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ChileRelleno  (D 24868)

Aug 28, 2002, 1:37 PM
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PiratePiratePiratePiratePirateI the great Chile Relleno crashed and burned while enjoying the blue skies in Davis,CA at Skydance Skydiving this last saturday 08/24...

There I was swooping into the landing area,it looked good and felt good so I went for it! ALAS I had failed to properly inspect my landing area before jumping at this new playground.The area I'd chosen looked like a nice gravel surface to surf in on but was in fact deep pea gravel and my right foot dug in on touchdown while the rest of me kept going!!!

CrazyPirateCrazyPirateMadResult,spiral fracture of both the tibia and fibula,yes both of them!.I knew what was happening to me as it was happening (really weird feeling)I tumbled to a stop,confirmed what I already knew and let everyone within a country mile know that I was hurt.The DZ staff was great providing first aid and transportation to and from the Hospital in Davis and in gathering a few belongings out of my truck and getting me on the the next flight home to Mobile,AL. Smilethey even shipped my gear home to me.

So the next morning I check into the hospital and that afternoon I'm in surgery and two (2)gnarly incisions,two (2)plates,fourteen(14) screws and 3.5 days later I'm here at home to recuperate for the next three (3) months.It looks UGLY(I'll post pics later) and hurts like hell,even while pumped full of Morphine,Demerol and some asst'd other meds, the only real relief is sleep.

The moral to this story "CHECK YOUR LANDING AREAS WHEN AT UNFAMILiAR DZ'S"

I will jump again,live and learn,crash and burn,Chile Relleno.Wink


hobbes4star  (B 24739)

Aug 28, 2002, 1:43 PM
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ouch man that sucks. but glad you are ok for the most part. heal fast and come play soon.
got good vibes headed you way..Smile


wlie  (D 27320)

Aug 28, 2002, 1:50 PM
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Get well soon buddy. Take your time to heal.


skymedic  (C 33561)

Aug 28, 2002, 1:53 PM
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Get better bro...but I'm thinking a better place for this post would be in the incident area...what do you thinK???


and your right.....titanium sucks....


Kris  (D 26033)

Aug 28, 2002, 4:14 PM
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UhOh, injured Rodriguez Brother! Take care, glad it wasn't worse and get the nurses to bring you tequila so you can make them honorary bumpy brothers!Cool

Take your time and heal fast, the sky will be here waiting for you, bro!

Kris
aka
CarnÚ Sonic Rodriguez


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Aug 28, 2002, 4:18 PM
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Dude, post the photos.Smile


Premier quade  (D 22635)
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Aug 28, 2002, 5:03 PM
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Screw photos -- post X-Rays!


tigra  (C 27417)

Aug 28, 2002, 5:42 PM
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Well, this is Gear and Rigging, right?? Sounds like the new hardware in his leg might qualify!Wink

Seriously, ChileRelleno, get well soon!

maura


(This post was edited by tigra on Aug 28, 2002, 5:44 PM)


ltdiver  (D 20506)

Aug 28, 2002, 10:36 PM
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Screw photos -- post X-Rays!

Hey, now that would be a wonderful thread! Everybody post their x-rays (or CAT Scans) and we'll have a contest! bbarnhouse, Skymedic, and I could be the judges! Shocked

ltdiver
(got some knarley CAT Scans of my own around here somewhere...)


councilman24  (D 8631)

Aug 29, 2002, 6:48 AM
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What's really cool are the ones I have taken during surgery with the clamps and positioning needles in place.


ChileRelleno  (D 24868)

Aug 29, 2002, 7:12 AM
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PirateI'll post photos after i expand my collection at my 1st follow up visit with the rigger for my inspection and repackWink(surgeon,checkup and new cast)hahahahahaSly

I probably won't be able to post xrays,I brought copies from CA and the surgeon was bitching about the quality I prayed that he wouldn't have them redonePirateUnsureMad


christoofar  (A 40633)

Aug 29, 2002, 7:55 AM
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In reply to:
Screw photos -- post X-Rays!

Hey, now that would be a wonderful thread! Everybody post their x-rays (or CAT Scans) and we'll have a contest! bbarnhouse, Skymedic, and I could be the judges! Shocked

ltdiver
(got some knarley CAT Scans of my own around here somewhere...)

I think TomAilleo would win hands down.


(This post was edited by christoofar on Aug 29, 2002, 7:55 AM)



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