- From: "JimT" <email@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2010 12:37:26 -0500
"Charmed Snark" <snark@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:Xns9D54861B53093SnarkCharmedImSure@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
JimT expounded in news:bvWdnfm_Oq8PoSDWnZ2dnUVZ_hydnZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:
I fell off a 10ft ladder. I was about 5 ft up. Fell right on my heal
onto my ceramic tile floor. Cracked my heal up the middle. I didn't
have the courage to look at the x-rays but I'm going to look on
Monday. Fortunately I didn't need surgery. Something about the bone
having a wide surface. Neatly cracked.
Yow! If it makes you feel better, when I landed on my
left wrist, slipping on the wet front steps, I heard
two "carrot snaps". This was one of those rare times,
where I knew there was no doubt about the need to
go to emergency.
The doctor showed me X-rays, where she described
my arm bones as been "smushed" into what used to
be the wrist. She said "smushed" was better than
the medical term for it.
The other doc putting on the cast, practically had
his foot under my arm pit, in order to yank the hand
back out again, while the cast was setting. This was
after the horse needle sized injection for pain.
I hope things heal quickly for you. For me, the
progress is way too slow.
I know that snap. I broke my little toe and it sounded like a pencil breaking. Oh S!#t!!!
It's funny. Right after I fell, I knew not to get up, and I was looking right at that damn ladder with it's warning sign of a guy falling off a ladder. My wife (an emergency room nurse) heard the sound of my body hitting the floor ran out and put an ice pack on it. I thought I'd be up in a few back at work. I actually did try to get back on the ladder. But it became apparent that it was more serious so we went to the ER where I got VIP treatment because my wife was there. Zoom, right in, x-ray, splint, pain meds, wheel chair back to the car. Helps to have connections. :-)
4 weeks and I might able to put weight on it. About 6 and I can finish the remodel I was working on. I don't expect this to be a long term thing. I torn some tendons too but nothing too serious.
My best friend ran into a mail truck when he was 16 on my motorcycle. He broke too many bones to mention and was in a body cast for a couple of seasons. So I don't feel too bad. He called me awhile back and his back is still broken. His left side from his waist down just went numb suddenly. That was about 35 years after the accident. He has since regained his feeling.
You know, I was thinking about it. If you break your hand/wrist at least you can still move around freely. When you break your foot you are really screwed. It's just getting to where I can keep my leg in a normal position for longer than 5 mins w/o the throbbing and it's been almost 3 weeks. I feel pretty good today. Went and bought my tele.
Life is good!
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