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Old 01-05-2014, 09:51 PM   #1
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HELP!, I've Fallen and I can't get up! AN RV STORY

The latest snowstorm swept into the Northeast on Wednesday and Thursday. After shovelling and Snow-blowing for a few hours Friday morning, I decided to walk around my RV and check her insides out. So, I walk around the front, slip-bam-boom, arms and legs flying everywhere and my head bangs off the king pin. Down I go.

OK, OK, shake it off, you need to get inside and check on the camper and make sure everything is OK and nothing is leaking and the 18" snow drifts aren't coming in the vents that you left open a crack (I have max-air covers).

Before I do that, I figure while I am on a role, I may as well climb the rear ladder and see just how much snow I have up there. Keep in mind, my boot treads are encrusted with ice and snow. Up I go......... Slip-bang-boom, down goes Cousin Eddie. Luckily, I land in a huge snow drift, I get up and look around to make sure noone saw the fiasco that is unfolding and shake off the snow from my face. All clear. Nobody saw a thing.

OK, take a break, go inside, go to the room above the garage and look out the window at the top of the RV, much safer approach. All clear.

Back outside, open the RV door and check out the inside. Everything is just fine. Why was I so worried and why am I so sore all over?

I think I will go inside now and make some camping reservations for this year.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:06 PM   #2
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Take 4 Ibuprofens and drink a tall glass of water before you go to bed...and, BE CAREFUL.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:12 PM   #3
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Glad to hear I'm not alone in these kinds of shenanigans. Hope you feel better soon.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:55 PM   #4
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I'm thinking the head banging on the king pin is what led to the idea of climbing the ladder with ice caked boots, eh?

Glad you're OK! I'm with ya on being sore. It seems a lot of activity alone, in this frigid air, makes the ole bones and muscles ache!

Nevermind the ibuprophen. I'm thinking that, for me, a dose or three of Gentleman Jack could be just what the doctor ordered!

Except that I take muscle relaxers at night for a neck injury...never the two should meet!

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Old 01-05-2014, 10:59 PM   #5
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Glad to hear I'm not alone in these kinds of shenanigans. Hope you feel better soon.
(chuckle) I'm beginning to think it comes with RVing territory. I posted in another thread today that while going into DH's shop for another box I caught my toe on the door threshold and spent what felt like 30 seconds flailing like a spastic spider trying to keep from falling. Let out what sounded like a tortured rebel yell and 3 minutes later DH sticks his head out of the pass through bay and yelled "did you say something"?

No sweetheart, I'm good! (he didn't see that!)

And NOPE, I never did actually hit the floor, so it doesn't count as a fall. I think it would have hurt less if I had. It appears I strained muscles I didn't even know I had.
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:00 AM   #6
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Been there done that....here is my latest adventure...!

Picture you just did your business in the toilet, it was a sit down job. As you finish you stand and take a quarter turn (I have learned to do this cause more times than enough I have dropped something from a pocket into the toilet). You (me in this case) prepare to bend over and pick up your underwear and pants, this is NOT an enjoyable task as bending over strains my neck and I get light headed. In a split second decision you decide to grab your (mine) underwear and pants at the same time so I don't have to repeat the task. Down we go, underwear in hand, got the pants too and back up we...Houston we have a problem. The trip back to an upright position has been halted, at the same time of the sudden upward abort there seems to be an equal force pulling you back down...What you (I) are unaware of is that, when you turned, you stepped on your pants. Now the brain you think would kick into life preserving mode and let go of your underwear and pants....nope, you grip tighter cause your not going to give in. In this split second flurry of mind numbing decisions you now realize that your downward travel has your head on a direct path for the toilet and the recent business you just finished. You throw your shoulder to the left and arch your chin up to avoid the ricochet into the toilet. You (me) would think your hands would jump up to save you from the pain soon to be pounding through various parts of your anatomy....nope they still have a firm grasp on your pants. I managed to miss the toilet and just take the brunt of the fall on my chest, good thing I have a big chest. Sorry for the long post but the story would not be the same if I shortened it, I am also not responsible for fluids exiting your nose or any other body part.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:44 PM   #7
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CZNEDY, I have just one question: WHAT WERE YOU THINKING??? first you try knocking yourself out with the king pin, then you crawl up on top of your RV! I hope you have healed and that you are planning an outing soon.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:36 AM   #8
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As you get older, having your feet above your head is no longer a fun or good event. Just did that 3 weeks ago at work. messed up the ribs some. Damn ice ! Boss won't even buy me a emergency alert button to wear apound my neck. I'VE FALLEN AND I CAN'T GET UP !

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Old 03-03-2014, 07:29 AM   #9
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I do know the feeling didn't have the same issues this year but last winter i did. Was taking my snow blower across the street to clear an elderly ladies drive and hit a patch of glare ice in the neighbors side walk and went down doing the splits in the process. Didn't know I could do the splits and neither did my body for it rebelled. Sprained my ankle and pulled a groin muscle. But didn't know until after i got the snow blower off of me and then cleared the ladies driveway. Then a couple weeks later was walking out of the garage and hit a patch of ice and ended up going head over heels and landed on the concrete head first. Got up and had to inspect the concrete to make sure I didn't crack it lol.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:42 AM   #10
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Heights just aren't the same as we age, are they?

I remember as a child jumping off the top of Dad's barn (shrug...no biggie). Now the idea of jumping down out of the 5er with the steps retracted makes me shudder.

that's gonna HURT! uh uh, no thanks, I'll turn around and climb down bassakwards.
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