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Sad day, Cant swing my Fiskars

Post in 'The Gear' started by swagler85, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Went on a trip to Montana and ended up blowing out my left knee running down the side of a mountain. I can still get around ok for now until I have it fixed but didn't even think about the fact that it would affect swinging an ax. Went out last night to split a bit and found out how important having a solid knee was in the swing. Looks like it'll be using my neighbors splitter for this year.

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  2. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    Sorry to hear this. I've had two knee surgeries in my life and one was just a simple cleaning (arthroscopic). Three surgeries if you count the upper tibial complete break that left me with some awesome metal from knee to ankle. It does impact more than you ever expect. hell, taking a shower can even be a pita.

    get well soon.
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Ouch Swagler. Hope that heals fast.
  4. Shadow&Flame

    Shadow&Flame Minister of Fire

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    This is why I have always tried to get ahead on wood...never know when life is going to throw you a curve. Hope you are better in no time.
    Play it safe and let it heal...
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  5. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

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    That's good advice there, I blew mine up in August. I wasn't worried about wood supply, & was able to let it heal thankfully. It's pretty good now so hopefully I can work off the weight I gained since then. Hope you heal quickly. A C
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  6. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Get well soon.
  7. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    I had two Miniscus Surgeries this year....was out for 5 months.....now I know why they say "Get a couple years ahead"....lesson learned. Do as the Doc sez....and there's nothing wrong with using a nieghbors splitter....be careful bending and lifting, need the knee for that too
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  8. midwestcoast

    midwestcoast Minister of Fire

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    Hope it heals well after the surgery.
    Hold off on the splitting if you can, or get lots of help. Even With a splitter; one bad step on a chunk or hole with a round in your hands...

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