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Re: First ever ambulance ride and first air bag to the chest.
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2021, 08:46:02 PM »
Thanks for the well wishes! At first the chest pain was both intense and scary when you think it may be serious, after the docs said it's bruising with no breaks and my heart seemed ok I felt much better, it's easier to deal with pain if it isn't scary. Something this crowd can relate to is I was wearing high top red wing hunting boots so when they had me in a "gown" to demonstrate I could walk I only had my boots to wear, a hairy old man in a hospital gown and boots.
I gotta laugh at the visual. If you were like Magicman, you would have posted a photo. So I thank you for your choice. :D
 Seriously though, you didn't say how you are feeling the day after. I hope things are calming down for you and nothing new has popped up.
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Re: First ever ambulance ride and first air bag to the chest.
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2021, 09:02:03 PM »
I can tell you being the patient is not as entertaining as sitting in one of the seats!
Well for the most part that is true, but I have had a few patients in the rig that had nothing better to do, so they told jokes or worked their sarcasm on the crew tending them. Some were pretty funny. But, for sure, that was rare. 
 I'll never forget one frail elderly lady we were doing a transport for (nursing home to hospital). I had done everything I needed to do and my charts were updated. I asked if there was anything I could do to make her more comfortable. She looked up at me with tears in her eyes, because she was just scared of what was happening to her, she just said "If you wouldn't mind holding my hand, that would really make me feel better". Broke my heart more than any other patient I had, so of course, that's what I did.
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Re: First ever ambulance ride and first air bag to the chest.
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2021, 10:26:21 PM »
Tom, I've been a firefighter 29 years and an EMT about 27 of those.  Of all the things I've done and been involved in, it seems like the most impact I ever had was holding the hand of a patient who had been involved in a vehicle accident.  Her other hand and wrist were injured pretty badly.  We talked as I stood there holding her hand.  As it turned out she was a paramedic and dispatcher.  We are friends to this day and she talks as if I saved her life.  All I did for her was hold her hand until they transported her to the hospital.
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« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2021, 10:44:24 PM »
Al I know is that my one journey by ambulance the gurney is 2 inches narrower than my derierre.
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Re: First ever ambulance ride and first air bag to the chest.
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2021, 02:54:47 AM »
Glad you are OK. 

It does say something about modern vehicle safety that you can walk (or at least limp) away from a 30+ mph crash. The vehicle will be a write off as the crumple zone folded up as designed, but the seat belts, airbags and survival zone worked as intended. 

I've had some close calls in my little Toyota, like some numpty turning across in front of me doing 30mph while doing the school run a couple of weeks back. ABS activated to stop, and pulled up a couple of feet from their rear corner panel as they crossed in front. Radar collision detection had activated, and automatically pre-tensioned the seat belts, so the computer was fully expecting a crash. If I'd been snoozing or adjusting the radio it would have been a 30 mph crash, with airbags and a written off car. 

So I do appreciate all the magic that goes into making cars safer. You have to be Really unlucky to be killed in a 30mph crash in a modern car. 

And yes airbags work via a small controlled explosion. They aren't a gentle fluffy cushion. They have to magically appear in front of you in a spit second, to give something slightly softer than the steering wheel or windscreen to impact with. But if you limp away with a black eye and bruised ribs, it's generally better than the other options. 
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Re: First ever ambulance ride and first air bag to the chest.
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2021, 05:03:28 AM »
Glad you're on the mend, probably not your idea of fun excitement.

Must be why they are putting in traffic circles around the city here, try going 70 through one of them. ;)

