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Yep...it sucks to get old...2 plates and 15 screws later.....PICS ADDED 2-28-07

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Beast388, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. Beast388

    Beast388 1/2 ton status

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    Well brothers, my days of roller skating are over. I took the twins to a classmate's birthday party at the local skating rink. I am no where near a graceful skater, but I had skated with the kids for an hour without so much as falling.

    I was taking a final lap before we were going to leave when I lost my balance after turning. I think my skate hit the wall and I kept going. As I was falling, I thought to myself " well, there goes my no crashing record". Then I heard what sounded like a handfull of branches snapping.:doah:

    When I hit the floor, I knew I had fubar'd my ankle. I rolled over, my skate covered foot and ankle didn't follow.:eek1: :doah: I reached down to right my foot and as I moved it back to the forward position it made some interesting popping and crunching noises.:eek1:

    I'll skip the detail about how I got to the ER (my wife drove me) to keep the story short(er).

    Anyways, I am friends with a local expert podiatrist, so I called him from the ER and he came in to put me back together. He estimated that the surgery would take 1-1.5 hours after looking at the X-ray which showed a shattered tibia, a broken shin bone, and a broken foot bone as well a total dislocation.:eek1:

    After surgery Dr. Nickles said it was much worse than the X-rays had shown, it took 2.5 hours to put all the bone fragment back in the correct spots. He put in 2 plates that totaled about 12" in length, 15 screws to hold it all together and I have an incision about 15" in length so he could access all the bones. That scar should look pretty cool!:D

    So now I am in a splint until Tuesday when I go in to get a real cast once the swelling has gone down.

    What a way to spend the holidays. I won't get the cast off until February.:doah: Crutches SUCK!!!:mad:

    Needless to say, I wish that I hadn't decided to skate.:haha:


    Here is a pic I took in the ER with my cell phone......

    EWWWWW.....
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    There was a bunch of the ER staff that came in to see the carnage, they were all impressed with my handy work.:haha: :haha:
     
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  2. sikZ28

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    HOLY SMOKES!!! :eek1: :eek1: :eek1: :eek1: :eek1:
    man, that sucks.
    I wish there was something funny or useful for me to say but I can't think of nothing after seeing that swollen-ass ankle.

    Man...
     
  3. darkshadow

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    man that is one swolen ankle, sucks brother
     
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    Damn! Now you have a reason to bitch about swollen ankles compared to what pregnant women go thru!!!
     
  5. Cricket

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    Gaaaahhhhhhhhhhhckkkkkkk...

    Mother Mary Jebus...nasty. :doah: I hope they gave you take-home morphine. :doah:
     
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    Oh gawd... Sorry to hear :doah:


    BTW- Cut your toenail's.
     
  7. darkshadow

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    man some one poke it with a pin see if it pops!
     
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    I thought Peter Griffen learned pain by having his lower lip stretched over the back of his head, not shattering joints? :haha:
     
  9. Beast388

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    I wish.:D I did get some Percoset though (oxycodone):wink1:


    I figured you guys would like that picture.:haha: Since I know the doctor, I am going to try to get copies of the X-ray and the pictures taken during surgery.:haha:
     
  10. Can Can

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    Good GOD!!! It looks like Dr. Frankenstein removed your knee and lower leg and attached your foot directly to your thigh............:yikes: :yikes:

    I hurt just LOOKING at that pic.:doah:
     
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    Thats exactly what I was going to say. Looks like a foot attached to a knee :eek:
     
  12. Russell

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    Ok, that will be the subject of my nightmares tonight :S I've had my fair share of semi-dislocations in my life, heck my ankle still hurts from when I rolled it jumping off my truck's core support about a year ago, but nothing like that, that is seriously nasty!!
     
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    If I broke my junk in the same manner would it swell up just the same? How long would it last?
     
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    Dam,I think you you should run for Pres with ankles like that!!!
     
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    Sorry to hear that , dude.

    Unfortunately I see this all the time (I work in an E.R.). You're looking at least a year, to a year and a half of recovery before you'll be 'normal' again.

    If you need anything that you can't get locally; give us a holler here. You got brothers all over the U.S. of A. that will be glad to help.
     
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    That sucks! Makes for a cool story though, not really but at least you were hanging out with your kids when it happened.
     
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    Hey Ben - that's crazy! I hope it heals quickly. At least there's no snow yet (I'm sure it'll be coming as soon as you are out on crutches)!
     
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    a little tip is that tylenol extra streangh, and advil liquid gels taken togeather, are as strong as T3's but sorry no druggy efects from the codien.
     
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    If my ankle was that size, I would be looking for the druggy effect. Wow, that looks painful.
     
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    DAMN... that about sums it up
     

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