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Flying Orca
12-10-2009, 09:19 PM
Looks like Doug's in the hospital with a broken pelvis after a 10' fall. Just letting y'all know.

Paul Girouard
12-10-2009, 09:22 PM
Wow, how'd you find this out?

He's banned from the forum I think.

Hope you heal up OK Doug if you're reading this.

Is he up in Mass. that was the last job I read he was on, but he came back from that one, IIRC.

Glen Longino
12-10-2009, 09:23 PM
Dangit!
Aw hell!
Anything we can do for him?

Hwyl
12-10-2009, 09:23 PM
Can we use this thread as a mass plea (intended) to un ban him for medical reasons.


Wishing I wasn't banned at the moment. Looks like I might have a bit of free time on my hands.

Canoez
12-10-2009, 09:24 PM
Up in Massachusetts, I assume? Any other news?

Flying Orca
12-10-2009, 09:25 PM
He sounds reasonably chipper, considering it all. Found out via Facebook.

Flying Orca
12-10-2009, 09:25 PM
Oh yeah, second the motion to un-ban.

Glen Longino
12-10-2009, 09:26 PM
Can we use this thread as a mass plea (intended) to un ban him for medical reasons.

What's in it for us!:D

The Bigfella
12-10-2009, 09:27 PM
C'mon Scot... it's Christmas

Glen Longino
12-10-2009, 09:31 PM
Yeah, Scot!
Don't make us change your name to Scrooge!:)

erster
12-10-2009, 09:31 PM
Oh man, sorry to hear this. Thats a tough break for sure. He had a thread about shoveling snow and ended up to be talking steamed oysters with no real issues when I logged out.

Hwyl
12-10-2009, 09:36 PM
Up in Massachusetts, I assume? Any other news?

Yes


Douglas Gilluley (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1133951722&ref=nf) Just kicking back, having a rest at UMASS Memorial Hospital ... with a broken pelvis. Tough day here kids.

about an hour ago (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=232837842673&id=1133951722&ref=nf) ∑

MiddleAgesMan
12-10-2009, 09:47 PM
Bad bummers, banning and breaking of bones.

Get well soon, Doug.

(Seems I recall you saying something about being to busy to commit a banning offense but I guess you found a few spare minutes. Doesn't seem to take much these days. ;) )

BrianW
12-10-2009, 09:50 PM
Oh crap!

I read his post about shoveling snow on a timber roof.

Hope his employer is covered and OSHA regs followed. (or not...)

J. Dillon
12-10-2009, 09:55 PM
Sorry to hear this:(. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

JD

TimH
12-10-2009, 09:58 PM
bummer.
Hope he has insurance

capt jake
12-10-2009, 10:01 PM
He wanted to pass along...
"Tell them I'm fine and I recommend the Percocets ;-D"

A bummer for sure!

huisjen
12-10-2009, 10:03 PM
An act of clemency would be nice.

Dan

Bob Adams
12-10-2009, 10:03 PM
See Scot, he was so upset about his banning he jumped!


Just kidding, I hope the recovery is thorough and swift.

David G
12-10-2009, 10:06 PM
One of the few silver linings of a hospital stay. They DO have good pain killers. Hope he heals up quickly and thoroughly.

Ian Marchuk
12-10-2009, 10:09 PM
Ouch.... sorry to hear this Doug .
Best wishes for a swift and full recovery.
Ian

SMARTINSEN
12-10-2009, 10:10 PM
Hope you are feeling better, Doug. Or at least feeling no pain. :)

I fell of a deck and fractured my pelvis back in April of 2005, so I can feel your pain. Sympathetically, at least. I do not know what Lefty did to get you in so much trouble, but I hope that the powers that be can commute your sentence.

Ian McColgin
12-10-2009, 10:12 PM
Hope for healing.

elf
12-10-2009, 10:15 PM
conversation on Facebook. No surgery necessary, but the painful part starts tomorrow - physical therapy. Can't possibly be nice, that.

S/V Laura Ellen
12-10-2009, 10:15 PM
I http://aylard.ca/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/heart.jpg Percocet!:D

SMARTINSEN
12-10-2009, 10:20 PM
No surgery necessary....

I think that they should put him in a whole body cast.

perldog007
12-10-2009, 10:21 PM
Take it from another doug who has been down with a busted pelvic bone, the percocet does not make it worthwhile. Hope he back up soon.

htom
12-10-2009, 10:24 PM
Get well soon!

skuthorp
12-10-2009, 10:29 PM
Fell off the roof? boy, that's three recently and ones a paraplegic. I'd better be extra careful fixing my shed's spouts.

Glen Longino
12-10-2009, 10:51 PM
As a humanitarian, I'll "hit it" for you till you get back, Doug!
No need to thank me!:)

coelacanth2
12-10-2009, 10:55 PM
Having had a cracked pelvis in my senior year of high school, I can sympathize ... makes walking (or anything else) a real chore.

John B
12-10-2009, 10:55 PM
Damn, thats bad... sorry to hear it.

C. Ross
12-10-2009, 10:58 PM
I'm sure he'd be well-behaved if he returned under the influence of Percocet.

Best wishes, Doug!

Bruce Taylor
12-10-2009, 11:30 PM
How about it, Scot?

Robbie 2
12-10-2009, 11:48 PM
Get well Doug.

BETTY-B
12-11-2009, 12:09 AM
Damn. Banned and burned. That sucks, man. Sorry to hear it. And I hope you have a speedy recovery too, Doug.

So when did he get banned? For how long? What for? And who was the weenie that pushed the button?

DAN

Wild Dingo
12-11-2009, 12:31 AM
percocet or no percocet keep yer pecker upright and in full sail get a bed near the window and keep the curtain closed that way the nurse wont mind all that much :D :D

Take it easy mate... ooh right flat out in a hospital bed hes gotta be takin it easy eh! ;)

sorry for your pain ;) ...whew thats about the only thing I can think of where I wont stick me foot down me gob one way or another :p

katey
12-11-2009, 12:48 AM
OW! Ow ow ow ow ow. I hate to even think about it.

Best wishes, Doug.

boylesboats
12-11-2009, 01:55 AM
Looks like Doug's in the hospital with a broken pelvis after a 10' fall. Just letting y'all know.

I read that somewhere earlier..

2MeterTroll
12-11-2009, 02:52 AM
hope it all goes well in the healing part and the insurance paying part. get well soon BB

Spin_Drift
12-11-2009, 02:59 AM
So sorry Doug got injured. Wishing him complete and speedy recovery.

Free Botebum...


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seanz
12-11-2009, 03:39 AM
:eek: Golly Gosh Darnit!

Hope you're back on your feet soon Dougie and have another vote for unbanning on compassionate grounds.

Duncan Gibbs
12-11-2009, 03:49 AM
We'll just have to start calling you Elvis! :D

Hope you have an easy recovery Doug and I'll vote for an un-banning too!

shamus
12-11-2009, 05:20 AM
Bad luck Botebum! Hope to see you back here soon.

PeterSibley
12-11-2009, 05:23 AM
Looks like Doug's in the hospital with a broken pelvis after a 10' fall. Just letting y'all know.

:eek::eek: That is not good ! Good luck and heal fast Doug .

Spin_Drift
12-11-2009, 05:54 AM
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/Spin_Drift/WBF%20Birthdays/freeBotebum.jpg

Paul Pless
12-11-2009, 06:34 AM
Damn that sucks! Hope you heal up soon!

Syed
12-11-2009, 06:37 AM
Wishing you a very speedy recovery.

bob winter
12-11-2009, 07:41 AM
At least the ground broke his fall.

I read the comment on facebook that he says got him banned. Doesn't seem to take much these days. I think observing Hell full lesbians might be interesting.

Uncle Duke
12-11-2009, 07:50 AM
Ah - this is not good news to wake to! Dang.
Doug - do what the doctors say and get better as fast as you can... apparently people miss you.;)

Jim Ledger
12-11-2009, 07:54 AM
Some folks'll do anything to get some prescription meds. ;)

Hope you get well soon, Doug.

