Well I wont be doing that again

Submitted: Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 13:31
ThreadID: 30381 Views:2286 Replies:14 FollowUps:17
This Thread has been Archived
Helping a mate put a 2 door fridge on his tray top bent down to pick it up feel a pop in my belly, have a look belly button now poking out go to doctors rushed to hospital spend 5 days in the place now 6 weeks off work.

All the best
Eric
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 13:36

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 13:36
No good Eric, Hernia will give you grief for a long time.
Be bloody careful. Hope it comes good.

Cheers
VKS737 - Mobile 6352 (Selcall 6352)

Lifetime Member
My Profile  Send Message

AnswerID: 152718

Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:25

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:25
Thanks they reckon 6 weeks and you are back into it

All the best
Eric
0
FollowupID: 406507

Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 13:37

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 13:37
G'day Eric,

Could have been worse and it could have "popped" elswhere!

Kind regards
AnswerID: 152719

Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:07

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:07
Get well "Big Fella" See you up the Top. Cheers Rob
0
FollowupID: 406496

Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:26

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:26
It could have been nasty out of there thanks rob I am in the cape from about the 5 june.

All the best
Eric
0
FollowupID: 406509

Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 20:11

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 20:11
I have a private 2 month tourdown south April May before I start on the Cape this year in June. My son Jaryd is going to Sweden for 3 months and then back to Seafaris again. Look after yourself, take it easy and I will see you when I am lookin at you. Cheers Rob
0
FollowupID: 406580

Reply By: gramps - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 13:56

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 13:56
Eric,

Ya silly bugga ! That's your body's self defence mechanism telling you you're stretching a friendship. Start taking better care of yourself :))))
AnswerID: 152721

Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:39

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:39
That's exactly what the doctor said.

All the best
Eric
0
FollowupID: 406517

Reply By: desert - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 14:09

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 14:09
It's all over for you now. Sell the truck, you're knackered!
AnswerID: 152725

Follow Up By: Boc1971 - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 14:13

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 14:13
hehehehe --- perhaps a visit to the vet??

0
FollowupID: 406452

Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:41

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:41
My modeling career is over Iv lost my belly button.
The vet said it was to big a job for her to handle.

All the best
Eric
0
FollowupID: 406522

Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 14:58

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 14:58
He he he he rnia!
AnswerID: 152736

Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:42

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:42
I made a similar noise to that.

all the best
Eric
0
FollowupID: 406525

Reply By: S&N - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 15:40

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 15:40
dont worry too much, ive had 9 hernia's opperated on now! ask about getting mesh put in!
AnswerID: 152748

Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:43

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:43
They put the mesh on it so I should be fine.The doc said it was a 30mm hole.

All the best
Eric
0
FollowupID: 406526

Reply By: Wombat - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 15:57

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 15:57
Aha! The old umbilical hernia trick hey!

Don't worry too much mate. They open you up, push it back in and hopefully put a bit of mesh in there to stop it "popping" again. All in all, only a slight bit of discomfort for a while, but definitely no lifting for at least six weeks. I drove to work the day after mine got done.
AnswerID: 152755

Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:20

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:20
And I pulled a guy out of an MCA on Boxing Day and put him on a helicopter to Melbourne because his ruptured again in the crash due to seatbelt stress or impact with the steering wheel.

Dunno if that's a good idea. The don't recommend women drive after a caeser for the same reason but their potential to haemorrhage after the same impact is much greater.

What did your doc recommend?

Dave
0
FollowupID: 406501

Follow Up By: Wombat - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:23

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:23
Doc told me he thought I'd be to uncomfortable to drive, but if I could handle the pain there was absolutely no risk involved with driving a car after the obligatory 24 hours.
0
FollowupID: 406506

Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:47

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:47
Im not driving any where for a few days at least. The wife has said I am noy mucking around with this one and am to do as the docter says.

All the best
Eric
0
FollowupID: 406532

Reply By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:05

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:05
"Is that a fridge in your tray top, or are you just happy to see me?"

Bugger. I have heard about these, but never experienced it. I've had my bicep peel off from my bone, last year, and it smarts, let me tell you.

