Here I am at home layed up for a couple of weeks

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 11:39
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Thought at the age of 46 still had a couple of games of soccer in me.
Well as the smarter one of the family said youll end up in hospital and yes she was spot on.
Went to cross a ball and the opossing full back tackelled me.
Big lump on shin not brocken but briused bone and leg the size of 5 foot balls.

Free to good home 1 pair blade soccer boots size 10.5. also 1 pair shin pads and and one brain all hardly used.

All the best
Eric
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 11:52

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 11:52
Eric,
there is no reason why you couldn't be layed up IN THE VEHICLE. Use the time profitably!
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 12:09

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 12:09
I wish I could in my other life I am a builder.{ Bob} belly over belt
The cape trips dont start till june.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 15:28

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 15:28
Eric if you're layed up you're lucky :)) I broke a foor and was LAID up for 4 months. I wasn't playing soccer, just dragging a tree branch across a slippery slope.
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Follow Up By: TerryGLS - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 17:09

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 17:09
Lol I can better that.I broke a leg and been laid up for the last 2.5 years.Lost count of the amount of time spent in hospital ...6 operations so far with number 7 happening next month. If I knew the nurses and food was going to be so good at St John of Gods in Murdoch (Perth) I would have broken the other leg too.lol
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Reply By: flappa - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 12:47

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 12:47
We have that happening almost every week.

We play in a Masters (Over 35) soccer comp down here.

You need almost two full teams , because you know halfway through , there will be broken bodies all over the place.

Hope you mend ok.
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 14:11

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 14:11
Everone tells me this now the phisio loves us he reackons there should be more of it.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: flappa - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 14:22

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 14:22
We have special rates with the Physios from the AIS ;)

They dont need other patents.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 12:57

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 12:57
There have been 3-4 deaths down here in +35 footy of different forms lately... most people just head out back into it without training or thinking they are 15 yrs older than last time they played.

I know the stuck at home feeling.. since op on foot last Wednesday.. 8 days ago.. :(
Bored?
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 14:09

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 14:09
I still play a mixed summer comp and coach a u 14 girls side so I thought just one more game wouldnt hurt.

all the best
Eric
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Reply By: Lyds - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 13:00

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 13:00
Eric, you're not expecting any sympathy are you? Well, you have mine; a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do, even just every now and then.

You'll have get the smarter one to kick you in the other shin so that the lumpy shin doesn't hurt so much.

Get well soon eh.

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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 14:13

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 14:13
Stuart thats the one I had a skin graft on a couple of years ago when I did somthing else real smart.

All the best
Eric
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Reply By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 13:44

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 13:44
Leg the size of five ft. balls - or about 1500mm in the new money.....sounds real painful! Take care and keep moving them - you don't want a clot in em!

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 14:15

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 14:15
Andrew it felt that big after 25ml of morfein the pain was nearly gone.
The shin was bigger than my the top of my leg.

Still no offers for the soccer gear.

All the best
Eric
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 14:59

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 14:59
Sorry Eric, but still laughing - especially as we were talking about you last week!
Robbie from Cairns 4WD Training was here. Hope you feel better soon - take notice of Big Kidz - he knows what he's talking about (if you met him you wouldn't reckon he would tho) - LOL LOL.
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 15:52

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 15:52
Well you can't be too carefull as you join the old f&rt$ club. don't have to be doing anything. 3.30am this morning, SWMBO gets up for a drink (We are both suffering from the flu badly) At the kitchen sink, feels woosey, passes out onto floor. Result 8 stitches in cut over eye and Little finger on L/H broken at right angles at knuckle joint. She is still in hospital waiting for the Ali Khan to come and discharge her. At least she will get paid for her lost time.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 16:07

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 16:07
Jeez Des, you nearly had me believing you there for a minute.!!!

I'll have to check with Ken Robbo about what the likely jail sentence is these days for wife-beating!!!! hahaha

Seriously though, please pass on my GET WELL wishes to Elaine; I bet she wishes she'd have sent YOU out to the kitchen to get her a glass of water....

And as for you, young Eric; well what can I say??? I turned 50 about 6 weeks ago. And I've been telling everybody who'd listen, that I've been too old for footy and other sports for over 20 years!!!! I guess I'm not a slow learner in every respect eh? LOLOL

Get well soon....

Cheers

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 16:12

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 16:12
OK I'll have to come clean. She wouldn't get the message that I was sick and tired of eye fillet steak and atlantic salmon every night for tea. Just a simple beaf stew would be nice one in a while. LOL
PS Bill at least you look your age not like me!!!!
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 17:54

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 17:54
Eric,

Sorry to hear that you are not as mobile as you would like to be.
Lucky that the trips have not been affected.

I also have a old football injury, I was hit in the leg with an old football last week.

Get well soon

Wayne
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Reply By: Member - Russell B (SA) - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 18:50

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 18:50
Ha, and your laid up for a couple of weeks, I lucky to get laid twice a year.

No sympathy

Russell on the Road somewhere in tassie.

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Reply By: Glenn D - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 19:41

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 19:41
How's it going Eric

Just getting over a cracked vertabrae, I slipped down some stairs ( I wasn't thatbleephonest ).

Spent a month on the lounge , very bad !!!

Dont feel as young as I once did either..

Glenn
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 20:54

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 20:54
Well Eric unlike some others on this forum I would like to thank you.

Like you at the tender age of 46 I contemplated a return to the soccer field. The guys at work encouraged me in this. They needed extra players for the "B" grade team. So off I went to training. Not too bad I thought as I climbed in the car for the short drive home. When I had parked the car in the carport and opened the door I had the first of my many 2nd thoughts. Quite simply standing up hurt.

You have reinforced my decision NOT to play. I've picked up the whistle it is not nearly as much fun but at least I am on the field.

Duncs
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Reply By: Richard & Leonie - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 21:31

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 21:31
46 is nothing. 60 is the new age 40. All you need to do is keep yourself fit and keep your weight down and you will be playing when you are 60. More injuries are caused by lack of fitness and being overweight than hard tackles. Keep on playing.

Richard
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