It is always sad to hear of accidents that turn out bad. Thank you, David, for your incredible sharing of this accident during what must be a difficult time for you. Not many of us would do the same, self shame feelings would likely get in the way. All of us here are hoping for the best possible outcome for you. It often turns out better than expected. The body is a great healing machine and modern medical practice has learned how to improve outcomes quite a lot. Your post would make an excellent sticky on one of the beginner forums, and perhaps re-posted occasionally to remind all of us that safety is serious business.