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Thread: Torn Heel (Warning: Blood)
02-16-2007, 09:17 PM #1
Torn Heel (Warning: Blood)
I am up here in Calgary at the moment for a skeleton race and in a recurring moment of clutziness I managed to run over my heel with my sled while loading it the other day at the start. I got to the bottom and thought i just bruised it so I iced it and took my second run while taking it easy on the start. After that I went to the race draw and then went back to the hotel. While changing out of my gear I noticed my sock had blood on it. Hmm....taking my sock off I found a pretty good gash about 3 cm accross my achilles. Here's the pic tr of the canadian clinic.
The money shot
A work in progress
7, count 'em
All and all a good time.
02-16-2007, 09:54 PM #2Registered User
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HOLY JESUS O_O
02-16-2007, 11:23 PM #3
Haha beauty! You training at COP or what? When we were training at Nakiska preseason 2 years ago we stayed at the four points across from COP and there tonnes of bobsledders, lugers and skeleton athletes there training/competing/doing time trials for torino. The jamaican bobsled team were super chill...
but anyways, that's pretty impressive. How do you like Canadian health care? Did they make you wait hours on end or what? Good luck with your recovery..
02-16-2007, 11:39 PM #4
You must be tough. I think I would have noticed a gash like that pretty quickly.
02-17-2007, 08:09 AM #5Registered User
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OH! That sucks ass Brad. Just lucky you didn't do more damage. Heal up quick.Donny, you're out of your element!
02-17-2007, 09:10 AM #6
A quick get well wish and I outta gimp central; there's bad juju in this place.
Good luck in the race.Don’t race. Leave that to the scorchers.
02-18-2007, 08:47 AM #7
just seven stiches??? It looked deeper than that...
Looks like you got off lucky"Don't tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know fish" -Mark Twain
02-18-2007, 10:19 AM #8
Canadian health care treated me well, although it sounds like I had a better experience than most. The hotel recommended i go to a local clinic instead of the hospital since it would be quicker. From the time of checking in, to when I left it took about an hour and cost $100. Even with insurance in the states it would have cost me at least that.
02-18-2007, 07:17 PM #9
Oooooh forgot to mention, the beds at the 4 points are WICKED comfy. Mmmm, theyre better than my own mattress on the floor here in Whistler, actually.
Last edited by GoNads; 02-18-2007 at 07:19 PM.
02-18-2007, 08:20 PM #10
Bummer, glad it wasn't worse - In patrol we'd call that a beer offense. You buy the beer...
I've started without you
02-18-2007, 08:22 PM #11
Nice. Who did the doc let in the room to take photos of your foot while you were getting stitched??
02-19-2007, 02:20 PM #12
05-07-2007, 02:40 PM #13
Just thought I would add to this since I had some, uh complications. Six weeks after I cut my heel it was pretty well healed up, but I had to wear shoes again and so the cut got a little sore. Then it went from being a little tender and red to infected and abscess in 2 days.
It wasn't good. They decided to clean it and let it heal from the inside out which meant I got to do fun things like dressing changes every couple hours. It also meant I was more or less back to square one.
The good news is that it felt better a week after this than it ever did in the 6 weeks prior to the infection. I should be able to wear a normal shoe again soon.
05-07-2007, 05:22 PM #14
You should see the sneaker he cut holes in so he could bike...that's dedication.This touchy-feely Kumbaya shit has got to go.
05-07-2007, 08:42 PM #15
I had a pretty similar gash a few years ago in the same exact spot from stepping on something sharp in the ocean. I thought it healed up alright on its own but sure enough a few weeks later I was back at the doctors to get it drained and recleaned which was pretty pleasant...then sent me home with some intense antiboitic pills that they usually prescribe for dog bites..
05-07-2007, 10:07 PM #16
3 weeks looked pretty good and I thought I was home free. They put me on cipro for a week as well. Did they re-stitch you up after the drained it or leave it open?
05-07-2007, 11:58 PM #17click click boom
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That brought back all sorts of bad memories, only my scar is vertical and about 5 inches long. Be VERY glad you missed the tendon.
05-08-2007, 01:11 AM #18
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05-08-2007, 08:25 PM #20
I once superglued a guys finger back together on top of a roof after a crane dropped a heavy object on him...It looked like someone shot a deer!!! Blood everywhere.It's got more paprika.
05-08-2007, 11:53 PM #21
It's funny, after I recovered from where the cut was, the first thing I thought was butterflies, then superglue. I had a race the next day damn it! After I realized pushing the two sides of the cut together looked like a talking mouth I gave in and went to the clinic to get stitches.
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