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Doctor says I can't go bping until Spring

Postby hikerduane » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:00 pm

Was in the hospital for a week, then a rehab facility, had banged my head enough I guess with my truck door to cause bleeding in my skull. Helicopter ride from N CA to Reno, NV. Cut it open to drain, 40 staples later, I'm home after three weeks. Can't drive either. Have good neighbors who let me ride to town with them and took care of my seven month old pup while I was away. Can't do anything, thought I could car camp, but then recalled I couldn't drive. Stuck, sucks.
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Re: Doctor says I can't go bping until Spring

Postby Shawn » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:28 pm

Damn that's rough Duane. Thank goodness it wasn't worse. Glad to know you're on the mend, hope it heals up faster than expected.

Hang in there.
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Re: Doctor says I can't go bping until Spring

Postby Tom_H » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:54 am

Hey man, sure hope you get better soon. Good luck!
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Re: Doctor says I can't go bping until Spring

Postby maverick » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:33 am

had banged my head enough I guess with my truck door to cause bleeding in my skull.

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May I ask, how does one bang their head with a truck door so seriously? Did it accidently close on you or did someone accidently slam it on you? Anyways, I wish you a speedy and full recovery!
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Re: Doctor says I can't go bping until Spring

Postby cgundersen » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:51 am

Duane,
Hope your closing admonition (piece of cake) holds true! Cameron
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Re: Doctor says I can't go bping until Spring

Postby hikerduane » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:58 pm

I was loading my truck for a stovie camping trip at Diamond Lake in Oregon. I seem to tend to look down too much and I looked at the front door of my Access cab Tacoma and the door angles back. If that is where I hit my head, I was too close for it to swing clear. Thank you for the kind words.
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Re: Doctor says I can't go bping until Spring

Postby rlown » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:26 pm

Get Better!

So, where are you going in the Spring?
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Re: Doctor says I can't go bping until Spring

Postby hikerduane » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:43 am

Don't know where I'll go come Spring. Maybe the valley with friends. Walking faster yesterday. I wanted to hit the Ansel Adams Wilderness after I left the nursing facility, but the doctor put the kaboosh on that.
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Re: Doctor says I can't go bping until Spring

Postby hikerduane » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:02 am

Doctor changed his tune after seeing an assistant of his nine days ago, removed all restrictions. Been driving and have been on two one night o/n bping trips. Off to the Susan River later next week with some friends, mtb trip for a few nights.
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Re: Doctor says I can't go bping until Spring

Postby rlown » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:04 am

congrats!
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