Injuries that limit your photography


McBrian

Link Posted 11/12/2017 - 21:54
A feeling sorry for myself thread

Accident and injuries that curtail your photographic experiences.

I had a rather unfortunate accident in the summer that has severely curtailed my photography for the past 6 months and looks like it will last at least another 3 months minimum before I can load up and have a walk about.

In the endeavour to try and keep fit after the heart and other health events in 2013 I now have a garage full of bicycles, an MTB, a Hybrid and a Road bike. In mid July I set of for a long evening run that ended up with a blue light dash to A & E. Coming off - or more apt crashing a bicycle at 22mph is not recommended, having to prise your helmet off is quite scary, even worse when your shoulder and neck are screaming in pain.

Luckily there was no long term serious injury to my neck or head although the headaches did last for 6-8 weeks but my shoulders are another matter, my right shoulder had severe bruising, I had a few cracked ribs on the left both of which have mostly healed but my left collar bone ended up like this:



and it's still like this today

So the 4th of January will see me in theatre where I will receive a lifetime airport bleep and security delays

Who has other stories to add?
Cheers
Brian.
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1stEverPentax

Link Posted 11/12/2017 - 22:21
Blimey mate...I feel for you.

Hope the Op goes well and you're on the road to a speedy recovery in 2018.

Best Wishes

Karlo

ronniemac

Link Posted 11/12/2017 - 22:22
I can feel the pain from just seeing that x-ray.

Wishing you all the best for the operation. hope it goes well and that you make a full recovery.

I know what you mean about airport beeps, my beloved is stopped every time because of her bionic hip, but it will be worth it if it get's you back to photography.

derek897

Link Posted 11/12/2017 - 22:59
Fingers crossed all goes well for you and that this will be the start of an injury free new year.
On a positive note, you will have a lifetime of airport beeps ahead of you

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SteveF

Link Posted 11/12/2017 - 23:14
That's an interesting take on a selfie!

Seriously, I hope the surgery will be a success and I look forward to seeing more images from you next year.

davidwozhere

Link Posted 12/12/2017 - 00:37
Having knocked myself silly falling off a bicycle I feel for you even more. The saying "time heals" is even more appropriate in your case!
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razashaikh

Link Posted 19/12/2017 - 04:36
I hope you'll come back stronger in the coming year.

Best Wishes,
Raza
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gtis

Link Posted 19/12/2017 - 17:29
I remember breaking my collarbone when I was at school I too came off a bike I was following a old canal tow path that went to the left i when straight on the bike did a 360 and the saddle broke my collarbone
All this happened on the first day of the school summer holiday
Neil
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Mike-P

Link Posted 19/12/2017 - 18:13
I broke my ankle 3 years ago November ... that hurt a bit. I don't have a picture of the xray as the doctors were crowded round it laughing at the amount of damage I managed to do.

The ankle is held together with metal pins galore although I haven't had any problem at airports.


Broken ankle 1 - Before by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr


Broken Ankle 2 - After by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

I also remember them leaving the stitches in too long, I think that hurt more than the actual break as they fused to the skin.


Broken Ankle 3 - After 3 weeks by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr


Broken Ankle 4 - After 3 weeks by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr
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McBrian

Link Posted 20/12/2017 - 14:39
Jeez, that's one nasty injury Mike, I hope the repair job is good and painless now.
Cheers
Brian.
LBA is good for you, a Lens a day helps you work, rest and play.

Mike-P

Link Posted 20/12/2017 - 19:07
I don't think any injury repair can be as good as the original but it seems to be ok now although the specialist did say it would be prone to arthritis in my later years.

Good luck in January although I'm sure it will be fine.

On another note I turned 55 this year and had a letter from the hospital last month offering me an appointment to attend a bowel screening programme (which is apparently automatic when you turn 55). I accepted thinking "how bad can it be" ... when I did attend I found out
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 20/12/2017 - 19:08

Aitch53

Link Posted 20/12/2017 - 19:44
Mike-P wrote:
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On another note I turned 55 this year and had a letter from the hospital last month offering me an appointment to attend a bowel screening programme (which is apparently automatic when you turn 55). I accepted thinking "how bad can it be" ... when I did attend I found out

Since I turned 60, I get a biennial DIY bowel screen. It's amazing what you can send via the Royal Mail.

Oh, and next year, I get a free Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screen. Ah, the joys of getting older!
SteveH!

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I prefer 'unconventional'.
But I'm willing to compromise and accept 'eccentric'.
Last Edited by Aitch53 on 20/12/2017 - 19:45

Mike-P

Link Posted 20/12/2017 - 19:55
Aitch53 wrote:
Since I turned 60, I get a biennial DIY bowel screen. It's amazing what you can send via the Royal Mail.

Oh, and next year, I get a free Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screen. Ah, the joys of getting older!

What got me was that they found a polyp and said they would get it tested but not to worry, it was probably nothing to be concerned about and I would only hear from them again if it was a problem. A week later I get in from work at lunchtime to find a missed call from the hospital with a message to phone when I got in which I duly did. I was told that the person I needed to talk to was at lunch and would phone me back.

A couple of hours later (and quite a few thoughts going through my head) I get a call back from the specialist saying that he was just phoning to tell me there was no problem .... IN WHICH CASE WHY ARE YOU PHONING !!
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Algernon

Link Posted 20/12/2017 - 20:06
I thought all screening could now be done via blood tests. I had 3 blood samples taken at the same time about 3 months ago and they said they were all OK apart from the cholesterol one which was the average for the UK.

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jeallen01

Link Posted 20/12/2017 - 21:23
Pretty permanently bu**ered up my back back (displaced L3 disc) 45yrs ago lifting my Mini to get the jack under it, and then the right knee 4 yrs ago with a long spell of crouching down to build low walls around various garden beds - so can't carry heavy loads on my back, and can't walk long distances (even with a stick) or, worse, stand for more than a minute without "considerable discomfort". Really bu**ers up standing and waiting for, or walking to, "good shots" almost everywhere - so I try to sit down "in between" those (got some very good, and durable, folding chairs last summer - and PM me if you want the details).
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
Last Edited by jeallen01 on 20/12/2017 - 21:24
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