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Old 01-29-2008   #1
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My ski season is over

I managed to shatter my heel today. Allegedly into 10 pieces.

I wish I could say it happened doing something fun, but it was a work related injury.

I almost got knocked off the building by a wall being lifted by a crane. I chose the 10 foot leap instead. Thought I was going to land in some softer backfill dirt, but managed to land with my heel right on a rock that was frozen to the ground. even with a clean tumble away landing, the impact was too much.

It will need surgery, but that can't happen 'til the swelling goes down in a few weeks. Minimum of 3 months of no weight bearing on that foot.

Should be ready for boating season. Look for a good deal on my AT boots soon.


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Old 01-29-2008   #2
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Dude that sucks!!! Injuries are lame. I wish I had an adamanteum skeleton, claws that pop out of my hands and mutant healing powers, but I'm still waiting for that surgery....sorry man But hey, at least you'll ski another day right, and pain pills and bingers aren't bad for a time either...

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Old 01-29-2008   #3
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sorry to hear that, heal fast.
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Old 01-29-2008   #4
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So sorry to hear that! Bummer that you'll have to wait until next season to put that avy class to good use. Heal fast!

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Old 01-29-2008   #5
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No way! Major bummer, dude. Drink lots of beer and heal up quick.

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Old 01-29-2008   #6
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That sucks, Dave. Rest up and heal well for paddling.....
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Old 01-29-2008   #7
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Can you work? Workman's comp? sorry to hear that dave, day time tv is the worst but i hear maury is going to be having some obese mutant midget strippers who are cheating on their 2 timing husbands with their sisters. And your son is always down for some kayaking vids, right?
Seriously Dude!
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Dave - sorry bro. Heal soon - maybe now you'll have time to catch a beer? I'm in D-town not far from University - call me if you're in the neighborhood.
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Old 01-29-2008   #9
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Damn, Dave, that sucks. Dr. Scott perscribes elevatating your foot & also your mood with some Dale's PA.
Hope the surgery goes well!
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Old 01-30-2008   #10
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Shit. That's a real bummer. I hope that it recovers as soon as possible.

Looking forward to boating with you later in the season.


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