Flying Orca
12-11-2009, 07:59 AM
I read that somewhere earlier..

Damn, did I miss another thread on this? I checked, but I checked quickly. Sorry if this is a dupe.

Phillip Allen
12-11-2009, 08:49 AM
Wow! I just saw this...get better Doug

Scot...hows about a sticky?

Peerie Maa
12-11-2009, 08:54 AM
Get well soon Doug,

are the nurses worth chasing?:D

Scott, how about giving him his right to reply?

botebum
12-11-2009, 09:28 AM
Hello Doug:
You have a hospital reprieve. Sorry to hear you're banged-up. Hope you have a laptop with you.
Do understand, if you are rude on the forum, it's back to the pokey.
Cheers,
Scot

I told you Scot wasn't such a bad guy. Thanks Scot. You won't regret it.
Thanks to all of you for your sympathies. It's good to be "home" again.
Here's the scoop for those not on FB- Yesterday morning we were getting ready for the crane to show up to fly the roof panels on the house we're doing in MA. I had to get some snow off the 2nd floor deck to set up a ladder. There was some plastic covered in snow that I had to pull out of the way so I could shovel off the deck. While tugging at it, my feet went east and my butt went west until I ran out of west. Then I went south for about 10 feet until I came to a rather abrupt stop. I vaguely remember a minute or two of talking to my boss. Then it's a blank until I came around in the hospital about an hour and a half later in the middle of an x-ray. That's when they told me I'd broken my pelvis. The next few hours are kind of a blur but I was later told that the pain meds they loaded me up on were mostly responsible for that. I was also informed that I flirted with every female that came near me:D
I have to go for more pictures this morning because I coughed last night and something in my pelvis "popped". This happened while I was on the phone with Tonya who is now partly deaf in her right ear:D Within a minute, I had 5 nurses, a Dr. and every orderly in the ward standing at my bed wishing they could do something. They politely refused my request for 2 more Percocets and a 24oz can of Coors(the most recent Percocets hadn't quite kicked in yet and apparently beer is a no-no. Bastids!)
Hope to find out sometime later today about a tentative time-line.
Thanks again to everyone(especially Scot for the reprieve). You've all helped keep my spirits up.

Doug

capt jake
12-11-2009, 09:32 AM
They politely refused my request for 2 more Percocets and a 24oz can of Coors(the most recent Percocets hadn't quite kicked in yet and apparently beer is a no-no. Bastids!)

Glad you still have a sense of humor!

Welcome back, Bum!

boylesboats
12-11-2009, 09:35 AM
Bravo... welcome back Doug.. Thank for update

switters
12-11-2009, 09:36 AM
*lifting e-coors* here is to a speedy and painless as possible recovery.

ccmanuals
12-11-2009, 09:37 AM
Scot, would recommend that you consider the "un banning" as part of his recovery process. I'm sure he would enjoy the well wishes for speedy recovery plus he is going to be laid up for awhile with nothing to do. Tis the season......

Hwyl
12-11-2009, 09:37 AM
Thanks Scot, welcome back BB

Phillip Allen
12-11-2009, 09:40 AM
welcome back ya bum...and thank you Scot!!!

botebum
12-11-2009, 09:40 AM
Scot, would recommend that you consider the "un banning" as part of his recovery process. I'm sure he would enjoy the well wishes for speedy recovery plus he is going to be laid up for awhile with nothing to do. Tis the season......Those Percocets must be really strong. I dreamt that already happened:D

Doug

botebum
12-11-2009, 09:48 AM
Off to x-ray. I'll check in when I get back.

Doug

Brian Palmer
12-11-2009, 10:00 AM
Here's hoping for a speedy recovery, Doug!

Brian

Flying Orca
12-11-2009, 10:05 AM
Thank you Scot, and welcome back Doug!

Jim Ledger
12-11-2009, 10:11 AM
Coors ought to be a no-no, ya wombat.

Can't you get a morphine drip? You won't need to wash that down.

John of Phoenix
12-11-2009, 10:15 AM
Well done Scot.
Flirting with the ladies is a very healthy symptom. Enjoy your recovery as much a possible.

Mrleft8
12-11-2009, 10:16 AM
If ya'd asked for a Sam Adams Boston Lager, you'd have had better luck...;)

TomF
12-11-2009, 10:20 AM
Welcome back, Doug. Hope it heals without any more hiccups than necessary.

My Dad used to say it isn't the fall that hurts, it's the sharp stop at the bottom. Sounds like he was right.

Nanoose
12-11-2009, 10:20 AM
So sorry Doug!!
..and, thanks Scot.

Please, Doug, tell us you have some kind of medical insurance??

Nanoose
12-11-2009, 10:21 AM
If he's in Mass....maybe someone there could 'slip' him a beer? :eek:

capt jake
12-11-2009, 10:37 AM
Please, Doug, tell us you have some kind of medical insurance??
Tempting....but I think that is for another thread. ;) ;)

Dr.Spoke
12-11-2009, 10:39 AM
Well I'm drinking a BrewGod Punk IPA.... And thinking back to my bust Pelvis... Not fun! Hope it goes well, and stays reasonably stable. Wee tip for you, when I got home I decided to sit and watch some films to kill time... Avoid Monty Python ( or anything else funny - I tried the Meaning of Life) It'll be a few months befor eyou can enjoy a belly laugh without morphine.
Good luck, and get well!

Canoez
12-11-2009, 10:40 AM
I think something can be arranged...

botebum
12-11-2009, 11:28 AM
Back from x-ray. Had a quick sponge bath. Couldn't talk her into the full Monty. I had to settle for back, butt and legs and the rest was up to me:(

Please, Doug, tell us you have some kind of medical insurance??No worries. Worker's Compensation will take care of it.

Waiting for the therapist to come by now. No idea when that's gonna' happen other than 'today'.

Doug

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
12-11-2009, 11:33 AM
Hey - welcome back - lobbing off a roof is not a good start to the christmas season.

Take care.

Mrleft8
12-11-2009, 11:50 AM
No worries. Worker's Compensation will take care of it.

Doug

LOL! Good luck with that!!!!:rolleyes:
What state does your company operate out of? What state did the accident happen?
Not saying you won't get taken care of (be glad yer in Mass. on that account), but there's gonna be a lot of "We're not paying for that!" And "Who's paying for this?...... Not us!"

botebum
12-11-2009, 12:01 PM
Lefty, Go pee in someone else's cornflakes.

Doug

perldog007
12-11-2009, 12:12 PM
I think you'll be okay with the WC. I was laid up with a broken hip when I found out my employer had not paid my insurance premiums for a few months even though they with held from my pay.

Some tense days, but they really can't toss you out in the street with a broken pelvis. These days, the doctors are probably happy it's covered by workman's comp.

I say you are in good shape. Heal well, avoid the egg substitute, order extra jello, have family and friends bring Wendy's Jr. Bacon Cheeseburgers.....

Fitz
12-11-2009, 12:12 PM
Heal Doug Heal.

Whereabouts in MA? There's probably some rum runnin', booze smugglin' in my genes somewhere.:confused:

botebum
12-11-2009, 12:54 PM
I'm in Worcester at UMASS Memorial. If anyone is thinking about stopping by the room phone is 774- 442-4439. Visiting is till 8pm.

Doug

Canoez
12-11-2009, 01:01 PM
Which campus are you at? There's a couple, yannow...

