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So last Friday I was playing tag with the kids. I decided to jump off a small wall as I was running. I didn't realize the walkway on the other side was on a downward slope until I was mid leap. I landed square on one heel and I knew it was over. I ended up with a Calcaneus Fracture. One of the bones pierced the skin as well. Needless to say I won't be driving anytime soon.

My wife seems to be enjoying the time with the car though.






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Roofers dumpster was put in front of the Challenger garage stall, so I was stuck driving the Durango all last weekend.


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Roofers dumpster was put in front of the Challenger garage stall, so I was stuck driving the Durango all last weekend.


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Shame on them roofers. But, not a bad trade off. I like the Durango.


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Roofers, triple check for nails, watch them sweep with the big magnet or do it yourself.
After the hail storm from hell, half the houses in my area needed a new roof. I've had a total of 5 nails removed from our cars.
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Shame on them roofers. But, not a bad trade off. I like the Durango.


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Lol, thanks.

I just picked it up a couple weeks ago for $2k. It's my rainy day and winter mobile.

2003 SLT Plus AWD/4WD, with 144k on it. It was a one owner and the guy gave me the all the service records. I love knowing it's full history.



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Roofers, triple check for nails, watch them sweep with the big magnet or do it yourself.
After the hail storm from hell, half the houses in my area needed a new roof. I've had a total of 5 nails removed from our cars.
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Where you from? We just had this hail storm from hell on June 11th. Every house around here is getting a new roof. We are also getting new siding on one side and the back of the house.

Oh, and I watched them use the magnet roller. I have also done at least 20 laps around the house looking for nails and scrap so my son or dog don't find one in their feet.

I think I've found about a dozen nails.


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My alternative vehicle. Complete opposite of my low and fast hemi powered Lx (ram 1500 is the wifes)

4wd/on board air compressor w/tank/ air lockers/ lift/...quick. A bit done to it suspension/steering wise. Its bullet proof!

winch and aux lights coming soon.


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An open fracture of the heel!!!! That sounds like a 10 out of 10 to me. Hope you're not hobbled for too long.
 

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Where you from?


I'm in San Antonio, April 2016 we got destroyed.


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So last Friday I was playing tag with the kids. I decided to jump off a small wall as I was running. I didn't realize the walkway on the other side was on a downward slope until I was mid leap. I landed square on one heel and I knew it was over. I ended up with a Calcaneus Fracture. One of the bones pierced the skin as well. Needless to say I won't be driving anytime soon.

My wife seems to be enjoying the time with the car though.


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A broken heel bone is a serious injury.

I broke my heel bone several years ago and I could not believe how long it took before I could even put weight on it, let alone walk normal again. For some reason, I had it in my mind it should heal a lot faster. :frown:

Here are a couple items that really helped me out:

A decent shower stool:


I rented one of these scooters from a local medical store.
I could not go very far on crutches and of course could not carry anything.
The scooter made going places and getting around a lot easier.


Good luck to you and may your recovery go well.
 

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Ouch. I know that hurt. Get well soon and maybe the wife will let you have your car back....probably not, but maybe.
 

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oh my, i am deeply sorry and i know your pain all too well.... You have just joined the heelie club, i too broke my calcaneus and it was 4 months without weight bearing 1 month partial weight bearing and 1 month in a walking boot, so a 6 month journey... for many it is a lifelong thing. i still cannot walk properly, have issues with swelling and pain, although i manage very well (work on my feet 8-12 hours a day 5 days a week). The knee scooter is a must have item dont even try the crutches route as well as the shower seat and maybe a transfer bench. Booky is very correct this is considered a serious injury. I know exactly what your going through, make sure you have some things to keep you busy and from going stir crazy, for me it was model cars/airplanes, video games, and reading books. If you have any questions dont hesitate to ask and best of luck with your recovery.
 

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Ouch! Tag you're it indeed! Hope you're afoot soon. A Guy
 

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Bummin' for you man, I blew out my Achilles' tendon this spring, been 4 months now and I'm walking and jogging and driving again, but I can relate to being out of the Challenger and off my feet for a little while. It sucks but you will get through it. Heal well and take your vitamins!
 

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Hope your recovery goes well and you come along with full function.

I slipped / fell on ice in January of this year - dislocated elbow, fractured radius bone and tore all the ligaments in the elbow - so had surgery 10 days after the initial injury and have a titanium implant that replaced 1 1/2" of bone that was not viable. My right arm.

It was 3 weeks until I finally was out of the rigid splint and into a brace that allowed range of motion, I could then drive the Challenger ('stick) and shifting to 5th / 6th took extra effort the first few days.
-I lost a lot of strength in the arm that took PT and time to build back up.

Whatever exercise is recommended, follow through on it. Recovery takes time...I'm 7 1/2 months out and still working on my arm.
 
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