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Kip "Still Alive..."


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(July 26) I was being admitted to Rapid City Regional Hospital in South Dakota with a broken back (fractured T-5 vertebrae) fractured left wrist, and shattered right wrist all of which are now remedied with braces, external fixators, neck / back braces, etc. I was released on Thursday the 29th six days ahead of the preferred release date that Tri-Care-Prime agreed to, and made it back to Pensacola on the 2nd of August. The prognosis is very good for my back and worst wrist, which will resume treatment here that was deferred to by the early departure from SD.... had to get back to work !!:)

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(July 26) I was being admitted to Rapid City Regional Hospital in South Dakota with a broken back (fractured T-5 vertebrae) fractured left wrist, and shattered right wrist all of which are now remedied with braces, external fixators, neck / back braces, etc. I was released on Thursday the 29th six days ahead of the preferred release date that Tri-Care-Prime agreed to, and made it back to Pensacola on the 2nd of August. The prognosis is very good for my back and worst wrist, which will resume treatment here that was deferred to by the early departure from SD.... had to get back to work !!:)

 

 

Never surf porn while mountain climbing........:cool:

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OMG!!

how in god's name did you do this to yourself?? looks terrible!

 

get well soon!

Business trip to meet w/ maker of hammer forged barrels. Sorting out details to make 12GA slug barrels for the M4. Wound up taking a dirt bike into Badlands National Park/monument and went down hard. Helmet and full riding gear saved the day.

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Did BIGHAT do this to you ?:confused:jk

 

Nah. He ribs me here and there but reading between the lines I suspect he'd rather see me able-bodied than busted up. Remember he stresses mission accomplishment... same here.

 

Thanks for all the positive notes. Everything is GTG save the doctors visits and temporary slow-motion, all will return to normal soon.

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Holy moly, Kip, bigtime break (open reduction and internal fixation - ORIF)...Doritos on x-ray! ...and that's just R your wrist. Your T-5 and L wrist can't be any fun, either. I sure hope you were kidding about having to get back to work, man, really, you need to lay low and get through your PT. This could take months, and that's alright if it will mean you get healed well, you know?

 

I hope you don't mind a couple of pointers...if doc prescribed a non-steroidal anti-inflamatory (e.g. Ibuprofen - aka Advil, Aleve, Celebrex, etc.), that's good. They're golden for ortho ailments. If he didn't, ask him about it. And don't hesitate to dose your prescribed narcotic prior to the pain reaching peak level. Strong pain is just not a necessity. Just be absolutely vigilant at maintaining regularity by taking a stool softener every day (ask doc about 400 mg (or more) of docusate sodium daily -- this is the generic of Colace, which is the expensive brand-name.) Narcotic analgesics shut down peristalsis (movement of the bowels) as sure as rain, and the last thing you need is 'rhoids or possibly a bowel obstruction requiring more surgery. [Trust me on this one...Electra Glide Classic, August 2003, six ribs and L clavicle.]

 

Take care of yourself, Kip, and get well soon!

Robert

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