Hahnemann Campus (http://www.umassmemorial.org/MedicalcenterIP.cfm?id=2792#Hahnemann)
Memorial Campus (http://www.umassmemorial.org/MedicalcenterIP.cfm?id=2792#Memorial)
University Campus (http://www.umassmemorial.org/MedicalcenterIP.cfm?id=2792#University)

David G
12-11-2009, 01:14 PM
b-bum,

Good to see you back. But, let me get this straight. You actually asked for a beer to go with your pain meds? Or... did you ask for a Coors (aka Rocky Mtn. skunkpiss) :p:confused::p

botebum
12-11-2009, 01:16 PM
University Campus. I had to ask. I had no idea:confused::D

Doug

botebum
12-11-2009, 01:18 PM
David, Coors Light. Gotta' watch my girlish figure ya' know:D

Doug

Canoez
12-11-2009, 01:19 PM
University Campus. I had to ask. I had no idea:confused::D

Doug

Yup. It's a pretty big facility. You could get lost there without too much trouble. :D

Glen Longino
12-11-2009, 01:20 PM
I'm in Worcester at UMASS Memorial. If anyone is thinking about stopping by the room phone is 774- 442-4439. Visiting is till 8pm.

Doug

What time is Happy Hour?;)

Lew Barrett
12-11-2009, 01:20 PM
Here's hoping you mend up quickly and straight, Doug. Very good to have you back even if the circumstances surrounding your return are a bit painful.


Thank you very much Scot. A fine gesture.

.

Syed
12-11-2009, 01:26 PM
Don't take it so serious if you get banned next time.:)

botebum
12-11-2009, 01:28 PM
What time is Happy Hour?;)Glen, you may have to attend via the internet but as I said, visiting hours are till 8pm. All are welcome. BYOB(Seriously, none for me. I need to take full advantage of the painkiller aspect of the drugs.) If you plan to visit, call me first just to make sure they haven't moved me or I'm not ruining some poor nurse's future;) You can also PM me for my cell #.

Doug

Hollingsworth
12-11-2009, 01:34 PM
I thought I heard reindeer hooves on the snow-covered rooftop the other night. Apparently, it was Doug.

Recover well and soon!

Glen Longino
12-11-2009, 01:36 PM
Glen, you may have to attend via the internet but as I said, visiting hours are till 8pm. All are welcome. BYOB(Seriously, none for me. I need to take full advantage of the painkiller aspect of the drugs.) If you plan to visit, call me first just to make sure they haven't moved me or I'm not ruining some poor nurse's future;) You can also PM me for my cell #.

Doug

Wish I could visit, but its just too danged far.
I will PM you for the cell number though.
Best wishes!

paladin
12-11-2009, 01:42 PM
Ya mean they gotcha in a CELL? darn...in the hospital with a dunn broke pelvis and they lock you in a CELL......thas' O.K. What number cell are ya in ...? I have a brand new bottle of 90 percocets......think I'll have one now....

switters
12-11-2009, 01:46 PM
Ya mean they gotcha in a CELL? darn...in the hospital with a dunn broke pelvis and they lock you in a CELL......thas' O.K. What number cell are ya in ...? I have a brand new bottle of 90 percocets......think I'll have one now....

after what he was saying to the nurses, shudder, no wonder they put him in a cell.:D

botebum
12-11-2009, 01:47 PM
I PM'd you my cell# Chuck. We can get all wacked out on Percocets and mumble gibberish to each other:D

Doug

paladin
12-11-2009, 01:55 PM
I'd have to borrow a phone...mine is almost dead so I gotta save it for the road if'n they ever spring me from this joint...got 4 #12 needles in me right now...watching blood go out and come back in...out and in........didja know that blood feels hot......the tubes going and coming from the machine are across my chest and feel hot to the touch.......I have a really ornery, ugly, bitchy nurse right now...whatcha got at your end?

botebum
12-11-2009, 02:01 PM
The ladies in my ward vary from mid 20's to late 40's. All are very nice and a couple are smokin' hot. 'Course I got my Percocet goggles on;) I hate it for ya' Chuck:D

Doug

David G
12-11-2009, 02:12 PM
David, Coors Light. Gotta' watch my girlish figure ya' know:D
Doug

Gotcha. Perfectly understandable. Just don't try and call it beer, ok?

paladin
12-11-2009, 02:13 PM
I knew it wuz gonna be a bad day here.......They messed up yesterday and had me come back today, and at 0515 I was at the door and this one really ornery nurse came out, mad as all hell, wanting to know what I was doing there on my off day....she was mad because she has 2 jobs and just got off one at 10 pm last night and got called in to this one late last night.......drove the first needle through the artery and out the other side.........dunno hurt now after the 1/2 percocet I took 10 minutes later and the one I took 20 minutes ago...
They keep this "protein" drink and bars here for the diabetics....I bring coffee.....they asked me what I wanted and I asked for a pepperoni pizza, sausage, bacon (all the stuff I can't eat) peppers, olives and extra cheese......like I said...no sense of humor....went away grumbling under her breath........threatened to throw me out (she was serious).....and I told her not likely 'cause I just saw the last friggin bill from the clinic and they wouldn't want to lose the income.....the head doc stopped to talk to me for less than 5 minutes...asked what I was listening to...told him Hill/Wiltchinsky classical guitar duo.........he checked to see if I was breathing....that 5 minutes cost the insurance 478 bucks this week, and the same last week, and the week before........plus the dialysis treatment. Just remember....a bird in the hand is better in the bush.

McMike
12-11-2009, 02:15 PM
Heal fast BB!

bobbys
12-11-2009, 02:25 PM
Best wishes for a fast and speedy recovery to a Great guy!!.

I had hoped you yelled "Geronimo" on your Flight down to add a dash of Panache to a sad situation but i forgive you if you did not.:D

botebum
12-11-2009, 02:28 PM
I had hoped you yelled "Geronimo" on your Flight down to add a dash of Panache to a sad situation but i forgive you if you did not.:DThey said I screamed like a little girl but I think that happened after the "THUD!":D

Doug

huisjen
12-11-2009, 02:37 PM
Chuck, your nurses are not just humorless, but stupid too. Smart ones would have asked for your credit card to pay the pizza guy and then eaten it for you to protect you from it.

Dan

Phillip Allen
12-11-2009, 02:42 PM
Chuck, your nurses are not just humorless, but stupid too. Smart ones would have asked for your credit card to pay the pizza guy and then eaten it for you to protect you from it.

Dan

been a nurse before?

David G
12-11-2009, 02:42 PM
b'bum,

Above all - don't feel bad. Working construction IS dangerous.

****e happens.

I was part owner of a small construction co. in the 80's. We got a roofing contract for a large commercial building with a quick turnaround. We pulled the framing crew onto the job. We even pulled the cabinet crew. We were so much in a hurry that we even sent ME up there. Mass production. Mass chaos.

Yah, there is a point to all that. The fellow tacking down tarpaper over the new sheating ran out of staples without realizing it. I came dancing across that strip of tarpaper packing a couple sheets of cdx. Not being tacked down, it started down the slope like a surfboard with me on it. I tossed the sheets, threw myself flat (max. friction) and managed to slow down enough so I could catch the old gutter on my way overboard. There I was - suspended 3 stories up over a dumpster full of old cedar shakes porcupined with nails - with the gutter slowly, creakingly, starting to give way. All my mob was pissin' themselves with laughter and trying to keep from rolling off the roof themselves. Finally two of the framers came and grabbed my wrists... and hoisted me up - still screaming and cursing a blue streak.

At the very least I came close to becoming a human pincusion. At worst, well... let's not think about it.

****e happens.

Enjoy your healing time. Best time to think about things, eh?

Phillip Allen
12-11-2009, 02:52 PM
b'bum,

Above all - don't feel bad. Working construction IS dangerous.

****e happens.

I was part owner of a small construction co. in the 80's. We got a roofing contract for a large commercial building with a quick turnaround. We pulled the framing crew onto the job. We even pulled the cabinet crew. We were so much in a hurry that we even sent ME up there. Mass production. Mass chaos.

Yah, there is a point to all that. The fellow tacking down tarpaper over the new sheating ran out of staples without realizing it. I came dancing across that strip of tarpaper packing a couple sheets of cdx. Not being tacked down, it started down the slope like a surfboard with me on it. I tossed the sheets, threw myself flat (max. friction) and managed to slow down enough so I could catch the old gutter on my way overboard. There I was - suspended 3 stories up over a dumpster full of old cedar shakes porcupined with nails - with the gutter slowly, creakingly, starting to give way. All my mob was pissin' themselves with laughter and trying to keep from rolling off the roof themselves. Finally two of the framers came and grabbed my wrists... and hoisted me up - still screaming and cursing a blue streak.

