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One of our English members, Salada, AKA Michael, fell off a ladder.  He broke 12 ribs, and a couple vertebra in his neck. bruised a lung, a kidney, and his liver. So let's let him know that we miss him, and wish him a speedy recovery. Either respond here, or send him a PM. He can read his wife's iPad, but his fingers don't fit the stupid little keyboard so he won't be able to respond until he is mobile enough to get to his pre-electric computer, where you have to hit the ''keys'' with your fist

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O.M.G

Michael sent me a P.M a few days ago saying he was heading south for the sun for a few weeks holiday.

Michael, you look after yourself bud. !

Ladders can be a pretty dodgey business.
I actualy fell about 3ft off the bottom of a small step-ladder the other day.
Bit of damage, but I was lucky.

Michael, get well soon.
&
Don't try lifting your 'main battle tank' P.C. chassis in your condition.

:moose:

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Sad to hear this. Micheal, I wish you a good and speedy recovery and I hope you feel better soon.

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Michael,
seems you wrecked the whole issue, eh? But be of good spirits, nowadays' doctors will do the best they can ( and that's a lot- I'm married to one ) to get you back on your tracks. Seriously - all my best wishes for your recovery.

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Hey Michael,
You certainly know how to do a good job on yourself. Sounds like it could be a while before you swing a shovel again.

OUCH!!! Is there a rib you didn't break?? or did you break some of them twice?? Just for good measure?

No laughing - I know it hurts :bg:

It sounds like that just shot the holiday in the sun. :f:

Get well quick and we can discuss the finer points of coal wagons when you are up to it.

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Michael, take care of yourself! Get better soon and back to posting and modeling. BTW-I got rid of ladders, I get Pam's kids to climb up when I need them!

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Si--

The resemblance is remarkable--but according to Michael the guys dressed in white on the ends should be jumping up and down--they were that rough-----

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Thank you all for your kind thoughts & good wishes.

helmet : So many who know me personally have said "typical, you never do anything by half measure". I,m so experienced at high rise ladder, scaffolding & roofing work but failed the 'Superman' screen test. Guess I forgot to put my pants (underwear) on over outside of trousers (pants).

Fell about 12 - 14 ' off double rise ladder direct onto Tarmac/concrete roadway below.

John, oztrain : unfortunately atelier this the end of my footplate days, I was almost 'age expired' anyway. Yup, some ribs fractured twice - front n back. No more shovelling tons for me.

Si: Madame s almost died of laughing at your diorama !!! Pity no rail track where I landed, watching the trains would have helped passing time until ,ambulance, arrived - 50 mins , faulty stretcher rails blah blah.

Please es use any typos etc, this thing thinks it's spelling is superior to mine.

Regards, Michael from wife's I-thing

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Hi Michael,
glad you are fit enough to get 1-finger working to type on the I-thing. Glad to see you back on here -even at 1-finger pace.

Dam spelcheka....fialed agin :P

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Dam spelcheka....fialed agin :P

Ha Ha ! So you've got them in "upside down land" also.

Regards, Michael

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Hi Michael.

Herb tells me that the handling was a bit rough...
...when the men in white-coats came to get you !
Loose joint on the stretcher or sumtink.

So I had to redo the diorama.

You know what a rivet-counter I am.
I get enough flak about my Tri-ang 'toys' as it is...
...I don't want my diorama reputation in tatters as well !!

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Michael,
Like they say...It's not the fall that gets you, it's the sudden stop at the end!

After reading this I'm banishing my 24' extension ladder to behind my garage, never to feel the weight of my foot again.

Get better soon!!!

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" Like they say...It's not the fall that gets you, it's the sudden stop at the end! "

...and if you survive that, it's plain sailing.
Except of course, for the good old English hospital-food !!

Hope you're doing OK Michael.

If/when, the men in the white coats let you out...
...I'll treat you to a nice greasy breakfast at Berts !!

His bacon butties 'll have you back fighting fit, guaranteed !!
( just don't drink his tea ! )

:moose:
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Get well soon Michael.

