Started by AJRFulton, December 2, 2020, 16:48
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Quote from: Joesson on September 26, 2022, 12:07@AJRFulton Cheap/ retread tyres are something I bought once, on the advice of the Firestone tyre fitting shop. Four retreads on my Imp.The front offside split on the side wall after about 7 miles. Some argument about You must have kerbed it but I got a refund and 4 new tyres.Fortunately my incident was at manoeuvring speed on a residential road and no drama involved, other than what could have happened as we had young children at the time.Will you be in bed at home, or in the hospital?I do believe that Home Help can be provided and I suggest you don't be shy about asking for it before they ship you home.
Quote from: AJRFulton on September 26, 2022, 12:27I'm in hospital just now. I had a CT on arrival and it confirmed the injury, but the resolution of that scan isn't high enough to determine the exact nature of the fracture. Hoping to get an MRI today, and then that will be reviewed by a specialist and they'll decide the appropriate treatment.If the bone is stable and it's assessed it's a normal compound fracture (of the L1 vertibrate), I'll be out of hospital this week and it will be home care for the next 6 weeks or so.Of course it may be worse, but the consultant is advising me that this isn't expected - but they have to be sure, and (quite rightfully) will always be cautious with spinal injuries. With it being over the weekend, there has been a lack of availability of a spine specialist.It isn't actually that painful, unless I move the wrong way. I'm sat in bed here fairly pain free. However.... Trying to move is a different story.
Quote from: Joesson on September 26, 2022, 13:39The weekend is often the time when things go wrong, the shops used to be closed, not so bad nowadays if you need a spark plug, a cup of sugar, or whatever. But the Hospitals don't seem to cater for what is often a higher influx of patients at ha time. Sometimes with difficulty much of the time. I do believe that once you are out of A&E, in a bed, in a ward, things usually progress for the better.You seem to be able to move your fingers to reply, so hopefully that movement will soon progress, pain free, to other parts.
Quote from: AJRFulton on September 26, 2022, 14:17My legs are moving fine too.I came in expecting a pulled ligament, slipped disc, etc. I was surprised it's a fracture.I played football and have broken 5 bones prior to this, and this isn't that painful when at rest.
Quote from: Topdownman on September 28, 2022, 09:26Very sorry to hear about this. I hope you make a quick and pain free recovery. Sounds like you will have plenty of time on your hands to argue with your insurance company and research your new van!
Quote from: Carolyn on September 28, 2022, 18:24Get well. Please let it take the time it needs to take!
Quote from: Alex Knight on September 30, 2022, 09:36I'm sure that your story is a lesson in and of itself, and I'm sure that you won't ever again use retreads/remoulds, and I'm glad you're ok.But I cannot for the life of me understand what (apart from money) drove you to go down this route in the first place?I learned very early on that there are things you just don't skimp on, like bin bags, brakes, washing up liquid, tyres...
Quote from: puma2 on September 30, 2022, 13:29 hi what is the latest now with your recovery if you don't mind me asking
Quote from: tricky1138 on September 30, 2022, 14:55Dont know how I missed this, but get well soon. The cracking and splitting seen above is not unique to cheap / remould tyres. I came out into the work car cark a few weeks ago to see a car with a similar splits in the tyres on both front wheels. I managed to speak to them about it and they just shrugged it off saying they'll get it done sometime! There is no teaching some people, but hopefully they dont injure anyone.
Quote from: AJRFulton on September 30, 2022, 14:59The doctors are satisfied the bone is stable.I'm just awaiting discharge, but in a brace for 6-8wks. So minimal activity and a few adaptations the hospital are giving me for the recovery phase.Will be able to do a phased return to work in 10-12wks, all going well. Will be at least 12wks before I'm able to exercise. Going to be about 4mths before I can return to sport.good man keep at it. the Frustration of not being active for so long is probably the hardest thing to deal with.Now do as your told with all the exercise and i hope some one at home can make u a cuppa and look after you.
Quote from: Topdownman on September 30, 2022, 16:09You're happy with their valuation? Are they still giving you drugs?! Just kidding, glad you are happy with things and that it was debris that caused the accident and your assessment of your vehicle was good and no fault on your part.A 4 month wait before a return to sport sounds like a win (but still not something any of us would want).I hate following scaffolding lorries as it looks to me like they just rely on gravity keeping all their bits in the wagon.Get well soon.