At the very least I came close to becoming a human pincusion. At worst, well... let's not think about it.

****e happens.

Enjoy your healing time. Best time to think about things, eh?

there are a zillion things to think about where safety is concerned...OSHA is a bandaid for a decapatation but they had to think in terms of what they could make a profit at...

the only real safety is awareness and that has to start by hiring folks with brains...hard to do

I'm not pointing out anyone but still...one has to think safety...that means years on the job

John Meachen
12-11-2009, 03:01 PM
Good luck with the remainder of the recovery process.

paladin
12-11-2009, 03:37 PM
Doug......let me know if you're still planning on being where you izz...I'll try to give you a call after I get home...but...if I feel bad I'll feed critters and then crash...

Dan.....usually the Saturday crew is there alone...5 techs and one nurse.....I'm the only one that sends out for 1)pizza for the crew 2) donuts, coffee cake or cupcakes from the pastry shop down the street......these aren't for the patients, just the clinic people. I am one of 4 people that I know of that has insurance and is a paying customer...everyone else is either straight medicare or charity case.....and some of those have the nerve to bring a hip flask into dialysis and sit and eat candy etc while on it...it does have a tendency to get the staff ticked off. I have to go to this clinic as it's the only one withing my insurance area and I'd have to drive or provide transportation myself at a cost of about $600 a week......because I live 2 miles outside the county line. That's why I'm trying to move into the greater Annapolis area. I'll save approx. $1000 a week.

Potomac-Don edited to add.....I have a small notebook computer stuffed in my canvas briefcase...along with percocet...coffee....an apple.....ritz crackers...and a couple of cans of snack chikkin salad...and a couple of spoons......Doug wasn't prepared....

htom
12-11-2009, 04:40 PM
Well done, Scot -- Doug, get well without getting into more trouble, please!

botebum
12-11-2009, 04:40 PM
The really kind lady from Physical Therapy(known from here on in as "The Sadist") came by to visit. She made me slide my legs over the edge and sit up. That was when the Percocets threw up their arms and denied ever having known me. Then, after a brief break to resume functions such as breathing and pumping blood, she made me stand up with a walker. Sweet Jesus! They like to ask what your pain level is from 1 to 10. Darlin', we just hit a 20. Once up, I managed to get around reasonably well with the walker. But... all good things must come to an end. I had to lower myself into a chair. Although not quite as bad as getting up, it wasn't any fun. Instant 10. I begged for and was given some morphine.
Halfway through posting this I got another visit. This time it was Occupational Therapy. Get out of the chair, 20. Use walker and head for the room door. "Hold it. Turn towards the bathroom. Here's how you need to open the door with a walker. Ok. Now turn around in the bathroom and back up to the commode. Good. Now we're going to sit down."
:eek:"WHAT?!"
"You can do it."
Well I gave it a shot and decided that today was not going to be the day. "Sorry Hon. Not happenin'. Not today."
I am back in the chair now waiting another 15 minutes for the Percocet delivery. I'll let those kick in, eat some dinner and try and get a couple of the cute ones to help me back into bed.
I feel like I just ran a marathon.

Doug

bobbys
12-11-2009, 04:53 PM
Watch out for Nurse Ratchet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3FamVZ6MGM&feature=related

J P
12-11-2009, 04:54 PM
there are a zillion things to think about where safety is concerned...OSHA is a bandaid for a decapatation but they had to think in terms of what they could make a profit at...

the only real safety is awareness and that has to start by hiring folks with brains...hard to do

I'm not pointing out anyone but still...one has to think safety...that means years on the job

Agreed thereís no replacing smarts with regulations but Iíd like think OSHAís done some good for work safety.
Lots of bad sh!t (unsafe work practices) gets done, and even justified, in the quest for profit.

Experience is good; however, Iíve seen old timers do some really stupid careless things.
One thing Iíve noticed is that it seems to me younger folks these days are better about safety glasses, hearing, breathing, and fall protection than older tradesmen. And masons are some of the worst. ;)


Hope you heal up well and soon there Doug.
No hip shake boogie for a while.

StevenBauer
12-11-2009, 05:02 PM
Hang in there Doug. You, too, Chuck.

And thanks, Scot. :)


Steven

seanz
12-11-2009, 05:06 PM
I feel like I just ran a marathon.


Nah....if it was the end of a marathon you could have a beer now.

Thanks to the Great Scot and 'chin up' Doug.
:)

botebum
12-11-2009, 05:07 PM
Any chance you can post the X-rays?I asked if I could see them and they told me there's no reason I can't but they couldn't get me(my gurney) to the computer and they couldn't get the computer to me. I never thought to ask them to email them to me. I'll see what I can do.

Doug

perldog007
12-11-2009, 05:14 PM
Are you getting surgery or traction?

botebum
12-11-2009, 05:19 PM
Are you getting surgery or traction?Neither. Work through it pretty much.

Doug

erster
12-11-2009, 05:38 PM
Well I see the meds has not altered your writing a bit. Tell them to kick up the doses a bit.:D

Nanoose
12-11-2009, 06:02 PM
Sorry...you break a pelvis, and there's no pins to hold the pieces together, no crazy glue, no nothin? Just carry on with a broken hip as though you had no broken hip? I'm missin somethin....

Phillip Allen
12-11-2009, 06:33 PM
Doug is so tough that he has to hold a gun on himself when he's shaving...just so he won't cut his own throat

Tristan
12-11-2009, 06:59 PM
Oh damn, yep, sitting up, standing up, walking (one foot, now next foot, OK, that's three steps, now can I go back to bed?), waiting FOREVER to poop. Been there. Good luck. Give yourself plenty of time to recover!

perldog007
12-11-2009, 07:26 PM
well if you can avoid getting cut up or trussed up that's good. Hope you get up and running soon. I have a plate and a nice scar I can threaten folks with.....

Peerie Maa
12-11-2009, 07:31 PM
Sorry...you break a pelvis, and there's no pins to hold the pieces together, no crazy glue, no nothin? Just carry on with a broken hip as though you had no broken hip? I'm missin somethin....

Depends on what bit of that big old bone broke. I split the socket of the ball joint being knocked off the bike and landing on my hip. Could not bear weight on that leg, but there was no fix possible except time. The hip/pelvis healed fine and give me no trouble what so ever.
You hang in there Doug, and give as good as you get.

botebum
12-11-2009, 07:48 PM
Nanner, The decision was made weighing factors such as site of the break, type and direction of break and length of time to recover with invasive and non-invasive approaches. I'll trust their decision. It is, after all, a teaching hospital with some of the best talent around. I haven't had a Dr's name put on my board since I got here. I'm being treated by the Orthopedic Surgery Team, the Trauma Team, the Physical Therapy Department and the Occupational Therapy Department. I can live with that;)

Doug

coelacanth2
12-11-2009, 07:54 PM
Good luck, heal fast. Are you in Mass.? If so, where? My family and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Hollingsworth
12-11-2009, 09:27 PM
Gotta be a few here who could advise on fixing a broken pelvis. Maybe a simple scarf joint? Or a sistered pelvis rib?

Botebum, nominate yer favorite Bilge Docs, and we'll see who comes up with the best solution for you. But I'm warning ya, no CPES docs need apply.

And dunna tell Paladin ya gotta take her down t' the garboards. He's got his own project...

capt jake
12-11-2009, 09:32 PM
Gotta be a few here who could advise on fixing a broken pelvis. Maybe a simple scarf joint? Or a sistered pelvis rib?

I, personally would go for the thickened epoxy. My favorite, with a bit of colloidal silica. Yup, he'll be good as new in no time. Just remember, don't go out in the sun with out UV protection!

botebum
12-11-2009, 10:05 PM
I'll start my team with-
Smalser- Material Selection
Erster- Plywood Technician
JCSOH- Documentary Film Advisor
Ish- Jungian View Technician
Mark- Conspiratorial Perspective Analysis
Lefty- Bartender
Donn- Fresh Vegetable Aquisition and Spelling Correction
Emily- How We Do It In Massachusetts Advisor

That's a start. Who else do we need on the team?

