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calcaneal (heel) fracture from climbing fall

Eduardo Slabofvic
9:57:24 AM
I found that being on endone removed the requirement to wipe my own arse. I also kind of miss sitting in a chair in the shower. I definitely miss have all my meals prepared for me and not doing any washing up for about 4 months.
One Day Hero
7:50:59 PM
On 28/09/2012 davidn wrote:
>I can live with emos trying to bring everyone down, but the rudeness (which
>has massively improved, thanks again mods!) was what did and does get angry
>responses, not some kind of relevatory 'truth'.

C'mon dave, is that the best you can do? I'm hardly going to bite at that............christ, is there anything that you're actually good at?
2:32:51 PM
On 26/09/2012 One Day Hero wrote:
>On 25/09/2012 PThomson wrote:
>>I broke my heel 3 years ago in a "rope soloing c--k up" where I decked
>>from 6m up...................Personally, I'm glad it happened. It was
>a good life lesson in going just
>>that liiiiiitle bit further with safety when I'm rope soloing. And -more
>>importantly- climbing one-footed taught me the value of the perfect foot
>>placement to achieve the required movement........
>O.k., this "cancer is a gift" bullshit has gone far enough! You're glad
>you fuched up and broke your heel? What the fuch is the matter with you
>Fuching up and busting your body is dumb and counter productive to the
>goal of getting out and doing cool stuff. Sure, it can happen to anyone,
>but it sounds like it never occurred to you clowns that falling a long
>way onto a hard surface might result in bad times.

Personally, I'm glad ODH has written every one of his posts and believe that some good can come from every one of them.

4:04:29 PM
How's the healing process coming along, Eve?

9:44:59 AM
thanks Doug, healing is continuing in a beautiful purple plaster. I had the stitches and backslap removed a week and a half ago and the doc was happy with the healing. The foot looked almost normal (I guess I've gotten so used to it being swollen like a basketball), except for the pretty big scar on the outside of the ankle.
The plaster is now staying on for a total of 6 weeks but I can do some movement inside the plaster and the discomfort is almost minimal (compared to what it was). first drive (in automatic) 2 days ago and getting pretty good hobbling along in the supermarket. on the climbing wall (in our house), I just drag myself along on the lower holds and just do mini-pull-ups. All in all, I can't complain (needless to say that I'm looking forward to getting the bloody thing off :-); now 4,5 weeks to go...).

9:55:10 AM
Good luck Eve. Stay strong and focused...

6:48:10 AM
tomorrow the plaster comes off and I'll then graduate to a moonboot.
But climbing was still possible:

7:29:21 AM
That's inspiring!
11:33:55 AM
I seem to recall Steve Monks seconding Saggitarian (23) on Dec Crag with a broken 'foot'. The plaster had been texta'd to look like a Fire climbing boot to help with friction.
9:54:15 PM
Hi Gad, just stumbled across your post. I had a 50ft fall on 13/05/13. I managed a few nasty injuries including seriously breaking both feet, knee and my back. My left calcaneus is completey shattered and I am now post op. Doctors/surgeons prognosis is the same as yours "life changing injury" "unable to walk on uneven ground" chronic arthiritis". I was interested to know how you were coming along with your recovery?
Many thanks, Leon.
9:10:49 AM
Jeez, treewalker, that sounds bad. Good luck with your recovery - sounds like you are somewhat lucky to be posting this today. Care to share what happened?
9:14:58 AM
Hey Damo, this is the thread full of recovery stories I was talking about for Bec.

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