>> What would you do if you found yourself
>> immobilized while under a car in your shop?
> Truly immobilized, I would have to wait for someone to come looking for me.
> But with just a dislocated knee, I'd probably manage to crawl somewhere to
Wow.... wasn't in my shop/garage, but in the driveway, so it pretty much
counts. Back in Jan 1999 I was shoveling out snow & ice from my Ohio
driveway. I was the only person at home, but it was suburbia and houses
were only a few feet apart.
One foot was planted on wet concrete, the other went out from under me
on wet ice on the inclined driveway. I fought to stay upright and used
the snow shovel to keep my balance. BIG MISTAKE. The shovel (I
theorize) -- out at arm's length as I tried not to fall, generated
enough torque to dislocate my ankle. My left ankle was sticking out out
at 9:00 after hitting the ground. Yeah, 90 degrees out to the side.
I quickly realized I was mostly alone despite the proximity of
neighboring houses. So, I put my hands down in the slush and slid /
dragged my ass up the driveway on my butt into the house to call 911.
My mantra for walking on snow & ice after that was "just fall". I think
I would have only been bruised if I hadn't fought it. Since then I've
moved out of the nasty weather zone I so despise.
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