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Subject: BS: 'Lo folks
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 07:20 PM

Hi folks, been away from the site for a while.

Had a rough couple of months as I managed to sever my achilles tendon when Jade and I were on holiday in Aus' in October.

We were in a place called Albany, it was a Sunday afternoon, and we were just turning away from a shop window and I put my foot on some cardbaord. Only there was nothing below it. It was covering a phone cable access hole, some wee bastards had removed the actual cover.

I went down with a thump and at first I thought I had broken my leg. No blood, no sticky out bones but the pain was awfull.

Once I could get up I realised that my right leg could not take any weight. Luckily a local couple showed Jade how to get to the local A&E. The doc I saw thought I had torn the achilles but wanted me to see a specialist and get an ultrasound the next day.

That showed a possible 80% tear. They could not do the op' there as their orthro surgeon was away fishing. So Jade had to drive the 500km to Perth where they had booked me in for an op'.

The specialist there told me I had a 100% break and by 7 p.m. I was on the slab. They managed to repair the damage and I am now the proud owner of a 9" scar up the inside of my leg.

I had to stay on in Perth for a further week after being discharged as the surgeon was not happy with me flying, DVT could have been a problem.

I got back to China mid October and luckily because I was wearing what they call a moon boot, encases the leg and is supported by steel straps, front and back supports all pulled firm with velcro straps, which could be taken off for sit in a shower. I noticed a bad smell. I had a bloody infection in the wound. More hospital treatment.

Got over that and then I had a phone call from my brother to tell me my mother was critically ill in hospital. So it was back on a plane. The docs gave her 12-24 hours to pull through. Amazingly she did but she is still very poorly.

As I had to take so much time off sick and as I run the business here things fell behind, That and not being able to do anything on my own for a while and then when I could be up and around properly getting bloody minded and frustrated over the inability to do things just made me a bit depressed.

The good things is that I think I am out of that now. Stopped being bitter about the accident and hoping that I will get full use back and be able to do the things I want to do that I did before.

Hopefully the Year of the Pig will be better than the Dog Year. But isn't it stupid that a simple thing such as a break in a tendon can get you down so much?


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 07:22 PM

BTW getting on here has not been easy in the last 2 weeks. That earthquake off Taiwan on the 27th December knocked out 6 major comms cables. Things are slowly getting back to normal but they say another 2 weeks for full service to be resumed.

For a week we could not even get e-mail.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks
From: jacqui.c
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 07:24 PM

That's worse than a break, so I am told.

What a run of bad luck. I hope that the worst is now behind you and that the year of the pig will bring only good things.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 07:25 PM

Wow. You've had your hands full. And I've heard that some of the tendon breaks and tears can be worse than a broken bone, as your story seems to prove. Better luck in this year of the pig!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks
From: Tweed
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 07:27 PM

Welcome back. Glad you made it through all that. You got hit with everything except boils and locusts!! Now go do your exercise therapy and get that peg back up to 100%.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks
From: catspaw49
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 07:27 PM

I don't know what to say but I'm glad you're back and may I also wish you a far better year.........Of course that wouldn't take much now would it? I'll hold some good thoughts for you as well as your Mother.

Have a good day tomorrow and watch your step......so to speak.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks
From: SINSULL
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 07:27 PM

It isn't stupid at all, SC. You have had more than your share. Hang in there it will get better.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks
From: kendall
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 07:33 PM

I just hope you don't have to "foot the bill"


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 07:37 PM

OUCH! That was a hellova time for you all.

I'm pleased things are getting back to normal for you now and I'll zap some positives your way immediately.

Hugs

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks
From: GUEST,Skipy
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 07:40 PM

May the pig be with you.
Skipy


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks
From: Alba
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 07:55 PM

Good to see you back on the Mudcat SC, what a time youve had!

I sincerely hope your Mother's health improves very soon and things just keep getting better by the day for You and Yours.

May the Year of the Zhu bring you Harmony, Peace and all things good.
Warmest Wishes
Jude


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 08:47 PM

Welcome back, SC!


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks
From: Hawker
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 09:23 PM

Shanghai! Sorry to hear your troubles, I can totally sympathise, I just squatted down to put paper in the computer under my desk last saturday night and pop! I have a partial rupture of the achilles tendon, I am in plaster for 6 weeks to try and prevent further damage and hopefully heal, otherwise its surgery! The pain is amazing when it happens!
Glad to hear all is well now, hope your mum gets better too. Much love and kind thoughts - and WELCOME BACK!
Cheers, Lucy


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks
From: Alice
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 09:28 PM

Wanted to say hi earlier, but saw this thread was closed. Why was that?

Welcome back and great to see you here again.
SO SORRY to hear about that awful injury!


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 10:06 PM

eek, especially the 500k drive to hospital!

I had been vaguely wondering if you were around, or had moved to Oz. Very vague cos I never got around to checking your posts!

Good to see you are back & getting better.

Best wishes for you & your mother.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 10:52 PM

Wow!!!!!!!! Good to see ya around!!!!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks (from Shanghaiceltic)
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 11:47 PM

Didn't have time to say earlier: healing wishes for you and your mother. And, I hope whoever removed the proper cover had to pay for all of your medical needs, etc.!

