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Angry I really Need to Vent this out!

Ok my friends...

Ran into some issue in life?
Feel like you need to get it all off your chest?
Well this is the thread for you!

Feel free to post whatever you want to vent about... be it car related, or just about anything else in life.

Zut, can always support us with a to chear us up...
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Texas summer weather.. I cook my bloody chicken in a cool environment than this.. It's too dam HoTT!!!!

Ok.. yeah this kind of works..
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Collar Bones And Accents

Today at work we had a real old Merc in the shop now because it was old it was still going strong as they always do but it needed an oil change so we pull the underbody covers off and remove one oil drain bolt fine the second was welded into place because of the different metals used in the oil pan and the bolt this is quite common and we just give it a tap with a hammer and a wrench and it comes right off fine so thats what we did to this one and the bloody thing shot off so fast and hit the floor and we could not find it but the oil started to drain so as we are messing around looking for the bolt (not to re-install it in the car by the way but we don't like leaving things on the floor) the oil was making a nice mess on the floor as the thing came off so quick we forget to place a collector for the oil.

Anyways we find the bolt and all is well so i go back toward the offices and being a dumbass slip where the tiled floor of the shop meets the carpeted bit of the offices and i land on my left arm with it straight out in front of me and break my wrist and snap my collar bone in two now i am a keen biker and as i am sure easty and others knows collar bones will snap for anything this is my forth break but now its two on each side so i am even again and i got the all important pain killers and the extra hydrocortisone for my AI so thats all taken care of.

But this now means that i have to put up with my good lady's mother now while i get on with her fine we don't argue or anything but she is Ukrainian and accents i am just not very good with and i can't understand a damn thing she says its always been the same and its a right pain in the arse i already have a headache trying to decipher what she is saying and i so want a beer its taunting me from the cooler it must know i am injured or something.

Anyways my gripes are with collar bones why must the be so fragile i want a big piece of bone that can survive an argument with a bus and accents that as far as i can see are useless, thanks for listening guys much appreciated and please excuse any spelling mistakes.

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WOW! **** Hope you're ok Dan! Sorry to hear about the nasty spill you took. How long did they say for everything to heal up?

I happen to be born in Odessa (Ukrain)... so i guess i know what you mean. As for the accent, take a little getting used to.

Terribly sorry for the situation. And as for the collar bone... maybe they can slap on an extra crossbar in there for you

Just hate to hear one of us go down like that... esp. from oil off a Merc.
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Daym man sorry to hear that. Would have been funny if you didn't get hurt so. It's a pitty they can no reinforce bones like they can plastic bristols hey. i have a few stainless steel reinforcements in my knee dew to the bike. I have a friend who had a really bad accident and he's like wolverine
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noregret - normal for me is about a month to get to the point that i feel safe applying strain to the arm not sure about the wrist but can't be that long surely

About the accent the good lady has been in the UK since she was like 12 so her accent has been reduced to the point that its barely noticeable i just cant understand her mother and i feel like a prick constantly asking her to repeat herself, i think a little extra metal in the shoulder should do the trick just fine but somehow i don't think that would wash with the doctor.

It's as ironic as you can get isn't it shot down by my favourite cars i guess it will teach me for not being more gentle with them but cause the bolts seize we don't have much choice.


easty - I see the funny side of it if i had been wearing my DM's it would not have happened but i was in the suit and with the shiny shoes they just had no grip, it is a pity they cant reinforce bones i have manged to stay metal free so far i guess that makes me quite lucky you must have had quite a nasty spill i saw your ambulance diagram on fotki and that price is extortionate.

My old man is also a keen biker and he has half a girder inside of him his GSXR-1000 slipped on oil and argued with a farm gate messed him up real bad, sorry to hear about your mate i think i am going to calm down a little with the bikes the doc in the A&E called us donors when i said to him i enjoy riding bikes and that kind of makes you think you know.

Anyways thanks for the kind words guys its nice to be able to get the stuff off my chest



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Very sorry about the accident Dan. Collarbones are fragile in some respects and unfortunately forms one of the supports for the shoulder joint almost like the A suspension in a car. The good news is that the clavile (collarbone) heals relatively fast and well even though you may notice a bump at the area of healing. I hope they don't have the wire the collarbone.

I also hope the injury to the wrist is not serious. Here's to a speedy recovery mate.

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Thanks mate, they did not mention having to mess with it this will be the second time i have broken this particular bone and forth overall so i have got used to the bumps that appear but this will be the first time it has actually split clean in two cant really feel anything at the minute i am dosed up on painkillers but the Addison's is starting to play up a little thats what concerns me the most.

