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  • Bad day at the lake ends in a fractured rib

    I fell today while on 1 ski and slapped the water really hard on my left side. Lived with it till we were finished for the day and stopped by the ER on my way home to get checked out. Doc says I have a fractured rib and busted cartilage.

    I've broken the ribs on the left side twice before, doing stupid things, question I have:
    is there anything out there to wear that would help protect my ribs in the future? I have a barefoot suit (of course I didn't have it on) and vests (plain jane ones). Anything else?

    All these years and falls and NOW I break bones.......gettin old sucks.
    -Mark-

  • #2
    Originally posted by silverblueBP View Post
    I fell today while on 1 ski and slapped the water really hard on my left side. Lived with it till we were finished for the day and stopped by the ER on my way home to get checked out. Doc says I have a fractured rib and busted cartilage.

    I've broken the ribs on the left side twice before, doing stupid things, question I have:
    is there anything out there to wear that would help protect my ribs in the future? I have a barefoot suit (of course I didn't have it on) and vests (plain jane ones). Anything else?

    All these years and falls and NOW I break bones.......gettin old sucks.
    I've taken some nasty rib shot while hydrofoiling - found that the Oneill Law vest provides pretty good protection.
    '04 MariStar 230VRS/MCX

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    • #3
      Rub some dirt on it.


      Originally posted by silverblueBP View Post
      I fell today while on 1 ski and slapped the water really hard on my left side. Lived with it till we were finished for the day and stopped by the ER on my way home to get checked out. Doc says I have a fractured rib and busted cartilage.

      I've broken the ribs on the left side twice before, doing stupid things, question I have:
      is there anything out there to wear that would help protect my ribs in the future? I have a barefoot suit (of course I didn't have it on) and vests (plain jane ones). Anything else?

      All these years and falls and NOW I break bones.......gettin old sucks.
      2006 Maristar 200VRS MCX
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Chief View Post
        Rub some dirt on it.

        Wade, you crack me up!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Chief View Post
          Rub some dirt on it.

          that is what i would do!!!

          that and walk it off!!! lol
          Billy "Shamrock IV" Burgess Jr.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by silverblueBP View Post
            I fell today while on 1 ski and slapped the water really hard on my left side. Lived with it till we were finished for the day and stopped by the ER on my way home to get checked out. Doc says I have a fractured rib and busted cartilage.

            I've broken the ribs on the left side twice before, doing stupid things, question I have:
            is there anything out there to wear that would help protect my ribs in the future? I have a barefoot suit (of course I didn't have it on) and vests (plain jane ones). Anything else?

            All these years and falls and NOW I break bones.......gettin old sucks.
            Fall on the other side.
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            • #7
              stop going buy the ER
              Scott, Stars and Stripes Forever! I own two.

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              • #8
                Buying the ER would be pretty expensive ...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ss4000+ View Post
                  stop going buy the ER
                  I already have a room named after me
                  -Mark-

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                  • #10
                    Wow 6 useless posts out of 9, Good job men!!
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                    • #11
                      One more,
                      Get you a Michelin tire guy suit or wear a tube!
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                      Quote: 2RLAKE,
                      At some point in time people need to wake up, remove their cranial intrusion into their own rectal areas, and take responsibility for their own actions.




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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TX.X-30 fan View Post
                        Wow 6 useless posts out of 9, Good job men!!
                        I'm one of the sexy 6!
                        2002 Blue Prostar 197, 0 Flex Tower, Perfect Pass, and The Preditor-ADHD Skier

                        I'm pursuing my lifelong quest for the perfect, the absolutely driest martini to be found in this or any other world. And I think I may have hit upon the perfect formula :

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tex View Post
                          I'm one of the sexy 6!
                          Maybe we need to get together and go rob a bank!
                          Charter Member Number 1

                          Quote: 2RLAKE,
                          At some point in time people need to wake up, remove their cranial intrusion into their own rectal areas, and take responsibility for their own actions.




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                          • #14
                            I cracked three ribs falling on my stick a few years ago. I think my newest vest may have helped cushion some of the blow (I have an O'Brien ballistic-looking one now) but my old vest was one of those old-school pads sewn together kinds.

                            Good luck getting back on your skis. It took me a month and a half off the water, and gingerly getting back up there.

                            Now, the busted eardrum was another matter.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TX.X-30 fan View Post
                              Wow 6 useless posts out of 9, Good job men!!
                              i hope u were counting urs as one of those!!!!!
                              Billy "Shamrock IV" Burgess Jr.

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                              1973 s&s project
                              Look for me on CHL!! I am in the black X30 with the stars and stripes flying off the tower!!!

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