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Forum topic by cabinetmaster posted 12-31-2009 08:47 PM 1605 views 0 times favorited 34 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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cabinetmaster

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12-31-2009 08:47 PM

Went to the doctor yesterday. Took the splint and dressings off, removed the stitches and took a couple x-rays. Was well pleased with the looks of the incision. could not hardly see it. Said the bone is healing very well, but no pressure on it for another 4 weeks. May let me start driving after my next checkup in 3 weeks.

Did not really realize that I had actually broken the small bone in my leg too. That is the reason for the plate and 8 screws. Tied the bone and my ankle all back together again. Luckily no cast. Just a big heavy boot. Can take it off a couple times a day to start moving my ankle and loosening up the muscles. Bad thing is that I have to sleep with it and that in itself is very uncomfortable.

Doc told me that it may take a month after I start putting pressure on the leg before I am able to work a full day on my feet. Talked with my supervisor at work today and they agreed that I might have to work halfdays for a couple of weeks when I do get back to work. So that in itself is good news too.

Wishing all my Lumberjock Buddies have a HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps


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PurpLev

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#1 posted 12-31-2009 08:50 PM

looks like (although not perfect yet which would need a miracle) you’re getting great progress into full healing (as full as it gets).

happy new year!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Padre

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#2 posted 12-31-2009 08:56 PM

Good for you Jerry, that is fantastic news. :) Aren’t those ‘capture boots’ really something? Did they give you the full one or the ankle height one? Ask him next time if you can go to the ankle high one, they are much more manageable and you don’t have to cut your pants to wear them! :)

Good way to start the New Year! Happy New Year!

-- Chip -----------http://www.penmanchip.com-----------------Micah 6:8

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 12-31-2009 09:03 PM

you guys should go out for a drink together, and share some battle stories (or at least hospital ones) ;o)

get well soon, and a happy new year.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 12-31-2009 09:26 PM

great news , jerry .

it is nice they used screws and a flat plate ,

and not some clamps to hold it all together !

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at least you can roll over in bed !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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nailbanger2

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#5 posted 12-31-2009 09:36 PM

That was just wrong, David (but funny). Get well soon, Jerry, and don’t try to rush it. Happy New Year to all!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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cabinetmaster

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#6 posted 12-31-2009 09:58 PM

Padre, the boot is full length due to the leg fracture too. I’ve been wearing sweat pants so no problem getting them off and on over the boot. As for pants, I guess I’ll put them on first and put the boot back on over the pants when the time comes….......................LOL

David, I can’t imagine the clamps…................LOL

Definetely not rushing it.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Mark

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#7 posted 12-31-2009 10:11 PM

i had a head clamp on my head during my surgery and when i was awake during my surgery i couldnt move my head for nothing…lol…head clamps suck

-- M.K.

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Jordan

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#8 posted 12-31-2009 10:12 PM

Haha Patron, that’s probably what it looked like too – hery cabinet master, why didn’t you just fix it yourself!
Take care of it though, really, don’t go getting any bone infections etc.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 12-31-2009 10:18 PM

The good news is that you having a speedy recovery.

The bad news is that you are running out of time to learn SketchUp:)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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cabinetmaster

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#10 posted 12-31-2009 10:28 PM

I am trying to learn it TODD. Had a session with DaveR on Skype one night for about an hour. Learned quite a bit from him. I think it is coming along.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#11 posted 12-31-2009 10:55 PM

Hey Jerry, I didn’t know you were recovering too from wounds incurred in battle. My wife had the same thing happen a few years ago. Look out for arthritis in years to come. Happy New Year.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 12-31-2009 11:44 PM

We’re glad to hear that you’re coming along great with the healing process.

Four weeks should go by pretty fast. Look how fast 2009 went.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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cabinetmaster

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#13 posted 01-01-2010 12:54 AM

Thanks Mike, Dick and Barb. These past 4 weeks have gone pretty fast so I’m sure the next 4 will too.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#14 posted 01-01-2010 03:14 AM

Happy New Year, Hope you and yours have a happy and safe one, Don’t push it, take it easy and don’t try and rush it, that’s what I’ve done all my life and believe me I’m paying for it now. My thoughts are If your going to abuse your body do it with beer and sex, more fun and don’t hurt while your doing it. WEEEELLLL unless your into that sort of thing L.O.L. Hopes for a speedy recovery and a better 2010, has to be better than this last year. Take care.

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#15 posted 01-01-2010 03:20 AM

Keep up that fast healing Jerry you’ll be back at it soon .
H N Y

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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