Doug

Paul Girouard
12-11-2009, 10:09 PM
That's a start. Who else do we need on the team?

Doug



You need a cutter, I'd suggest someone who can run a top handle Bosch Jigsaw upside down, with a variable speed trigger.

Other may want a barrel grip saw running at full bore thru out the cut.

:D

Paul Girouard
12-11-2009, 10:10 PM
So have you explained how you fell of the roof yet? If so about what post # / and / or thread should I go look for that explanation?

seanz
12-11-2009, 10:13 PM
Who else do we need on the team?

Memphis Mike for motivational material?

botebum
12-11-2009, 10:17 PM
Post #56 Paul.

Doug

botebum
12-11-2009, 10:18 PM
Memphis Mike for motivational material?and appropriate backround music?

Doug

Canoez
12-11-2009, 10:21 PM
Think the list is missing a Physical Terrorist, er... Therapist.

:o;)

Paul Girouard
12-11-2009, 10:22 PM
I told you Scot wasn't such a bad guy. Thanks Scot.


You won't regret it.



He might enjoy whacking you again:D

botebum
12-11-2009, 10:24 PM
Think the list is missing a Physical Terrorist, er... Therapist.

:o;)Just got back. I'm not going anywhere near that one.

Doug

Bob Adams
12-11-2009, 10:25 PM
Oh damn, yep, sitting up, standing up, walking (one foot, now next foot, OK, that's three steps, now can I go back to bed?), waiting FOREVER to poop. Been there. Good luck. Give yourself plenty of time to recover!

Sadly, one of the problems with Percs, wonderful as they are, is the tendancy to bind you up. I've found beer to be helpful in this area.:cool:

seanz
12-11-2009, 10:27 PM
How?

Nanoose
12-11-2009, 10:29 PM
Crazy glue....a little dab'll do ya (I know that wasn't the crazy glue ad, but it popped into my head...)...

So, Doug....wishin' you'da fallen on your head instead? ;) :)

Canoez
12-11-2009, 10:33 PM
Crazy glue....a little dab'll do ya (I know that wasn't the crazy glue ad, but it popped into my head...)...

So, Doug....wishin' you'da fallen on your head instead? ;) :)

Don't laugh, Nanner, I cut my head open with a Dozuki saw (long story - very Rube Goldberg...) and they closed it up with the hospital equivalent called "Derma-Bond".

Nanoose
12-11-2009, 10:38 PM
I know! Forget the stitches, just grab the epoxy!! :eek: :D

Bob Adams
12-11-2009, 10:50 PM
Don't laugh, Nanner, I cut my head open with a Dozuki saw (long story - very Rube Goldberg...) and they closed it up with the hospital equivalent called "Derma-Bond".

Yeap...thay glued the incision in my neck after my fusion surgery....that's when I learned beer cures percocet induced constipation!

ChaseKenyon
12-11-2009, 11:45 PM
Wow!

Sorry to hear this Doug. Having had a dislocated hip with the ball broken in half and the blood vessels ligaments and nerves torn out of the hip socket in the past, my heart is with you.


My Father was the scottish half of the family.

My late father's all out pin remedy sung to blues boogie on a Hammond B3:

Four 350 mg Soma with good Merlot

three Vicodin with 20 years old Brandy

two Percosets with 25 year old single malt double

Call me in 72 hours when you wake up.


Al joking aside I am due north from Worcester about 1:25 hrs. Family Homestead are east Douglas 18 minutes south of Old Reekie Town.

PM me with any needs and room number and I'll try to drive the limo down to bring anything you need.

Chase

sent PM with Phone number if you wish to call here I can alway call right back on my nickel.:D

willmarsh3
12-12-2009, 12:26 AM
I'm sorry to hear about your fall. I hope you heal up fast.

dhic001
12-12-2009, 12:44 AM
Good luck with getting better Doug, at least you aren't missing out on great summer weather.
Daniel

BrianW
12-12-2009, 02:22 AM
Fall Protection...

Required 2 meters above ground level.

It would have saved you a lot of pain.

If nothing else, it should be worn when working in slippery ice and snow.

Concordia...41
12-12-2009, 04:15 AM
Good morning Doug -

Good to see you back! Take it easy and don't let any of the usual suspects (including yourself ;)) get you into trouble!

- M

botebum
12-12-2009, 04:24 AM
Thanks Margo. What are you doing up at this godawful hour? I'm up because the alarm on my roomie's drug pump went off and I jerked awake and the pain started in. The Sadist should be in around 8 so I gave my nurse strict orders to make sure I'm up at 7:30 to give me some more Percocet.

Doug

botebum
12-12-2009, 04:29 AM
Brian, We aren't governed by OSHA for fall protection on residential jobs and fall rigs are more of a hinderance than a help for what we have to do anyway. It's pretty tough to monkey up a frame with a harness and a tie-off. If it was a reasonable option I'd be the first one to wear one.

Doug

Concordia...41
12-12-2009, 04:32 AM
Good morning Doug - I wouldn't say I'm the chippierst person at this hour (not by any stretch of the imagation), but the alarm goes off every morning at 4...

Seems there's always something that needs doing. Today it's getting stuff ready for the Regatta of Lights tonight :D

http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=106483

You go back to sleep.

- M

botebum
12-12-2009, 04:46 AM
I think I'm pretty much up now:(
Thanks for the link to your thread. That's great! Was it really '07? Seems like yesterday. A long, long journey for you filled with the best of the best and the worst of the worst. I envy your strength.

Doug

BrianW
12-12-2009, 05:01 AM
...fall rigs are more of a hinderance than a help for what we have to do anyway. It's pretty tough to monkey up a frame with a harness and a tie-off. If it was a reasonable option I'd be the first one to wear one.

Doug

I hate them too. I hear your pain.

However, if the safety attitude of your company really was geared towards safety, and not production, they'd invest the time, and accept the additional time, to wear it.

I wasn't aware of an exclusion for residential construction. I am aware that OSHA stops at the shore line, and doesn't include marine ops. Still we put it on (most times) when climbing up the wheel house. In a strange twist... when on the hard, we do atmospheric testing of engine rooms, steering lazerettes, fore-peaks, etc. as they are classified as confined spaces. On the water, we don't test.

I'm not blaming you. If it's not required, a worker will not wear it if his peers don't.

Sorry ya can't sleep. Lots of distraction in the hospital.

Get well soon brother!

bob winter
12-12-2009, 07:12 AM
My late uncle managed to break his pelvis. Had a fall in a nursing home that my aunt had sent him to for a weekend to give her a break. Very painful and nothing to do but wait for things to resolve themselves. Much better to break a leg.

botebum
12-12-2009, 07:54 AM
I took Margo's advice and went back to sleep for a couple hours. My sadist should be here shortly.

Doug

botebum
12-12-2009, 08:10 AM
One of the Teams just came by and talked to me. They switched me from 2 Percocets every 4 hours to 2 Oxycodones every 3 hours. Essentially upping my meds so I can take advantage of the therapy better. They offered a morphine patch but I really hate what it does to my head.
When my Mom was dying of cancer they had her on a morphine patch and had the dosage too high for about three weeks before my brother or sister finally complained loud enough that she was out of her mind.

Doug

perldog007
12-12-2009, 08:13 AM
I also had the morphine pump when I was smashed ( I caught a Jeep Broadside whilst motorcycling...) that was good pain control. I would only warn about oxycontin. Don't get talked into that. Oxycodone is fine IMO

ChaseKenyon
12-12-2009, 08:22 AM
One of the Teams just came by and talked to me. They switched me from 2 Percocets every 4 hours to 2 Oxycodones every 3 hours

Oxycodone = Percoset

same thing just generic

HydroCodone on the other hand is Vicodin

3 vicodin is about the same as 1.5 Percosets

Have them sitting her on the desk in front of me.


