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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:It is with a heavy heart and a broken leg that share with my lovely fire family that i will not be able to twirl anything for at least a year ubbcrying obviously, this completely changes my lifestyle! no acro, no doofs, and certainly no sandworm riding.



as it stands, my right tibia and fibia had cracked backwards and displaced before impacting at a bad angle - the only way my foot is connected to the rest of the skeleton is via a metal rod that connects most of the length of my tibia bone via screws. Even putting any weight at all on my legs is out of the question for ages..



it's gotten a bit hard to be chirpy now that i can't stand or care for myself, but at least my friends/missus come to visit and listen to my tales of woe beerchug.



just to youse know in case yer wondering why i'll be dropping off the radar.



thanks go out to pyroptix and captn_shiner for being my rescuers - your kindess was incredible. peace



*** EDIT for xrayness ***

before surgery (the blob is the plaster) and after the rod is inserted.


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ye ouch.

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Flameflinger


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Location: A mythical continent of fire a...

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Posted:aaah ****....
This really has brought a tear to mai eye.

I log on to HoP for the first time in many weeks, and my hero has fallen.
I regret that i never came down to edinburgh to leech off your knowledge.
I regret that those of us in awe over Joy of Staff must wait alot longer before we can enjoy a second installment.
But mostly i empathize with you.
:sad smile:
f_kity f_k f_k.


get well soon b.
Mitch


We are all in the gutter. But some of us are trying to set it alight...You can't be a proper country without a beer. Possibly an airline and a rugby team, but at the very least you need a beer.Eat Well, Stay Fit, Die Anyway

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:hmmm overdosing on video whilst waiting for bender mender, i realise that it is now much more difficult for me to enjoy one of my cherished pastimes... that of watching videos of people doing stoopid things.
a viewing of "CKY volume 1" made me wince just too much..


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MikeIcon
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MikeIcon

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

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Posted:::Hugs his bones::
Never broke one yet

Sorry to hear it Bender. Look on the bright side though, you get to take a break from work/classes(?) and staffing for some inner reflection. Not to mention ya have plenty of time to post here! Im sure youll be back to your staff in no time (casts...pfft). Good luck and get well soon.


Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:thanks malcolm, that card let my mood soar on an otherwise dreary day!!!

thanks for the support youse all! you all RAWK!


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Posted:So this just means you have to come back better than ever!

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:... or just more square-eyed than ever! sometimes Springer is the only thing that keeps boredom from imploding my brain during the dull midday hours..(i have to work from home now..)

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Posted:Not Springer, no....!!!

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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

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Posted:at least you can catch up on 'days of our lives', 'the bold and the beautiful', and 'the young and the restless'. oh! how could i forget 'passions'!!!

"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:that little kid from 'passions' freaks me out - messes my head up good!

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:If youse are interested, the somewhat complicated fracture x-rays are posted on this thread's first post.


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Valura
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Valura

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

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Posted:Oh god Bender... Those Xrays are definatly eyeopening...
How are you doing?
I send healing to you everytime I meditate... I hope it helps


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:thankyou muchly for that. it seems to be that i can't get enough healing these days!

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mad monkey
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Posted:ouch!

you're a big source of inspiration to me here in sweden (downloaded some staff video)!

hope you heal soon enough man!


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falloutboy
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

falloutboy

remember
Location: Melbourne, Australia, Earth, M...

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Posted:Wooooot for one-legged twirling!
Nicely done my friend. : D


-As angels debate chance and fate-
i was riding through melbourne on a midget giraffe, things were peachy.

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Posted:OOoooowww OOOoooouuuuuWWWwwwwch!

Hugs and healing to you!


*:...one day all the fairy fridges will be aligned and my pixie world will be complete...:*

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:my many thanks for the warmness for youse all have shared with me - it's so ace that there is so much care our there.

eh Mr Left leg is totally sore now from desperate-looking one leg twirling - Mr right leg is so strophied from not being energetic that it feels soooo heavy when i try to lift it.
Hopefully it's strength will return in time for the next round of Circles of Light submissions(!)


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DJ Dantana
BRONZE Member since Aug 2001

veteran
Location: Stillwater, Ok. USA

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Posted:oh no! I just heard, man you have my sympathies hug get well soon!

we eat and we drink and we smoke and we try!

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Dragon7
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Posted:That goes triple for me also dude..., hope your up and about soon and making a comeback. Comeback king...man i love comebacks and most of all the underdog.

Yeya goooo tha underdawg!!! bounce

If u get bord pm me...i send you crazy video's lolsign


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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:it was and is the most challenging time of my life, but i have learnt to value many things though the experience.
I still cannot run - I cannot jump, and there is pain if i twirl or even if the weather gets cold (titanium expansion!)
but i have no choice and have been forced to develop my twirling in a non-acrobatic direction frown
I recently fell off a ledge after watching infected mushroom and couldn't walk for a week - but at this stage, i can restart arcobatix/martial arts by Late September 2005!
Who knows, i may have grandkids by then. ubblove


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Posted:Ow man ,I completely feel your pain.I have fractured my left leg five times and my right seven,not to mention my arm being shattered as well as my hand.my sternum cracked.broken the leg above my right kneeand both sides of my left.and I have been shot and stabbed in the same hand(both were accidents.)
And I did it all before I was 18.as you can guess I stay at home inside a lot.


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Doc Lightning
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Posted:Quote:

Who knows, i may have grandkids by then. ubblove



Which at least implies you'll be getting laid... spank


-Mike )'(
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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:Quote:
Quote:

Who knows, i may have grandkids by then. ubblove


Which at least implies you'll be getting laid... spank


...OR in fact impregnated.
by a sentient hive-mind of grapefruit squashing triplet nuns from Tibet.
erm whichever cometh first.

argh this injury - to be in recouperation for so long that I find myself constantly tired due to my out of shape musckles not being efficient at all when I go and do stuff and thing. Nevertheless, good or bad, I accept this as my path and will do my best. COL 5 will definitely not see me in any acrobatics at all, so my routine will be quite different from the staff video I used to host.

To new directions, eh? smile

ps vaporloc, yoo be da man!! it's inspirational that you're still in love with firetwirling!! cool


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Doc Lightning
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Posted:Poor Bender.

Pregnant and with a broken leg.


-Mike )'(
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Kapura Mataaro


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Location: Tasmania, Australia

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Posted:hey bender sorry to hear mate, but i'm with lightning, poor bender- broken leg, pregnant and only us to give him hell... get back on ur feet soon mate. biggrin weavesmiley juggle ubbloco

"surely a longboarding fire spinner should have no trouble getting some action!"- NYC....

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Posted:hey... condolances man hug

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Posted:get better soon dude ubbrollsmile

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:*bump! yay just over a month 'till i can do stuff officially again!!!*

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Cantus
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Posted:yeah yeah.... tongue


So how long til you break it again ya big loony? wink


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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:'spose when the universe decides i need another lesson about patience!

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