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12-31-2013 03:06 AM

Well… I can’t really call this a shop accident. But it looks like I won’t be I’m the shop for a couple of days. I walked out my back door to go to the shop. Hit a small… Smallest ever… patch of ice. How??? I have no idea. But I fell and hit… I hit HARD!!! I hurt everywhere. Mostly my left side. But really everywhere. Bruised both knees. Cut one knee. Cut one hand. Hurt the other wrist and elbow. I am sore!!!!!!

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#1 posted 12-31-2013 03:09 AM

My mother broke her leg last winter that way. Get healed up. Hope you have a great 2014.

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

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#2 posted 12-31-2013 03:18 AM

Darn, Angie, you sure got beat up on that fall!! The year 2013 is really going out pretty rotten this year.

We are stuck in Joplin ,Mo for a week. Blew a head gasket on the car and no one can work on it during the holiday. Maybe we’ll get out of here Friday!!

I wish you a quick recovery for you injury!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-31-2013 03:37 AM

That’s a shame Angie, sorry that happened. Just try and feel better, use this time to search the internet for future projects,techniques,or anything else to pass the time while you heal. Before you know it you’ll be back in your shop making sawdust.

-- Its all about the jigs

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#4 posted 12-31-2013 03:38 AM

Holy smokes Angie! That’s not a good way to end the year! I Hope your not hurting to bad and I hope you heal fast.

My fall happened when we lived up north. It was a little different than your fall but ice was involved. I Got up early one morning still in my bath robe pulled back the curtain on the slider and caught a squeal eating up all the bird food out of the feeder on the deck. I opened the slider door and he ran away. But not for long, he came right back to the feeder even though I was standing right there at the door. That little bugger I thought to myself… I pulled opened the slider and made a quick dashed out to scare him away and that’s when my feet went up and I went ass over tea kettle on what I though was snow NOT … I went bang bang bang on my butt all the way down the 10 icey deck steps and ended up upside down with my legs through the railing and my ass hanging out and my robe over my head. Glad I happened in the back yard…! My tail bone was sore for a week.

Get well soon and Happy New year! :)

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 12-31-2013 03:45 AM

Hot bath, ibuprofen every eight hours, drink lots of water. Three oz 80 proof as needed. Golden. Feel better soon. Happy new year!

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#6 posted 12-31-2013 03:54 AM


+1 on jumbojack’s prescription.

Get well soon. And remember…

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#7 posted 12-31-2013 03:54 AM

I know the feeling walking out of parents house two days ago with my son in my arms and slipped on the porch steps I thankfully saved my son and he landed on my chest but I got two stair treads to the spine and hit the back of my head off the lip of the porch and smashed my arm off the railing, thankfully all I did was scare the crap out my son he was completely fine but I couldn’t move for about 45 minutes and I’m pretty sure I may have a concussion lol.

Glad you didn’t break anything and I’ll guess we’ll need some better shoes or boots or that ice will keep kicking our ass.

-- Nick, "Choking to death on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover." - JG

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#8 posted 12-31-2013 04:09 AM

It’s all pretty minor. But enough that I hurt everywhere.
I really have no idea how I could have hit all the places I did.

Jim… That sucks being stuck. Hope you get fixed and home soon. And that it’s at least a good place to be stuck.

Thomrider… That’s exactly what I plan on doing. Maybe some YouTube vids. :)

Woodshaver…. Yikes! :)

Jumbo jack and herbc… Sounds like a might fine prescription.

Nick… Wow. Glad you were able to save your son. Man that had to have hurt. Hope you feel better soon too.

For now… I’m off to sleep. Hoping I feel better in the morning. ;)

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#9 posted 12-31-2013 04:26 AM

Ang, get well.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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#10 posted 12-31-2013 05:00 AM

Well I hope you get back to speed soon Angie, you have a project to finish. It won’t get done by itself. ha ha.I went to dump a bag of garbage today and like you, slipped on the smallest patch of ice. Caught my balance before I fell but pulled a muscle in the back. Weird stuff. I’m doing the jumbojack medication and feel much better. Throw some sand on that ice.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#11 posted 12-31-2013 05:34 AM

Alternate heat and cold, wet and dry, and lost of ibuprophen (sp?) if you’re not allergic to it. get well!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 12-31-2013 06:35 AM

Sorry to hear. Never any fun getting hurt. May God’s healing be with you.

-- Harold

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#13 posted 12-31-2013 07:01 AM


Those kind of falls hurt not only physically but also your pride!
At least you didn’t hit your head and lose consciousness!

I was about 38, stepped on a patch of ice (under the snow), both my feet went out from under me, and I landed flat on my back! It didn’t help that I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and it took a longer than normal time to recover!

That is one reason I moved out of the midwest since the older you get the more damage these kind of falls create.

I can see snow, it’s 19 miles away and 4500 feet up on Mt. Hamilton … that’s close enough!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#14 posted 12-31-2013 08:37 AM

Been there, done that, don’t like it either ;-( Get well soon. A happy New Year is waiting for you!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#15 posted 12-31-2013 10:09 AM

Go see a licensed massage therapist, get those muscles working correctly again.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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