getting back outdoors

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hdcrash
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getting back outdoors

Post by hdcrash » Sun Apr 11, 2004 4:19 pm

check out this website this gentelman is the host of a popular hunting and fishing show here in kentucky he had a motorcycle accident about 20 yrs ago that left him with a right tbpi i have met him a few times and he is extremely nice and very helpful in showing how to overcome this type and other physical challenges i think the show is on in several different states in the us he can still do everything just in different ways he still bowhunts fishes you name it http://timfarmeroutdoors.com/index.asp

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Christopher
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Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc:Date of Injury: 12/15/02

Level of Injury:
-dominant side C5, C6, & C7 avulsed. C8 & T1 stretched & crushed

BPI Related Surgeries:
-2 Intercostal nerves grafted to Biceps muscle,
-Free-Gracilis muscle transfer to Biceps Region innervated with 2 Intercostal nerves grafts.
-2 Sural nerves harvested from both Calves for nerve grafting.
-Partial Ulnar nerve grafted to Long Triceps.
-Uninjured C7 Hemi-Contralateral cross-over to Deltoid muscle.
-Wrist flexor tendon transfer to middle, ring, & pinky finger extensors.

Surgical medical facility:
Brachial Plexus Clinic at The Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
(all surgeries successful)

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
~Theodore Roosevelt
Location:Los Angeles, California USA

Re: getting back outdoors

Post by Christopher » Wed Apr 14, 2004 2:57 pm

Thanks Hdcrash,
a much needed boost to the blood and slap to the face, i've been comisserating as I heal, just keep on feeling smaller and smaller that I can't live the outgoing adventurous life that I used to. I just want to chop off this arm, I can't seem to wait any longer, it's like a ball and chain from any spontanious active fun. Bla bla bla. Thanks

hdcrash
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Re: getting back outdoors

Post by hdcrash » Fri Apr 16, 2004 5:19 pm

hey man what kind of outdoors activites did you do i did alot of stuff still figuring out ways to do everything again how long ago was your accident tim got me to shooting my bow again with a mouth tab right know im up to drawing 60lbs its not that hard at all

Paulo
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Re: getting back outdoors

Post by Paulo » Thu Apr 22, 2004 7:44 pm

Tanks hdcrash,
Nice one!
Do you know where see detail of hes adapts ?
Hey Christ, see...you dont need to chop off the arm to have this adventurous life!
;o)
Paulo

hdcrash
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Re: getting back outdoors

Post by hdcrash » Fri Apr 23, 2004 1:11 pm

no not right off hand but i have most of the adaptions he does i can show them or try to explain them to you a little i shoot my bow with a mouth tab made from a cat collar and used a fighting belt for ocean fishing and cut a length of pvc pipe and cut a notch in it for fishing were do you live i might be able to tell you when his show is on

Paulo
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Re: getting back outdoors

Post by Paulo » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:04 pm

I live in Portugal, if i travel i ask you for the shows. But i understand the tab for the mouth and the belt for fishing. I am happy to know that works. And perhaps he have a lot more things.

And what about your motorcycle rides ? Do you had made the ortodese for the arm ? ( or was not you that said was waiting for one )
Paulo

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Re: getting back outdoors

Post by hdcrash » Sun Apr 25, 2004 3:10 pm

yea im waiting to build something im just not sure what adaptions will have to be made are you getting back on to

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Re: getting back outdoors

Post by Paulo » Sun Apr 25, 2004 7:40 pm

Yes, until now, what i find best is:
- for arm adapt the pic from that site

http://www.stelorthopedie.nl/

http://www.stelorthopedie.nl/images/fot ... nbike2.jpg

- for bike adapt

http://www.mmvg.nl

http://www.mmvg.nl/images%20mmvg/prakti ... rzicht.jpg

I dont understand Dutch, but i can see the pics.
It seems that works well, but never try.
For the bike they have, front brake regular position, in that case acelarator in left, and the shift lever oposite to the front brake.
For the bpi arm, a solid orto that clips in the handle bar.
What do you think ?
Paulo

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Re: getting back outdoors

Post by hdcrash » Wed Apr 28, 2004 10:40 pm

yea that sounds like it would work the dutch definitley confuses me but i get the idea and the brace looks interesting last time i met with tim i met a guy that makes prothesis and he is talking about making me an elbow lock with up to 20 postions similar to that brace but it is adjustable to what you need check this site out its similar to the dutch deal but you can read it http://tbpiukgroup.homestead.com/steve_ ... ption.html let me know what you think of this have you got a bike to start out on

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