I made it 34 years without a broken limb

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  1. BizarroEnt

    BizarroEnt Liberal Queen of TNZ

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    The streak is ended. I got into a bad wreck, I have photos of my car and they scare the shit out of me. Thankfully all I got was a broken arm, it's also my dominant hand which makes it a problem. I had surgery and I'm recovering very well. I have pain killers, but it doesn't hurt much so I haven't been needing them at all. I'm just bored. I can't work for two weeks and my car is gone so I can't do shit right now.

    Anyone know of anything I can do with my time?

    I have gotten good at typing with one hand.
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  2. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Well, Facebook is down, so that's out.
    I recommend finding a TV show you like and bingeing the whole series. Ice cream and alcohol may be involved as well.
    Hope you feel better.
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  3. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    well you do drive in Georgia so sadly it's an assumed risk. :no: My son got rear ended about a month ago and his nine month old Jeep Renegade got totaled and he may have back injuries but nothing outright broken.

    So what happened? Give us some details about the wreck!
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  4. BizarroEnt

    BizarroEnt Liberal Queen of TNZ

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    I was coming up a hill with the sun in my eyes. Someone was stopped in the road and I just didn’t see them until it was too late. I don’t remember much after that. My car kept going for a bit and I came to a stop in a ditch. The guy who first came to check on me said I passed out twice after he got there. I guess it was shock since I didn’t hit my head. No one else got hurt and the other car was able to drive away. I don’t think I could live with myself if someone had gotten hurt. I drove today some but I’m still a bit nervous. I’ve having a bit of a minor crisis over how close I came to death. It’s like I’ve been constantly revaluated everything.
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  5. Paladin

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    Geez, sorry you got hurt but glad you'll recover!
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  6. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    small world! About a week ago (a couple of days before daylight saving time) I was trying to leave my neighborhood to go to work and the sun was coming right smack dab where I was looking up the road for traffic to make my left turn (stop sign not a traffic light). I squinted and tried to shade my eyes but there was no way - not worth the risk! :nono: So I turned right and took another way to work that has gridlock traffic. I was way, way late but I made the right decision.

    as for passing out it could be your Vagus nerve. That could be the reason I passed out the first time in July when I almost died from blood loss a couple of days later. But one of my buddies at work put two-and-two together and guesses that when I started bleeding so bad it triggered the Vagus nerve, thus causing me to pass out - not the emotional & mental stress (which can also trigger the Vagus nerve) of my wife going into the loony bin the week before. He has a point! What are the odds of passing the fuck out while washing dishes and two days later I need an emergency blood transfusion
    because I lost 30 percent of my blood and was in the process of passing the fuck out yet again until they put me out for real and fixed the blood gushing hole. :whew: -

    but the ambulance crew told me a lot about the Vagus nerve - that could very well be the reason that you passed out despite no head trauma.
    Side note about your thread title - myself and every male in my family has either broken a bone (or a few bones) and/or had stitches. I gotta say I am not a fan of either! :lol:
    Stitches in my eyeball was by far the creepiest feeling EVER! :shock:

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/65710/9-nervy-facts-about-vagus-nerve
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    BizarroEnt Liberal Queen of TNZ

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    That would make sense. My blood pressure was low afterwards. They had to set my bone in the ER which required me being sedated. It was too low to put me to sleep so they gave me ketamine, which was interesting.
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    my wife's sister's ex-husband used ketamine/Special K a few times - dude is fucked up in the head but not necessarily from that. He once tried drinking bleach to flush out his system for a urine test. Oh yeah, he's "a keeper " as they say in the relationship arena. :lol:

    A few months back I had to be sedated with fentanyl :shock: because regular grade "twilight anesthesia" doesn't work on me. It was fast, effective and I had no post-procedure grogginess, so for medical situations I highly recommend it.
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  9. BizarroEnt

    BizarroEnt Liberal Queen of TNZ

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    Fentanyl terrifies me. I got prescribed Percocets and they freak me out. I barely take them, thankfully the pain isn’t too bad so i haven’t needed them that much.
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    I know a couple of narcoleptics being treated with gHb!!
    weird how club drugs (not too mention, club'er over the head drugs) are finding clinical uses.

    Biz, yeah, go easy on those percs. Never seen anyone not get a little too into them :/
    Heal fast <3
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    when I was in the military they passed percocets out like candy! NCO's were always getting injured either through regular physical training or sports. Of course in my units the actual air traffic controllers couldn't take them and work (FAA regulations) but the rest of us could take whatever the doctors would give us as long as we could still function.