In a small town, during a power outtage, no traffic lights. I saw this punk in a junk car come down a long hill at probably 20 over and never stopped to look at all, made a left turn and squealed off like a fool. A little substance abuse and a girl friend that ended it will drive some guys foolish. ::)
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Re: First ever ambulance ride and first air bag to the chest.
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2021, 08:56:17 AM »
 Two days later I'm pleased with my knee recovery but not so pleased with the chest pain. When I left the hospital it was slow going with crutches and now I'm just using a cane and could walk around the house without that, the swelling has gone down quite a bit. The chest pain is still bad if I cough, clear my throat, breath deep, or twist my torso in any manner. I've googled it and it says all that is normal after an airbag punch so I'm OK, like I said earlier pain that is understood and not scary is much easier to deal with. Now I'm waiting to hear about my car but like many say it will probably be totaled and that's sad, it will be hard to replace. It is a 2014 FJ Cruiser TTUE, a limited edition that Toyota made for the last year it was sold in the US, the only used vehicle that I ever had to go up in value over the years.
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Re: First ever ambulance ride and first air bag to the chest.
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2021, 09:54:18 AM »
Tom, I've been a firefighter 29 years and an EMT about 27 of those.  Of all the things I've done and been involved in, it seems like the most impact I ever had was holding the hand of a patient who had been involved in a vehicle accident.  Her other hand and wrist were injured pretty badly.  We talked as I stood there holding her hand.  As it turned out she was a paramedic and dispatcher.  We are friends to this day and she talks as if I saved her life.  All I did for her was hold her hand until they transported her to the hospital.
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« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2021, 12:11:00 PM »
It is a 2014 FJ Cruiser TTUE, a limited edition that Toyota made for the last year it was sold in the US, the only used vehicle that I ever had to go up in value over the years.
Well maybe a Corvette next!  Just need to select the right one. ;D

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« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2021, 12:47:25 PM »
Two days later I'm pleased with my knee recovery but not so pleased with the chest pain. When I left the hospital it was slow going with crutches and now I'm just using a cane and could walk around the house without that, the swelling has gone down quite a bit. The chest pain is still bad if I cough, clear my throat, breath deep, or twist my torso in any manner. I've googled it and it says all that is normal after an airbag punch so I'm OK, like I said earlier pain that is understood and not scary is much easier to deal with. Now I'm waiting to hear about my car but like many say it will probably be totaled and that's sad, it will be hard to replace. It is a 2014 FJ Cruiser TTUE, a limited edition that Toyota made for the last year it was sold in the US, the only used vehicle that I ever had to go up in value over the years.
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Re: First ever ambulance ride and first air bag to the chest.
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2021, 01:44:15 PM »
Bruised ribs will remind you they are there for some time. I've gone through it, just from falling down in blow downs with cut off fir stumps in the mix. ;)
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« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2021, 03:05:49 PM »
Glad you're on the mend, probably not your idea of fun excitement.

Must be why they are putting in traffic circles around the city here, try going 70 through one of them. ;)

In a small town, during a power outtage, no traffic lights. I saw this punk in a junk car come down a long hill at probably 20 over and never stopped to look at all, made a left turn and squealed off like a fool. A little substance abuse and a girl friend that ended it will drive some guys foolish. ::)
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« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2021, 06:54:31 PM »
Give a motor head geek a civic, and a laptop and he'll get you 600hp without changing any hard parts.

Not going to be for long though lol 

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« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2021, 10:00:18 PM »
Hard to believe we have over 30 replys without a mention of food so I will add that a kind nursing assistant in the ER brought me a turkey sandwich and a diet ginger ale, after 6 or 7 hrs in the ER it wasn't bad.  
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« Reply #34 on: September 19, 2021, 10:01:24 PM »
I did the cylinder head on 990hp 2.4L K series honda in 05 maybe.


Now the leader is running 7.61@199mph quarter mile with 1,850hp.  And its a dang 2.0liter.  Probably methanol and nitrous to spool the turbo. Id guess its 90psi or more.  Speedfactory's civic.  Im sure its ate a lot of big block wheelie barred tubbed muscle cars right up. 
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I’d rather have the FJ. Just sayin.
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« Reply #36 on: September 20, 2021, 08:25:53 AM »
It is insane what you can get out of a crappy little honda. they can be the ultimate sleeper.

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« Reply #37 on: September 20, 2021, 09:33:13 AM »
I guess I just believe in leaving commuter cars as... commuter cars lol 

We all mess with junk when kids, there are some “man children” around though 

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« Reply #38 on: September 20, 2021, 09:36:39 AM »
I did the cylinder head on 990hp 2.4L K series honda in 05 maybe.


Now the leader is running 7.61@199mph quarter mile with 1,850hp.  And its a dang 2.0liter.  Probably methanol and nitrous to spool the turbo. Id guess its 90psi or more.  Speedfactory's civic.  Im sure its ate a lot of big block wheelie barred tubbed muscle cars right up.
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« Reply #39 on: September 20, 2021, 09:37:09 AM »
Been gone a while sorry to read this glad you are ok. I'd buy back the Toyota in a second if it was at all fixable.


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