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Your personal worst

Postby Frylock » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:22 pm

Got separated from my buddies boat while freedive spearfishing several miles south of Block Island last summer. Coast Guard was called and a 300' NOAA research vessel was diverted to aid in the search.......let me tell you, being lost in six to eight foot seas forces you come to terms with the likely end of your life.
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Re: Your personal worst

Postby OGblackcloud » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:40 pm

Motor cycle crash in a turn at about 50 front end slid out in some sand . Good case of road rash and broken collar bone.
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Re: Your personal worst

Postby Slack Tide » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:25 pm

Frylock wrote:Got separated from my buddies boat while freedive spearfishing several miles south of Block Island last summer. Coast Guard was called and a 300' NOAA research vessel was diverted to aid in the search.......let me tell you, being lost in six to eight foot seas forces you come to terms with the likely end of your life.


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Re: Your personal worst

Postby steelshotslayer » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:06 pm

Got hit head on by an F150 while driving a ninja 636 a few years back. Cracked my helmet in 3 places, ripped all the skin off the right side of my body, my ankle bone was sticking out, had a hole all the way to my right elbow. Took 3 months to heal up completely. Also, a year ago had a heating pack fresh out of the microwave melt into my right hand peeled about half a inch of flesh off my index finger and middle finger along with a quarter inch from my ring finger and palm 3rd and second degree burns.. 5 hour surgery, no finger prints, and some dead guys skin later I was out of the hospital and then a month recovery I went in to have a second graft put on and they said I was fine thank God.
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Re: Your personal worst

Postby Botiz630 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:14 pm

Frylock wrote:Got separated from my buddies boat while freedive spearfishing several miles south of Block Island last summer. Coast Guard was called and a 300' NOAA research vessel was diverted to aid in the search.......let me tell you, being lost in six to eight foot seas forces you come to terms with the likely end of your life.


Absolutely horrifying. They'd have found a dead body because I would have killed myself.
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Re: Your personal worst

Postby Slack Tide » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:36 pm

Botiz630 wrote:
Frylock wrote:Got separated from my buddies boat while freedive spearfishing several miles south of Block Island last summer. Coast Guard was called and a 300' NOAA research vessel was diverted to aid in the search.......let me tell you, being lost in six to eight foot seas forces you come to terms with the likely end of your life.

Absolutely horrifying. They'd have found a dead body because I would have killed myself.


Are you insane.....?
You FLOAT....so FLOAT.....chill!...jeees..
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Re: Your personal worst

Postby Glimmerjim » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:00 pm

Locked&Loaded wrote:Asked a really attractice girl to home coming in high school. She said somebody else had already asked her. Fractured my ego.

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Re: Your personal worst

Postby Glimmerjim » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:37 pm

Well, I'm 59 so I've had ample time for the stupidity in me to surface. A short list would be put down several bikes, tried to get cocky at a biker bar (and I'm not even a skilled fighter), shot myself in hand, bitten by rattlesnake, drove a hot-rod truck into the side of a house, rolled another pickup down a canyon, got (accidentally) stabbed, headed for the bottom of a deep river pool in old canvas waders several times, swamped an aluminum boat in the wake of a large river cargo boat, broken more knuckles on my hands than I have knuckles, attempted to retrieve stolen items twice with handgun in tow (one was cooperative, the other not at home. However, the group not at home were later arrested for the murder of a girl), fallen off an icy two-story roof onto a glass patio table, decided I was going to settle the score for perceived transgressions against a college track team with a softball bat, had guns pointed at me several times, but never in a situation in which I felt I was going to be shot, considered the full-length side-zipper on a waitesses leather outfit a "pull cord",....and worst of all, asked "jokingly" if the pilot of a commercial flight had been drinking. Seemed funny to me at the time. This is the condensed version of my life, not taking into account the repurcussions of just having a problem at times with police that I consider to have cocky attitudes, treating my body as a laboratory for a few years, and considering married women much easier than single ones as they are so vulnerable to attention and appreciation.
Would have myself a lot of time and anguish, plus a few scars, if I'd realized the truth in an old Faces song....."I wish that I knew all I know now, when I was younger...." :no:
Forgot a kind of funny one...a friend and I were out frog-gigging. Everyone that has ever done it knows the state of mind you are in while frog-gigging. We decided in the middle of the night to try a different spot, so we threw the little cartop boat into the bed of my pickup and took off. We were driving through waist high weeds on flat ground so the speed crept up in the 40-50 mph range just for fun. We gigged until near sun up, loaded the boat and started heading back. That's when I realized that at 50 mph I had crossed a slough on two 4 x 12's. 6" either way would have left a mark! :lol3:
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Re: Your personal worst

Postby Botiz630 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:00 pm

Slack Tide wrote:
Botiz630 wrote:
Frylock wrote:Got separated from my buddies boat while freedive spearfishing several miles south of Block Island last summer. Coast Guard was called and a 300' NOAA research vessel was diverted to aid in the search.......let me tell you, being lost in six to eight foot seas forces you come to terms with the likely end of your life.

