Pittrace Bad Crash 4/23/2022

Jake Balsiger

New Member
James, I applaud your outlook man. We were watching the chopper circle, while saying our prayers that you’d be ok. Glad your on the upswing and looking forward to getting back after it!! If you need anything modified/built for your bike please don’t hesitate to reach out. I live in the custom design/fab world and would be happy to help in any way possible.
 

NothingClever

New Member
Late to the party.

First, my condolences for the tough emotional work of having to wake up and find you really are missing that leg you were fond of.

Second, super glad you got to keep your hip and thigh. That’s awesome.

Third, I had a buddy suffer multiple long bone traumas. The doctors saved his life but in their zeal to repair one of his legs, the various reconstructive surgeries weren’t successful and he was left with an unmanageable lump.

Meanwhile, in the ward next door, a helo pilot got his leg mangled. He was a special boy and the doc said, “Clean amputation, smooth terminus for a comfortable prosthetic, we’ll have you back in the cockpit in 60 days or less.” He was flying in 40.

My buddy was absolutely depressed and bitter he didn’t get the same deal. So, on the days you may feel angry or depressed, at least you get to choose gloss versus matte carbon fiber leg rather than having to buy two different size shoes for a still-mangled foot that doesn’t work.

The Bike Experience USA was at N2’s Roebling Road event in March. The 70 year old para from the waist down was riding in the A group. You got desire, they’ve got solutions. Non-profit so not going to bleed your account dry.

Wayne Waldon rides with N2 and YCRS. Not sure if he’s on here but he lost almost all his right leg (~2007 I think) and he whips an R6 around the track in A Group. Fantastic, happy human.

You’ve got a bombproof attitude. Hope I get to meet you to absorb some of your superpower!
 

Jas05r1

Member
Some good news this am!! Said I am a good candidate for the implant prosthetic. Which means they put an attachment into the bone and then prosthetic attaches to that. Longer timeline in terms of healing and being able to effectively use the leg but much better long term outcome with this procedure. Been putting weight on the left leg as the Dr said the breaks are stable enough to support it. Hopped with a walker about 5 houses down and back today! Quite the workout....lol
 

TimTheAsian

Fresh off the Boat
Staff member
Control Rider
Some good news this am!! Said I am a good candidate for the implant prosthetic. Which means they put an attachment into the bone and then prosthetic attaches to that. Longer timeline in terms of healing and being able to effectively use the leg but much better long term outcome with this procedure. Been putting weight on the left leg as the Dr said the breaks are stable enough to support it. Hopped with a walker about 5 houses down and back today! Quite the workout....lol
Keep it up man!
 

Jas05r1

Member
Quick little update. Able to put quite a bit more weight on the left leg. Opened the pool this past weekend! Granted, i had some help rolling the heater/pump cart out and getting the cover off. Should be able to start swimming by the weekend as the stump is pretty well healed over, just a little section on the right that needed more time to scab over. Mowed the lawn a few times now. Back into work a couple times a week now, still mostly working from home. Drove my truck around. Little strange at first with the left foot but didn't take much to get used to. Mostly get around on crutches and forearm crutches now.
 
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