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Danny from St Petersburg FL | Instructor

January 2018 - I can walk without any evidence that my leg was fubar previously on most days. I can even walk with a purpose. I can’t run, and they tell me I probably never will again. Of course, fat boy gotta eat - so I gained 65 pounds while I was unable to walk. Now goes the process of losing weight so that I can fit into my dive gear again. :)

April 2017 - Second surgical repair - I can walk...slowly.

June 2016 - I’m currently not diving. It sucks. I shattered the proximal head of my left tibia. I’m probably a year out from being able to walk again. While diving would probably be fun - I’m 100% non-weight-bearing on my left leg and using a walker to stand up and move from the bed to the couch. The surgical team rebuilt me with screws, rods, supports, and bone from a dead guy. So my ability to don gear is severely restricted - and my leg is pretty much in a constant state of pain. I’ll update this again when they allow me to stand on my own.

I am a(n):
  • ASHI Master Instructor Trainer
  • DAN DES Examiner
  • MEDIC FIRST AID Master Instructor Trainer
  • Nationally Registered Paramedic
  • Diver Medical Technician
  • Certified Hyperbaric Technician
  • IANTD Technical / Normoxic Trimix Instructor Trainer
  • IANTD Trimix Instructor
  • SDI Instructor Trainer
  • TDI Technical Instructor Trainer
  • TDI Advanced Trimix Instructor
  • USCG 200GRT (Motor) Near Coastal Domestic Master Captain w/Towing Endorsement
  • Comments

    Greg - 1/19/2009 10:19 AM
    That was funny about the Kudos comment :)
    Redalert - 8/10/2008 8:34 AM
    Hey. Good to hear from ya. It sounds like I am jealous of your life. I would love to travel around the country and dive everywhere. I don’t get out as much as I would like to, seems like thats the story of my life. I try to get out to the local springs cause there a little more affordable. I am advanced right now. Thanks for the invite but I don’t think I can make it. Keep in touch though.
    boggy48 - 6/05/2008 11:19 AM
    At least I was being a good diver and staying next to my standing tank! :o)