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Can you imagine how disappointed I was knowing I was going to spend the afternoon in the emergency room. Sue was a little beside herself also. I ended up having to skip lunch and my afternoon nap! Sue will agree that it was a bad day for Dan. I had to drive first to our personal physician, but no can see without an appointment. I had to drive clear across town to a "urgent care" facility, all the time listening to Sue whimper like a little puppy. "Stop bleeding all over the truck", I said. The "Doctor " at the urgent care facility advised us to go to the hospital emergency room. So, back in the truck and off we go to the hospital emergency room. Blood and tears are now being mixed together and are dripping here, there, everywhere. "Hang your hand out the window Sue and stop crying"!

We rush into the emergency room and sat for four hours. WHAT? Hurry up and wait? Is there anyone here that remembers what emergency means? The hospitals idea of first aid was to give Sue what I perceived as an adult diaper to cover her hand so I wouldn't have to look at it. This small act of kindness made me feel better, not having to look at the blood. Some times I would give the excuse that I would try and find out what was taking so long, but I was really just getting away from her persistent whimpering. Good golly miss molly, cry me a river!

Waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, the doctor will see you now. It's like an orgasm. Maybe the doctor can give me something for the constant whimpering sound in my ears. A nurse shows up and whisks Sue away for X-rays, finally some peace. Short lived as it was, I hear whimpering coming down the hall. Yes, her finger is broken. What are you going to do for the broken bone? Nothing! Why did you take an x-Ray? To see if it was broken. Now that you know that the finger is broken what are you going to do for the finger? Nothing! Then why did you take an X-Ray to see if it was broken if you weren't planning on doing something for it? $$$$$$

FINALLY, after they deaden Sues fingers, preparing for sutures, the whimpering goes away. I started to feel better immediately. The doctor makes a few stitches and a few bad jokes and was gone. Who was that masked man? $700 dollars for 7 sutures and 15 minutes of work, Sue said she hasn't heard such whimpering. Little does she realize yet ----------she can't fit into a motorcycle glove! Isn't that what it's all about! Poor Sue!! Dirts a Flyen SanDue :p:D
 

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Poor poor Sue :(

Here's a hug from tommy :cheerful:

Love ya my friend!! Get well soon!! :)

How did this happen?
 

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Poor,poor Sue having to put up with all of Dan’s whimpering.
Looks really painful.
Sending lots of good thoughts for the both of you, speedy recovery, fingerless gloves, etc..
Also hugs of sympathy from my Marisa and she says let Dan wash the blood off the truck.
 

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If the glove won't fit, we must acquit!


Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Sue!
 

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Not sure who said it, but I believe someone suggested you were a sensitive guy. Odd that you use the word "orgasim".... Didn't one of those send you to the hospital a couple of years back? ;) Hope Sue heals quickly and you can wash the blood off your truck seats. Boy, relationships can be pretty stressful.
 

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Dan, take a break from pampering Sweet Suffering Sue and tell us what caused the digital destruction. The tale of driving all over Redding looking for help was good but curiosity begs more details as to the cause and her prognosis. Basically when can she ride again?
 

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Good gosh Dan, if Sue's fingers looked that bad, I can only imagine how awful your ears must feel!! :eek: If they're still not recovered this morning I would recommend my grandfathers remedy where you immerse your entire head in a bucket of ice water, & then use Q-Tips to really get in the ears deep to clean out all that's still troubling you... :rolleyes: :evil6: Worked for me, and no side effects that I can hear anyway... ;)

Sue, we hope you recover quickly. We realize that keeping Dan in line is not an easy task, requiring the use of both hands. :boxing:

All kidding aside, hope you mend quickly. :icon_flower::icon_flower::icon_flower: Love Mike & Karen.
BONUS!! Here we see a depiction of Dan attempting to cook for himself! :violent4:
 

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Yikes! Heal quickly Sue! It appears to be your throttle hand so at least can ride the tdub easier. Doing that to your clutch hand would make riding tough. Ok, Sue or Dan.....How did you do it? We are all dying to know.
 

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Details, Details, everybody wants the Damn Details, quit yer whimpering....:evil6:
 

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Heal up quick Sue!!!

Did they at least offer her a splint for the broken finger?

I shattered the tip of the ring finger on my left hand a few years ago and they gave me one of those regular metal splints initially and then i went to the hand ortho specialist the hospital asked me to follow up with and they made me a little mini custom molded plastic splint that worked great. I still ended my riding season since using the clutch hurt like hell but at least with this little splint life was much easier.

Here is what it looked like.


Did they offer her a bunch of drugs too while she was at the hospital? When i did mine they instantly wanted to offer me narcotics, i refused and literally had to argue with them over it. All i wanted was for them to drain the blood from under the nail to relieve the pressure, they did not want to do that at all. Had to get the head of the ER involved before they finally complied. I handed the prescription for percs right back to the doctor on my way out.

Same thing happened to me when i busted my ankle in 2015 at a different hospital. All i wanted was a bag of ice, all the doctor wanted to do was give me narcotic drugs. The doctor literally got into an argument with me about me not wanting to put that crap into my body, he was very pushy and aggressive. I ended up telling him to go efff himself and i walked out untreated and drove myself to another hospital.
 

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I wasn't sure who actually was hurt until I saw the pictures. I really thought Dan was the injured party at first. I guess a full body cast for an injured finger or two is excess eh? :p

Either way, I hope you both recover quickly! :D
 

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Ouch indeed! Hope it heals quickly - there's riding to be done!
 

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Seems MHMadness is my only friend that understands the bad day I had. The rest of you want to know what happened to Sue. Fine, be that way! I still get goose bumps thinking about the accident. Since it was an on the job injury she says she is going to sue me and buy a road bike. Not going to happen! She says I could ride on the back. Not going to happen! This iker chick gets itchy sometimes.

We have a practice of loading our 21" mower into the back of our small Toyota pick-up by balancing the mower on its back left wheel and raising the front right wheel and hook it onto the tail gate of the truck. Then you swing the front left wheel up and into the back of the truck. Finish by lifting and pushing the rest of the mower into the truck bed. Somewhere between the front wheel hook and the left wheel swing sue placed her hand under the mower housing and I rotated the full weight of the mower across her two fingers trapping them between the mower and the tail gate. Ouch. Like the Big Dog!!! It happened so fast. All of a sudden she felt like dancing and jumping around holding her hand. She was strangely quite during the dance so I knew it was going to be bad.

Sue is doing well. She's a tough girl. She went back to work the next day. I tried to talk her out it. She's taking antibiotics and over the counter pain medicine. I noticed a few beers missing.

I'm now her personal care taker. I have to do the work of her two fingers. I had no idea how busy two fingers can be. I'm going to be doing the dishes for a while. Pretty much all the house work. Then I started to think she will require help in the shower. Seems she can reach everything except her left arm pit. Dagnabit!

Dirts a Flyen SanDue:(:D
 
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