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Injured!

Discussion in 'General Exploring Chat Forum' started by BarefootKT, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. BarefootKT

    BarefootKT 28DL Full Member
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    So I decided to go out for a short hike up a hill, slipped & have snapped my Achilles' tendon. My right leg is in plaster up to my knee & I have to keep it on for up to 3 months, then I will have to have intensive physio to build the strength back up again.

    Have any of you had any injuries that have stopped you exploring for a long period of time? It's really getting me down :(

    Part of me says it will be good to have the time to do plenty of online research on places to check out later in the year but it still sucks. I feel sad.
     

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  2. trailboss99

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    Oh crap mate, that really, really hurts as well.
     
  3. The Lone Ranger

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    Just remember safety should be paramount even on Sunday strolls :D
     
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    It won't hurt so much soon. I've been exploring a number of times with people who had legs in plaster, you just have to think about it a bit more.
     
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    When I fucked my rib up last year, @Ojay lifted some lids, I have evidence. :D Get well soon mate.
     
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  6. JaneEyre

    JaneEyre The clumsiest explorer in Yorkshire!
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    Went exploring with two broken ribs, not smart but doable, didn't break them derping though, I fell over on the number 2 bus haha
    The only thing that put me out of action (besides being a lazy sod who can't drive) was when I went through the floor/staging at Barnsley Citadel, and that was down to a bad set of bruises and a sprained hip. I couldn't lift my leg up properly or support my own weight on that leg for a fortnight, but I am a big baby :)

    Considering some of the injuries I have seen/heard of on here, I am a lucky lady, no broken legs falling down ladders, or roof beams to the head- touch wood and all that xx

    Get well soon love <3

    JE x
     
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    Get well soon mate
     
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    all the best dude, no doubt you'll do what i did and most on here would do and you'll go out on it too soon and make it worse long term, i've got a knee and a shoulder that both throb like fuck in the cold from doing just that... oh well at least we can all look back on our awesome times moochin around these places when we are all old and crippled :p
     
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    Went for my first taste today (solo) because I want to get into urbex this year but I already appreciate how unsafe this can be and will try and be part of a group next time! I already know I'm not a huge fan of hopping fences, walls, gets; got a bit stuck this afternoon at one point and the panic started to creep in!

    I need to find more places with open plan walk-in kind of access; are these common in your experience?

    Get well soon too buddy :)

    APFS
     
  10. Oxygen Thief

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    Apostles Cathedral, Bristol...

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    @Oxygen Thief Those pics are frikkin awesome dude! Inspirational indeed!

    I've got 6 more weeks with my leg in a giant heavy leg brace & then I can take it off for limited periods while I have physio. Not being able to drive is the killer for me. I'm using my time doing research for some awesome explores in the spring. The weather is shitty now anyway ;)

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    Sainsburys 5p socks FTW!
     
  13. paulpowers

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    I broke my wrist in a mine, the wife went mad because I was going out with my arm in plaster
     
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    Yeah, quite a few injuries. Can't remember posting an article about it though lol.
     
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    pfft, 3 months laid up, you got off lightly :p
     
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