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Postby dls » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:57 am

Last Thursday night, I was leading a groupof about twenty runners down into Elland. We were going at what, for us, was a fair lick. We had done abour thrww miles of hills, off road and tracks on the ice and in the pitch black. Time for bit of speed.
O pot hole opened in front of me. My right leg desended into it, and I was very simply catapulted forard and to my right, land on on and rolling off my shoulder.

It bled and it hurt. I was in charge, so i finished the other two and a half miles, then home, and off to A&E.
I have a displaced fracture of my clavicle toward the outer end. I saw the specialist consultat yesterday, and am due to be called for surgery some time over the next ten days or so. I will then disappear from here for a day or two, and will come back rather sore.
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Re: Plating

Postby Hairyloon » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:12 pm

Ouch.
Owt that we can do?
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Re: Plating

Postby diy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:29 pm

Its good that you've been offered a plate. They don't always go for this, the surgery is more complex, but the recovery better. Good luck.

Must have hurt.

What you need now is a good lawyer to tuck the council up for the pot hole. If they knew about it and did nothing, I believe you can claim. Finding a good lawyer to take on your case, might be a challenge though.. :twisted:
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Re: Plating

Postby Hairyloon » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:12 pm

diy wrote:What you need now is a good lawyer to tuck the council up for the pot hole. If they knew about it and did nothing, I believe you can claim.

Certainly the converse is true: if they don't know then you cannot so make sure that they do know, in case it gets somebody else.
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Re: Plating

Postby atticus » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:35 pm

Poor you. This is why I don't do running.

I hope it goes well.

I've been watching Supervet, and those types of operation look tricky but seem to have a good success rate.
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Re: Plating

Postby dls » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:00 pm

I was given a choice, but the clincher is that in order to swim properly with full shoulder mobility (it's that 'fly thing), it needs to be reshaped and then held there.

I had done several miles of reckless - childish - running off road through mud and ice, the woods etc in the pitch black (with head torch), and really enjoyed it. I came a'cropper on a tarmac'd fully lit main road.

Once I get fit again, the challenge will be to recover that sense of invincibility.
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Re: Plating

Postby Boo » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:03 pm

Aww. Poor you. Take it easy.

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Re: Plating

Postby diy » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:31 am

I wondered if there was a "sports" angle to the offer of plating.

You might find a second light source makes a difference when night running (though I get that this is not where the accident occurred). Two light sources reduces shadowing significantly.
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Re: Plating

Postby dls » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:05 pm

My shoulder is now setting. I suspect that as the ice continues and the alcohol intake increases, my operation will disappear into the New Year. Others will have worse accidents.

I have a real decision to make about whether to go ahead or not. It seems sad to get somre real flexibility back only in order to have it rebroken, and to have to start again.

I am healing better than 'advertised'. Within a few days, I should be out running (slowly) again, and testing for swimming.

As to the head torch, yes, many are not at all strong enough, but usually we run in packs, and the torches work together to provide a pool of light which can be very effective. I have a stupidly bright torch, which can be very useful when leading a group since I can light the way ahead for about 40-50 metres. On the other hand, I have to be very careful not to look directly at anyone without appropriate adjustment. When just running with a group, I use a lesser torch.
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Re: Plating

Postby atticus » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:09 pm

What about running in daylight?
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