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Old October 2, 2015, 07:38 AM   #1
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Hunting season already over!

Well Tuesday night honey do's list wasn't very kind to me, I waited 9 years to draw an elk tag and I have to turn it in real quickly so I can get my points back to use for next year. Anyway I fell about 15 feet from a ladder replacing a window screen on a second story window. I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story.

Just arrived via ambulance at local ER waiting on X-rays.


X-rays, I'm no Dr but even I can read these!







One more ambulance ride, and a quick surgery my leg is now in traction. Swelling has to go down before they can try to put my leg back together. Looks like I'll be out of work at least 6 months.

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Old October 2, 2015, 07:45 AM   #2
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That sucks. So sorry.
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Old October 2, 2015, 08:57 AM   #3
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Damn that sucks.
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Old October 2, 2015, 09:38 AM   #4
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Truly sorry to see that. Crossed fingers for clean healing.

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Old October 2, 2015, 01:03 PM   #5
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That hurts just to look at the photos. At least the timing made it possible to salvage preference points to use next year.
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Old October 2, 2015, 04:00 PM   #6
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Salvaging points is the least of your worries......You aren't going to be doing any serious hiking again once the plates and screws are all in and some bones fused.
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Old October 2, 2015, 05:18 PM   #7
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So sorry to hear, hope for a speedy recovery.
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Old October 2, 2015, 07:09 PM   #8
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Ouch!
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Old October 2, 2015, 08:29 PM   #9
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That does not look like you can just "tough it out". Bummer! Heal up and give it another go next year!
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Old October 2, 2015, 08:38 PM   #10
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Oh my!

Get better ASAP!
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Old October 3, 2015, 01:59 AM   #11
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That really sucks, good luck in the setting and healing process!!!
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Old October 3, 2015, 02:13 AM   #12
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Whats the problem? Walk it off lol
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Old October 3, 2015, 05:18 AM   #13
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That sucks.

I hope the surgery goes well, followed by a speedy recovery.
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Old October 3, 2015, 06:32 PM   #14
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If the doc's do a good job of setting and pinning the broken bones, and everything heals up you should be good to go next season. Really tough to have an accident like that anytime, Taylor. Hoping you get everything back in working order!

Upside---now you have time to post here more! Always enjoy your comments.
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Old October 3, 2015, 07:11 PM   #15
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Oh no! That looks all too familiar. A pilon fracture, a surgery to install an external fixator and at least one more surgery coming. Sorry about your season. You will be able to tell when a low pressure is coming but you'll be ok if you want it bad enough.

Be sure to get some Lovenox to prevent clotting and try not to use too many opiates before your next surgery. Using the minimum amount pf opiates will be very helpful. A muscle relaxer might be a good idea for immediately after your next surgery.
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Yeah, I found out the hard way that opiates will stop you up.
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Old October 3, 2015, 10:02 PM   #17
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Old October 3, 2015, 10:19 PM   #18
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I am no doctor and I can read those X rays.
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Old October 3, 2015, 11:12 PM   #19
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I really appreciate all the prayers and well wishes, and hope they keep coming. Talked with the orthopaedic surgeon today and a full recovery isn't probably in the cards. They think the best option is to fuse the ankle to prevent arthritis and long term chronic pain. So running a mile or a marathon for fun is probably not in my future, but I should have decent mobility without needing a cane or crutches which is the good news. I'll probably need to loose that weight I always thought I should but never got around to as well. It definitely wasn't bad news and I'm grateful and blessed for that, but it never is the news we want to hear.
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Old October 4, 2015, 07:08 AM   #20
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Try not to let it get you down buddy. You will be up and running on all 8 before you know it....
Doctors can do wonderful stuff now with the technology they have...hate to see ya this way.
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Old October 4, 2015, 11:55 PM   #21
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Well that sucks sweaty gonads... but you should be patched up in time for pheasants or at least spring turkeys. If I shoot a few, I'll send you some meat. Get well soon.

Have someone bring a few rifles up to the room so you can dry fire them, and get you one of those Wii systems with a hunting game and the toy rifle.
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Old October 5, 2015, 06:32 AM   #22
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I can undertsand being bummed about this year, but but thankful there will be a next year.
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Old October 5, 2015, 10:04 AM   #23
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Talked with the orthopaedic surgeon today and a full recovery isn't probably in the cards. They think the best option is to fuse the ankle to prevent arthritis and long term chronic pain.


I'd get a second opinion. Your fracture looks exactly like mine and my orthopedist put me back together with sixteen screws and two plates. I don't have quite the flexibility I had before but I can walk and run normally.

Good luck to you.
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Old October 5, 2015, 01:31 PM   #24
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Agreed, certain O.S. are much more aggressive than others. When my shoulder got messed up, I used an O.S. who does shoulder repairs for college and Pro football players.
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Old October 5, 2015, 03:06 PM   #25
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Praying for your leg to heal properly and have a speedy recovery. Here I am with a torn Labrum in my shooting shoulder and I'm worried about missing hunting season...you just gave me some perspective. Good Luck
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