I guess you are self employed, like me, so you'll be back to work by next Wednesday... lol

Why five days in hospital? Why not at home? I guess they have to monitor something...?

Get well soon

Wolfie
AnswerID: 152756

Follow Up By: Wombat - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:36

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:36
Aha! The old torn the biceps of the humorous trick hey!

Football, cricket, squash, hocket and motorbikes have rendered this Wombat defective on a number of occasions. I've broken many bones (nose, collarbone, leg, arms, ribs, coccyx, orbit), dislocated fingers, strained and torn various muscles, had an complete ankle reconstruction, front tooth knocked clean out of my head with a hockey stick and then pushed back in sans anaesthetic, and had a couple of operations but I can concur with you Ian - Nothing hurts like tearing your biceps from the bone.

It looks pretty good though, ' cos with nothing holding one end down you swell up like Arnie at a Mr Universe contest.

Can I cuddle him?
0
FollowupID: 406513

Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 08:11

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 08:11
Thanks Wolfie I will be definitely looking after my self.

Thanks
Eric
0
FollowupID: 406673

Reply By: Member - David 0- Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:34

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:34
Ouchhhhhhh!!!!!!!
AnswerID: 152769

Reply By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 22:02

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 22:02
Agree, your temple is telling you something man.

Make sure they do it right the first time.

You do not want one down lower - it cripples you for weeks - and every time you sneeze.

cowabunga!!
AnswerID: 152828

Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 07:43

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 07:43
Eric,

I got one of those things. Belly Button is sticking out unless I push it in with my little finger.
I get it looked at one day.

You take it easy and rest. I guess there will be a lot more post from you over the next few months.

Wayne
AnswerID: 152867

Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 08:09

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 08:09
Wayne don't muck around with it if your in the bush and it tears more it can get infected you gotta be in hospital in about a day if you don't you can be in big trouble.
As my doctor said why men arways trying to be hewoes [said in Asian accent]
The worst thing is my modeling career is over my belly button is gooooone no more mid drift tops.

All the best
Eric
0
FollowupID: 406671

Reply By: Kenell - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 10:33

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 10:33
Eric

Seen it all before. Nothing that can't be fixed with a bit of duct tape, a few tek screws and some 10 guage fencing wire. Alright, if you are going to be a sook, a couple of slurps of Bundy.

Now, on a more serious note.

Did it hurt really badly? Like on a scale of 1 to 10? Exactly how did you do it (can I have a diagram?) Is it covered by health insurance? And do you reckon I could go fishing during the 6 weeks off? Only that I am all out of holidays but have years of sick leave due.

Don't laugh, wouldn't want the stitches to burst !!! Get well soon - the bush needs you.

Kenell
AnswerID: 152898

Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 09:08

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 09:08
I'm sure they used the fencing wire as the staples 16 in all.
The duct tape was used over the mouth.
And the bundy is purely for medicinal purposes.

The funny thing is it didn't hurt at all even after the operation the nurses wanted to administer plenty of pain killers but they weren't really needed.

I am basically a sook when it comes to pain so I wasn't being a hero.

All the best
Eric
0
FollowupID: 406948

Reply By: Member JD- Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 16:21

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 16:21
Hi Eric,
14 months ago I was recovering from the same operation you just had!.what a joy!..I chocked after the life support was removed from my throat..thought I was a gonner..but the nurse picked up on it and put the oxygen mask strait on my face..I was OK within a few minutes...six weeks bullsyte..took me longer,Ive just came back from hols and could still feel uncomfortable/pain while riding our biscuit behind our boat..takes time and not forgeting that you can break ourselfs..like us Gorillas tend to do.Good luck.
JD
AnswerID: 152960

Reply By: fnqcairns - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 22:38

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 22:38
MMmmm....no bellybutton huh!
I read too much science fiction, you could always claim on those dark nights around a campfire with gullible travelers that you were issued/cloned/test tubed etc... would be a good yarn for a chuckle. he he

cheers fnq
AnswerID: 153026

Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 09:11

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 09:11
As my wife says never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

All the best
Eric
0
FollowupID: 406949

Sponsored Links