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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-11-2018, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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OUCH!!

OK, did another dumb thing today... Heading out to get into the truck for the drive to work, a it of snow and some colder temps, I walked net to the smart and found a good size patch of ice under the snow. Took a good tumble and ended up flat on the street. After a talk with the EMT's, I ended up in the emergency room. A few X-rays later and I was pronounced the owner of 3 broken ribs and a tear in my lung.
Gonna be a long night and have to go in for more tests to determine if I will have surgery or not (on the tear) Not going to be doing much of anything for a while I guess. Lots of pain but still on the clean side of the dirt. I can only assume the smart was upset that I was going to drive the Land Rover instead of the smart in the wind and snow.

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It's currently 65degrees @12:56 am here in Jacksonville, Fl. The only snow and ice I want to see is on a Christmas card. This coming from someone born in Chicago......Very sorry for your accident and hoping for a speedy recovery.

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OUCH! I broke ribs (2) when I was a kid and landed on the end of a bike handlebar.

The tear in the lung does not sound good!!!!

Hoping for the best!!!
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Hope for speedy recovery. Rib pain isn’t fun!
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sadly nothing speedy about broken ribs. But thanks for the wishes
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Sorry to hear that. Take it easy and get well soon.
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back from the doc and x-rays.. seems my right lung dropped 9 mm when I broke the ribs. after 24 hours, it moved back into place by about 1 mm. so at least it is moving in the right direction. Plenty of pain but I am hoping that will get better too. hurts just to breathe for now.
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Hope you feel better soon!
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Sorry to hear about that Jim. Best wishes for diminishing discomfort!
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Jim, sorry to hear that. Rest up and feel better!
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