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Best Foot Forward


flycatcher1

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FE We all hope that you are now able to put your Best Foot Forward.

I have often put my foot in it, so I am told, but I have never required Hospital treatment - yet.

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chub_tor

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So not caused by caused by "high-energy forces in motor vehicle crashes, industrial accidents and falls from high places." I am very disappointed; I thought it would be something much more exotic such as losing concentration as you abseiled down the mountains of Peru while sending replies to the Forum on your iPad..... but glad that you are back on two feet and that you are not Limpalong Leslie for too long.

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morddwyd

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Gives a whole new meaning to the term "sawbones".

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Well at least you got to sit in front of that wood burner you were bust cutting fuel for :0)

feet up - best to stay off them with the weather the way it is.

glad your on the mend.

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flycatcher1

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FE Glad that you are on the mend.

Still housebound ? Hope that the polite words are lasting out.

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"Still housebound ? Hope that the polite words are lasting out."

I can walk a little, but not very far, so most of the load has fallen on my wife over the period. She's done all the fetching and carrying, aided by the children, and I've been well looked after.

Nevertheless, I have a feeling I'll hear a faint cheer as I drive away from the house for the first time,once I'm fully mobile again.

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Aitchbee

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FE - had a similar type crush accident (both arms) 27 years ago. It was an industrial accident. I get a small pension for that accident at work ... I sincerely hope your unfortunate accident was covered by adequate personal insurance.

My accident and your accident [and thousands of accidents waiting to happen] probably could have been avoided by simple precautions ... c'est la vie!

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Aitchbee and FE , at least you managed to avoid being a stastistic of the Darwin awards !

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Reading this post, reminded me of the days when 'Totectors' came into fashion, and the stout leather and hobnailed (the virtually hand made) boots went out of fashion in some heavy work industries.

Bought my first pair of 'Totectors', and eventually managed to drop a 2cwt manganese iron block on my foot (never happened before I began to use safety boots), with the end results that the block slipped off the steel toe protector cover towards the foot and ankle region. I think at the time, I was more concerned about ruining a pair of expensive boots, and having to drain blood out of the boot. Anyway, a case of going to the local A&E,a fairly long wait, a bit of pulling and prodding, a crepe bandage and told to take a day off work, and go back in a weeks time.

Goes to show how medical science, procedures and names have improved since that day?.

Posted by spuds.

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spuds

"Goes to show how medical science, procedures and names have improved since that day?."

I was wearing boots with a steel toecap, but the edge of the tree trunk fell onto the top of my foot near my ankle - the toecap was of no use.

The injury (A Lisfranc displacement fracture) was named after Jacques Lisfranc de St. Martin, who was a French army field surgeon. He first described the injury in 1815, after he saw repeated instances of it in cavalry officers who had caught a foot in a stirrup when being thrown from their horse in battle.

I can vouch for the fact that it's incredibly painful. I tried to walk around on mine for a couple of days before going to hospital.

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