Long day in the ER. Done fishing for the year

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  1. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

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    I was mashed by a falling tree today and barely escaped with my life. Injuries include cuts,bruises, contusions,lacerations around my head and ears, damaged hand, cuts inside my mouth and several teeth either chipped or broken. My left leg was damaged to the point it won't support me so I'm walking -very slowly- with a cane. Worst of all the humerus bone in my right arm is broken right where the bone shaft meets the socket. I can't even drive my new pickup so I am grounded indefinitely.

    The good news is that Susie isn't a widow tonight and the crushed tractor can be replaced. There is no way to splint or put acast on thr arm , all I can do is try to hold it perfectly still against my body for the next couple of months and hope that it heals. I'll be back. ive
     
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  2. Steve Unwin

    Steve Unwin Active Member

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    Sorry to hear this! I always enjoy your posts. I wish you the best of luck and a speedy recovery!

    Steve
     
  3. Tim Lockhart

    Tim Lockhart Active Member

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    Oh shit, you ok Ive? Take care of yourself and you have lots of good friends around here if you need anything. Meantime that new truck will wait.

    I'll be in touch..
     
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  4. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    OMG! So sorry to hear of your mishap, but so glad you lived to tell the tale. All my best this summer.

    K
     
  5. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    Jeezus Ive!!! I'm damned glad you're still breathing but troubled greatly by this news. If there's anything I can do...you know my number.
     
  6. Greg Armstrong

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    Wow. Hang in there, Ive. Sorry to hear of your mishap, but glad you're still around.
    If I were a Gypsy palm reader, I'd tell you that "I can see you floating on a pontoon - on a beautiful lake - somewhere in N. Central WA - releasing lots of fat trout ... and all much sooner than you think!"
     
  7. c1eddy

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    I'm really glad you lived to tell about it, Ive.
     
  8. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh my goodness. This is alarming. Glad you are still with us, even if off the water for a spell.
     
  9. orangeradish

    orangeradish Bobo approved

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    You are one of my favorite people that I have never met. Glad you are still with us, and I hope you heal up quickly.
     
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  10. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Healing prayers go out to you, buddy!
     
  11. Jmills81

    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    fuuuuuuuuck. God speed in recovery
     
  12. Skysoldier

    Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    Damn Ive! Glad you are still with us.........talk about a hell of a day!
     
  13. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    Hang in there Ive, here's hoping you have a swift recovery!
     
  14. JesseC

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    Ive! Glad you're still with us! If you get back on here and have the power to type, I'd love to hear a little more about how that all went down. Youch!!
     
  15. Mark Yoshida

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    Ive,
    Sorry to hear of this. So glad you survived this accident. My best to you and Susie during your recovery. Keep us updated on your progress after you can type.
     
  16. Freestone

    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    Holy crap, Ive! I am so glad that Susie is not a widow but OMG! I hope that everything heals quickly and that you aren't in too much pain. Let us know if we need to stage a couple of WFF work parties...
     
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  17. Rob Allen

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    WOW! Sorry to hear about that but I am glad the tree mist the vitals lets hope for a speedy and through recovery
     
  18. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Oye! The good news is the tree lost. Wishing you a full and swift recovery, Ive.
     
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  19. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!

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    Ive, I am terribly sorry to hear of this. And I am glad that you are surviving it too. Wishing you a speedy and full recovery.
     
  20. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Terrible news, but I'm glad you survived, Ive. I must admit that I enjoy your fishing & introspective posts more than this one. Prayer sent & will continue. Add my offer to help with the rest of them.