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Old 04-04-2016, 07:39 AM
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oh my gosh, those accidents sounds really painful.
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Old 05-27-2016, 02:41 AM
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accidents are unpreventable. Not everyone sees danger in the same way. They guard against it in different ways and some ignore the danger entirely.
Some people ignore danger by not using safety harnesses or restraints. Some ignore danger by not using safety belts in vehicles. They know but don't know. They see danger differently.
Those who warn others see the danger clearly. While those who suffer injury or death do not.
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Old 06-29-2016, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Valentine
accidents are unpreventable. Not everyone sees danger in the same way. They guard against it in different ways and some ignore the danger entirely.
Some people ignore danger by not using safety harnesses or restraints. Some ignore danger by not using safety belts in vehicles. They know but don't know. They see danger differently.
Those who warn others see the danger clearly. While those who suffer injury or death do not.
You lost me somewhere.
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Old 06-29-2016, 11:49 AM
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This was not a true hunting accident as it happened in my garage. It could however happen out hunting.

My ATV was on 4 jack stands. I wanted to move it over about a foot and thought i could just lift it a little in the rear and topple over the jack stands. It would be over a foot and off the stands. I grabbed the trailer hitch with my left hand and lifted with my legs. You could find yourself doing something like this if your ATV got stuck and you wanted to get the tires out of the ruts.

I heard a cracking/crackling sound as immense pain flooded my left bicep area. One look and I knew something was wrong. Like bad wrong. My arm was deformed and I thought I surely had broken it.

I knew this wasn't something that could be dealt with by retreating into the house for some ice and ibuprofen. I jumped in the truck and drove to the hospital. The doc quickly told me I had tore my distal bicep tendon off. He had no doubt. Gave me a quick x-ray to make sure bones were all good (they were). Home about 2 weeks on pain killers and lots of ice waiting for trauma to settle down. Visit to orthopedic surgeon and surgery 2 days later.

The pain for days after surgery was the most intense of it all. I've now been in cast for 12 days and go tomorrow for check on progress. They'll take cast off, clean me up and recast.

This is going to take a long time to heal and although I may regain all of my "curl" strength" I could lose up to 50% of my twisting strength.

I had lifted ATV before by myself but a floor jack or a helper could have avoided this.

A few days after the initial incident the elbow area of my arm turned black with bruising. I will also have a nice scar across my inner arm at elbow now. Maybe get pics tomorrow and update.


This is a link to the surgery procedure.
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Old 06-29-2016, 01:16 PM
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That had to smart for a long time just as you mentioned and all because you thought you were Charles Atlas and tried to take a shortcut when you shouldn't have! Many things are caused just because people want to cut corners and some of those like not using a safety belt when up in the air can kill you!
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Old 06-29-2016, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Topgun 3006
That had to smart for a long time just as you mentioned and all because you thought you were Charles Atlas and tried to take a shortcut when you shouldn't have! Many things are caused just because people want to cut corners and some of those like not using a safety belt when up in the air can kill you!
That is such an important comment. We all like to post and hope our opinion makes a difference...that comment is solid. Thanks TG.
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Old 06-29-2016, 07:15 PM
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I attended a safety seminar for construction trades and the presenter said that nearly every accident happens when you are doing something you routinely do but there is an additional, usually uncommon factor added in.
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Old 06-29-2016, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Topgun 3006
That had to smart for a long time just as you mentioned and all because you thought you were Charles Atlas and tried to take a shortcut when you shouldn't have! Many things are caused just because people want to cut corners and some of those like not using a safety belt when up in the air can kill you!
It happened on the 2nd of June, surgery was 17th. It's still pretty painful.
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Old 06-29-2016, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by uncle matt
It happened on the 2nd of June, surgery was 17th. It's still pretty painful.
Talking about something painful; I wish you would change that avatar of yours, as every time I look at it I get sick to my stomach!!!
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Topgun 3006
Talking about something painful; I wish you would change that avatar of yours, as every time I look at it I get sick to my stomach!!!
Ditto, TG haha
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