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    Woodwind has not carried her flag this past year I was planning on putting it upside down for just today.
    Alas......airports instead.

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    Just read about the latest development, Bruce. Serious bummer.

    All the best on the recovery. Hope it goes quickly - it's less than 9 months to the PT festival and your presence there is mandatory, I think.
    Alex

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    Heal well and quickly, Bruce.

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    Got to St Joe in Tacoma about noon today,16 days after the injury. CAT scan showed a fracture in C4 .. then on to MRI, which showed just some swelling of the spinal cord and the fracture and not much worse. I think I’ll get away with just wearing a better collar for a month or two. I can do that!
    Being released to go home, will see the neurologist guy soon... lookin good I think. Thanks for letting me rant here .
    bruce

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    Great news! Make sure you give things time to heal...
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Sorry to hear about this Bruce (Wizbang is a boat!), but glad to hear it's not worse. Get well soon.

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    Crap!
    Great.
    Get better.
    Photo of collar compulsory.

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    Good news. Add some spikes and a leash to the collar. Make a fashion statement out of it.

    Kevin
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    My newly coiffed beard is backfiring.

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    Good news !
    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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    Bummer. With a halo, you get cool forehead scars.

    Glad you’re well.

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    You mentioned that you went to an osteopath. There were three men where I worked with a similar neck problem (to each other, not you). One went to a Chiropractor, one to an orthopedic surgeon, and one to an osteopath. The treatments seemed to take about the same time, but the collar was much less invasive than the manipulations or surgery.

    You could try something more stylish:

    These are more your style, but under the circumstances...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post

    My newly coiffed beard is backfiring.
    LOL

    If I'm cool as you when I'm your age, I'll consider that a success. Good luck and have fun pickin' up babes with that thing. When can you drink again?

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    While you are waiting, you could work up a collar in brass and leather - get a steampunk look going.
    Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJZimm View Post
    While you are waiting, you could work up a collar in brass and leather - get a steampunk look going.
    Why would he use brass and leather like a cave man when one can make a much better collar in epoxy strip plank

    Seriously though, very pleased to read your good news Bruce.

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    Better news for me. Ive been released from the exoskeleton on my neck.
    My arm pain is from the trauma of the fall, not the fracture.
    The fracture is actually just a chip broken off C4.Not near the nerves or spinal column.
    Neurologist sez "listen to your body, do what you want, just take it easy for awhile".
    My boat is in good hands so ill just chill here in Gig Harbor for awhile.
    I still feel broken, lots of night time pain, but they say full recovery in my future.
    Fawk that was skeery . We are stinking fragile.
    bruce

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    That’s great news Bruce! Take it easy.
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    Good to hear, Bruce. Enjoy the rest.

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    Good to hear! Do enjoy taking it easy. You are going to take it easy, right?
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Glad to hear you're shaping up for a fine recovery Bruce. I have a brother laid up right now and he is not one to sit still either. Take it easy and rest up properly.
    Cheers,
    Daniel
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    Good news.

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    I recently saw an NP (nurse practitioner) about some pain in my arms, in 30 seconds he found my shoulder muscles were in spazm from the trauma .
    After chatting with him for awhile about what to do to to help myself, we went to small talk and he asked a bit about Grenada and my boat.
    Then he mentioned , 30 something years ago when he was a logger, he had cut some trees down for a fellow who was building a boat from Mt St Helens wood in his yard!!!
    That was me!!!
    2 of the 4 big trees he cut down became Woodwinds mizzen and main mast!!!
    ..and I slept a solid 8 hours last night ...a first since the "great fall down".

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    I recently saw an NP (nurse practitioner) about some pain in my arms, in 30 seconds he found my shoulder muscles were in spazm from the trauma .
    After chatting with him for awhile about what to do to to help myself, we went to small talk and he asked a bit about Grenada and my boat.
    Then he mentioned , 30 something years ago when he was a logger, he had cut some trees down for a fellow who was building a boat from Mt St Helens wood in his yard!!!
    That was me!!!
    2 of the 4 big trees he cut down became Woodwinds mizzen and main mast!!!
    ..and I slept a solid 8 hours last night ...a first since the "great fall down".
    Small world encounters are a lot of fun. Bet he got a charge out of knowing what happened to the wood!

    Glad to hear you're getting some sleep.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Dear wizbang 13 . Just learned .. sorry.. take care..

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    That's an awesome bit of serendipity. A lot of times there are at least some factors that influence something like that happening. In your case, I can't think of any. Glad you are on the mend!
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    Crazy how small the world can be sometimes.
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