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    Watch those ladders!

    This is my first post since I fell off of a ladder while cleaning my boat July 3. Crushed right knee, crushed right wrist, 6 cracked ribs. Complications included pulmonary embolism and two types of resistant infections requiring 2 months of IV antibiotics. Four surgeries. Cost so far to my insurance company $400,000. My cost $15,000.

    I’m just now relearning how to walk and tomorrow I’m taking the boat to be winterized and stored. Just riding. A friend will drive the tow vehicle.

    live life while you can. You never know when you’ll get messed up.
    Bayliner 195 Bowrider 2013 4.3l 220hp MPI
    Alpha 1, Gen II
    2019 F-150 3.0l Powerstroke Crew Cab 4WD
    Albany, Ohio

    MMSI: 338234042

    King of retirement. Finally got that last promotion.

    #2
    Oh, dear! I hope you knit well from here.
    1994 2859 in Tacoma, WA
    7.4 Mercruiser
    Still learning about other systems
    and specs.

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    • Nickdixon
      Nickdixon commented
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      I’m finally making progress. Walking with some assistance.

    #3
    Holy toledo! That is bad!
    Glad you are getting better, and sorry it’s taking so long.

    Thanks!!! for the advice!

    KEVIN SANDERS
    4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
    www.transferswitch4less.com

    where are we right now?

    https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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    • Nickdixon
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      Kevin, one of the lessons here is that if you have a truly displaced leg fracture, it’s going to take an absolute minimum of 12 weeks to heal. For my age (62) I’m actually close to being on schedule, even considering the complications.

    #4
    Dang Nick!!! Glad you're on the mend brother!
    Jim Gandee
    1989 3888
    Hino 175's
    Fire Escape
    [email protected]
    Alamitos Bay, SoCal

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    • Nickdixon
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      Thanks Jim. It’s been life changing.

    #5
    So sorry to hear about that Nick, but good to know you're on the mend. All that and the higher risk of covid exposure. This year's trip east got put off til next spring, so maybe then we'll have that beer!
    Jeff & Tara
    (And Ginger too)
    Lake Havasu City, AZ

    2000 Bayliner 3388
    "GetAway"
    Cummins 4bta 250s

    In memory of Shadow, the best boat dog ever. Rest in peace, girl. July 2, 2010

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      We’ll make it happen eventually!

    #6
    Ouch Nick! Hope everything heals well. A friend of mine did something similar a few years back while tarping his boat for the winter. In his case it was primarily his ankle which took over a year to fully heal.
    1997 Maxum 2400 SCR 5.7LX Bravo II

    Mike

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      Yeah, I’ll be functional in about a month but not 100% until at least April.

    #7
    Nick- I wish you a full recovery. Glad you’re on the mend and will be ready to go for the 2021 boating season. Good Luck!
    Gibraltar, Mi.
    1986- 3870- Hino 175's
    1988 26' Shamrock/ Diesel
    14' Zodiac Bay Runner

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    • Nickdixon
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      Thank you!

    #8
    Wow. Feel terrible for you, but I sure understand how that stuff happens. It’s the things that we’ve done many times that we become causal about and don’t pay enough attention at the time. Fallen off ladders myself and it was from being in a rush and too casual about it. Not saying that’s what happened to you, but it has to me for those reasons. Best wishes with healing.
    1990 2755 - sold
    2005 275 - sold (now boatless)

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      #9
      I’m a cheap bastard who hasn’t done my share to support the BOC... so I still get ads all over the page. I had to share that, ironically, there’s an ad for wooden ladders right in the middle of your post about falling off them. Sorry to get a little bit of a laugh at your expense. Very glad to hear that you’re finally on the mend!
      Drew Haas
      1998 4788 "Painkiller"

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