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Eric
By: Eric (offline)  Saturday, June 03 2017 @ 09:46 AM EDT (Read 955 times)  
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Hi, everyone.  I thought I would share that I will be absent from the Miata for a while.  My house and I had a disagreement on 5/24 in the afternoon.  I went airborne down half a flight of stairs landing on my left side and putting a hole in our coat closet door.  Michelle had to call 911 as I couldn't get up and had difficulty breathing.  An ambulance ride later and 8 hours in the ER resulted in a lot of bruises and scrapes but the bad part is a broken #7 rib on the left side and a broken shoulder (Tuberosity).  I didn't tear my rotator cuff, which is a good thing, but I did break the bone off where it connects.  So needless to say I cannot really use my left arm right now and the pain is significant from the broken and bruised ribs.  I had a visit to an orthopedic surgeon the following day to see what kind of damage I did.  He said to let it go for a week and come back for another look.

 

I went back to the orthopedic surgeon this past Thursday and surgery was an option for me but not necessary.  I was advised they could make my x-rays look perfect with a couple of pins and a plate, however, a perfect looking x-ray will not correlate into better results so I opted out of surgery.  I will be in a sling for another 5-7 weeks and am undergoing some passive PT exercises right now.  No driving at all for another week.

 

Below is the x-ray of the shoulder.  You can kind of see there is a definitive bump where it should be smooth going into the socket -

 

 

Upon magnification you can see there is definitiely something amiss.  There is a 6.62mm gap between where the bone should be smooth.

 

 

In short, it will be a while until I can bounce around in a Miata again  Sad

Eric & Pepe' - 93LE #524
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By: wheeata (offline)  Saturday, June 03 2017 @ 11:41 AM EDT  
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Wow, Eric. Sorry to hear this. Hope your recovery goes well and rapidly.

 

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By: Jim Turner (offline)  Saturday, June 03 2017 @ 11:48 AM EDT  
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Eric,

Sorry to hear.  Glad it wasn't worse, as half a flight into a door is never good - especially for head and neck!  You will be missed, and I hope your recovery will be faster than expected, and that along with the PT, driving the Miata will be good therapy.  Hope to see you soon.

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Sorry to hear about your fall. Hope you recover soon. Glad you don't need surgery.

 

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By: milsonbird (offline)  Sunday, June 04 2017 @ 03:50 PM EDT  
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 Praying for a speedy recovery for you, Eric. Take care of yourself. 

 

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Ouch.  So sorry to hear about your accident.  Praying for a quick recovery and not a lot of pain during the healing process.

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By: Michel (offline)  Monday, June 05 2017 @ 09:14 AM EDT  
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So sorry to hear about this. Not good at all. Get well quickly!

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By: Eric (offline)  Monday, June 05 2017 @ 02:27 PM EDT  
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Thanks, everyone.  The ribs are the real pisser right now.  The shoulder bone itself doesn't hurt too much but all the tendons and muscles surrounding it took a pretty good hit being 250lb's landind on them from 5-6 feet up moving forward Eek!

 

Hopefully I will be back in the drvier's seat very soon but according to the Dr. it will take me a while until I can be sans sling and moving the left arm to a point of being able to driven a manual properly

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By: Alan Alan Alan (offline)  Monday, June 05 2017 @ 04:06 PM EDT  
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Eric,

Silly question:  Left arm for the manual shift?  How on earth do you drive normally?

 

Sorry about the injury.  Hope you have a speedy recovery and get back with us. 

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Hope all heals well, Eric.

 

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