I apologize for partially hijacking this thread. If anyone has anymore questions beyond this answer, please PM me. Jeff, We aren't even dealing with the knee yet but thank you for the info once I get to that point. We're hoping the nerves to my left leg do something called, "Recruitment" or reconnect in my spine. 2/3'rds of the nerves to my left leg got snapped in my spine. As a result, 2/3'rds of the muscles in my left leg stopped firing and made it so weak that you cannot imagine. (BTW...this is highly inaccurate but it makes it more understandable). So far, so good. My leg isn't atrophying. Annick, I used to race BMX bikes when I was a teenager. I was also a daredevil in every other way beyond BMX when I was a kid. I'm not unaccustomed to broken bones. However, you are correct. Things change. I even told my orthopedist that I've never had to have a cast on so long, that I've broken bones many times before when I was a kid, etc. His answer was pretty funny....he said, "You're not a kid anymore". Jason, I don't know how to explain this but it's quite easy for me to look at the bright side of things. I didn't explain this in my original post. Jason wasn't supposed to be there until Monday but he stopped by on Friday to see if he could work then. When you can't move, are going into shock as well as hypothermia for about 4 hours, all you can do is think and pray. I pretty much get along with everyone with exception of one family member. When you think you're "Dead Meat", you start thinking about, "What you would you have done differently?" The relationship with that family member is restored now and, "Guess what....It wasn't all of his fault". And, "Guess what....he no longer thinks it's all of my fault either". In short, you really don't know what might happen today. Tell your loved ones that you love them. Forgive them for minor offences and have an honest discussion for major offences. I'm not telling anyone what to do. However, my 'ramblings' are from someone who thought he was going to die within minutes for about 4 hours. Trust me...your priorities will change.