The wrist is not that mangled what happened was the thumb went one way and the fingers the other if you see what i mean

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That's the difficult part with Addison's. The steroid hormone (that's needed for Addison's disease) has undesirable effect, i.e., bone thinning, which might explain the fragility. Make sure they balance the dose well -- minimum amount of steroids to maintain metabolism, with pulse doses as needed during times of biological stress. I'm fairly certain the endocrinologist is keeping an eye out on things. We'll keep you in my prayers mate.

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Thanks very much etyu mate that means a lot to me.

I think we have the dose just about sorted but i think i got lucky with my endocrinologist cause she is always just a phone call away when the problems do arise and with me being so accident prone they arise quite often and its the pulse doses that i need the help with i don't want to take too much but know i cant take too little.

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Dan, I just checked this on osteoporosis prevention, steroid induced. Ask the endocrinologist about the following: bone density testing (mainly weight bearing areas like hip and spine), and the use of alendronate or risedronate with calcium and vitamin D to minimize the side effect from steroids.

This also means you have to drive with the top down more often to get vitamin D from the sun. Most importantly, be careful about falls and the like.

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I was told when they picked me off the floor and took me to the menders that they took a little bit of bone from me. Not that it was too difficult as it was ground all over the place. And they found I had osteoporosis so need to get some bone toughener and drink more milk. Big suprise to be as I've crashed loads of times and always done the more silly sports. but never had a broken bone before. well this time it wasn't really broken, just kinda ground off. ;( The roof down medical treatment sounds like a good plan, I may try some of that myself.
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I was told when they picked me off the floor and took me to the menders that they took a little bit of bone from me. Not that it was too difficult as it was ground all over the place. And they found I had osteoporosis so need to get some bone toughener and drink more milk. Big suprise to be as I've crashed loads of times and always done the more silly sports. but never had a broken bone before. well this time it wasn't really broken, just kinda ground off. ;( The roof down medical treatment sounds like a good plan, I may try some of that myself.
Osteoporosis is not restricted to women. Caucasian and Oriental men get them too and just as bad. It is best to get a bone density study done (density measured by means of Xray, test very similar to getting an Xray done), and then decide on need for supplements. Men should take Calcium too on a daily basis, about 1200 mg daily, as long as one doesn't have kidney stones in the past.

The sunlight actually converts a precursor of vitamin D on the skin to the active form. Vitamin D then improves absorption of calcium in the diet. Ergo, the 2 should go together: calcium and vitamin D.

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Thanks very much etyu i have written the info down and will be sure to ask, I really like the idea of having the roof down i knew i brought a convertible for a reason and now i know the reason. Thanks very much mate your help is much appreciated.

easty - what actually happened it sound like you screamed in real bad mate did somebody plow into you or something?
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Danslk,

I feel your pain.

My recent accident:

I had 4 days off with the family before having to go away on a business trip. We decided to join a close friend and go on a mini-vacation. We were going boating/skiing and golfing for 4 days while staying in a fully furnished 4000' summer home. This home overlooks a great lake and sits against the golf course.

Well, it took us 3 1/2 hours to get there. We decided to get on the lake before getting to the house. He was just with his teenage son. I was there with my wife, 2yr son, and 5yr daughter. We all jumped on his 2 jetski's and went on a 15 minute trip to find the perfect beach. Then, I and his son take both jetski's out to see what they could do! One could reach 55, the other 70mph. Loads of fun, until....

Only being out for 10 minutes, I made a quick turn. The jetski skimmed across the water then hit a wake. The wake made the jetski stop dead in it's tracks. I, of course, didn't stop. I flew off. Normally, you just shake it off and get back on. Not this time. I slammed my ankle on the jetski. I broke both bones at the base near the ankle. We managed to get me back to the car. 4 hours later, we reach the hospital. So much for a 4 day vacation!

Now, I'm in a velcro boot. They do not wish to cast it since they'll run several more Xrays in the upcoming weeks. I'm on Vicodin which I HATE. I can't stand the effect. I vomit when I get dizzy. Sucks. So, it's either pain or vomit. Great options there!

One nice thing. HPDE still let me run my car at the track. Since it was my left leg, I argued that I could easily drive the automatic. They agreed! At least during that time, I had something to focus on besides the pain!

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Ouch man that really must have hurt at least my accident happened on dry land and having to wait 4 hours to get to a hospital that must have been hellish.

I have been in hospital for most of yesterday and today a mistake with the meds lead to me getting into a bit of a state with my AI but that was my own stupid fault as was the accident in the first place.

At least you got to track the car thats some relief for you i guess, is that tape on the lenses of the SLK there mate?
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easty - what actually happened it sound like you screamed in real bad mate did somebody plow into you or something?
It wasn't too bad. A lady turned in front of me so I put the bike side ways to avert t-boning her car and went down. I would have been fine but the bike ground my knee into the road and the road was a very aggressive texture so it shaved the top of my fibula off. nothing a few screws couldn't fix.
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Ah right OK still a crash is a crash right and it sounds awful painful, what was the road made of sandpaper
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