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09-21-2008 05:51 PM

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I was out in PA. visiting my daughter and going to some of the great Lumber yards in the area,when disaster struck. I was at Hearnes Hardwoods looking around when I stepped up on a dolly to get a better view. When I went to step down I found my self flat on my back and out of wind. I wasn’t able to move. The people at hearnes could not have been more help full. After the ambulance got me to the hospital so little regional hospital which said I was fine just sore.. At which point I knew I had to get the heck out of there. We went to Lancaster General. Seems I broke my vertebrae at T-12 horizantal all the way through and did a laminectomyat T-12. And fussed me at T10,T11,L1and L2. about a 14 Inch incesision. After a 15 hour ride back to Michian I am home at last. Hope to come back more as I start to heal. Bill P

-- Billp

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#1 posted 09-21-2008 05:56 PM


You are one lucky dude! Lancaster is a fine hospital and I am sure that your procedure saved you from a much worse fate.

Take it very slow and easy.

Please keep us posted on your progress.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 09-21-2008 06:36 PM

I am sorry to hear of your accident. Prayers for your quick, complete recovery.

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#3 posted 09-21-2008 06:38 PM


WOW! Let your guard down for two seconds and disaster strikes!

I hope you are in as good shape as new very quickly. I’m really sorry to hear this happened.

I’m sure the folks at Hearnes were really shook up as well. They are terrific people there.

I wish you a very speedy and complete recovery!

Whatever you do, don’t rush into getting back into the swing of things.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 09-21-2008 08:05 PM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Bill. We aren’t made of rubber, like those young ‘uns anymore.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#5 posted 09-22-2008 03:47 AM

I am glad to hear that you are back home. I wish you nothing but the best during your period of recovery.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 09-22-2008 03:51 AM

Good luck with your recovery. Accidents can happen so quickly!

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

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#7 posted 09-22-2008 04:54 PM

Sorry about you accident and glad you got a 2nd opinion. I have 4 out of 7 levels in my neck fused so I can relate. Mine was just deterioration and not caused by an accident. Be sure to follow all the Dr’s instructions and don’t get in too big of a hurry to start back to doing ordinary things. I am diabetic so it took over 6 month for my spine to fuse enough to get off the weight restrictions.

Good luck with your recovery

-- waroland, Mount Juliet, TN

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#8 posted 09-29-2008 04:36 PM

a split second – and life changes.
Glad to hear you are home and I hope the recovery is fast and effective!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#9 posted 09-29-2008 05:31 PM

sorry to hear about your accident, hope your recovery is swift . don’t worry the shop will still be there.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#10 posted 09-29-2008 05:53 PM

Glad you’re home OK and healing… hope all goes well.

Did the Dolly, that you stepped on, slip or something? Was it the fault of the Dolly or you? :)

Don’t overdo the healing process… take it as it comes…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#11 posted 12-01-2008 09:09 PM

You are not going to beleive this but five weeks after I got back home to Michigan I had to have the operation done all over again five weeks later. All the screws and rods the doctor put in my back came lose. So I under went the same operation again, the doctor said he could losen the screws with his fingers. But now the good news this time the Dr. got it right, Thank God for Dr. Mark Moulton. I hope to start wood working again soon. I have missed comming to this sight and all of your great projects. Bill p

-- Billp

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#12 posted 12-01-2008 11:19 PM

Billp I’m glad that everything is working out right now. Sorry to hear about your misfortune.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#13 posted 12-02-2008 12:30 AM

I’ll echo Karson’s comments. I hope you have a speady recovery.

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#14 posted 12-02-2008 12:33 AM

Sorry to hear about your injury. Glad you are okay though

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#15 posted 12-02-2008 12:36 AM

Hey Bill if you need any help with anything let me know and I will do what I can just PM me. I am not that far away

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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