2MT and Paladin and I can fill you in on the dosages and combos as you need just ask PM.

Chase

botebum
12-12-2009, 10:47 AM
Just got done with back to back Sadist sessions again. No more walker. I'm on crutches now. Still real tough getting up and down unless I've recently had my meds. I managed to get onto the toilet while we simulated my bathroom at home but nothing happened so I'm going to have the nurse hook me up with a laxative.
They cleared me to leave Monday. They want to get my flight cleared through Worker's Comp. and arranged for the least stops.
I've got Tonya and a couple friends getting things set up for me at the house. Toilet chair, raise the bed, grab bar in the bathroom. Nothing too extensive.

Doug

Katherine
12-12-2009, 11:17 AM
OW! Ow ow ow ow ow. I hate to even think about it.

Best wishes, Doug.I'll second that, get well soon!:(

perldog007
12-12-2009, 11:27 AM
Glad you are getting home, as long as you are on pain killers and for some time after wards, you might find it helpful to take psyllium fiber. Indian grocery is the cheapest source near me, then Walgreen's, then GNC, online Vitacost.com has been reliable.

botebum
12-12-2009, 11:35 AM
Apparently the weekend staff here is under the "Hire the Handicapped" program. The nurse just came in and told me I'm getting out today.
I gotta get this straightened out before they have me out front sitting in a snow bank.
Edited in my next post.
Doug

perldog007
12-12-2009, 11:37 AM
Good luck, call a family member of friend to come down and sit with you right away if you haven't already. They should have at least a digital camera that will record video and audio.

botebum
12-12-2009, 11:37 AM
Apparently the weekend staff here is under the "Hire the Handicapped" program. The nurse just came in and told me I'm getting out today.
"Where am I going?"
"Home"
"Kind of a long effing walk ain't it?"
"Huh?"
I gotta get this straightened out before they have me out front sitting in a snow bank.

Doug

botebum
12-12-2009, 11:42 AM
Good luck, call a family member of friend to come down and sit with you right away if you haven't already. They should have at least a digital camera that will record video and audio.My bags are in a hotel about 45 minutes from here. The guys are at the site with a crane. There's no flight booked for me. I only just got Tonya and my friends lined up to get my house ready for me ... for Monday. This ain't good.

Doug

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
12-12-2009, 11:47 AM
If it wasn't for bad luck we'd have no luck at all.
Sorry to hear of your misery Doug.
I just got out of jail after a short stay.
I'll take the hospital over jail any time.
Hang in there.

perldog007
12-12-2009, 11:48 AM
That really sucks for you, let us know if any of us can help.

botebum
12-12-2009, 11:49 AM
The nurse just came back and told me I could stay until Monday. They sure know how to scare the crap out of a guy. Seems that PT/OT cleared me to leave ... Monday. I guess they were so happy to see me go that they quit reading the release halfway through:rolleyes:

Doug

botebum
12-12-2009, 11:51 AM
If it wasn't for bad luck we'd have no luck at all.
Sorry to hear of your misery Doug.
I just got out of jail after a short stay.
I'll take the hospital over jail any time.
Hang in there.The two are a lot alike. The food usually isn't very good and you spend an inordinate amount of time trying to keep your butt covered up:D

Doug

Phillip Allen
12-12-2009, 11:54 AM
when your sadist comes back, ask if you'll still be able to have children :)

Paul Girouard
12-12-2009, 11:58 AM
There is no exclusion for lack of fall arrest in residential const.

That being said to do what Doug was doing , pulling plastic off a second floor deck most would not be wearing the gear.

IF there was a fall possibility a guard rail should have been in place around that area.

Falling ain't fun , well really the STOPPING ain't fun, the falls just pure terror!!

I screamed like a little girl in my one fall as well Doug , it happens I guess. Did break nuttin but my pride , shoulder hurt for a few years after , but no broken bones. About 10 feet off a top plate to the ground.

You type pretty good for a guy on pain meds. :D

Kevin,,, jail you say:eek:!!!! What did you do?

Life is full of twists and turns isn't it!

perldog007
12-12-2009, 12:00 PM
Glad to hear that reading comprehension has taken hold of the staff. Feel free to post any email addresses you can get for staff involved in the mix up, or post their names and we will try to decipher their emails AFTER you are safely home in NC.

botebum
12-12-2009, 12:06 PM
You type pretty good for a guy on pain meds. :D
The Percocet/Oxycodone doesn't get me too stupid. I was a vegetable for a while after the morphine shot in my IV yesterday. Trying to avoid needing that again. I've got enough trouble fighting off stupid;)

Doug

botebum
12-12-2009, 12:08 PM
Kevin,,, jail you say:eek:!!!! What did you do?Yeah, that story might be a nice diversion. Hope it wasn't anything serious:eek:

Doug

perldog007
12-12-2009, 12:11 PM
I am just glad they are letting you stay. I am familiar with the getting thrown out as soon as you can make it to the bathroom whether or not that means you can even get safely to your domicile......

botebum
12-12-2009, 12:21 PM
Yeah. I was looking forward to a couple days of practice with trained staff nearby. They really scared me for a while there.
I talked to my 19 year old daughter about the possibility of coming down(she lives outside of Albany) and helping me out for a week or two. She's not working right now and she's never met her baby sister. She said she's think about it. Fingers crossed.

Doug

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
12-12-2009, 12:23 PM
My oldest son (the drug addict), 23 years old, pressed Domestic Violence charges against me for "saying" I was gonna kick his ass.

I guess he was really scared because he got a protection order against me too.

He's just prolonging the agony.

Did I mention he's twice my size and I'm just a fat, sick old man with a big mouth?

perldog007
12-12-2009, 12:26 PM
I was right out of surgery when the staff told me I had no insurance and I was getting thrown out. Turns out my company had been taking premiums out of my pay and not making the payments to BCBS. It was pretty scary for a while, got it straightened out buy had to pay back premiums and switch to expensive private plan.

Those rates almost killed me before I got insurance on my job.

MiddleAgesMan
12-12-2009, 01:13 PM
...Halfway through posting this I got another visit. This time it was Occupational Therapy. Get out of the chair, 20. Use walker and head for the room door. "Hold it. Turn towards the bathroom. Here's how you need to open the door with a walker. Ok. Now turn around in the bathroom and back up to the commode. Good. Now we're going to sit down...."

Doug

Doesn't sound like you got a REAL occupational therapist, just a physical therapist masquerading as one. A REAL O.T. would have brought along a 20 oz. framing hammer, a 16" Makita skilsaw and a great big-ass come-along. :)

But what do I know? I thought only females had a pelvis. ;)

paladin
12-12-2009, 01:55 PM
Hi Doug.....
Just got home from my visit.......now gonna take my happy pill.........and go nighty nite.....
Kat and dawg were sitting at the top of the stairs waiting for me...gave them a treat....came upstairs and turned this on to check the mail/forum....and both critters followed me up....waiting for me to crash. I keep a beach towel on the foot of the bed...and both crawl there...
Have phun.....no bowling for a day or two....

botebum
12-12-2009, 02:12 PM
Who Was That Masked Man?
I just had a visitor. As soon as I saw the scrimshaw belt buckle I knew where he came from but he refused to give his name. He would only admit that "The Commitee" had sent him. He said he came bearing gifts and proceeded to empty out his bag of goodies onto my cart. Duct tape, Elmer's white glue, a tube of Duco, a bottle of Titebond and 2 MAS bottles, resin and hardener. He informed me that he was there to fix me up right. He took a couple pictures and we chatted for a while and then he loaded up his bag of tricks and he was gone. Either the drugs here are better than I thought or you guys are a bunch of sneaky bastids:D
Thanks so much for the visit. It really means a lot to me.:)

Doug

Capt'n Widda
12-12-2009, 02:28 PM
Doug,
I vote for the second! Gotta watch those f\Forumites!!:eek:

Glad to see your sense of humor is somewhat intact!:D Between Sadists and Bastids you certainly inhabit an interesting world..