Absolutely horrifying. They'd have found a dead body because I would have killed myself.


Are you insane.....?
You FLOAT....so FLOAT.....chill!...jeees..


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Re: Your personal worst

Postby Preacher1011 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:04 pm

High sided my motorcycle wearing shorts 3 weeks before the academy. Road rash on my legs was crazy and they thought I broke my left foot. The road rash was way worse than being on crutches...
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Re: Your personal worst

Postby copterdoc » Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:14 pm

Botiz630 wrote:
Slack Tide wrote:
Botiz630 wrote:
Frylock wrote:Got separated from my buddies boat while freedive spearfishing several miles south of Block Island last summer. Coast Guard was called and a 300' NOAA research vessel was diverted to aid in the search.......let me tell you, being lost in six to eight foot seas forces you come to terms with the likely end of your life.

Absolutely horrifying. They'd have found a dead body because I would have killed myself.


Are you insane.....?
You FLOAT....so FLOAT.....chill!...jeees..


Uh yeah, that plan works well until the white tips are ripping you to shreds.
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Re: Your personal worst

Postby 2thepoint » Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:56 pm

02-02-02 racing snocross I was leading race and fell off on last lap on 80' table top jump. The guy behind me landed on me. Broke left tib/fib in 13 pieces. Broke right femur and cracked right pelvis in half. I have a rod from right pelvis to knee cap and rods/pins from left knee to ankle and bone still sticks out. I am lucky to be alive. Sled hit my chest initially right below my neck. Everyday I still think about that crash because I can feel it every step I take.
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Re: Your personal worst

Postby Glimmerjim » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:16 am

2thepoint wrote:02-02-02 racing snocross I was leading race and fell off on last lap on 80' table top jump. The guy behind me landed on me. Broke left tib/fib in 13 pieces. Broke right femur and cracked right pelvis in half. I have a rod from right pelvis to knee cap and rods/pins from left knee to ankle and bone still sticks out. I am lucky to be alive. Sled hit my chest initially right below my neck. Everyday I still think about that crash because I can feel it every step I take.

Wow! Sorry you have to live with that brother. I, personally, have a huge amount of optimism about the future of medical advancements. 5 years from now what is required to alleviate your pain and make you more mobile may be routine. Best of luck!
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Re: Your personal worst

Postby MODuckkiller » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:16 am

Back in September some buddies and I were boating, tubing, skiing out in a waterway. It was plenty wide so the bank being completely covered with cypress knees didn't bother me.
On the last tube of the day, my buddy and I were tubing in tandem, two separate tubes out at once. My rope was the rope that had a tad more slack in it, which was fine with me because the more slack you had, the faster you'd be whipped around on turns. After doing some back and forths my buddy hit the wake, tried to get some air and fell off. The driver seeing my buddy bail off whipped it around full speed and had me holding on for dear life accelerating around the boat as it did it's full-speed 180. After the boat had completed it's u turn I slowly realized that even though it's 180 had stopped, I was still barreling around full speed. Before I could fully grasp what was going on I turned my head to see the bank coming at me, quick.

I woke up face up in the waterway, my friends swimming to me (too shallow for the boat to come right to me). I heard one ask if I was dead and the other say he's not sure.

Once my tube caught the cypress knees, I ended up flying off full speed, dragging my legs across the cypress knees mid air, and bouncing off a cypress tree before landing about 5ft off the bank in some shallow water, unconscious. When they got me to the boat I was in and out of consciousness and apparently showing signs of shock, shaking violently with glazed over eyes and a cold body temp (buddy's dad is a doc, hearing him explain it all afterwards was like hearing a horror story).

I went to the hospital and the doctor told me that, beside bruising all over, I had permanent muscle damage to my right tibialis anterior (muscle above shin), a dislocated right hip, and very severe bruising to my whole right abdominal area. The doctor kept mentioning how surprised he was at how awful my right leg was, but how I didn't have any broken ribs, but instead the bruising on my abdomen seemed very uniform.

It wasn't until later when we were home unloading the boat that we took a look at the life jacket and saw the tattered, wore down, compacted right side of it, right where my abdominal bruising was. When I bounced off the tree I must have hit the floatations inside the life jacket perfectly square.

