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    I bit the dust!

    I bit the dust stepping off the deck! Landed in a hole and sprained the heck out of my ankle! It is GIANT! My wife laughed at me while I was rolling around on the ground whining. Just in time for spring! I had lots of outside plans for next week. Dang it!

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    Re: I bit the dust!

    Rub a little spit on it and it'll be just fine. Get well soon.
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    Re: I bit the dust!

    Man up, and.......(for heavens sake)..........TAN up!

    and break out some of those frozen shot glasses.....................
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    Re: I bit the dust!

    DANNY!!!!!!! OH NO! Well that gives you more time with the computer! Of course it is the same side you threw the log at

    Okay you know the drill! ICE and Elevation. Aleve (naproxen) for pain and it helps with inflammation. Do you have crutches? Walgreens has a some if you need them.

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    Yep, leg is up, iced, and vodka is flowing! It was handy, I needed some more ice in my glass and I had a nice bag full right there. Yes, unfortunately I already own crutches.

    TAN is right! I got to get out in the sun!
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    Re: I bit the dust!

    Danny, that looks bad! Did you get it checked? I can sympathize! I have done that to my ankles and knees more times than I care to count. I'm a klutz.

    Just a friendly medical PSA- alcohol and naproxen or ibuprofen puts one at high risk for a GI bleed, and alcohol with Tylenol/acetaminophen could well damage your liver. These are a few of the patients I get to care for in ICU

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    Danny,

    Not to rub salt into your swollen ankle, but my wife fell a few months ago and it looked very similar. Took her to the emergency room and it turned out she had a hairline fracture. Doctor said it was not unusual.

    She went to her orthopedic Doctor, who confirmed the diagnoses and he put her in a boot for 6 weeks. No driving, pretty much no nothing...

    At first it did not look too bad to me, but the next day it was really swollen.

    Get better soon.. At least it did not effect your typing fingers...

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    Thanks for the nurse tips! How about alcohol and a few aspirin? I can stop the aspirin if it's bad for me.

    Yes, I did go to a clinic for an x-ray just to be on the safe side. I am a pro bone breaker and I was pretty sure it wasn't broken. But, I did break that ankle in three places when I was a teenager (just a few year ago actually ) so I wanted to make sure. Yeah, it is by far the worst sprain I've ever had. Too bad I can't float in the pool yet!
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    Get better soon.. At least it did not effect your typing fingers...
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    Re: I bit the dust!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimrahbe View Post

    Get better soon.. At least it did not effect your typing fingers...

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    Does this mean that you're going to have to sit out the 2017 motocross season?
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    I'm glad to know you got it checked and it's not broken!! I'm sorry you can't float away your recovery time

    Sorry, Danny, aspirin and alcohol can produce a stomach bleed as well.
    Here's the official position (since you asked and to educate others) Do not drink alcohol while taking aspirin. Alcohol can increase your risk of stomach bleeding caused by aspirin. Call your doctor at once if you have symptoms of bleeding in your stomach or intestines. This includes black, bloody, or tarry stools, or coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

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    Re: I bit the dust!

    I read the aspirin bottle just to be on the safe side.
    It say do not take aspirin with 3 or more drinks per day. Pshewww. Made it out alive.
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    I sprained mine days after hurricane Katrina.
    There are some days it still hurts and feels like it happened yesterday.
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    Dang it! Now, that just isn't helping!
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    Dude! What were you thinking!??

    Get well soon Pal, and I hope your stomach doesnt bleed out.
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    Re: I bit the dust!

    Isn't the pool cold?
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    Cheers to a speedy recovery!
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    Re: I bit the dust!

    Quote Originally Posted by pabeader View Post
    Isn't the pool cold?
    Good point!! Excellent idea (one I used myself for my knees before having them changed out) Let your foot hang in the cool water.

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    Hmm, can't put the foot down yet, that hurts a LOT when the blood shoots down there! Waahhhh, it hurts mommy!
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