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Cold Blasts next week


woodchip

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Forecast is Snow Ice Floods during next week and may put down a fair bit of snow mid Oct. Cold Month ahead

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sunnypete and TopCat®

I would love to be able to tell you that my injury was the result of some glamorous sporting endeavour, but I can't.

For the record, I was in the garden, sawing up the trunk of a tree that had been felled some time ago. It was supported on two X-shaped wooden trestles. As I laboured away with a bow-saw I failed to notice that one of the trestles was quietly coming apart. The first I knew of it was when it suddenly collapsed, dumping the 12 inch diameter, 3 metre long length of oak tree onto my left foot.

Extreme pain, rush to hospital, X-ray, followed by grave-looking fracture specialist saying 'this is a very serious injury'.

I had what's called a Lisfranc fracture with dislocation, and an operation ensued. I now have four screws in my foot, a plaster halfway up my leg, and crutches for six weeks. Then the plaster comes off and I have a plastic boot for another six weeks. Then the boot comes off and I go back to hospital for another operation to remove the screws.

Then I leave the lumberjacking to someone else for the rest of my life.

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Bing.alau

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Sorry to hear about your accident really FE. Injuries like that are very painful.

However maybe you can ask your good lady to "Woman Up" and do any future lumber-jacking. You can bet she will have a ready answer of course.

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Bing.alau

If I told you what her ready answer was I would have to delete my own post for containing inappropriate language.

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