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Posted: 03/11/22 12:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We hope for a speedy and complete recovery.


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Wow... what a nasty fall. I'm glad it wasn't any worse! From the looks of things she will heal up fine. Kudos to the ranger and the ER doc.


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dedmiston wrote:

Your "ugly" wife is a very pretty woman. I hope she's doing better. I'm glad she got good care, and your coach sounds a lot more comfortable than an ambulance.

I'm glad they sent you to St. George and not to Kanab where their surgical skills aren't as good. My wife rolled a quad about 15 years ago and the pressure opened up a big gash in her leg (you could actually see her femur in there). It happened on a Sunday and "the doctor on call" (yes, singular doctor in that town) declined to come out of temple because the patient was female (I actually heard this over their radio). So they assigned it to the nurse practitioner intern to close up the wound. I don't blame the kid; he did the best he could. But my wife has a huge scar that looks like a shark bite with horrible bright spots from the sloppy sutures.

Note to women: Don't do anything risky in those parts on the Sabbath, because you might not get emergency care if something goes wrong.



Thanks for the heads up. That's horrifying and infuriating.

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Op here with an update...

My bride is recovering nicely. She had the external stitches taken out on Tuesday and the interior stitches are self dissolving though some are still visible. What will end up causing her the most grief are the bruised ribs as they take weeks to heal and there nothing that can be done other than the occasional Ibuprofen as needed.

Throughout this ordeal she never complained, just hung in there. Must admit she scared me to death and I never want to see another drop of her blood much less the copious bleeding she experienced. Update your medical kit folks and hope you never need them. Like a lot of folks we often camp where medical facilities would have been a lot further away and we don't always have cell coverage... just something to ponder.

Thanks for all of the kind words and concerns... Next trip, hopefully without mishap, will be Bucksin Mountain SP just north of Parker AZ in mid April. We'll be riding our Can Am up to Oatman to play with the burrows with a stop at a couple of casinos in Laughlin on the ride back. Guess we will find out if our luck has really changed. [emoticon]





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Posted: 03/18/22 08:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

late to the thread, I'm glad your wife is on the road to recovery. Hoping for a complete recovery!

You made a good point about the first aid kits as ours is long overdue to be replaced, time for me to order a replacement.

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Desert Captain wrote:

Op here with an update...

My bride is recovering nicely. She had the external stitches taken out on Tuesday and the interior stitches are self dissolving though some are still visible. What will end up causing her the most grief are the bruised ribs as they take weeks to heal and there nothing that can be done other than the occasional Ibuprofen as needed.

Throughout this ordeal she never complained, just hung in there. Must admit she scared me to death and I never want to see another drop of her blood much less the copious bleeding she experienced. Update your medical kit folks and hope you never need them. Like a lot of folks we often camp where medical facilities would have been a lot further away and we don't always have cell coverage... just something to ponder.

Thanks for all of the kind words and concerns... Next trip, hopefully without mishap, will be Bucksin Mountain SP just north of Parker AZ in mid April. We'll be riding our Can Am up to Oatman to play with the burrows with a stop at a couple of casinos in Laughlin on the ride back. Guess we will find out if our luck has really changed. [emoticon]


Thanks for the update. Hurt ribs are horrible. I've broken mine more than my pride will let me admit (and "bruised", "sprained", and "dislocated"). It all feels the same. And then one day five weeks or so later, you realize that you just sneezed without screaming, and that you're almost OK again.

Glad to hear about your CanAm. Which one do you have? If you play your cards right, you might even be able to sneak in some mods while pretending to be looking out for her best interest. "With those painful ribs, maybe it's time to upgrade to those soft Simpsons seats we've always wanted."

You've got a great attitude and it sounds like your lovely wife does too. Keep it up.

If you have a minute, post up some of your riding pictures in Toy Haulers. Even if you don't have a hauler, we love to see people's trip reports.


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No Toy Hauler but our 6 X 10' {8'tall} cargo trailer gets that job done quite well. It tows great behind our 24' Class C as well as behind my Honda Ridgeline. The Can Am is a 2017 Spyder RT and we love it. As our 70's approached I reluctantly traded my 2017 Indian Springfield in on the Can AM. The Springfield weighed in at 875# and was getting to be a bit of challenge.

Here are pics of the Can Am and loaded in the cargo trailer before a trip. Even with the Can Am loaded I still have a lot of room for lots of other gear:

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This one was taken on our way home from Yellowstone/Grand Teton NP's. We were hauling the Indian for that trip in June of 2020:

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