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Forumites & Their Injuries

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by skifree, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Its been done,

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  2. mauricem

    mauricem Addicted

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    Is there a way to block this entire thread so my increasingly tentative and reluctant partner won't see it?;)
    Some seriously messed up stuff in here:(
    I will count myself lucky that i escaped with just a couple of concussions!
     
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  3. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    This is the 0.00001% ters club.
     
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  4. Rabid K9

    Rabid K9 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Some people have ways of increasing that percentage.
     
  5. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Dude just do what I did; didn't ski, injury free suckaz

    Oh I made myself sad
     
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    Kangaroo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    The bad news was my wife's injured knee (Grade 2 ACL tear) that put her out of action on Day 2 of a week long holiday in Perisher. But the good news was me and the kids being able to get more vertical metres as a result.
     
  7. Boodwah

    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    7 fractured ribs, flail chest, pneumothorax, haemothorax, lung and cardiac contusions.
    Air lifted to the Alfred last Sunday night...
    Making a better recovery than expected.
     
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  8. SuskiQ

    SuskiQ Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Far out dude! :eek: That's serious shit. Speedy recovery.
     
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  9. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator

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    Feck...

    Good luck.
     
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  10. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator

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    I don't think I want to look at this thread again.
     
  11. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wow!!!
    That's huge!
    So sorry.
    Glad your recovery is better than you expected it to be, hope that continues.
    Do you mind me asking what on earth happened?!
     
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  12. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Dude. Thats one hell of a blow.
     
  13. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Holy shite!
    Get better fast. Hope it wasn't the curse of the TTS!
     
  14. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tree? Rock? Hope you were at least going fast. You win this thread so far.
     
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  15. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    :eek::eek: Heal.

    What happened to the tree?
     
  16. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    and that was just from trying to be on first lifts in the morning LOL
     
  17. kaegee

    kaegee One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Holy crepe @Boodwah thats damage plus . Don’t cough or sneeze ... that’ll hurt .Speedy wellness.
     
  18. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    New leader in injury of the year...
    Ouch ++ with pike.
    Speedy recovery, try not to laugh , sneeze or cough.
    It took me a MVA to get my broken ribs, collar bone , flail chest and pneumothorax...that is serious danage.
     
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  19. Boodwah

    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Chest V snow gum branch at high speed.
    Bottom of Blue Ribbon of all places (oh the shame!).
    Thanks for your concerns, in fact I've surprised everyone including myself with just how fast I've recovered. I even went for a light run this morning and despite protests from just about everyone I know am planning to ski next week.
    I got a mate to thread a paravertebral catheter next to my spine on day 1 and it worked a treat which got me out of the narcotics spiral.
    Just panadol and nsaids now.
    A massive thanks will be in order for Hotham ski patrol, Hotham clinic, Ambulance Victoria, Royal Flying Doctors and Alfred Hospital!
    I count myself very lucky, but so are we all to have such great services.
     
  20. Rabid K9

    Rabid K9 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's a beauty!!

    Research? Can you claim tax benefits on that little mishap?
     
  21. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator

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    Best injury award. Best recovery award. No contest.
     
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  22. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Already went for a run. Youre a crazy man. Glad to hear you are ok and i still have you as a neighbour. Dont rush it tho, take it easy and slow and come back stronger than ever.

    Japan 2017

    Skiied off a "cliff" at speed onto flat landing - injured SJI joints, lumbosacral junction, tailbone, that whole region. Wasnt right for 4+ months, but ive come back better and stronger. Although i still can "feel" my tailbone if i sit for extended periods

    Week later binding popped off at 85kmhr...low grade strain to my patella tendon, even though the metal binding broke!

    No injuries during this season! Even walked away unscatched from this one.

     
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  23. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Keep marvelling how you didn't get a spiral fracture of the tibia from your fall.
     
  24. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Free heel prolly helped as did the catastrophic release just before probable osteokaboom.
    Anyhoo, mending is coming along slowly :)
     
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  25. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good to hear .. I also suspect perhaps climbing puts some unique conditioning into ankle ligaments.
     
