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Just When You Thought Things Were On The Up...........

janeez Plus
9 1.8k 8 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 12:52AM
Just when you thought things were on the up...........

Life has a nasty habit of slapping you in the face. Last week my hubby had some really good news that the blood clot on his heart had reduced significantly enough to no longer be seen as a danger to his health. Super fit, non smoker and a mad keen mountain biker it was so unfair that he had become so unwell in the first place. So this was great news.

However, he is not always very sensible. Today he (yet again) climbed in the wheelie bin to flatten it down a bit. As he got out he somehow got his foot caught and fell. He went over a low wall hitting his face on the concrete steps in our garden. He felt his two top teeth break first as they met the concrete and then the bottom teeth went into his lower lip. His nose and chin acted as a brake and the subsequent grazing resembles a Hitler moustache! Finally the bruising sustained to his lower back from the final impact is something to behold!

Most people would immediately take themselves off to casualty after an accident like this, wouldn't they? Not Martin. He had a customer to pick up from the train station and was not about to let them down. I had to wait for him to come home 2 hours after the event so I could drag him off to the hospital!

No wonder my hair has turned grey! Sad

Has he made a fuss about all this?......Not at all, not even so much as a little whimper! But from now on he stays out of the wheelie bin!

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gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
8 Feb 2011 1:31AM
What a brave chap, accident prone but very brave. - gary
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
8 Feb 2011 7:10AM
Oh! Poor chap - I'd've loved to have seen the expression of whoever he collected at the train station!! I hope he feels better soon!

Men! They all do it - once my hubby smashed himself in the face with a concrete block because he was overbalancing and "Didn't want to damage the newly built wall!".
whipspeed 13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 8:20AM

Quote:mad keen mountain biker

Says it all, I think it must be a cyclist thing, they just carry on. Hope he gets better soon and good news about the clot.
digicammad 14 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 8:33AM
Nice one. Being a super fit keen biker myself, who ended up with a faulty heart valve thanks to a flu like virus, I know what he must have gone through.

Glad his heart is sorted, hope he gets some nice gold teeth to replace those taken out by the wall. Smile

BubbaG2000 10 767 1
8 Feb 2011 8:36AM
Sounds like a trooper! Good news about the clot, but keep him away from bins in future.

And PS... Think of it as a Charlie Chaplin moustache instead!
MrGoatsmilk 9 1.5k England
8 Feb 2011 9:10AM
Get him a full face helmet to wear when taking out the rubbish Smile
andart 16 506 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 11:04AM
wheelie bins are for cats Smile
kaybee 13 5.7k 25 Scotland
8 Feb 2011 11:42AM
Daft sod.

But never get into a bin - or use hands to try and compact rubbish ............ I know somebody who severed the tentons and the artery in her wrist on a can whilst doing this. She spent days in hospital having operations and was lucky not to bleed to death
pennyspike 14 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 11:59AM
Sorry about the series of problems but it does sound like he's a treasure & well worth looking after.Wink
I wonder who did the risk assessment on Wheelie bins. I hate them with a vengeance.My sister-in-law broke a rib when she fell into hers trying to clean it. They blow into the road after the 6am emptying and turn the street into something resembling the local tip.In fact we prefer to drop stuff off at the local recycling depot when passing rather than cope with the battle of the bins.
janeez Plus
9 1.8k 8 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 7:27PM
Thank you all for your lovely comments. I think he learned a valuable lesson. Just had a look at the bruise on his back!!!!!!! Could be one for the photo gallery but only for the very brave and definately not squeamish!

Anyone like to have a look?Wink
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 7:40PM
Thanks for sharing JaneSmile

Best wishes to the "invalid"


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