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  1. #16
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    How are you traveling now itís a few days since the accident?

    Hopefully no post surgery complications etc??

    Steve

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    Surgery was last Thursday, it went ok. I have a plate and a metric boat load of screws just above the left ankle now. I was released back into the wild late yesterday evening.
    Doctors seem to think I’ll have full use again once recovered, so I can count myself lucky for the umpteenth time on that. Might have a bit of a journey ahead with the shoulder according to the imaging, but won’t know more until I see the Doctor again in a week or so.
    I do know that the next five or so weeks are going to be challenging, I’m not the sort of person that sits still too long..

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    Good to hear youíre progressing ok - all things considered. Hopefully the shoulder isnít as bad as they think.
    Being home is a good start.

    Lots of time on your hands - great opportunity to learn some CAD if you havenít already.

    Steve

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    How many is a metric boat load? Is it a lot?

    speedy recovery all the best.

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    Yah a metric boat load is a direct and somewhat more forum friendly conversion from a s###load

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    All the best with recovery. Listen to the little voice in your head when you think about straining yourself. 10 weeks of absolutely nothing is better than decades of inability.

    Im no rigging expert but a friend who is passed me one really good piece of information. Always lift from the top not the bottom.

    Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk

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    I was talking about this with a guy who moves a lot of machines, and the first question he asked was "how many skates was he using". The reason being is that although they are sold in pairs, only 3 should ever be used - the three legged stool thing. If 4 are used then if the floor is the slightest bit uneven, one can come loose and then there is a tipping opportunity if the load C of G is not central to the remaining skates.

    Michael

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    Certainly sound logic Michael. I should have put the roller door people off a bit longer and borrowed a gantry to lift it rather than skate it. The incident was completely preventable. In my last shed I had it on a timber dolly on four casters but I made the dolly quite a bit wider than the folder.

    If anyone is interested, I had a post op follow up at the surgeons today and everything is healing better than expected. Should be off the crutches end of December hopefully. I’m not going to be back at work until end of February though unfortunately, bit of rehab physio to follow up with once I’m off the crutches. I did a fair number on it, the scar is around 180mm long.

    If anyone has any suggestions for interesting stuff on YouTube to watch I’m looking for suggestions to fill in the time..

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