Hang in there and keep putting one foot in front of another.

Shirl

Spin_Drift
12-12-2009, 02:59 PM
Hi Doug :) really good to see you're back on the forum and you have your humour intact. Thanks for letting him in Scot.

Hope you will heal completely & quickly. :)

elf
12-12-2009, 03:11 PM
Doug, you know it couldn't possibly be that you're hallucinating. It's just gotta be that we're a bunch of sneaky bastids, for sure.

erster
12-12-2009, 03:47 PM
Who Was That Masked Man?
I just had a visitor. As soon as I saw the scrimshaw belt buckle I knew where he came from but he refused to give his name. He would only admit that "The Commitee" had sent him. He said he came bearing gifts and proceeded to empty out his bag of goodies onto my cart. Duct tape, Elmer's white glue, a tube of Duco, a bottle of Titebond and 2 MAS bottles, resin and hardener. He informed me that he was there to fix me up right. He took a couple pictures and we chatted for a while and then he loaded up his bag of tricks and he was gone. Either the drugs here are better than I thought or you guys are a bunch of sneaky bastids:D
Thanks so much for the visit. It really means a lot to me.:)

Doug


Well looks like things are in order up your way. Just to let you know the weather is a bit cool today but we were forced to check out the favorite fishing hole since we needed a break from all the oysters and oyster stew from this past week. A couple of hours of torture here too found some keeper speckled trout and now we read that you are in good hands too. :cool::D:p

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/Bateau1/DSC07342.jpg

perldog007
12-12-2009, 03:48 PM
We haven't sent anyone, the deal fell through when the village people would not work with a boom box and insisted on a D.J. with a proper turntable :D Glad those meds are kickin' :D :D

Canoez
12-12-2009, 03:51 PM
Room number you numbed-ness?

Rick-Mi
12-12-2009, 03:59 PM
Best wishes for a full and fast recovery Botebum.

botebum
12-12-2009, 04:10 PM
Room number you numbed-ness?439

Mike(erster), You are a cruel, cruel man.

Doug

Canoez
12-12-2009, 05:01 PM
Traffic not lookin' good

botebum
12-12-2009, 06:21 PM
So where are the pics the mystery man took. I can understand "trust but verify" so let's show the verification. I'm kinda' curious how bad I look. Haven't looked in a mirror in a couple days:eek:

Doug

paladin
12-12-2009, 06:27 PM
Look sorta like this......."The Committee" has struck again.......

http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/pp154/paladinsfo1/mugshot.jpg

botebum
12-12-2009, 06:29 PM
Now I understand why all the ladies roll their eyes when I flirt with them:eek:EWWWWWW!

Doug

BrianW
12-12-2009, 06:31 PM
Holy cow!

You are linked up to the outside world!

Looking good man.

perldog007
12-12-2009, 06:33 PM
That hurts guys, so all those pms' about the villiage people were just to keep me out of the loop? :D :D

Glen Longino
12-12-2009, 06:39 PM
You look a lot better in the hospital with a busted butt than that avatar of yours looks.
Women start stalking you but they come across that avatar and run the other way. Can you blame them?:)

Nanoose
12-12-2009, 06:43 PM
I hate that thing...creeps me out! :(

Ian Marchuk
12-12-2009, 06:45 PM
I never doubted Chuck's reach , I am impressed.
The subject in the picture is another story, gotta feel sorry for the nurses .
Interesting reminder not to mess with Chuck or "The Committee".

perldog007
12-12-2009, 06:52 PM
I fear there is enough hubris afoot to make that lesson necessary to repeat from time to time

Glen Longino
12-12-2009, 06:55 PM
I hate that thing...creeps me out! :(

See Doug, what did I tell you?
Thanks, Deb!

paladin
12-12-2009, 06:59 PM
and the "after" cartoon.....

http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/pp154/paladinsfo1/mugshot2.jpg

perldog007
12-12-2009, 07:02 PM
Nice work

botebum
12-12-2009, 07:03 PM
That second pic is actually the transition from laughter to severe pain. I couldn't quit laughing when he kept pulling out glues and tape and such and setting it on my cart. One hard laugh and my side was killing me:D It was worth it.
Nanner, would you like me to change my avatar?

Doug

Nanoose
12-12-2009, 07:05 PM
Yes, please. :o

(I might regret that, might'nt I?!!? :eek: ;) )

botebum
12-12-2009, 07:17 PM
Here ya' go Nanner- Just for you (http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=106930)

Doug

BrianW
12-12-2009, 08:01 PM
With all those glues and such, you should be able to build a model boat out of tongue depressors.

perldog007
12-12-2009, 08:12 PM
With all those glues and such, you should be able to build a model boat out of tongue depressors.


Don't listen to Brian, take the plane home - build the boat later. :D

StevenBauer
12-12-2009, 08:29 PM
That had to be Ed! Did he look like this guy at the tiller?


http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/bauerdad/Ostkust/kened.jpg


Steven

botebum
12-12-2009, 08:32 PM
Might well have been Steven! Owns a big SLR body digital? Ed who?

Doug

Nanoose
12-12-2009, 08:33 PM
With all those glues and such, you should be able to build a model boat out of tongue depressors.

hehehehehehehe :D :D :D

Paul Pless
12-12-2009, 08:36 PM
Ed who?

DougThe esteemable Mr. Harrow.

botebum
12-12-2009, 08:41 PM
The esteemable Mr. Harrow.

I meet an icon and I don't even get to know about it? That's just not fair!:(

Doug

paladin
12-12-2009, 09:13 PM
Don't ever trust a woman
Until she's dead and buried
Yes don't ever trust a woman
Until she's dead and buried
One day she'll say that she loves you
And the next day she'll throw you in the street

She'll smother you with kisses
When her birthday comes around
But as soon as she gets her presents
She'll down talk you all over over town
No don't ever trust a woman
Until she's dead and buried
One day she'll say that she loves you
And the next day she'll throw you in the street

She'll beg you for clothes and diamonds
Until you're all in hock
And then you'll come home one mornin'
And your key won't fit the lock
Don't ever trust a woman
Until she's dead and buried
Well, one day she'll say that she loves you
The next day she'll throw you in the street

She'll call you every mornin'
Every mornin' noon and night
She'll call you in between times
Just to see if you're doin' alright
She'll ask to borrow five
And then she'll beg for ten
And baby that five and ten
You won't ever see again!

Man don't ever trust a woman
Until she's dead and buried
One day she'll say that she loves you
And the next day she'll throw you in the street

paladin
12-12-2009, 09:14 PM
The "Commitee" dood it to it!

botebum
12-13-2009, 09:49 AM
Had a good start to the day today. Woke up about 5 and got some meds around 6. Around 7 I thought I'd give the head a try so I got myself out of bed, got to the bathroom(crutches), onto the pot and managed to poop for the first time since Thursday morning before my fall. I've been taking Colace but in the end(no pun intended;)) I needed a supository to get things moving. I got myself off the pot, trimmed up my beard, brushed my teeth and back into a chair. I had no help and only had supervision until I got onto the toilet. After that it was all me. The pain never got above a 6 and that only spikes when my butt is 3"-6" off the target when getting up or down. Kind of like the "speedbump of pain".
I'm a happy camper:)

Doug

capt jake
12-13-2009, 09:52 AM
I'm a happy camperNah, sounds more like you are a happy crapper! :)

perldog007
12-13-2009, 09:55 AM
sometimes it's the simple things that bring happiness. glad to hear your making progress

elf
12-13-2009, 10:06 AM
Might well have been Steven! Owns a big SLR body digital? Ed who?

Doug

Ed Harrow. Lives over in Hopkinton - about 25 miles from Worcester as the crow flies.

But I figured it was Chase. He's only a little further away.

I saw Ed at IYRS on Tuesday and he hasn't been hanging in the forum for quite a while.