    One time I had epididymitis (see link) and it's actually more painful than it sounds! :weep: yada yada yada I was ejaculating blood. You had to be there. :shrug: Anyway since I was an instructor at the time I didn't have the option of sitting down or bed rest or anything so they put me on T3 with codeine and I powered through it. It was so painful to walk it took me about a full minute to walk about 50 feet or so. :no:

    https://www.webmd.com/men/what-is-epididymitis#1
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    BizarroEnt Liberal Queen of TNZ

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    That’s some nightmare fuel.
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    BTW Bizarro ent did you get a cast for your broken arm? If so, did you get to choose what color or design? When I got a cast on my hand before going to Bosnia I chose the woodland camo pattern to match my uniform. Forget white, that's boring. :zzz: My son was five or so when he broke his left arm but I can't remember what color they used it's been so long. Interesting side note - my son and I both have protruding deformed hands near our thumbs in the exact same spot on our right hands from not healing properly! :shock: He made a DIY half-assed splint and wore a glove to cover it up (you had to be there) and mine never healed because I had the cast cut off too early in Hungary on the way to Bosnia. Like father like son! :lol:
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    BizarroEnt Liberal Queen of TNZ

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    They give me the cast next Monday when they take the staples out from the surgery. Right now I have a splint and a lot of bandages. I hope they let me pick the color.
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    BTW casts are fiberglass now and much lighter than they used to be, and of course fiberglass comes in many colors. Red looks awesome!

    Or you can always get a castoo if they don't let you pick a color.
    http://www.casttoo.com/Casttoo.com/Welcome.html
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    I just remembered - I don't want to scare you but I had about a dozen or so staples in a long cut between my sternum and navel. When they put the staples in I was under anesthesia - but I was wide awake when they removed them. :brood: Of course the morphine had long worn off by then too. :brood:
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    BizarroEnt Liberal Queen of TNZ

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    Hopefully they’ll give me some drugs.
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    or at least a local anesthetic near the staples. My nurse didn't want to hear my whining. :nono: This was in late 2004 when the sandbox war was going full-bore and I think she just got back from a combat deployment where soldiers/civilians were getting all kinds of fucked up - she had no patience for a grown man wincing & moaning from getting staples yanked in a cushy stateside hospital.
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    BizarroEnt Liberal Queen of TNZ

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    I'd imagine they'll give me something. I doubt they'd just yank them out.
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    maybe they were in a hurry when they yanked mine out. But for me it was just grab the pliers (or something similar) and dig them out. It could have been what part of my body had the staples that made a local or topical anethstetic impossible. I've had stitches in fingers & toes where they couldn't effectively get that long needle in to deliver the pain killer so they stitched me up without any.
    Living in Georgia you know what fire ant bites feel like I'm sure - to me getting stitches burns like that.
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    BizarroEnt Liberal Queen of TNZ

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    I've had a few fire ant bites. Not fun, but I can deal with it.
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    I had them bad in my yard (and armadillos!) :shakefist: when I lived in Alabama. For some reason I rarely get them in my yard here in Georgia but some of my neighbors do. I get other types of ants and I use fire ant poison to kill them, and it works well on them so that's convenient! :yes:
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    BizarroEnt Liberal Queen of TNZ

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    When I was a very young I walked through a fire ant bed and had them all over my feet, they were covered in bites. I remember the pain and crying, then that I couldn't wear shoes for a week or so. I guess it was summer since I don't remember going to school. I used some cream, I want to say it was hemorrhoid cream, but I'm not sure. I remember it smelling bad.
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    when we moved to Alabama my daughter was around three or so and did the same thing. :no: Hey it could be worse! As an invasive species they are not as bad a killer bees (are they still a thing?) or house pet eating pythons like in Florida. :brood:
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    Heck, they’re 3D printing them now. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.te...get-a-3-d-printed-cast-for-a-broken-bone/amp/
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  26. spot261

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    I'm 39 and the longest I've gone without a break was (I think) five ish years.....
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    Best of luck with your recovery BizarroEnt.
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    Lots of research going on right now on ketamine as an antidepressant.
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    BizarroEnt Liberal Queen of TNZ

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    I have noticed an improvement in my mood. I have depression and haven't seemed to have been down as much recently even with the broken wrist. It's honestly very interesting and has probably helped a lot since I'm not able to work until Monday and a lack of a schedule really fucks with me because I causes me to dwell on dark things. But I've been weirdly upbeat this whole time.

    The close call to death might be giving me a new perspective too and I don't want to rule that out.
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    you have a broken wrist or arm or both? If it's a wrist that is much more serious because the wrist is incredibly complicated - almost all tendons & ligaments. Whatever physical therapy is involved or suggested please take it seriously and have patience.