So not only did my life jacket save my life when I was unconscious in the water, I'm convinced it saved my life when I hit the tree. Had I not been wearing one at that speed my ribs would have punctured my lungs for sure. Had I hit anywhere near my neck or head I would have died, I'm sure of that as well.

Someone was definitely looking out for me that day, and they continued to because I made a full recovery and the only long lasting effects are that my right shin seems to get sore (shin splints) very easily and my right hip pops every now and again. (The doc putting that thing back into place SUCKED).

It was definitely a humbling experience, one I am sure I'll not ever forget.


PS-Sorry if this post isn't grammatically correct or doesn't flow well, it's late and study for finals has fried my mental capacity for the night.
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Re: Your personal worst

Postby MODuckkiller » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:21 am

PSS- I deleted all the pictures I had of it, the few I had. Following that day at the hospital I went through a weird, short, humbling bout of depression and I needed to get rid of it all. The girlfriend may still had a few pictures, but I asked her to get rid of them as well.
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Re: Your personal worst

Postby Glimmerjim » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:29 am

MODuckkiller wrote:Back in August some buddies and I were boating, tubing, skiing out in a waterway. It was plenty wide so the bank being completely covered with cypress knees didn't bother me.
On the last tube of the day, my buddy and I were tubing in tandem, two separate tubes out at once. My rope was the rope that had a tad more slack in it, which was fine with me because the more slack you had, the faster you'd be whipped around on turns. After doing some back and forths my buddy hit the wake, tried to get some air and fell off. The driver seeing my buddy bail off whipped it around full speed and had me holding on for dear life accelerating around the boat as it did it's full-speed 180. After the boat had completed it's u turn I slowly realized that even though it's 180 had stopped, I was still barreling around full speed. Before I could fully grasp what was going on I turned my head to see the bank coming at me, quick.

I woke up face up in the waterway, my friends swimming to me (too shallow for the boat to come right to me). I heard one ask if I was dead and the other say he's not sure.

Once my tube caught the cypress knees, I ended up flying off full speed, dragging my legs across the cypress knees mid air, and bouncing off a cypress tree before landing about 5ft off the bank in some shallow water, unconscious. When they got me to the boat I was in and out of consciousness and apparently showing signs of shock, shaking violently with glazed over eyes and a cold body temp (buddy's dad is a doc, hearing him explain it all afterwards was like hearing a horror story).

I went to the hospital and the doctor told me that, beside bruising all over, I had permanent muscle damage to my right tibialis anterior (muscle above shin), a dislocated right hip, and very severe bruising to my whole right abdominal area. The doctor kept mentioning how surprised he was at how awful my right leg was, but how I didn't have any broken ribs, but instead the bruising on my abdomen seemed very uniform.

It wasn't until later when we were home unloading the boat that we took a look at the life jacket and saw the tattered, wore down, compacted right side of it, right where my abdominal bruising was. When I bounced off the tree I must have hit the floatations inside the life jacket perfectly square.

So not only did my life jacket save my life when I was unconscious in the water, I'm convinced it saved my life when I hit the tree. Had I not been wearing one at that speed my ribs would have punctured my lungs for sure. Had I hit anywhere near my neck or head I would have died, I'm sure of that as well.

Someone was definitely looking out for me that day, and they continued to because I made a full recovery and the only long lasting effects are that my right shin seems to get sore (shin splints) very easily and my right hip pops every now and again. (The doc putting that thing back into place SUCKED).

It was definitely a humbling experience, one I am sure I'll not ever forget.


PS-Sorry if this post isn't grammatically correct or doesn't flow well, it's late and study for finals has fried my mental capacity for the night.

You did great grammatically. Most of us are functionally illiterate anyway! Jeez...it all boils down to how lucky we've been at one time or another. Imagine the odds they would have given you if they had staged it and run through the scenario. :eek: There have been a LOT of situations I should not have woken up from. But noooooo.....there's that damned rooster again! :lol3: :beer: Or siren in a few cases! :lol3:
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Re: Your personal worst

Postby Glimmerjim » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:43 am

MODuckkiller wrote:PSS- I deleted all the pictures I had of it, the few I had. Following that day at the hospital I went through a weird, short, humbling bout of depression and I needed to get rid of it all. The girlfriend may still had a few pictures, but I asked her to get rid of them as well.

