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Not for Sissies
« on: July 23, 2016, 07:54:00 pm »
Getting older Falling is not for sissies.  This afternoon Marty and I took a piece of equipment over to the farm.  Everything went well, actually better than expected so we were in the shop sorta cleaning up.  I took a back step and stumbled over a 5 gal LP cylinder.  It rolled and so did I, and it seemed like I would never stop falling.  The landing would not have scored well in Olympic Competition.  Anyway my arm did not fair too well with the cylinder top.
 

 
Peeled my hide off.
 

 
Marty is a good man.  He said that the skin was like a jigsaw puzzle, but he got most of it arranged correctly and back in place. 
 

 
I hate having to continually grow new hide.   :-\
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Re: Not for Sissies
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2016, 08:01:03 pm »
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

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Re: Not for Sissies
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2016, 10:00:00 pm »
That sucks, MM.  Hope you heal quickly.  I've yet to meet someone who likes to fall down and go boom.
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Re: Not for Sissies
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2016, 10:32:37 pm »
hope you fell better you still have to get to the piggy roast  :)

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Re: Not for Sissies
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2016, 10:57:47 pm »
Yes we do.   move_it
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Re: Not for Sissies
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2016, 06:45:07 am »
Yikes! Or Ouch! Glad your OK!
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Re: Not for Sissies
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2016, 07:25:22 am »
Just takes an instant of inattention Lynn, glad you didn't get injured to bad.

A fall, any fall, can really shake a body pretty bad, especially as we are aging!
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Re: Not for Sissies
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2016, 08:29:43 am »
If you search on the Forum for MM injuries, the entire server shuts down due to overload.

Heal up!  I would suggest a Xeroform or Adaptic dressing on that.  Sticks less.
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Re: Not for Sissies
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2016, 08:59:12 am »
We talk of many Safety issues . No forestry forum member is allowed on ladders . Chaps and head gear . But we all saw this coming the minute you posted the picture of the Over Loaded Depends ! Mr Magicman you are 110 lbs soaking wet . You just can't carry that much . . . Weight ?  That low on your body . Maybe less fiber in your diet .  Walk softly and carry a big stick .
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
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Re: Not for Sissies
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2016, 09:01:20 am »
MM,

   Sorry to see you got banged up. Hope it heals quickly and completely.

   It sure doesn't take but an instant of inattention to get hurt.

   As you described the I could envision a team of Olympic graders sitting side by side holding up score cards with 9.5, 9.7 and 9.8 for your fall and recovery attempt. :)
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Re: Not for Sissies
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2016, 10:12:08 am »
MM I fall down all the time . Keeps the econmmey going with doctor bills ,  chiropractor and alleve . Road burn hurts heal fast
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Re: Not for Sissies
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2016, 10:50:24 am »
 Oww, those tanks are sharp on top, at least it was a scrape and not deep.
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Re: Not for Sissies
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2016, 12:48:47 pm »
Good one. Hope you heal fast. Dose It seems sometimes you will bleed every day. Not a lot, But, Some. Small cuts and slivers, A nick form a blade.
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Re: Not for Sissies
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2016, 03:50:25 pm »
OWWW, that has to smart. :'( You will likely have some muscle pain, that kind of thing is hard on us old guys.
Karen took a hard fall yesterday too. She was getting into a friend's F-350 4x4, the step stool collapsed and she went over backwards. She bumped her head on the vehicle next to it , fortunately not hard. Her wound doesn't look as glorious as yours but she is feeling a few extra aches and pains.
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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2016, 09:23:56 pm »
   2 years ago while sitting around a campfire with friends all in their 60s-70s someone complained about getting shorter to which I replied I've been getting taller, I explained that when I fall down it hurts more and if I'm on the ground it takes longer to stand up so I must be getting taller.
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Re: Not for Sissies
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2016, 09:33:39 pm »
With my new sporty bandage I could not shower last night, so I took a tub bath.  Getting outta dat tub was no easy chore!   :o
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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2016, 09:34:52 pm »
  I would suggest a Xeroform or Adaptic dressing on that.  Sticks less.
Buy them at any drug store?

YUK and one more YUK. I treated that picture the same way I did with Tammy's foot.  :)

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Re: Not for Sissies
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2016, 01:30:28 am »
Yikes, that's enough of the pictures. We are not even going to try to top that one. Hope you have your tetanus shot up to date.
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« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2016, 07:46:41 am »
Hope you heal soon, MM.

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« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2016, 09:35:56 am »
If you search on the Forum for MM injuries, the entire server shuts down due to overload.


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« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2016, 10:10:37 am »
Use that experience as a reminder to be ever vigilant.  By most standards of falling injuries, that one is hardly worth mentioning.
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« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2016, 10:41:08 am »
The best way to dress such injuries and be able to shower is to use a Tegaderm type dressing.  Available at any medical type shop/pharmacy and is over-the-counter.  they come in different sizes.  MM, yours is going to be pretty large.  Place the smallest dressing on the wound that you can- first use the Xeroform or Adaptic I previously mentioned - then apply a single layer of a standard gauze dressing.  Then, while holding the dressing in place, apply the Tegadermn dressing.  It's like Saran wrap with a sticky side.  It adheres to your normal skin outside of the bandage and seals things pretty tight.  If water gets underneath during the shower, just change the dressing.
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« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2016, 12:03:49 pm »
That stuff works well. :)
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Re: Not for Sissies
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2016, 02:20:59 pm »
Ta heck wid da DanG server.  Whataboutme??   ???
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Re: Not for Sissies
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2016, 04:35:22 pm »
Bathtubs can be dangerous, slippery as all getout!

I haven't fallen very many times, but I slipped in the tub once (caught myself), about 1 years ago, and since then, I don't shower unless the wife or her son is in the house, just in case!
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« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2016, 09:25:37 pm »
I showered it tonight and will let Pat dress it.  It's as ugly as a goat's butt.   :o
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Re: Not for Sissies
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2016, 09:37:08 pm »
That is bad enough, but given what could have happened, you came out pretty good.  There were some pretty worser alternatives. 
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« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2016, 05:43:28 am »
doctorb,thank you. I will check all that out.
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Re: Not for Sissies
« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2016, 07:54:05 am »
The older we get the more our Gazelle like grace and balance deteriorates.
Heal quickly Lynn, the roast should help you heal.
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Re: Not for Sissies
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2016, 10:13:50 am »
weeeelllp....definitely left a mark! Can we all come and sign your patch?    You said "goats butt".. :D
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Re: Not for Sissies
« Reply #30 on: July 26, 2016, 12:38:44 pm »
Lynn,

   Just remembered and don't know if it is available here but when I was in Saudi Arabia I got a deep stab wound in my palm cleaning a unicorn fish (skin them and they taste like catfish) I had speared while scuba diving in the Red Sea at night. I stopped at an all night pharmacy and showed the pharmacist and he took me to a shelf with something called Op-Site. It was an antiseptic spray that dried and left a breathable plastic bandage. You could spray multiple times to create a thicker bandage. It worked great and the wound never even got infected which is rare for fish wounds. I kept the can in my dive bag for future coral scrapes and such till I used it up.

    I don't know if it is available in the USA or sold under another name but it would be perfect for the kind of injury you have there. Might ask your local pharmacist. Good luck.
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« Reply #31 on: July 26, 2016, 02:20:22 pm »
Google found Opsite.   smiley_thumbsup
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