Ouch!

Jacktheknife Posted By Jacktheknife, Jul 27, 2013 at 11:34 PM

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  1. Jacktheknife

    Jacktheknife
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    After two days I have have come to the conclusion that I broke my foot Thursday afternoon. I was cutting a nice round hunk of ash in the sawbuck. When I was down to just the last cut the spinning of the chain set the log off like a top-- straight up and directly down on my foot. Ouch!
     
  2. Elderthewelder

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    well that sucks, have you gone and had it x-rayed yet? maybe its just a bad bruise. i did something similar last year, thought for sure it was broken. turned out to be a bad bruise/sprain
     
  3. Jacktheknife

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    Nope, no x-rays yet. I have a nurse friend who assured me the only real benefit would be know for sure if it was broke, they only wrap it and tape it for breaks there.
     
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  4. Woody Stover

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    I came close to dropping a good-sized Ash round on my foot yesterday, loading the trailer to take splitter fodder over to my SIL's. The outside edge of the round was a little punked out, had absorbed water from rain last night, and slipped right out of my hand. The way my weight was distributed, I couldn't move my foot after I dropped it. It missed my foot, thankfully. _g I don't need any more setbacks with all these nagging strains I've had lately....
     
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  5. Paulywalnut

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    Don't believe "can you wiggle your toes theory".
     
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    Note to me: Don't wear flip-flops when loading rounds:eek:
     
  7. HDRock

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    In the engine factory a cylinder head dropped on my foot, it actually bent the steel toe on my boot , bruised my foot but, cuz of boots, I still had a foot. And toes .
    Recently, after some splits bouncing off my feet causing slight injury , , and some close calls ,loading and unloading rounds (the most dangerous times) I decided to be smart and re outfit myself with some steel toed boots for wood processing , since that time ,during loading/ Unloading the boots have saved my feet at least 5 times.
    The big rounds will seek U out and F*** U up
     
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  8. PA. Woodsman

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    Sorry to hear that Jack-hopefully you recover quickly whether it is broken or not!

    I have been "nicking" myself lately with dumb stuff with wood-when I am done I think "how stupid was that", but like a nurse once told me "I've never met a smart accident" <> :cool:

    Sometimes the wood fights back! Get well soon!
     
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  9. Backwoods Savage

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    Jack, may you heal quickly.
     
  10. Jacktheknife

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    Thanks, I'm at work currently, trying to "limp" through the last 2.5 hours. Bothers me more here than at home.
     
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  11. osagebow

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    Heal up quick - my wife the nurse says that maybe you can get one of those "ski boots" to help you get by while you heal.

    Kudos for not going into work and pretending it happened there!
     
  12. Jacktheknife

    Jacktheknife
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    I don't have on of those skiboots, but i do know what you are talking about. I need to dig around for the aircast I got last summer when I dislocated the ankle on the same foot.
     
  13. lumbering on

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    If you've got insurance, get the X-ray. Better safe than have it heal wrong and have lifetime discomfort

    And it's steel toe all the way around here.
     
  14. ScotO

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    the trouble with a broken foot (or fractured foot) is they take FOREVER to heal.....
    A buddy of mine at work has been nursing on his foot for MONTHS.....the bruising is gone but the foot is still fractured. Hang in there, Jack. May you find some more free firewood to help ease the pain!
     
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  15. Jacktheknife

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    I am off to get new seats for the truck, maybe that will make me feel better.
     
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  16. Ashful

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    Awesome ticker! This should be implemented as a Hearth.com standard! I simply must steal it.
     
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  17. smokinj

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    How heavy was it?
     
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  18. Ashful

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    Yeah... quick, go out and weigh it! ;)
     
  19. smokinj

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    Are we talking 100 lb or we talking 10 lbs. Just a guess is what I am looking for. Now my thinking is if its enough to break my foot why in the heck would you lift it in the first place? ;)
     
  20. Jacktheknife

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    I would guess it weighed at least a couple tons.
     
  21. Jacktheknife

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    I just wish it did decimal points.
     
  22. smokinj

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    I would guess it was at-least heavy enough to break a foot. Why would you lift weight over cutting it where it sets?
     
  23. Jacktheknife

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    Ok, it wasn't THAT heavy. What hurts my back isn't lifting, it is crawling around on the ground to cut up logs. If it is too heavy, it is cut down to a size I can handle before it goes on the truck.
     
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  24. georgepds

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    Sounds a lot like a lesson I learned a while ago... don't grind metal shirtless
     
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  25. rideau

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    Eat some pineapple. It helps heal serious bruising. Really.
     
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