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06-27-2009 12:01 AM

Hi all. Just typing to let you all know my absence is not voluntary.
on June 10th the ladder I was using to take down shutters kicxked out on me. I fell the 14’ pretty quickly hitting the driveway straight on with both legs, then head.

2Fractured ankles, 1 fractured tibia, 1 right knee completely gone, left foot is still an unknwn save, the swelling has to go away in order for the docs to make any sense of it all. Brain bleed.

Have had 3 surgeries on right leg/knee.

I am now in a rehab center waiting for left leg to be less swollen and start surgeries on that leg.

Well, other than feeling totally useless, down and depressed, all is ok.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#1 posted 06-27-2009 12:14 AM

Shit mate hope you get better soon friend

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#2 posted 06-27-2009 12:27 AM

I can sympathize. I’ve ridden a few ladders down, but not with those results.

Here’s hoping you get better soon.

-- Steve B - New Life Home Improvement

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#3 posted 06-27-2009 12:44 AM

Wow. Thats why I don’t like ladders even though I spent some time on one recently.

Get well soon

-- BLOG -

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#4 posted 06-27-2009 01:18 AM

ouch. Glad to hear that you are on the mend.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 06-27-2009 01:23 AM

Hey Chip
May your recovery be quick and you be back at it soon.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 06-27-2009 01:25 AM

wow! You have my heartfelt sympathy and very best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Do the therapy!!!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#7 posted 06-27-2009 01:36 AM

Whoa, Chip! Take care and get better soon, Man.

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

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#8 posted 06-27-2009 01:58 AM

Hope you get better soon & still have both feet!! As one who spent a great deal of my life on ladders, I can sympathize.

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

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#9 posted 06-27-2009 03:05 AM

I hadn’t seen that very cool icon for a while and was wondering what happened. I’m hoping that you have a speedy and thorough recovery.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#10 posted 06-27-2009 03:06 AM

holy cr@p!

sorry to hear about the accident. but glad to hear from you. how long is the rehab planned to be for?

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

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#11 posted 06-27-2009 04:17 AM

Chip, THAT is a bummer. I knew that you hadn’t been on here for awhile but I never dreamed that it was due to something like this. I am truly sorry to hear about this accident and I hope and pray that your rehab goes well. Keep us posted on what is going on.

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

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#12 posted 06-27-2009 05:40 PM

Ouch. I was feeling bad about cutting my thumb on the table saw. I hope that you recover quickly.

-- Hope Never fails

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#13 posted 06-27-2009 07:17 PM

So sorry to here of your accident. That hurts just thinking about it. Rehab is a real pain, but critical in the recovery process. Hang in there . My prayers are with you.


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#14 posted 06-27-2009 07:19 PM

Best wishes for a rapid and full recovery. I knew there was a good reason I hate being up on a ladder.

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

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#15 posted 06-27-2009 07:24 PM

So maybe my foot surgery was not so bad. I know what it is like to be laying around. Sorry to hear about your accident. Hope you have a speedy recovery.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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