Phillip Allen
12-13-2009, 11:46 AM
Hey Doug...hurry up and get well...ya gotta hang Christmass decorations on the house! :)

botebum
12-13-2009, 11:53 AM
Hey Doug...hurry up and get well...ya gotta hang Christmass decorations on the house! :)I'll prolly just push a fake ficus tree in front of the picture window:rolleyes:

Doug

Phillip Allen
12-13-2009, 11:56 AM
ya ain't skeered to climb a ladder are ya? :)

capt jake
12-13-2009, 11:59 AM
ya ain't skeered to climb a ladder are ya? :)

I wasn't, until I fell from a 2nd story roof years ago. I'm not afraid of the climbing, just the falling part! ;)

botebum
12-13-2009, 12:01 PM
I ain't skeered ... I ain't able either:p

Doug

perldog007
12-13-2009, 12:42 PM
I hope you get good and numbed up for the trip home tomorrow. Hopefully they give you a supply to walk with or you are able to get a prescription filled. Good luck with that.

George Jung
12-13-2009, 01:00 PM
Pretty damned funny thread (and twist of plot) especially considering how it got started. Yeah, the fall isn't such a big deal but the stopping is; glad you didn't pile yourself up worse than you did. BTW, once you're able to weight bear a bit more, you'll improve rapidly - get a bit of callous forming on those fractures, and the stresses of walking actually help the healing. Good time to work on that boat, while you're recuperating.

clancy
12-13-2009, 07:51 PM
I was away for the weekend and just saw this. Sorry to read about your fall Doug I hope you mend quickly. I too eat oxycodone for breakfast most days. Just be careful with it. I can get away with nodding out at my desk; you can't.

botebum
12-13-2009, 11:34 PM
I hope you get good and numbed up for the trip home tomorrow. Hopefully they give you a supply to walk with or you are able to get a prescription filled. Good luck with that.It was quietly suggested to me by one of the Trauma Team doctors what the max dosage might be for a trip like the one I'm taking.

Doug

StevenBauer
12-13-2009, 11:39 PM
So you fly home in the morning? I hope all goes well.

Any luck with the daughter visiting?


Steven

Paul Girouard
12-13-2009, 11:46 PM
Maybe ask for wheel chair assist. You'd board first and could snag a nice front row seat.

Then drop your dose or just prior to boarding dose up. You may not want to be whacked out/ drugged up going thru security.

Good luck , hope it's a smooth take-off , flight and landing.

paladin
12-14-2009, 03:45 AM
The "Committee" has tried both your room number and cell, and they both seem to be inoperative.....when you get a chance send an e-mail with your home number......

StevenBauer
12-15-2009, 12:18 AM
So hows it going BB? Last I heard you were in Philly. Did ya make it home? How was the trip? Did your meds hold out?


Steven

botebum
12-15-2009, 02:34 AM
I landed in Wilmington at 10:30 pm. Tonya and Scooter were there to pick me up. Finally home and going to bed now, I'll check in tomorrow.

Doug

elf
12-15-2009, 08:59 AM
Glad to hear you had such a fine welcoming committee.

botebum
12-15-2009, 09:05 AM
It's great to be home. I'm going to spend the day relaxing and trying to find a local orthopedist to follow up with.
Every day I seem to be doing a bit better. Good sign.

Doug

paladin
12-15-2009, 02:52 PM
I thought you wuz gonna change the avatar.....

botebum
12-15-2009, 03:22 PM
I thought you wuz gonna change the avatar.....Not enough submissions to have a proper poll. I kind of like the little dude anyway. Even Nanner couldn't come up with a pic:rolleyes:


Doug

Paul Pless
12-15-2009, 03:53 PM
My employer knows that I can't proceed with a doctor's appt. until the doctor's office gets what they need so I'll give them a day or two. If I don't hear anything by then, I'll assume the worst and file the claim.You might give him a day. If your employer has worker's comp insurance, being in the business he's in, with travel included, his rates are already high; and I doubt they'll go up much without there having been a history of accidents within the firm. I'd be kinda worried about his hesitance to handle the issue immediately myself. My business is in a high risk worker's comp pool (ag/animal/laboratory) and the reason to have the insurance is not to pussy foot around worrying about a higher rate, its to prevent being sued by an employee. A fall like yours, even with a relatively quick return to health, could easily cost your employer 1/2 million dollars. I hate to be a pessimist, Doug, but either way I'd say your continued employment with this firm is questionable.:rolleyes::(

Paul Pless
12-15-2009, 03:59 PM
I'm not a "sue happy" type of person. I'd like to come out of this healed with the bills paid and still have a job.That doesn't mean you shouldn't protect yourself. Donn's advice is good; it varies from state to stae I believe, but in Alabama you would two years to make a claim against such an employer.

Keith Wilson
12-15-2009, 04:06 PM
I agree with Donn. One hopes it will all work out fine and they'll be no need for any legal action, but one way or another knowing the law and what your options and their obligations are will be very helpful when dealing with the employer. Having the lawyer remind them of what they ought to do might be much more effective than if you did it. This is precisely what lawyers are for.

Paul Pless
12-15-2009, 04:08 PM
After thinking on this a little more; your employer is fooling himself to think he could cover your hospital bills, treatment, and missed wages 'out of pocket' and still come out ahead of any increase in worker's comp premiums.

htom
12-15-2009, 05:17 PM
You file the WC claim. Then they ... whatever. Their talk may be confusion, fear, ignorance, something else, or all of those and more. Doesn't matter; you file. It's going to be cheaper for them in the long run if you do UNLESS they have not been paying the WC all along, in which case it's unlikely they will be paying you.

BrianW
12-15-2009, 05:33 PM
They can pay for your medical bills easily, with all the money they saved from not buying safety gear.

No problem. :rolleyes:

Mrleft8
12-15-2009, 05:43 PM
LOL! Good luck with that!!!!:rolleyes:
What state does your company operate out of? What state did the accident happen?
Not saying you won't get taken care of (be glad yer in Mass. on that account), but there's gonna be a lot of "We're not paying for that!" And "Who's paying for this?...... Not us!"


Lefty, Go pee in someone else's cornflakes.

Doug


I appreciate all the comments.
Here's what I'm thinking. I'll give them two days(I have two years to file but I need to see a doctor now) to do the right thing and file with WC. If, in that time, I don't hear anything or I'm told that they are going to do it "out of pocket", I'll file it myself. That way, they've got a chance for it to be "their" idea and I won't be burning bridges when I don't have to. What do ya'll think?

Doug
See above.....:rolleyes:

Glad yer home Doug, You'll be feeling better soon I know. Anything you need that Carter and I can help out with, just let us know.

John of Phoenix
12-15-2009, 05:50 PM
Why didn't you just say "Told you so! Neener Neener!" ? ;)

Mrleft8
12-15-2009, 06:39 PM
Why didn't you just say "Told you so! Neener Neener!" ? ;)

Because I'm in my "holiday spirit" mood, and I like to spread the good feelings around....;):D

perldog007
12-15-2009, 06:41 PM
Because I'm in my "holiday spirit" mood, and I like to spread the good feelings around....;):D

No honor among Dougs.....

Mrleft8
12-15-2009, 06:47 PM
No honor among Dougs.....

Once a Doug, always a Doug.


If you can't run with the big Dougs, stay off the porch!


Let sleeping Dougs lie.


Cat fleas will jump on Dougs. Doug fleas do not jump on cats.

botebum
12-15-2009, 06:49 PM
My fishin' partner just came by and raised up my bed and took out my trash for me. With that done, I think I can handle being alone now without worries.
You have no clue how important all those stupid little things are that you do without thinking until you can't do any of them. Then you get to find out how much your friends mean to you:)

Doug

Mrleft8
12-15-2009, 06:52 PM
I woulda brought you a beer.

botebum
12-15-2009, 06:54 PM
But you drank it?:p

Doug

Mrleft8
12-15-2009, 06:56 PM
But you drank it?:p

Doug
Unlikely that I'd drink any beer that you'd ask to be brought to you...;)