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[#] Mon Sep 18 2017 12:20:45 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Seen on some crappy website:

"Needless to say, this can be extremely fatal to the patient."

Extremely fatal?  As opposed to slightly fatal?  There's a difference between mostly-dead and all-dead after all, I guess.



[#] Mon Sep 18 2017 15:08:48 EDT from LoanShark

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All-dead, there's only one thing you can do.

[#] Mon Sep 18 2017 19:49:31 EDT from Ladyhawke

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Mon Sep 18 2017 12:20:45 PM EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

Seen on some crappy website:

"Needless to say, this can be extremely fatal to the patient."

Extremely fatal?  As opposed to slightly fatal?  There's a difference between mostly-dead and all-dead after all, I guess.

 

Especially if there's a good Mutton, Lettuce, and Tomato at the end of it....



[#] Tue Sep 19 2017 14:26:54 EDT from LoanShark

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Mmm-mmmm!

[#] Tue Oct 03 2017 10:35:38 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Airports are pretty easy, actually. They're required by law to push

you around in a wheelchair if you ask.

And that "required by law" bit is the problem. It turns out the wheelchair operators don't work for the airline, and they don't work for the airport, they work for an independent contractor that is grudgingly hired because it's required by law.

Because of this, they don't care. The one in DCA wasn't paying attention and smashed my foot into a bollard, and then scolded me for not having the foot sitting far enough back in the wheelchair's footrest. (Gee, maybe it had something to do with the GIANT F***ING BOOT on my surgical ankle not fitting in the footrest??!)

But I've started PT and am already making some good progress. I don't really have pain anymore, just limited range of motion, which is also improving slowly.
And yesterday the orthopedist said I can start partial weight bearing (while in the boot of course) and also (finally!) I can be out of the boot when I'm just sitting around.

[#] Tue Oct 03 2017 11:00:33 EDT from wizard of aahz

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But I've started PT and am already making some good progress. I don't

really have pain anymore, just limited range of motion, which is also



Funny. We normally think you are a pain... <GRIN>

[#] Tue Oct 03 2017 15:54:16 EDT from fleeb

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Heh, sounds like you're recovering well, then, IG.

[#] Fri Oct 06 2017 00:49:53 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Yes, I'm feeling pretty good. The x-ray still shows a gap in the fibula that hasn't completely filled in with solid bone yet, but that's where the plate is, so it's not going to move around. PT worked me really hard on Wednesday once I told them I was PWB. I can stand (but not walk) without crutches, and I can spend my desk time basically stretching all day just by putting my foot down on the floor. It's been a good week.

I still can't flex much past a 90-degree bend (foot flat on the floor). Really hoping this will remediate with time. Next year I may have to get a screw or two removed (yes Aahz, I know you've got a bunch of jokes on deck about how I've already got some screws loose) to restore the full range of motion.

It's likely that I will be returning to the scene of the accident in November.
I will ask to have the ladder brought out, and I will smash it to pieces with a sledgehammer. I would like to do the same to Mark Zuckerberg, since the accident was *clearly* Facebook's fault.

[#] Sun Oct 08 2017 22:50:22 EDT from wizard of aahz

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IG - There might have been loose screw jokes running around my head but I think we'll just say the screws are already stripped.

Do the PT.. Do the PT as much as you can and all the stretching exercises all the darned time. It's your best hope to getting back being able to use the ankle..

And to be honest, I wasn't going to hit the loose screw joke first. I was going to go after are you sure it was the fibula not filled in with solid bone? Maybe it was the skull they were referring to?

~WoA

[#] Sun Oct 15 2017 21:38:04 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I walked with one crutch today.  Doc said it was ok to do while on PWB if it felt ok.

Having one hand free to carry things around changes everything.



[#] Mon Oct 16 2017 11:15:59 EDT from wizard of aahz

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Yes. I know Boo-Boo feels infinitely freer

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