I Had A Motorcycle Accident While On Home Time

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Jamie's Comment
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So I was in a minor motorcycle accident last Tuesday, the same day I got home for home time. I was given a few extra days at home to recover before returning to work. Nearly a week later, I feel fine and the pain is probably less than a 1/10 if I had to rate it.

My question is, will I have any problems getting my DOT physical tomorrow? I was prescribed some medication to help with the swelling and pain I had the first few days, nothing that would be considered "banned" for me to take. I had some x-rays done last week on my left arm which took the worst of the impact, but nothing was broken or damaged. I have virtually no pain in my arm, and can move / lift things with it.

But my arms still look pretty bad, but they don’t hurt. I added a few pictures.

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I plan to take the medications I was given last week to the doctor tomorrow, but wanted to see if I need to know anything else.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I wouldn't worry about it. As long as you're able to have your vitals within range, have range of motion necessary etc I don't see a problem. People have all sorts of permanent physical disabilities and are able to get their med card.

Glad you're ok Jamie.

TCB's Comment
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Were you trying to cut off a 18 wheeler? It sounds as if the doctor prescribed you some NSIDs. No biggie. Even if it’s something stinger, and you have proof of prescription, it should be ok. Just don’t drive while taking anything that might impart driving. Also, you should make your company aware of any new prescriptions.

TCB's Comment
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Were you trying to cut off a 18 wheeler? It sounds as if the doctor prescribed you some NSIDs. No biggie. Even if it’s something stinger, and you have proof of prescription, it should be ok. Just don’t drive while taking anything that might impart driving. Also, you should make your company aware of any new prescriptions.

Ignore the misspellings. Heavy thumb here.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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So I was in a minor motorcycle accident last Tuesday, the same day I got home for home time. I was given a few extra days at home to recover before returning to work. Nearly a week later, I feel fine and the pain is probably less than a 1/10 if I had to rate it.

My question is, will I have any problems getting my DOT physical tomorrow? I was prescribed some medication to help with the swelling and pain I had the first few days, nothing that would be considered "banned" for me to take. I had some x-rays done last week on my left arm which took the worst of the impact, but nothing was broken or damaged. I have virtually no pain in my arm, and can move / lift things with it.

But my arms still look pretty bad, but they don’t hurt. I added a few pictures.

I plan to take the medications I was given last week to the doctor tomorrow, but wanted to see if I need to know anything else.

Wow, KIDDO !!! How ya feeling?!?!? Tom had a leg looking like that when he got into a conundrum with a shifter in his rig; a long while back. Ouch, I bet! His looked worse than it hurt too, though.

Sheesh, stop back and let the gang know what gives, moving forward!! Not sure if your DOT Physical was the 'next' day (Memorial Day) or upcoming today, Tuesday the 11th; either way, best to ya!!

~ Anne (& Tom) ~

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DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Jamie's Comment
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Figured I’d update you guys, my DOT physical had zero problems, didn’t even focus on my arms, just asked what happened and that’s it. Asked the doctor about the medicine, and didn’t even need to list it due to the type of medication it was he said.

Now being almost 3 weeks later, my arms are finally healed up, I had some pain initially when I came back to work but it went away after a few days.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Jamie's Comment
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So I was in a minor motorcycle accident last Tuesday, the same day I got home for home time. I was given a few extra days at home to recover before returning to work. Nearly a week later, I feel fine and the pain is probably less than a 1/10 if I had to rate it.

My question is, will I have any problems getting my DOT physical tomorrow? I was prescribed some medication to help with the swelling and pain I had the first few days, nothing that would be considered "banned" for me to take. I had some x-rays done last week on my left arm which took the worst of the impact, but nothing was broken or damaged. I have virtually no pain in my arm, and can move / lift things with it.

But my arms still look pretty bad, but they don’t hurt. I added a few pictures.

I plan to take the medications I was given last week to the doctor tomorrow, but wanted to see if I need to know anything else.

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Wow, KIDDO !!! How ya feeling?!?!? Tom had a leg looking like that when he got into a conundrum with a shifter in his rig; a long while back. Ouch, I bet! His looked worse than it hurt too, though.

Sheesh, stop back and let the gang know what gives, moving forward!! Not sure if your DOT Physical was the 'next' day (Memorial Day) or upcoming today, Tuesday the 11th; either way, best to ya!!

~ Anne (& Tom) ~

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Surprisingly it was actually the Monday, and not Tuesday. Went early morning, they do DOT physicals for a lot of companies in the area.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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