I had some pictures of when I shot myself in the finger with a 38 +P at a distance of about....oh......half an inch! :lol3: My wife disposed of those, too! The surgeon was understandably proud of his work. Not very ugly and the bone regenerated into a fully funtional finger. Becoming a little twisted as I age, though, but after 36 years I can't complain too much! And never any pain! Kinda funny story....any gunshot wound a cop has to investigate, at least in CA. This guy comes into the surgery prep area of the ER, asks how I'm doing, what and where it happened, yada yada. He asks to take a look at it so I lift my hand out of the solution. His reaction is a grimace, and he says, "Jeez, I just got a whole lot more respect for my handgun!" :lol3: Really a nice guy,though.
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Re: Your personal worst

Postby Frylock » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:43 am

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Ya got me, who dat?
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Re: Your personal worst

Postby Frylock » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:49 am

Botiz630 wrote:
Frylock wrote:Got separated from my buddies boat while freedive spearfishing several miles south of Block Island last summer. Coast Guard was called and a 300' NOAA research vessel was diverted to aid in the search.......let me tell you, being lost in six to eight foot seas forces you come to terms with the likely end of your life.


Absolutely horrifying. They'd have found a dead body because I would have killed myself.

Keeping the panic in check was way harder than staying afloat, as Slack pointed out. But I wasn't worried about sharks at all......what terrified me was NOT being located, I learned that there really is nothing to fear but fear itself.
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Re: Your personal worst

Postby Slack Tide » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:13 am

Frylock wrote:
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Jay?

Ya got me, who dat?


I'll give you one hint......
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Re: Your personal worst

Postby Frylock » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:07 am

Slack Tide wrote:
Frylock wrote:
Slack Tide wrote:
Jay?

Ya got me, who dat?


I'll give you one hint......

Awe....they look lonely.
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Re: Your personal worst

Postby Frylock » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:13 am

Worst (dumbest) this year...while taking it out of the package. Severed my extensor tendon which required surgery to repair.
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Re: Your personal worst

Postby Greenheadindy » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:18 am

The other major sickness I have besides duck hunting is motor cross, so can't remember the number of broken bones/surgeries. The last injury was somewhat humorous after I shook it off. Launched the bike off a small jump in the woods, but didn't see the branch hanging across the trail about 8 foot up. Well, I should say I didn't see it until I was in the air. Had a split second decision to make- protect head with hands or hold onto bike and try somehow to duck under. Well, the split second goes by and I'm still thinking, so face meets branch. My head hurt and I broke 2 teeth, but my bike was ok, so went ahead and finished that enduro. Didn't do too well bc I kept having to stop and spit the blood/tooth remnants out of my mouth.
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Re: Your personal worst

Postby duckman27 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:40 pm

Jumped off a cliff skiing two years ago and caught my back tips on the rock and fell 20ft on my head/neck. Literally had my life flash before my eyes as I was falling. Luckily it had just snowed a foot so it broke my fall fairly well. All I ended up doing was messing up my ribs, none broken though, and twisting my back all out of whack.
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Re: Your personal worst

Postby TrapperRob » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:49 pm

Glimmerjim wrote:Well, I'm 59 so I've had ample time for the stupidity in me to surface. A short list would be put down several bikes, tried to get cocky at a biker bar (and I'm not even a skilled fighter), shot myself in hand, bitten by rattlesnake, drove a hot-rod truck into the side of a house, rolled another pickup down a canyon, got (accidentally) stabbed, headed for the bottom of a deep river pool in old canvas waders several times, swamped an aluminum boat in the wake of a large river cargo boat, broken more knuckles on my hands than I have knuckles, attempted to retrieve stolen items twice with handgun in tow (one was cooperative, the other not at home. However, the group not at home were later arrested for the murder of a girl), fallen off an icy two-story roof onto a glass patio table, decided I was going to settle the score for perceived transgressions against a college track team with a softball bat, had guns pointed at me several times, but never in a situation in which I felt I was going to be shot, considered the full-length side-zipper on a waitesses leather outfit a "pull cord",....and worst of all, asked "jokingly" if the pilot of a commercial flight had been drinking. Seemed funny to me at the time. This is the condensed version of my life, not taking into account the repurcussions of just having a problem at times with police that I consider to have cocky attitudes, treating my body as a laboratory for a few years, and considering married women much easier than single ones as they are so vulnerable to attention and appreciation.
Would have myself a lot of time and anguish, plus a few scars, if I'd realized the truth in an old Faces song....."I wish that I knew all I know now, when I was younger...." :no:
Forgot a kind of funny one...a friend and I were out frog-gigging. Everyone that has ever done it knows the state of mind you are in while frog-gigging. We decided in the middle of the night to try a different spot, so we threw the little cartop boat into the bed of my pickup and took off. We were driving through waist high weeds on flat ground so the speed crept up in the 40-50 mph range just for fun. We gigged until near sun up, loaded the boat and started heading back. That's when I realized that at 50 mph I had crossed a slough on two 4 x 12's. 6" either way would have left a mark! :lol3:


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