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Title: took a tumble yesterday
Post by: 47sawdust on November 01, 2020, 07:07:04 AM
Splitting wood with my wife yesterday, i was rolling a log closer to the splittter with a long hookaroon. It slipped and I fell backwards and landed on a small chunk just below my rib cage but not on my spine or ribs themselves.
Went to express care,no lung damage, which is good.
Tieing shoes and putting on a jacket are a challenge. Never been this sore. Glad my wife was nearby.

I'm afraid to sneeze and hope to heck I don't get the hiccups. Anybody ever die from the hiccups ? ;D

Be careful out there, and thanks for listening to me whine.
Title: Re: took a tumble yesterday
Post by: thecfarm on November 01, 2020, 07:31:43 AM
I notice I am down on all fours now at times when I should not be. 
Lucky, so far!!! it's been flat ground with no bumps.
Title: Re: took a tumble yesterday
Post by: breederman on November 01, 2020, 07:41:35 AM
We aren't as nimble as we used to be. I have an ugly bruise on my upper leg from a fall I took dragging limbs last week while cutting firewood.
Title: Re: took a tumble yesterday
Post by: WV Sawmiller on November 02, 2020, 06:23:19 PM
   I don't know if anybody ever died from hiccups but after I flipped my 4 wheeler over the top of me last summer I'd literally cry if I felt a sneeze coming on. I think I posted here how good it felt when I finally could cough or sneeze again. We take those things for granted till we can't. Get well soon. I won't tell you any really funny jokes for a while. ::)
Title: Re: took a tumble yesterday
Post by: realzed on November 02, 2020, 11:14:56 PM
We aren't as nimble as we used to be. I have an ugly bruise on my upper leg from a fall I took dragging limbs last week while cutting firewood.
Ain't that the truth..  
I have an artificial knee and recently (couple of months back) had a hip replaced on the opposite side from it.
Last week while walking around behind my wood storage area checking the covers on the stacks with all of the deep leaves on the ground, I  didn't notice there was a hole in the ground about a foot or more deep and 16" or so in diameter (how it got there I'll never know) all filled up with leaves waiting for me like a trap - and I stepped right into it.
I went down so fast and hard that I swore I felt my knee insert pull out, but after lying on the ground for a good 5 minutes or so trying to take stock of what had happened, I realized everything including my new hip was still there, attached and OK - just tweaked a bit..
Took a while to get back to the camp by myself and hurt like Hell for a quite a few days afterwards - but I'm truly amazed with the speed and force that I fell with, that I didn't damage some or all of my 'replacement parts'..
Guess that glue they use is pretty good stuff!
My sons now tell me they think I should have a beeper to carry with me going forward for when I'm off by myself..
Note to self: Fill Up That *DanG Hole!
Title: Re: took a tumble yesterday
Post by: doc henderson on November 03, 2020, 07:54:54 AM
Hiccough singultus  spasms of the diaphragm with closure of the vocal cords.  can be stopped with vagal maneuvers.  pressing on the eyeballs, or pulling on the tongue.  People with intractable hiccups have committed suicide.
Title: Re: took a tumble yesterday
Post by: Dakota on November 03, 2020, 08:34:04 AM
I fell last Saturday while helping my son build a pergola on his deck.  I landed on  the edge of a big ceramic tree pot, hitting my back where the ribs enter the backbone.  I can not believe how something can hurt so bad.  I notice we are all about the same age. :-\
Title: Re: took a tumble yesterday
Post by: DbltreeBelgians on November 03, 2020, 11:20:36 AM
Well Iíll lower the age scale down a notch but not the pain scale. Was wrapping metal trim around garage door opening and decided a concrete block would make a fine step stool.   no_no

 
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The combination of that concrete block and the white pvc pipe resulted in pain Iíve not had in years. 

 
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The end result was some mighty sore ribs from the pipe connecting with my ribs reminding me not to use concrete blocks as a step stool.
I knew better. Sometimes youíre your own worst enemy.

Brent
Title: Re: took a tumble yesterday
Post by: 47sawdust on November 03, 2020, 12:11:16 PM
Thanks everyone for chiming in. Nice to know I'm in good company.

How many have ever stood on the top of a step ladder in spite of the warning signs ?

Guilty as charged, here.
Title: Re: took a tumble yesterday
Post by: mike_belben on November 03, 2020, 12:44:58 PM
I used to stand on the top step of a 16ft A frame and jump/hoist myself up into the filthy black angle iron crossties of the forge department ceiling, then shuffle walk the length of them to get to the exhaust fans that needed belts changed, on 3rd shift alone, with a tool belt. Or climb the outside vertical steel escape ladders one handed with a 3hp e-motor in a headlock in the rain for heat treat. Change tube lights while standing on the top of the 20ft scissorlift cage with both hands in the air.



The magic wand waving safety dept stuff stayed on day shift.  A factory dont fix itself.. Some disposable fool has to climb or crawl up there or under there and actually do the job when no one is watching.  That it was me for ten years certainly developed a certain resentment for the lies clean clothes wearing corporate middlemen tell to keep auditors and insurance companies happy.  Here sign this thing, then go do the exact thing you signed that you arent doing. Every week.
Title: Re: took a tumble yesterday
Post by: Sedgehammer on November 03, 2020, 04:03:01 PM
That's corporates way of you not being able to sue them. I remember working in the oil fields and then later with our dump trucks. Safety meeting usually consisted of us all signing the sign in sheet that we had the safety meeting and understood everything. Never had the meeting.....