I'm not doing workplace safety these days, so I shall not ask if anyone videoed the fall so I could use it:>)

Take care mate
cheers

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Get well Mike. Have the 'elf and safety blokes been around yet?
;)

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Sorry about the accident Michael, glad you survived it though. I had lost my password to the forum and couldn't log in.

I will post some pictures in about 10 days... one week from today I go on the steam train ride. Maybe some pics of me 'driving' will make you smile.

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Hi Michael

Couldn't for the life of me work out why you've kept substituting the word 'triangle' for Tri-ang.

Thought it must be the pills or sumtink !

Finally realised last night...
...it's Madames iPad chelling-specker on the blink !

You might be able to enter the word 'Tri-ang' into it's memory-banks.
It could annoy Madame, every time she types 'triangle' though.

Take it easy on the physiotherapy dude.
Ask the trainer for something less vigorous than Elvis !

:moose:

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Hey there! Stopping by to say hi, and heal well.

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.... all that available time to come up with new mischief....
Jose.

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Hello BobD,

Thanks for your good wishes. I tried to PM you with an important point concerning ladder work but your PMs switched off.

Regards, Michael

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Hi Si. Diorama No. 2 nearer the truth, amateur stretcher handling & broken stretcher rals etc. No stubble, that grew later after 3 days in intensive care ward.

Madame considering reporting you to the Style Police for your "portrayal" of her fashion sense !

Cheers Michael

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Si. wrote:
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...and if you survive that, it's plain sailing.
Except of course, for the good old English hospital-food !!

Hope
:moose:
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Funny you should mention that - I caught a food bug by Day 3 !!!

Michael

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Michael's plight did have perfect timing, because this was the subject of our safety meetings over the last few weeks.  Here's one of the videos (of course the Boston boys don't wear hard hats or safety glasses, but they don't screw around with ladders, go figure :Crazy:)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap243_DAijs

BTW, if you ignore the video, it's completely normal to do so.

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" Madame considering reporting you to the Style Police for your "portrayal" of her fashion sense ! "


Hi Michael & Madame S.

What portrayal ??
Madame S. is not in the diorama !

Look at the 'super details' !!

The actual NURSE FIGURE...
...wears white, same as the stretcher-bearers.
Has the 'blue medical logo' on blouse.
& has a standard issue, upside-down pin-watch !

:moose:

Si.

I have some very glamourous LEGO figures, wearing Dior...
...probably impress Madame S. !

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Hello Michael,

Wow! When you do something, you do it thoroughly. I am sorry to hear that you were injured - it sounds like your recovery will take some time.

On the other hand, I hope you are feeling well enough to do some hobby-related things - reading, model building, etc.

Get well soon,

Keith

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Understood.

Madame says I'll have to wait till I'm feeling better before she wears her 'Nurse Outfit' uniform. Counting the days !!!!!

Michael

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Thanks Keith. I certainly did a thorough job, only 4 ribs left intact + a few other bits & bobs bashed about. 14' fall direct onto hard road.,

I cannot do any active modelling at present but plenty planned.

Regards, Michael

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Michael,

Well, with those damaged ribs, we better not try to make you laugh - that would be painful!

No, on second thought, here's a joke for you (source: Legends of America website):

A man and a woman, who had never met before, found themselves assigned to the same sleeping room on a transcontinental train. Although initially embarrassed and uneasy over sharing a room, the two are tired and fall asleep quickly -- he in the upper bunk and she in the lower. At 2:00 a.m., he leans over and gently wakes the woman, saying, "Ma'am, I'm sorry to bother you, but would you be willing to reach into the closet to get me a second blanket? I'm awfully cold." "I have a better idea," she replies. "Just for tonight, let's pretend that we're married." "Wow! That's a great idea!!" he exclaims. "Good," she replies. "Get your own damn blanket."

Keith

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Thanks Keith,

or, as my wife is cruelly saying "For better or worse, currently a lot worse" ! She has been an Angel (always marry your second wife first)

You may be hearing from my Pain Management Attorney - coughing, sneezing or laughing is absolute hell.

