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post #11 of 27 Old 02-16-2017, 06:46 PM
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Yikes, I'm sorry to hear that. Best wishes for a speedy, and complete, recovery!

If you don't already have something for extra snow/ice traction for your boots, this thread may be worth a look:
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post #12 of 27 Old 02-16-2017, 07:30 PM
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I feel your pain.I had my hip replaced 10yrs ago.Not fun.A little tip! Take it easy but don't stop moving. If you sit on the couch and don't do anything because "it hurts" It will cost you in the long run.A little more each time out will do you much better.Heal well.
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Thanks so much for the kind comments. I will be getting rehab at home soon. They offered a home nurse to help me to the bathroom, shower, & getting into bed. [I declined.] They gave me a toilet lift, [not needed] a shower chair, [not needed] and a walker. The walker is my savior. I can hobble around by myself. My wife says I'm a terrible patient.
I went to the hospital at 11:30 Sunday. They did not get me to a room until 9:00pm. My wife in action: By 7:00pm she started walking around by the nurse's station. Next I hear her yell "Hey! Why are you on Facebook when my husband is in agony?" LOL
The guy with the heated sidewalk also had half his driveway, and his walkway done. He looks out the window drinking coffee, while we shovel & blow. Nice to afford that.
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Us old folk have to watch those hips !!
Wish you a fast recovery.

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Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!
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Ouch, that's 8-10 weeks of zero fun, definitely sucks. I've already slipped on ice on the lawn path cut from the shed to the driveway once this winter and made a spectacular save yesterday. Perhaps now is a good time to wack the ice melt to it and wear the ice grips. Lessons are usually learned the hard way, unfortunately. Definitely take it easy for a bit.

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I am very sorry to hear about the troubles you have had. Here's to hoping for a quick recovery.
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Sorry to hear of the broken hip; hoping for the best and complete healing ASAP.


We all have to remain ever vigilant when working/walking around snowy/icy driveways and walks. Early in December I let my guard down and fell on some black ice hidden under a skiff of snow, just taking out the garbage. Broke four ribs; ER doc said he's seen much worse this winter. OUCH!!! Back in the saddle after 8 weeks of R&R.


Now I wear Stabilicers Maxx when ever I am snowblowing or shoveling. After the worst ice storm in recent memory, switched to Katahoola (sp) mini crampons. Stay safe everybody.
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Those Kahtoola crampons are really nice but at $100 they might be a little overkill.

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I might go with an older pair of boots I'd use only out on the snow and ice and put some $6 buck cleats in the soles.


Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!
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Ouch! That must have been very painful.

A few years ago, a neighbor of mine was using a step ladder so he could reach his garage roof with a roof rake. He fell off and broke both ankles! He was in a wheelchair and then on crutches for a long time. It really doesn't take much sometimes.
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