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Hey there everyone!  :) I am doin' as good as I can...I hit an oak tree head-on in my F-150.  :( There was excess pea gravel on the bend and it was like being on ball bearings. I had no time to react, the truck slid...hit dead-on with the tree @ 40 mph!!  >:( My injuries are very serious.  :( I have a badly broken right hip, fractured pelvis, broken RT wrist, and my left hand punched through the windshield to boot!  >:( >:( :'( Check this out...I WAS WEARING A SEATBELT AND HAD AN AIRBAG!!! (some real extra protection there, eh?) Well, I hopefully will be back to full duty by the start of 2009. If ya would like to call me, my ICU phone # (412) 802- 3646.  :) I will be back to play in the game soon!  ;) I have faith in God. (I should have died).  :'( Whoa!  :D  Peace to all of yinz out there doin' the do! ;) ;D   - Snake.  8)

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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #1 on: Oct 15, 2008, 04:30 »
Snake,
Sorry to hear about the accident.  Keep the faith brother!  ;)

Rest well, recover soon, know we are thinking and praying for you.

Mike
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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #2 on: Oct 15, 2008, 08:48 »
Snake,
 Hang in there! Get well soon!  Spanky
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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #3 on: Oct 16, 2008, 09:26 »
Mike hang in there and things will get better. God only knows what he has in store for you. Glad you did make it threw the wreck. will add you to my prayer list. Brad

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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #4 on: Oct 16, 2008, 01:58 »
My thoughts & prayers are with you! I know all too well how tought it can be where you are. Still recovering from my MC crash, but getting stronger everyday. Keep your eyes ahead & reach for the next rung on the ladder of recovery. Hope it all goes well, keep us posted!  Tom

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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #5 on: Oct 16, 2008, 02:32 »
Hey Snake:
Sorry to hear you're hurt! Hope you get better soon

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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #6 on: Oct 16, 2008, 06:27 »
Hey there everyone!! What's shakin'?  ;) I am now zippin' around in a recline wheelchair...not motorized.  :-[ (Dammit!).  >:( I should be headin' fer Rehab soon. (hopefully by 10/20/08.)  ;D I pray that it all goes well.  :) My Dr. said that IF the repairs to my hip/pelvis fails to fix me...I'll need a full hip replacement!!  :'( >:( :-[ I sure hope not!  :D That would lay me up for 8 months or so!!!  :D :D Yikes! This is where FOLLOWING ORDERS TO A "T" GETS SERIOUS!  ;) Thank you for your kind emails and posts. Karma to all of "yinz"!     - Snake.  8)

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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #7 on: Oct 17, 2008, 05:09 »
snake........ fallow da doktors oarders!  iffen ya kant due dat, den make nicey wit da nurses (especully dat ugli wons) caws yule bee sea yen dem a lot in yer few ture!
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dew the best ya kin, wit watt ya have, ware yinze are!

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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #8 on: Oct 18, 2008, 05:37 »
Hey everyone! I'm outta the ICU. I'm now at a rest facility in Worthington, Pa. Here's my address (for the next 3 mos.) - Michael T. Shaffer Room #58...c/o Sugar Creek Rest...120 Lakeside Drive...Worthington, PA 16262. My private ph.# has NOT been installed yet. The facility's ph.# is (724) 445-3000. They will get a temp. phone to my room to talk...INCOMING CALLS ONLY!  :( Well Y'know, I worked SSES Berwick for many outages...no one has contacted me from there at all yet! :( Major bummer...I thought of them as extended family. OUCH!  :'( Thanks for all the words of encouragement! Karma to all of "yinz".     - Snake. 8)                           P.S. - Just so everyone knows...NO ALCOHOL INVOLVED AT ALL...NOTHING!  :o (I didn't get any tickets, either!) 8)

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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #9 on: Oct 18, 2008, 08:33 »
Thanks for all the words of encouragement! Karma to all of "yinz".     - Snake. 8)                           

Snake,
I'm giving out the K for ya to all those responding to you.  Get better man!

If you are ever down in TN, look me up.

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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #10 on: Oct 18, 2008, 08:36 »
My thoughts & prayers are with you! I know all too well how tought it can be where you are. Still recovering from my MC crash, but getting stronger everyday. Keep your eyes ahead & reach for the next rung on the ladder of recovery. Hope it all goes well, keep us posted!  Tom

Pappy,
Long time since I've heard about your recovery.  Hope all is going well for you too.

