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SCOTSMAN

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11-03-2012 11:48 AM

I fell in the garden and broke my leg walked around for 10 days with it broken till i FOUND OUT IT WAS DOCTOR TOLD ME IT WASN’T AND TO KEEP MOVING THEN ORDERED AN X RAY.eXCUSETYPINGAlistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease


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MarkTheFiddler

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#1 posted 11-03-2012 12:01 PM

10 days on a broken leg! Oh man, that’s terrible! I’m hoping everything is on the mend now. Take good care yourself. It doesn’t look like your doctor was too good about it. I’d give my doc an earful if he messed up like that!

I did the same as you last year. It took 3 months before they figured out what the damage was then 6 months of therapy. Sometimes I wish they had a crystal ball that gets the diagnosis correct every time.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 11-03-2012 12:04 PM

Alistair that is shocking, more so as your health is not the best

The pain must have been terrible

I hope you make a swift recovery

Jamie
Doon the Water

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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hairy

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#3 posted 11-03-2012 12:13 PM

Ouch! That hurts thinking about it. Get well soon!!!

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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woodzy

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#4 posted 11-03-2012 12:26 PM

I’m sorry to here that, I hope your recovery is smother that your diagnosis.

-- Anthony

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#5 posted 11-03-2012 12:31 PM

Nasty thing to happen Alistair, had a similar experience with a broken ankle. It’s no fun and takes a while to fix. Hope you are able to get around soon, but don’t rush it, else you could end up worse off.
all the best to you and Bronwen.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 11-03-2012 12:36 PM

Wish you the best. Heal fast LJ friend.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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huff

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#7 posted 11-03-2012 12:43 PM

Hope you’re on the mend now. Take it easy and take your time; we don’t seem to heal as fast as we used to, or at least that’s the way it seems to be for me.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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jamsie

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#8 posted 11-03-2012 12:47 PM

Doctors disagree, patients die!

-- Jamsie

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#9 posted 11-03-2012 01:03 PM

That’s awful, Alistair. I hope you feel better soon.

Here in the U.S.A., you’d probably have have a very large legal settlement to look forward to. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Dennisgrosen

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#10 posted 11-03-2012 01:11 PM

how on earth could you think of going into the garden
hasnĀ“t you been told being out of the shop is too dangerous

hope you recover fast Alistair

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Porchfish

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#11 posted 11-03-2012 01:25 PM

Holyhorseshithannah ! I believe one Doctor should have a much, much flatter nose after not taking the time to see to a patients problem sooner than ten painful days, especially a bloody broken leg ! Hope you are well enough to take a swing at his incompetent proboscis very soon ! meanwhile maybe you should hire a bevy of lovely lasses to take charge of the TV’s remote control, fluffing pillows and seeing to your beverage needs at all times. Take your time, and heal well my friend ! PS and Dennis Grosen is right about the safety of the shop !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 11-03-2012 01:44 PM

What a revolting development !

I’m very sorry this had to happen to you again.

I hope you have a rapid recovery !

-- -** 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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Sandra

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#13 posted 11-03-2012 02:22 PM

Wishing you a speedy recovery and reprieve from pain.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 11-03-2012 02:52 PM

Back when I had my ruptured disc and my back was killing me I kept working until one day after work at the end of the day I just went into the office and laid down flat on my back on the floor because I just couldn’t take it anymore. For about four weeks the local doctor had been assuring me that all I had was a pulled muscle and all he did was give me muscle relaxers. I knew that I had something really wrong. That day I called my wife and told her that she had to get me in to see a specialist and fast. Two days later my wife drove me to see a neurosurgeon around 5PM. After examining my back the doctor told me that I wasn’t going home but into the hospital right away. Two days later I had emergency surgery. The doc told me that if I had have picked up 25 lbs the wrong way it could have paralyzed me easily. General practitioners can often be wrong so if you are in severe pain an suspect the local doctor is wrong it pays to get yourself to a specialist no matter what the local doctor says.

I’m sorry about your leg and I’m sure that it must have been very painful. I’m hoping no major damage was done and that you are healing up fine, Alistair.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Joe Lyddon

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#15 posted 11-03-2012 03:39 PM

BUMMER!

I hope they don’t have to re-break it in order to get it aligned properly so it heals without future problems.

Sounds like your Dr. may be a quack… X-rays should tell the story… if he knows how to read them…

Hope you heal good & all gets better…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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