12-13-2014, 07:44 PM #51
12-13-2014, 08:17 PM #52
But I thought I had the improvements I would hve for life at year two, but it's been a totally surprise to me to see where I've gotten more recently, years and years later.
RIP Gripen. I'm sorry I never covered your recovery."We're in the eye of a shiticane here Julian, and Ricky's a low shit system!" - Jim Lahey
Associate Editor, TGR
12-17-2014, 01:06 PM #53
The Gnarwhale was just a dude who loved to play in the outdoors in 09. Then he posted here about his trek across AK's Wrangell. An epic post it was. All-time.
Now he's "One of the country's most promising young adventure photographers and writers ..."
From the Cincinnati Enquirer:
"A personal backpacking trip to Alaska in 2009 launched his career as an adventure photographer and writer.
Harris and a few others went on a 33-day backpacking excursion to Wrangell Mountains in Alaska, the largest area managed by the U.S. National Park Service.
When he got back, he posted photos and details of their trip on a skiing message board. The post went viral."
Nice write-up. They put it in the cover too.
Heal up Jim. We need your work.On first
12-17-2014, 01:15 PM #54
That was indeed one awesome TR...Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.
Patterson Hood of the DBT's
12-17-2014, 04:11 PM #55
12-17-2014, 04:18 PM #56
Seriously. Immaculate blue gen Explosives. I bought them for the Gripen Fundraiser and skied them maybe a handful of times.
Deal is the same: $100 total. Reimburse me for the shipping and pay the difference toward the fundraser.
Blue. Square tail. Long. A real 190. Bindings are totally maxed at 315, so for safety's sake, it's not really doable unless you're groomer bombing.
Picks and all if anyone wants to do this.
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12-17-2014, 09:12 PM #60
12-18-2014, 04:31 PM #61
Wow - I just now saw this after a while out of the forums. Very sad news, but glad to hear that he can move his toes and leg. I always have appreciated Jim's TRs, in particular that AK hiking TR (which I personally view as the best TR ever posted on TGR).
12-20-2014, 07:27 AM #62
No, I didnt have standard US Healthcare when I had the accident. I did have Global Rescue coverage for the three of us that included SAR, medical, and evac insurance. That's what paid for my hospital stay in Chile and eventual 9000 mile, 5-leg med jet flight back to the USA.
Last year I applied to obamacare in Ut a couple times but got denied because the ACA thought I should qualify for Medicaid. So i looked into that, but the threshold for that is crazy low, like $10k income per year or something. I'm still firmly in dirtbag ski bum tax bracket, but I at least do better than that. So after going in circles between ACA and Medicaid, I threw up my hands and got some cheap, high deductible accident coverage in case I ended up in ER with an exploded knee or something.
When I was admitted to the hospital in Ohio, I applied for and was granted OH Medicaid because a) I'm now disabled b) I now have no income. In theory that should cover my surgery and December bills. In the mean time I reapplied for ACA coverage directly through an insurance provider and found that, by declining to report my income, I qualified and was granted coverage for a premium benefit (but high price) plan.
One reason I chose the plan I did is that is should cover 60 days of rehab at Craig Hospital in Denver, which is widely regarded as one of the best spine trauma rehabilitation centers in the world. As soon as I'm cleared to, I plan to transfer to Denver for a couple months of PT.
In the mean time, I'm still getting tiny bits of sensation and motor control back each day. I can move my left foot and leg, I have touch sensation everywhere on my right leg and foot where until 2 weeks ago I had none. And I can piss into a jar all by myself, which is enormously better than having big jolly black women shove tubes down my dick hole six times per day.
Right now there's debate between Craig Hospital, who says I should be starting physical therapy ASAP, and the surgeon, who would like me to have 2 - 3 months of bed rest, about what's best for my recovery. It's been frustrating to hear one set of experts saying I wont get better unless I start moving while the other camp of experts say I risk never getting better if I do. So the date when I transfer from Cincinnati to Denver is still up in the air while the Dr's compare notes.
After 26 days in a bed, staring at the ceiling, I'm ready to start doing something, anything. Supposedly Monday is the day they'll let me sit up for the first time, then baby steps towards learning to get into a wheelchair. I cant wait for the chance to just roll around the halls or maybe go outside and catch a few minutes of greybird December-in-the-midwest scenery.
12-20-2014, 07:34 AM #63
Good news indeed.Do not count the days
Make the days count.
12-20-2014, 10:53 AM #64
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12-20-2014, 02:48 PM #66
Good luck getting better! Not having something shoved up your fuck is always a plus. Good luck with recovery.
It doesn't seem like your thing but I have a few friends who got into video games while stuck in the hospital. They said they liked the chance to get sucked into another world. Steam has a winter sale you can get some games for very little money. https://store.steampowered.com/
12-21-2014, 01:26 PM #67
Very happy to get the new Powder in my box yesterday, even happier to see a big photo by Jim.
Bump......I hope you know that this will go down on your permanent record
12-21-2014, 04:20 PM #68
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12-21-2014, 05:12 PM #70
What US med package would be best to get in addition to Global Rescue when heading out on an overseas adventure?
12-23-2014, 12:15 PM #71
12-23-2014, 12:17 PM #72
My dad wrote an update about my injury, recovery, and some of the people who have made this hospital stay bearable. Here's that facebook post.
12-24-2014, 08:54 AM #73
So happy to see the progress mang. Great article in the hometown paper.
But be honest here - you're among friends. Aren't you just a little sad that BBBWs are no longer cathaterizing you? You were having sexy nurse fantasies, weren't you? NTTAWWT
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12-25-2014, 01:24 PM #74
Bahaha! If BBBW nurses, and/or sounding were my bag, I'd have been in freakin freak heaven. For better or worse, having tubes shoved down my urethra just doesn't jingle my bells. Probably for the better. Turns out UTI's arent fun at all and I have a newfound sympathy for women who have to deal with them semi-regularly.
12-25-2014, 03:18 PM #75
merry xmass continued healing and positivity thoughts prayres and blessings sent your way from my clan"When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
"I find I have already had my reward, in the doing of the thing" - Buzz Holmstrom
"THIS IS WHAT WE DO"-AML -
ski on in eternal peace