after a very late afternoon surgery. No word from the MD yet in so far as I have heard. We'll be heading up first thing in the morning. Not sure I can post here easily from the road, but I'll try to put any significant news on the BMWST on Facebook thread.


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#845302 - 08/06/13 05:22 AM Re: Tank broke his leg... [Re: Twisties]  
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frown so sorry to hear this. And I really hope Bill is getting good care at the hospital and hope his leg will recover quickly!

That guy is made of steel, I couldn't have taken one single step when I broke my leg, can't fathom how anyone could ride 40miles like that. I'll just call him Superman from now on.

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#845314 - 08/06/13 11:16 AM Re: Tank broke his leg... [Re: Twisties]  
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Best wishes. Broke my leg and ankle in 2007 - sounds very similar. Two surgeries and six months of recovery, about 9 months before the leg was pain free, and a year until I rode my RT again. He's going to need to keep his leg elevated for about 2 months, unfortunately. The swelling and resultant pain was the biggest hassle.

It's going to be a very annoying injury to recover from. I had to walk up our stairs in the house on my rear end daily, because the leg just ballooned when I tried to walk on it. I worked from my recliner at home. He'll need to be patient with this.

Oh, and yeah, going through airport terminals will be a LOT more exciting from now on, if he has the same hardware in his leg when he's done as I do.

God Bless and good luck.

Scott

#845317 - 08/06/13 11:49 AM Re: Tank broke his leg... [Re: Twisties]  
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Don't know Tank but I wish him and all of his friends well. I too did the break thing but kept it to my ankle. Like the previous post says, lots of recovery and pain. Just make sure he does physical therapy - the operation set things in place, but PT retrains the muscles and tendons. It is much needed for full movement and many Ortho docs think it is optional.


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#845321 - 08/06/13 12:37 PM Re: Tank broke his leg... [Re: Twisties]  
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Tank, so sorry to hear the news.
Wishing you well for easy and fast recover but don't push it.

Lucky to have good friends around to help.


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#845326 - 08/06/13 12:51 PM Re: Tank broke his leg... [Re: Twisties]  
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Ouch!

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Tank...
From someone who's been through significant leg injury (severed tendons in my case) I can tell you to heed the previous advice to (a) don't push it, and (b) absolutely stick with the PT.

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#845333 - 08/06/13 01:16 PM Re: Tank broke his leg... [Re: Gregori]  
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Bill,

Sorry to hear this.
Hope for a speedy and complete recovery so you can continue spreading joy and happiness via your beautiful smile.

FWIW, my ankle is broken in a couple of places.
Happened in the cast after 1st surgery back 30+ years ago.
dopeslap
Only done about 300,000 miles since then, with it broken, so don't sweat it, you'll be fine.
Beth and I will send positive energy and await better news.
Best wishes.


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