Regards Michael

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My thanks to Bob (Comerford), Willliam & Forrest for your kind thoughts. I was questioned as to where I was working possibly because of 'Elf & Safety Regs (I was well beyond current 'safe working' height) but ironically I was doing a job for us at home (can't be penalised for that).

Jose - me ? mischief ?? Sorry, wrong person.

Regards, Michael

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Jose - me ? mischief ?? Sorry, wrong person.

Now I'm REALLY scared...

Jose.

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Hi Michael,
Hope you are continuing to mend OK with no new setbacks, now that you are "accustomed to" hospital food.

Any idea when they are turning you loose? If I know hospitals at all, they're going to want that bed that you are lying on soon for some other person who falls off a ladder/prangs a car/loses a fight with a chainsaw/etc

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Speedy recovery, use this time well. I suggest binge watching YouTube videos, or maybe if you have Netflix over there you could check out Slow TV, they have full videos of entire train rides, or at least the originals were - some like 8 hours long. Netflix might have edited some down, not sure:
http://lifehacker.com/netflixs-new-slow-tv-shows-are-meditative-and-chill-1785811246

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Michaels P.C is from the cold-war era !

He can only tune in to the Kremlin & the old BBC-TV black & white service !

:moose:

Si.

We'll drag him kicking & screaming into the 21st century !!

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Hello John,

I've been back home for a few days now but not yet able to move arms, ribcage etc. much so no access to the modelling shop; very frustrating. starting physio exercises next week. Great trees !, excellent bark streaking.

Thanks Scott, your 'train ride' link sort of works, jerkily but a
cab view from a Norwegian electric isn't very gripping.

regards, michael

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Hi Michael :wave:

Hope you're doing OK
Plenty of railroad books to look at handy !
If not able to work at the bench yet...
...you can keep up the rivet-counting at least !

;)

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Hi Michael,
Someone else wants to know whether you survived the first week of physio? :2t: or :td:
Look after those fragmented ribs...

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I'm recovering well but my broken bones have conspired to wake me up tonight and I can't get back to sleep so I thought I'd annoy everybody else with a flurry of FR posts.

Cheers, soon be Christmas. Michael

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Michael, you can post flurries any time you want. Take care and get back to work!

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Michael,
Somehow I missed this incident when it first occurred. Ouch! I do wish you speedy recovery - I am going through a very minor recovery right now that, compared to you, is a tiny annoyance.

As Woodie said, annoy away. I am sure all of us will do what we can to distract you.

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" a tiny annoyance."

Always seek good medical advice.

A dear departed friend of mine, had a 'tiny annoyance'...
...so he thought.
A week later, he was pushing up the daisies !!

:moose:

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Si : thanks for that cheery thought, just what I needed (not !).

Thanks Helmut, get well and start that railroad you are obviously planning. As Woodie says " run a train - Today !".

So much for my carefully planned campaign to annoy you all.

Cheers, Michael

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" I am going through a very minor recovery right now that, compared to you, is a tiny annoyance."

- - - - - - -

Hi Michael :wave:

" So much for my carefully planned campaign to annoy you all."

Don't despair, it's working for Helmut !
Recovery from his potentially fatal condition, is a tiny annoyance, compared to you !

" thanks for that cheery thought, just what I needed (not !)."

Not YOU yer silly sausage !
I was just concerned that Helmut didn't unwittingly become daisy-food, from lack of proper treatment !
If he does though, I'm gonna bid for his camelback on eBay.

I ain't worried about you Michael ol' bean.
You've had the very best tried & tested NHS methods, for the road to recovery.
Patch 'em up & ship 'em back to the frontline !! ... FAST !
It's worked for donkeys years !

:Salute:

Si.

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER !!

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Si,
this morning the doc said everything went extremely well and he was pleased with the outcome (I had minor surgery last Thu morning - septoplasty and bilateral turbinate resection).

So no no worries sir, I shall be around to start many more threads!  :bg:

Michael,
If you wish I can at least act more annoyed!  ;)

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" I had minor surgery last Thu morning - septoplasty and bilateral turbinate resection "

Hi Helmut

Get well soon.

I hope the trousers don't chafe too much.

:f:

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