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  26. Lady Penelope

    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Planning to ski next week?? Running already?? Flail chest is really serious. You must be young and fit :eek:. All the best for a ... careful recovery!
     
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  27. Darb

    Darb Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    f*&ckin hell man.

    Infact , f*7kin hell to the whole thread!

    Unrelated to snow but i did this back in May. Yummy.

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  28. Darb

    Darb Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sorry to hear it, I had it 6 years ago ... and i'll be honest it STILL makes itself known in fatigue in ligaments. Prick of a virus. How / where did you contract it?
     
  29. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh HELL NO @Darb
    I opened this thread on my PC - those pictures were HUGE - and GROSS.
     
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  30. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Red is healthy.
     
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  31. Darb

    Darb Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    The second pic was a week later, and the rather good looking girl at burns unit said that @tele-whippet ... "it's looking great"

    Da Fuq you been smoking woman?

    Then told me she was going to "scrub the burns vigorously under running water". Whole experience was not fun.

    OxyCodone was wonderful, still have a stash in the car.
     
  32. Rimey

    Rimey One of Us

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    Self, heli whizzed to The Alfred ICU after a "little" fall a few years ago.
    Woke a week later to realise I was indeed in the first world.
     
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  33. Kopite

    Kopite One of Us

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    My slightly strained knee ligaments dont really stack up when compared to some of the others in here!
     
  34. Chaeron

    Chaeron Ski-Hike-Blade-Bike-Kayak Ski Pass: Gold

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    :emoji_ambulance:Note to self: check Ambulance membership renewal dates..
     
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  35. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    In '08 I ruptured an ACL at Cardrona. Got checked over by a doc and a physio at the mountain clinic. It was late in the day and the physio volunteered to drive me off the mountain in my hire car.
    Next day I was seen by another doc and physio at the local clinic. Turned out the physio was an old friend of my physio back in Melb.
    I made the mistake of telling the doc that that knee had had an MCL 2 tear in the past. On the basis of that the insurer refused any assistance until I got a letter from my home GP that it was no longer a pre-existing condition. Now, I'd already signed a statement to that effect when applying and paying for the insurance but that wasn't good enough. And this was the weekend. And my GP hadn't treated the knee. Etc. I got back on crutches, solo. Geez I was pissed.
     
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  36. Chaeron

    Chaeron Ski-Hike-Blade-Bike-Kayak Ski Pass: Gold

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    F*kn insurance - good when it works out, but on exclusions after the fact... & preconditions! I get the point though, but humanity & common sense!
     
  37. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    The irony was that almost all the medical care and physio was covered by NZ's no-fault accident compensation scheme - even for foreigners.
     
  38. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh man, that's not good No hunt for white October this year by the sound of it
     
  39. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think @Boodwah was hunting it today

    Miracle man
     
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  40. SnowBound

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    Came here to share my injuries, saw what's already been shared, I'm out..

     
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  41. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not even for the posterity records?

    I will up date the op list some time.:whistle:
     
  42. SnowBound

    SnowBound One of Us

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    I don't think mine counts.

    Had a head clash in my soccer game, broke my nose in several places (including bone protruding out of the skin). I have picture proof ;)

    Not exactly ski related but it may or may not have prevented me from coming down this season ;)
     
  43. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bummers of an accident & injury .:(

    But no it counts in a different thread not yet started.
     
  44. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    You have prompted me to start a thread over in Conversation for non snow related injuries.
     
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    Rimey One of Us

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    On my discharge after three months in hospital I got a bill for $100. Outpatient meds.
    The bloke next to me got one for $1,100. Ambulance trip, Nth Caulfield to The Alfred, just a few kms.
    Me, my heli whizz from beyond Ballarat to The Alfred, zip.
    Ambulance membership is the cheapest insurance, and it's national.
     
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  46. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep. I clocked up $900 for a ride from the bakery to the hospital in Omeo. Got my rego's worth that year.
     
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    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hunt is on. Lucie the puppy and I did 1000m vertical yesterday! Good physio.
    Just need to edit now...
     
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  48. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I want some of what's in that catheter.
     
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  49. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Staying the **** at home. Ski Pass: Gold

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    At home, Hunter Valley, May or June. Go figure.
     
  50. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Crikeys .....