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    I hate it when that happens

    I smashed my leg between two big oak logs last night. I got the chain saw & one leg out of the way but not quite fast enough with the other leg. I don't think (hope) anything is broke, but, because of the blood thinners I'm on, it's this bright purple color from my knee to the end of my toes and very swelled up (my leg that is). I'm going in to have it checked out for clots. I'm toooooo busy for this right now.

    Ok Tyler / Chris --- Pics to follow.

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    Its to late to say Be careful , so I hope the damage is minimal.
    Blood thinners are apain in the back side. You are lucky you didnt break the skin.
    I hope it heals quickly

    Roger

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    Speedy recovery Mark!

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    Boy, I know what you mean. Things like this always get in the way. I hope your check-up shows no serious problems.
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    OUch!!! I sincerely hope all is not too serious. As for the picture cops, I vote they let this one slide! Take care!
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    Hey John,

    I see you just eclipsed post #3000!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Padilla
    Hey John,

    I see you just eclipsed post #3000!
    'Ya know....Back about a week or two ago, I was wondering when that might happen and here it is and I did NOT even notice it until you said something! I know one thing for sure: I'll *NEVER* catch up to JimBo!!! I'm not even sure when that guy finds the time to make the money to buy all the tools he buys and still spend 23 hours a day out here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Miliunas
    I'm not even sure when that guy finds the time to make the money to buy all the tools he buys and still spend 23 hours a day out here!
    Yeah, where does he find the time???

    Oh, Mark, sorry about your leg...heal up, Big Guy!
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    Ouch Mark!

    You must keep it elevated and ice it!
    Heal fast
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    yikes! that's gotta be painful. Hope no serious damage, get well soon.
    I vote for a pass on the pics this time too

    Brad
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    Is the chainsaw alright??-----hope you are ok also
    ---I may be broke---but we have plenty of wood---

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Padilla
    Hey John,

    I see you just eclipsed post #3000!
    So that's who the movie "Mr. 3000" is about? Gosh, I know a celebrity.

    Sorry to hear about your leg, Mark, hope it heals fast and well.

    I've got a nice zipper on the second toe of my right foot to remind me of what "ScarySharp" means. Dropped a very sharp 1 1/2" bench chisel on my sandaled foot while cleaning out mortises for LOML's pergola a few weeks back and am very lucky it didn't hit at 90* or I'd be sharing Deion Sander's nickname of "Nine-toed".

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    Good luck on that leg

    Hope things work out well for you. Anyone that cuts wood knows how fast
    something like that can happen.

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    Special allowance for Mark

    Mark Take time to heal!! Close call! I had an accident w my chain saw a few years back (about 10) where at end of the day (tired) I let the spinning saw drop onto my thigh. Luckily, the chain was loose and it stopped as it hit my jean covered leg, Thank God! Take care, Mark! Picts are excused!
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    For sure get yourself into a Doc. This is not the time for he-man pride. I took 2 hits in one day to the same spot on my right shin. The second one ( block of wood) about caused me to pass out. I saw constellations for a few min. while laying on the ground. Two years later I was in for a doctors visit and mentioned the swelling in that leg that still was present. After an examination he asked me when did I break my leg? It still isn't quite right. Circulation is somewhat impared. Don't take it lightly, it's not worth the risk.

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