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FuzzyDuck

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12 bites back
« on: January 07, 2010, 08:38:52 PM »
Am feeling decidely depressed at present. Whilst sailing the Icebreaker on sunday fell over (again) whilst tacking and bent my Thumb back, ouch. Finished the race as you do and suffered in silence. Monday thumb was swollen so a trip to casualty showed a break. Not just any simple break, the section of bone the ligaments had attached to had pulled away and lodged in the joint.
Attended Fracture clinic today and a going straight into surgery tomorrow morning to have the two bits srewed back together. Very impressive NHS but not nice.
Even worse consultant suggested it would be at least 4 months before i should consider sailing again. Too many ropes to pull and risk of permanent damage. So it looks like the Burton Week entry may be on hold.
Now you know why the boat is up for sale. I need something a bit less dangerous. Vintage maybe......
Simon
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Jane Wade

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Re: 12 bites back
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2010, 08:46:23 PM »
Really sorry to hear that Simon.  Best of luck with surgery.
 
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Re: 12 bites back
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2010, 09:30:35 PM »
You ought to be alright by burton week simon. We normally let people back to sports at 12 weeks, and thats more demanding things than a 12. Especially if there is a significant piece of bone, which it sounds like, which heal quicker. It will be stiff and sore for some time though.
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Tim Gatti

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Re: 12 bites back
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2010, 11:27:22 AM »
Sorry to hear about the broken thumb Simon, sounds very painful - but with just under 5 months to go to the Burton you should be ok.
A good choice of AC boats for sale at the moment - and always some bargains in the vintage fleet on offer, so hope you can do a deal in time to join us.
Not sure an AC or Vintage is going to be any safer though, unless you can do something about reducing your tendency to fall over!  Happy New Year. Tim

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Re: 12 bites back
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2010, 03:27:48 PM »
beside internet, cool. deed is done still high on drugs so no pain yet. good stuff morphene
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Re: 12 bites back
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2010, 03:32:17 PM »
No snowballing, sledging or ski-ing for a while I guess Simon - and definitely no falling over.
Get well soon.
Tim

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Re: 12 bites back
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2010, 04:08:02 PM »
Hi Simon sorry to hear about your thumb, didnt stop you eating all that roast beef diner after the race!!! How about a nice scruffy design 8

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Re: 12 bites back
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2010, 09:00:53 PM »
Get well soon mate, Thanks for the photo showing your big swelling!! Oh errr:P
Martin
 

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Re: 12 bites back
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2010, 01:30:13 PM »
So you can all see my big swelling :'(
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Re: 12 bites back
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2010, 01:57:59 PM »
Ouch that looks painful, can you use your other hand on the keyboard to find a nice sedate AC or perhaps that vintage 12 you have promised yourself?  Get well soon. Howard C

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Re: 12 bites back
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2010, 09:23:34 AM »
Puts another angle on having a break away from it all - doesn't it? Ouch! Sorry to hear about that Simon. What I'm also appalled about is that you are selling my ex-boat and are contemplating a vintage... You can do just as much damage in one of those. Just don't go there mate is all I can say.
Take care and get fit soon...
Jim.
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Re: 12 bites back
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2010, 09:36:58 AM »
At least it wasn't the drinking hand!
 
I see the person in the bed opposite has a Zimmer frame; was it when you told them about the vintage boat that they decided to put you in the geriatric ward?
 
Hope it mends quickly.
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Re: 12 bites back
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2010, 12:44:08 PM »
Or how about a not so scruffy Design 8 ? - 3398 is up for sale.

Get well soon
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FuzzyDuck

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Re: 12 bites back
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2010, 02:30:58 PM »
You are right Kevin they did put me in the geriatric ward! Must look older than I think!
Thanks for all the best wishes. been glossing skirting boards today.....can life get any worse!
Simon
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Re: 12 bites back
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2010, 10:40:25 AM »
Commisserations Simon, that's a tough break!
Linda, Ben and myself are hoping the swelling and pain are being replaced by the process of heeling.
'12' sailors do suffer for the 'art'.
Sorry too that the DB is to be offered for sale.
Get well soon.
Chris, 3244

 
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