Keep the faith and stay strong.
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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #11 on: Oct 18, 2008, 11:12 »
To NaVLI4...thanks fer yer yer kind werds. ;D What's yer last name Mike! I am soo sorry that I am drawing a blank. It must be the Morphine/Dilaudid and the hydrocodone "cocktail".  :P Now I know how Elvis felt!  ;) MMmm, I say hey they darlin' ah...howssabout makin' me a fried peanut butter an' banana sammich? Thank you...thank you very much.  ;) Lord have mercy! (What a great man "the King" was!).  8) ;) To Slo-Glo...Oh yea! eyez folloween ordeers to a "Tee". The noisez izz kinda cute...well, I must be da meds clowdin' me judgemint.  ;) 8) Thanks fer your concerns...Karma to both of "yinz".     - Snake.  8)

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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #12 on: Oct 19, 2008, 09:29 »
Snake, glad to hear of your move to new facility, it means major improvement so all this karma going your way must be working. Although I don't know you, I have followed your post on nukeworker for a number of years and well, a fellow nukeworker is ALWAYS considered family.

Hang in there and keep the posts coming, karma your way.

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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #13 on: Oct 19, 2008, 09:39 »
To NaVLI4...thanks fer yer yer kind werds. ;D What's yer last name Mike! I am soo sorry that I am drawing a blank. It must be the Morphine/Dilaudid and the hydrocodone "cocktail".  :P

You aren't drawing a blank...we've never met.  However, I'm sure the "cocktails" are good.  :P
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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #14 on: Oct 20, 2008, 03:31 »
Wishing you a speedy recovery Mike........so much for auto safety ratings..........

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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #15 on: Oct 21, 2008, 10:24 »
Crap! I haven't been on here in a while and just read this. Hope you are feeling better Mike, good thing you weren't riding a 2 wheeler!!! I wish you a speedy recovery.
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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #16 on: Oct 22, 2008, 07:57 »
Glad to hear you 're OK Mike. I went through similiar in Winter of 92 at Kewaunee. Broken hip , broken tailbone and separated pubic bone. Take it slow it'll be a while before you are steady on your feet again. It took me 11 months and alot of physical therapy before I could go back out on the road again. Oh yeah and various prescriptions helped me on the road to recovery. Take care and have some patience during physical therapy.  Before you know it you'll be back to your normal routine.

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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #17 on: Dec 16, 2008, 12:07 »
Thanks to all of ya fer wishin' me a speedy recovery!  ;) To Slatts, you really understand how it feels...and time involved to get back on track! Karma!  ;D To Brett, I actually kinda wish I WAS on my 2 wheeler...I COULD HAVE LAID-ER DOWN BEFORE HITTIN' DA TREE!!  ;) >:( Only He knows what the outcome may have been, right? Anyhoo, I even had some time to think up a song lyric about the wreck...to the tune of "Hot Rod Lincoln"..."My truck slid off the corner, it's just my luck, slammed a big oak tree, ahhh...whut-tha-f#@$." I suppose a shot on "Idol" is next, eh?  ::) Keep on doin' the do everyone!  ;) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too!  - Snake.  8)

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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #18 on: Dec 17, 2008, 04:15 »
Hey Mike
Hope you do well the hip and all else. It's been over twenty I think.Peach 83 or maybe Beaver ?
Steve

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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #19 on: Dec 19, 2008, 12:28 »
Hope the recovery is going well & you can join us all again at the outages. It is tuff getting back. I am still doing therapy on my shoulder from the motorcycle crash. Looks like I'll be back next month. The forearm injury seems to be my only long term problem, other than a fear of seeing minivans from the side!

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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #20 on: Jan 18, 2009, 05:54 »
Snake, you still kickin'?
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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #21 on: Mar 03, 2009, 01:16 »
Yep...but not as hard as I used to!  ;) I haven't been on-line at all lately, sorry it took so long to reply.  ;D I had a set-back with PT, so I'm unable to restart rehab until May 09!  >:( Oh friggin' well.  ::) So how you doin'?  - Snake. 

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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #22 on: Mar 04, 2009, 07:40 »
Doing OK. Staying busy. Stay in touch and let us know how your doing from time to time..Spanky
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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #23 on: Apr 23, 2009, 12:16 »
Hey Snake! You make it back to rehab yet? Hope things are improving for you!

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Re: Michael T. Shaffer "Snake" auto accident on 10/07/08.
« Reply #24 on: Jul 13, 2009, 12:47 »
Hello everybody! ;) Well, here's the latest on my recovery...my lower back, right hip, and right knee are hampering my rehab efforts. :( I saw a specialist last week, [after wasting 6+ months with the "other guy"] and he said that I have "strong indications" of a fractured patella (kneecap), damage to my L-4/L-5, and bone-to-bone contact I/S my pelvic-leg socket!!! :o >:( Whoa, that can't be good...YA THINK?? ::) I'll be gettin' some MRI's and CT scans this week to verify what was found last week. The "potential" outcome is this...lower back/knee surgery, and a hip replacement!! >:( :( :'( I sure hope not! Well, that's about it...be good to yourselves out there.   - Snake. 8)

 


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