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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted December 30, 2006 14:33      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Things I learned today Dec. 30, 2006

Gravity is a power full force and not to be taken lightly. While working on a couple of projects around the barn today I needed to get down a coil of air hose that was upon its support hook, directly above the Harley. Now to reach the hose I should have gotten a ladder or medium step stool but no not me, I stepped onto the trailer hitch on the back of the Harley and stepped onto the rear wheel of one of the four wheelers in the barn, I then proceeded to reach for the air hose. As I was lifting the hose off of the hook, my left foot slid off of the trailer hitch and started downward vertically as gravity wants such actions. The right foot only helped drive me more closely to the wall and over the trunk of the Bike. At about this time the twins and the little guy met the trunk lid, and began to support my entire weight, about 215 pounds. About two seconds later I was sliding off of the trunk and ended up standing behind same feeling great pain, and wondering how much more of this I could stand. Then almost as suddenly the pain abated, now fear set in, did I rip off the twins and the little guy? I forgot about the air hose and the fact that two tires needed more air and started waddling towards the house. Upon entry I was greated by the wife and three granddaughters whom I did not wish to reveal to what had just transpired. I entered the bathroom closed the door and dropped my drawers, nope no blood no bleeding, and all of the parts are still connected, though very tender. I pull my pants up and return back to the barn saying that I had fallen. Now the hose is stretched to a different shape so I can get it with out climbing. I go about the projects I had started and finish up in the barn. I now need to drain the ole bladder and go back into the house, this time as I retrieve the little guy I notice that his complexion has changed, he doesn't even look like the little guy from a couple of hours ago. I then go to the other bathroom and let Mrs's MoMan look at the little guy, she wants me to go to the emergency room, I refuse. What could they do for the crushed twins and the little fellow. Any way that was my physics lesson for today.

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Icon 1 posted December 30, 2006 15:39      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
[Eek!] !!!!!

I am so sorry Moman, but don't act tough, please take care of yourself! Better a little humiliation at the hospital than an untreated injury, and a worried family.

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Icon 1 posted December 30, 2006 15:57      Profile for Luke Skywalker     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Something like that dude, you really may want to go get looked at. With injuries to what you did, sooner is better.

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted December 30, 2006 17:19      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Callipygous & Luke Skywalker_______________Having been a field medic and having been a triage screener , I am aware of being my own Medical practitioner. Huge ugly bruses are just that huge ugly bruses, I have no other symtoms not even discomfort emptying the ole bladder, just tenderness upon handling the little guy.

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Icon 1 posted December 30, 2006 17:44      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well, take care of yourself...if you know best, then good for you. Still, I've heard some 'war stories' from folks about related pains and troubles, and some if unchecked, can lead to very unpleasant things.

Feel well. [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted December 30, 2006 18:11      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Here's hoping you heal quickly.

... and thank you for not providing scientific evidence. [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted December 30, 2006 19:46      Profile for never_ask_why333     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thats horrible! I am truly sorry....I hope you get better very quickly [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2006 08:52      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Mo: Since you posted elsewhere on the forums today, I assume you'll survive a bit longer. But having waited the customarily courteous 24 hours, I must now tell you that your misfortune reminds me of a line from an old Woody Allen movie.

"Oooh! I fell on my bells!"

Maybe you should be wearing an athletic cup when working around the place. Rather a protection for the family jewels against such future mishaps.

I hope no serious or lasting problems develop, and get well soon.

gg

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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2006 12:07      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
garlicguy__________________The only real damage was to my pride, where I worked I was mister safe. Do Not Expose your self to danger, Do Not endanger others. I have had appentices complain to the boss about I would not let them do some jobs the way that they had outlined, his reply was why don't you go back to your journeyman and find out what he thinks is unsafe.

I also learned that three inches of altitude at the accelleration of gravity is alot of pain. Today mild tenderness and a nasty looking bruse.

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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2006 14:08      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
TheMoMan

Ouch! [Eek!] In fact .... double ouch! [Eek!] [Eek!]

I'm glad to hear that the only damage is a bit of pain and a nasty-looking bruise. Still - if I had to have a nasty looking bruise, I think I'd choose somewhere else to have it. [Wink]

I hope that full recovery doesn't take too long.

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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2006 15:46      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ouch !

Hope it didn't interfere too much with your *ahem* new years eve celebrations.

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I would suggest *not* seeing Casino Royale for a few months.
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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
Things I learned today Dec. 30, 2006

While working on a couple of projects around the barn today I needed to get down a coil of air hose that was upon its support hook, directly above the Harley.

Mo,

Stories that start out this way NEVER have a happy ending. They are always painful.

Never put anything above your Harley. Not women, not your litte guy, nothing.

I'm sorry to hear this happened to you.

Never get out of the boat. Never put anything above the Harley.

Look at the bright side. The boys can heal, the iron horse cannot.

CP

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