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Re: Teenagers Shouldn't Drive

Post by kingpatzer » February 7th, 2008, 5:29 pm

I'm having a really bad day today. My back is killing me, headache is back, muscle spasms in my legs, nerve pain . . .

I hope things get better soon, 'cause I'm flat out miserable right now . . .
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Re: Teenagers Shouldn't Drive

Post by rparker » February 7th, 2008, 6:35 pm

Ugh! Sorry to hear that, KP. Hope it improves soon.
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Re: Teenagers Shouldn't Drive

Post by Ghost » February 7th, 2008, 8:59 pm

I just read your post KP. :shock:

It sounds like the teen girl hasn't learned from the first accident. For all that is being done to educate young drivers it still isn't enough. I didn't get my driver's license until I was 20. Then again driving causes me panic attacks that I may never over come.

Get well soon!
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Re: Teenagers Shouldn't Drive

Post by greybeard » February 7th, 2008, 11:04 pm

The man had had chemo and taken medication. Those two together would have affected anyone.

Small statistic for you - the majority of car accidents are caused by people between the ages of 18 and 25?
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Re: Teenagers Shouldn't Drive

Post by abcxyz » February 8th, 2008, 7:01 am

I am still learning how to drive 'confidently'.

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Re: Teenagers Shouldn't Drive

Post by kingpatzer » February 28th, 2008, 8:45 am

It's been over a month, thought I'd toss an update up.

I'm physically much improved, I'm mostly off of the pain meds and getting by on anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxers.

I've got some neurological symptomes that are pretty darn difficult to take. Biggest of them include hearing phones ring at odd times, being somewhat confused most of the time, depression and anxiety and short-term memory loss, difficulty concentrating and having almost no fine motor skills in my left hand. I simply can't get my hand to work correctly. I haven't seriously played the guitar since the accident, and I think I'm a ways from being able to do that still.

I had a neurology appointment today where my level of ability to remember, recall and concentrate was painfully clearly demonstrated. I couldn't perform even moderately simple cognitive tests. It was very frustrating and frightening at the same time.

Right now the thoughts are that it's pretty standard post-concussive recovery, but we've got lots and lots of tests on the block that I need to do before they make that a formal conclussion.
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Re: Teenagers Shouldn't Drive

Post by TwistedLefty » February 28th, 2008, 9:07 am

Glad to hear you are getting off of the meds, i'm sure that will probably affect the progress in the areas that are still giving you trouble.
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Re: Teenagers Shouldn't Drive

Post by Riff Raff » February 29th, 2008, 7:56 am

I'm glad you didn't get more seriously hurt in the crash.

A couple years ago I bought my first real brand new auto. It was a 2004 Nissan pickup with 5 miles on it. Well, before I managed to put 30 miles on it, I was rear-ended by a 16 year old girl who was talking on her cell phone at the time. :x
I had to put a brand new bumper on my new truck. :x :x :x

I hope you feel better soon!!

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Re: Teenagers Shouldn't Drive

Post by kingpatzer » March 24th, 2008, 6:21 am

Well the results of the EEG came back last week.

I'm having seizures in my brain.

It'll be a few months before the full impact of what that means is going to be known, but in the meantime I've been started on anti-convulsants (and boy are they kicking my butt ... i'm actually considering taking some short term disability leave from work . .. )

I haven't played my guitar seriously know in 2 full months. My left hand just doesn't work right.

*sigh*
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Re: Teenagers Shouldn't Drive

Post by Ricochet » March 24th, 2008, 7:45 am

That stinks. Hope things start working out better soon!
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Re: Teenagers Shouldn't Drive

Post by Elecktrablue » March 24th, 2008, 1:16 pm

Totally stinks! Is the other guy's insurance taking care of you? I hope things work out well for you, KP! My thoughts and prayers are with you!
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Re: Teenagers Shouldn't Drive

Post by boxboy » March 24th, 2008, 1:59 pm

KP, I was thinking of you just yesterday, hoping things were going well.
All the best; sincere wishes this rough patch ends soon and you're back up and playing in no time.
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Re: Teenagers Shouldn't Drive

Post by TwistedLefty » March 24th, 2008, 3:01 pm

sorry to hear the bad news, hope you are feeling better soon
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Re: Teenagers Shouldn't Drive

Post by Scrybe » March 24th, 2008, 3:05 pm

That sounds horrible to go through, KP, my thoughts are with you. Hopefully it'll just be a short term thing and something you can soon recover fully from.
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Re: Teenagers Shouldn't Drive

Post by rparker » March 25th, 2008, 7:33 pm

KP, I'm really sorry to hear this. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.
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