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Blog entry by darkmyble posted 08-14-2018 09:18 AM 681 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi folks.. well i write this in considerable discomfort and pain.
Unfortunately an old wound opened up allowing a staphylococcus bacteria to enter the soft tissue of my lower left leg. It festered away in my leg causing, at first, a minor bout of cellulitis. It was treated with three weeks of antibiotics but unfortunately it wasn’t enough.

On the 3rd August i was rushed into hospital with sepsis, almost slipping in sepsis shock my temperature was 40.1 and suffering from tachycardia too. What followed was six hellish days in hospital.

My ankle and lower leg up ballooned so much that my skin became so shiny you could almost see your face in it.

Fast forward to today.. I’ve just been released from the outpatient home visit team who were administering intravenous drugs at my home. I am now on oral antibiotics for another week.

In future i have to make sure my ankle and lower leg is covered at all times, I cannot allow any breaks in the skin to occur at all..ever. The damage to my leg over the years caused by numerous operations and many many bouts of MRSA and Cellulitis mean that the soft tissue in my leg is in a permanent weakened state and it simply cannot cope with even the slightest cut, graze, or bruise.

This is of course puts me in a very difficult situation, i wont stop doing what i do but it does mean that i have to be a lot more thoughtful and careful in what i do.

I hope to get back to my woodwork very soon…not only have i got the excavator to continue i also have orders for a bailer to go with my tractor and trailer set.. along with another Peterbilt truck with a low loader and a truck and oil tanker, as well as a tank to do also. I’ll also be making various other easier models for auction to help my local health authority charity who do a lot of work without government help.

So I hope this blog finds you well… As a well known film character once said…

i’ll be back..

Take care all.. keep up the good work..

Mark :)

Here’s a few digital images of the work i’ll be doing..

-- If at first we don't succeed, measure and measure again



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crowie

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#1 posted 08-14-2018 09:24 AM

Mark…. Mark, that’s not good to be laid up so bad…
Good to hear your on the mend..
Shed time will help the healing for sure as soon as you get get in there.
Love the rigs!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 08-14-2018 09:30 AM

Oh that sexy leg, I didn’t even saw that Peterbilt :).

All the best my friend.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 08-14-2018 11:05 AM

Now that’s a kankle… good to hear you’ll be able to wear the fishnets soon… just stay away from the hooks.

High heels are probably out of the question as well, in case of injury due to a broken heel.

Take care, work slowly and try to avoid kicking that machine that refuses to do as it’s told… Remember the mantra… kick with the right leg (pun intended).

Look forward to future sawdust!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Redoak49

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#4 posted 08-14-2018 11:28 AM

Glad to hear you are better and soon to be making models again. Your projects page is very impressive.

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Orvile Baker

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#5 posted 08-14-2018 03:21 PM

My prayer are with. That is cool truck I am waiting for the plans to come out over here. I was told by
lloydswoodtoyplans.com the plans for the truck would not be out for 2 or 3 weeks yet. But as soon as they are out I will be getting mine, That is one good looking truck.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI. http://papabudswoodtoys.webs.com/

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GR8HUNTER

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#6 posted 08-14-2018 03:32 PM

glad to hear you are on the mend do not rush back as your body needs time to heal please take care of your self …. GOOD HEALTH :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Underdog

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#7 posted 08-14-2018 04:17 PM

Holy Moly!
Sorry to hear of your leg troubles!
Here’s to getting back in the shop, and being injury free!

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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ralbuck

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#8 posted 08-15-2018 03:34 PM



glad to hear you are on the mend do not rush back as your body needs time to heal please take care of your self …. GOOD HEALTH :<))

- GR8HUNTER


Light shop time spaced out between rest times will be better. I have been down for a month & more too many times too, so can understand the frustration! Get better!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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