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AGreyMan

I'm gravely disappointed.
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#1
Hi Folks:

I am always trying to find the gaps in my preps, and I found a big one last week. While cleaning up trees and branches from the last heavy snow, I rented a chipper, and was shredding what I didn’t keep for firewood. Near the end of the day, I felt a “pop” in my knee. A little painful, but I though “what the hell, I’m over 50 and sound like a bowl of Rice Crispies getting out of bed in the morning anyway. What’s one more pop?”

I kept working as the pain got worse and worse, until I finally called it a day and sent home the college kid I hired to help out. By the time I got the chipper returned to the rental place, I knew something was definitely wrong.

The next morning after no sleep and a kidney-punishing dose of ibuprofen, as well as a liver-assaulting dose of Tylenol, I told my beautiful bride that I needed to see a doc. She found an appointment, but I was unable to bear any weight to get to the car.


I had been intending to get a pair of crutches from Goodwill, but never did, and brother, did I need them! We finally borrowed a pair (too small, but beggars can’t be choosers) and I made it in.

Long story short, at least think about getting a pair of crutches. They are a Godsend when you need to move and only have one leg working.


P.S. Torn meniscus, no surgery, much better now.
 

Grevlin

"Fly birdies!...fly!"
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#17
ACL ripped in two. MCL ripped 90%. Velcro brace was holding my lower leg on to my body.

Had to fly from Indiana to Texas for Insurance purposes. Took a month and a half from injury to (2) surgeries. I was using crutches the whole time. My pain killers took EXACTLY 15 minutes to kick in. I sat around watching the clock. Once they kicked in I was clackity clackity all over the place. For a good 4 maybe 5 hours. Then I sat and simmered in pain until I could take the next round of pain killers.

This was long ago...in college. Cost me a semester of straight A's. And the next semester since I was not recovered in time to get back. So a whole year.

I hate crutches. A lot.

But they have their use, of course.
 

Bronzino

Florida Groupie
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#18
How the heck didja do that?
Skydiving?
Me? Dunno, prob soccer and running when I was younger. And then I had one of those pops in Dec going up stairs. Doc said I can’t have the surgery bc it will make my osteoarthritis worse. Stationary bike to wear off the flappy torn part and lose weight to reduce pain. I have a little bit of bone on bone in my knee joint. he said try to put off knee replacement until I’m about 65, other wise I will likely have to have it twice. It was inevitable. Both my grandmother and dad had to have knee replacement. My grandmother had a blood clot and passed after the surgery in 1989. I’m all for putting it off!
 

GOBLIN X

PUKUTSI
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#19
ACL ripped in two. MCL ripped 90%. Velcro brace was holding my lower leg on to my body.

Had to fly from Indiana to Texas for Insurance purposes. Took a month and a half from injury to (2) surgeries. I was using crutches the whole time. My pain killers took EXACTLY 15 minutes to kick in. I sat around watching the clock. Once they kicked in I was clackity clackity all over the place. For a good 4 maybe 5 hours. Then I sat and simmered in pain until I could take the next round of pain killers.

This was long ago...in college. Cost me a semester of straight A's. And the next semester since I was not recovered in time to get back. So a whole year.

I hate crutches. A lot.

But they have their use, of course.


https://www.instructables.com/Spring-Powered-Crutch-Rifle/
be easy enough to do, add the upper half the crutch to the AR PISTOL that got lost in the boating accident,replacing the brace you dont have,,and a rubber crutch end over the flash hider.......