May 2007 bring you much prosperity in all ways.

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks (from Shanghaiceltic)
From: Paul from Hull
Date: 14 Jan 07 - 03:56 AM

OUCH! You have definately been getting someone else's bad Karma for all that to happen! (Maybe SEVERAL peoples!)

When I was a teenager, many years ago now, I strained my Achilles tendon on a couple of occasions, though just mildly...I still wince at the memory of that pain now, & as it was 'only' a strain, I had nothing done to it, I mean no ops, therapy or whatever, just had to rest it...honestly, I'm cringing now at the thought of a severed one....

Anyway, chin up fella, as things are getting better for you!


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks (from Shanghaiceltic)
From: fat B****rd
Date: 14 Jan 07 - 05:57 AM

Welcome back and I trust things will improve for you. fB


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks (from Shanghaiceltic)
From: MBSLynne
Date: 14 Jan 07 - 07:59 AM

Well hopefully the only way from here is up!! I hope you have a nice patch of smooth sailing for a while!

Funny, I was just thinking the other day that I hadn't seen you on here in a while

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks (from Shanghaiceltic)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Jan 07 - 08:34 AM

I was wondering where you had got to Frank ! Glad you are back in touch and well on the way to nor,ality ! See you in Chat !


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks (from Shanghaiceltic)
From: Severn
Date: 14 Jan 07 - 09:32 AM

We've missed you in chat and have wondered about you. Glad to know you're back among us!


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks (from Shanghaiceltic)
From: Cruiser
Date: 14 Jan 07 - 02:52 PM

Shanghaiceltic,

How sad that because of someone's carelessness, or perhaps as a "prank", you were so severely injured. Did you seek compensation from the phone company that should have maintained the access cover?

You are a tough man to weather the pain, stress, and associated depression that accompanies such accidents.

The best of future good luck.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks (from Shanghaiceltic)
From: Megan L
Date: 14 Jan 07 - 06:52 PM

flamin heck lad yev hid a richt rough go o it. had missed ye in chat but i don't get in so often these days so wasn't sure if we were just in at different times.
awra best
hope this year is a better wan fur ye .

Meg


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks (from Shanghaiceltic)
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 15 Jan 07 - 01:49 AM

Had slight damamge to an achilles tendon myself years ago...

Good to see you(')r(e) back.... and your front...


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks (from Shanghaiceltic)
From: Grab
Date: 15 Jan 07 - 05:47 AM

Ouch! Good luck with your recovery, and your mum's recovery - hope you're all back to normal. Takes time though. Bones heal fairly fast, muscles and tendons just don't.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks (from Shanghaiceltic)
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Jan 07 - 07:23 AM

Last night there was a PBS show about Tibetan women and how tough life is for them. I thought of you.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks (from Shanghaiceltic)
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Jan 07 - 07:24 AM

That was worded strangely - I meant I thought of you living in CHina and possibly knowing some of the people interviewed.
I don't function well before noon.
How's the ankle?
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks (from Shanghaiceltic)
From: catspaw49
Date: 15 Jan 07 - 07:38 AM

Go ahead.....Somebody ask her if she functions well after noon......I dare you.

Matter of fact, I Triple Dog Dare ya'!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks (from Shanghaiceltic)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Jan 07 - 11:54 AM

Welcome back! Good lord, it sounds like you had a really nasty time of it.

Things like this should only happen to people such as George W. Bush and Tony Blair, not to real people.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks (from Shanghaiceltic)
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jan 07 - 12:02 PM

How well do you fubction AFTER noon, Mary?


Bppppppt!!



A


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks (from Shanghaiceltic)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Jan 07 - 12:38 PM

That was Amos' funktion folks!
G.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks (from Shanghaiceltic)
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 15 Jan 07 - 04:00 PM

Frank my dear, hope the little piggies bring you luck, take care of yourself and don't let Jade wear herself out either!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks (from Shanghaiceltic)
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 12:44 AM

Hi Everyone,thanks for all the warm wishes. You lot have brought a smile to my face and a tear to the eye. Great of you to all post.

I am off to Sydney at the end of the month for a 10 day visit (sales & marketing). That will be great as it will be warm. The cold here makes the tendons even stiffer in the morning. I have persuaded Jade that my Friday nights at the Blarney Stone are therapy. I did point out that when Chinese use needles for acupuncture that the needles dont always go into the affected area. Same with beer! Besides it would make my socks wet!

Sadly no compensation. Had I been armed with a camera and able to take pics of the hole with me in it then I might have stood a chance. Just lucky I was insured medically.

Again many thanks and Xin Nian Quai Le (Happy New Year) to you all.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks (from Shanghaiceltic)
From: JennyO
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 10:00 AM

Hey Frank, during your 10 day visit to Sydney, do you have any time to meet any of us Sydney 'catters? We'd be happy to arrange something!

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Lo folks (from Shanghaiceltic)
From: gnu
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 02:45 PM

Gee... don't know how I missed this one. It was great to see you in chat and I hope you continue to get better.

Hran on!!


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