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Hertfordshire Lanes?????

Discussion in 'Green Laning' started by 99claydond, Jun 15, 2008.

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  1. jai_landrover

    jai_landrover Well-Known Member

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    Jesus Kev!

    Get well soon!!

    Wishing you a speedy recovery
     
  2. classic kev

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    Thanks Jai. Been in here for 3 weeks now, I expect to be in for another week then they will send me home but I am not allowed to put any weight on my legs. I did make a bit of a mess of myself but the good news is I am expected to make a full recovery so my aim is to be walking again before Christmas.

    Anyway, you all take care down there!
     
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    jai_landrover Well-Known Member

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    What the hell did you do???

    Hoping for a quick and full recovery!!

    If you need anything just shout!! I know we are miles away but we can always sort something.


    J
     
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    Ryder Having a senior moment

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    Blkoody hell Kev. What the hell happened? Oh err.... hi everyone... haven't been in for a while and you can imagine my surprise when I noticed that the thread has had over a million views! you should be charging for advertising space!
     
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  5. classic kev

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    Hey boys, nice to hear from you.

    As to what I did, well it is a bit stupid - see I was up on top of the barn roof patching a couple of small holes in the corrugated sheet roof. All was going well. I needed to get my hammer which had slid down on to the lean-to roof that abuts the main barn. The trouble is, there are some skylights on the lower roof and unfortunately the roof lights are almost invisible because they blend in with the metal deck. So, the short version is as I transferred the weight from one foot to the other I heard a crack and realised my left foot was on the plastic not the steel at which point it was too late. So I went through the skylight and fell about 20 - 25 feet. On landing, my left leg buckled and my right heel took a big hit, I knew I was in trouble when I saw my left foot at 90 degrees to where it should be.

    So I dragged myself out of the barn and my other half eventually heard me screaming and came out a ordered an ambulance which by coincidence was close by (lucky or what!) Anyway, the paramedics took one look and said - Helicopter. So after being pumped full of morphine and lord knows what else a big red and green air ambulance lands and takes me away to the Royal Stoke hospital in Stafford.

    What exactly had I done - well, my left knee cap was in 3 pieces, the tibial plateaux was fractured and the bottom of my left leg had multiple fractures. My right leg was OK but I shattered my heel. So bottom line I can't walk.

    Initially I was told I had life changing injuries but they could repair me. So the first operation was to repair the left knee cap, this was wired together. I had to wait a week for the second operation where my left leg was put back together with plates and screws and I think there may be a rod in there as well. My right heel was opened up and they reshaped it.

    I should be allowed home very soon but I will be non weight bearing on both legs for up to another 4 - 6 weeks, then I can start to put weight on them and get back to walking. Although I have done a lot of damage I have to say I have been very lucky. I have to say I have been so completely blown away by the whole journey, the paramedics, air ambulance and all the staff in this hospital - there are simply no words to adequately describe how good they are.

    SO the moral to the story is that for those attempting a batman impersonation, focus on the landing part of your dramatic roof light entrance!

    You all take care. Cheers!
     
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    Jesus Kev!

    Wishing you the best!!
     
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    Thanks man, I appreciate the moral support.
    Stay lucky!
     
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