I hurt myself today.

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by Rick1967, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I ride a motorcycle everyday. I go off roading in my truck. I shoot IDPA. But do I hurt myself doing these dangerous things? Nope. I was playing racketball with my wife. I am too competitive. The second serve of the first game I cahsed a ball right into the wall. I went down hard. I thought I may had sprained my toe. But then I took off my shoe and realized my big toe didnt look right. I grabbed it and straitened it out...yea, yea, stupid I know. I ended up going to the Doc. My big toe is actually shattered. I may have to have surgery. I wont know until Friday morning when I see a specialist. I am freaking out.
     
  2. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Sorry Rick. Hope there's little pain. Don't fret. What's done is done brother. Relax.

    Now you all work on fixing it. You'll be fine. Plus look at the positive side. Every cloud has its silver lining -- from now on you'll always know when it's gonna rain.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Good luck to you!
     
  4. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    Agreed!
    That and it could have been way worse.. That time spent at the Dr could have kept you from an even worse danger!

    Agreed!!
     
  5. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    To see if I still feel...

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clq01TXQR0s[/ame]

    Sad damn song. Originally by NIN, but Cash's version damn near makes me cry.
     
  6. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Hockalouis. But I already know when the rain is coming. Sadly I am pretty good at hurting myself? I am amazed I am still alive! LOL.
     
  7. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You better call a toe truck.
     
  8. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Youre a funny guy! LOL.
     
  9. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I am suprized how little it really hurts. It has its moments. But it is really not that bad. I almost didnt go to the doctor. But my wife made me go. I was going to tough it out for a few days first. LOL
     
  10. nixfix

    nixfix New Member

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    Maybe this will make you feel better. I broke my little toe some 20 years ago by walking into a chest-of-drawers. At least you had a reason!

    And yes, I guess there aren't many nerve endings in the toes...I only found out I had broken it years later on an unrelated x-ray.

    Good luck.
     
  11. HockaLouis

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    She was right. You are lucky. Multiple breaks of the small bones in the big toe, the extrapodiamaximus, is the most common cause of scepticemia or internal hemorhagic blood poisoning. Quite difficult to cure, deadly and very swift. Coupla hours once it sets in.

    KIDDING. Glad you went to doc hard guy!
     
  12. Devin556

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    That's how Jack Daniels, the creator of the greatest tennessee mash ever made, died. He kicked the floor safe in his office one day because he couldn't remember the combination and a few weeks later he died of blood poisoning. That was back before modern medicine so they didnt know anything was wrong.
     
  13. jjfuller1

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    i feel for ya man. a couple years ago i broke, and dislocated my toe.. where as my other 4 toes went straight, about half way up my pinky toe took a sudden 70deg turn. it hurt as if i stubbed my toe.... but dear lord i was about ready to punch the nurse when she had to give me a needle directly into it to numb it so i she could reset it... that is the worst pain i have ever felt.


    i managed to find my old photo of it.. it happened while chasing my son around the house on his birthday and catchin a door jam.
     

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  14. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Col. Roebling, who built the Brooklyn Bridge, died of somewhat similar origins. Foot got hurt on the construction sight building one of the caissons I believe and he only believed in treating things with water, so got blood poisoning, and died a horrible death.
     
  15. activereality

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    Glad to hear you got it checked out at least hopefully it isn't too long for a recovery. And if I remember right that was a house episode hehe!!
     
  16. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Well I have changed my mind. It is starting to hurt pretty bad now. I am not big on pain killers. But I guess I am going to take them now. Now I am going to miss an IDPA competition. I was planning on using my 629. I have been molding bullets and testing loads all last week. I finished getting everything ready last night. I doubt they would let me do it on crutches.
     
  17. nitestalker

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    Foot wounds are such a problem. It seems they take so long to heal. The entire body weight pressing on the appendage that is on the far end of circulatory system.:(
     
  18. Gizord1

    Gizord1 New Member

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    I'm sorry, but I read the title and thought of Johnny Cash. X)
     
  19. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    Hurt is probably one of his greatest songs and one of his last. Beautiful song. Fitting for a man of his past. Great man, great music.
     
  20. mountainman13

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    Atleast it isn't your trigger finger.
    Heal well.