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Old 06-11-2015, 09:01 AM   #15
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Wow, that must have been a challenging 2 weeks!
Good luck and quick recovery
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:09 AM   #16
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Best of luck with your recovery. That sort of damage will take a while to heal. Don't over do while in the healing process.
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:20 AM   #17
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Portable ramp option

Anyone ever tried one of those portable ramps that are now available?
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:37 PM   #18
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It's too late for ideas, however I don't trust myself exiting the MH. I hold on to the grab bar and exit backwards, seems to be much more stable.


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Good luck with your recovery and don't try to do to much after your surgery. Bones heal pretty quick, it's the tendons that will keep you in pain and out of MH'ing commission for a while. Take care.
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:59 PM   #20
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Well, not as lucky as we originally thought. After 2 weeks of my left foot not getting any better I went to a specialist last Friday with the X-rays from the ER and he immediately saw a break. More X-rays and an MRI followed, and it turns out there are 4 breaks and tendon damage. Surgery on Tuesday.
Sorry to hear that! Wishing you a full and speedy recovery.
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Good luck with your recovery and don't try to do to much after your surgery. Bones heal pretty quick, it's the tendons that will keep you in pain and out of MH'ing commission for a while. Take care.
Thanks, just my luck I get hurt at the beginning of the first summer that I have my own rig. :(
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Thanks for the best wishes everyone. I'll update you after the surgery.
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:36 PM   #23
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It's too late for ideas, however I don't trust myself exiting the MH. I hold on to the grab bar and exit backwards, seems to be much more stable.


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It seems breaking an ankle is a common thing, ask me how I know.
I now hold onto the grab bar and exit backwards.
Once was enough for me.
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:17 PM   #24
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Thanks, just my luck I get hurt at the beginning of the first summer that I have my own rig. :(
I only know too well how you feel, we bought ours last year and about two months later I tore my rotator cuff(second one). So I tried to get all the use out of the MH I could, as I knew what to expect from surgery. But around January of this year I couldn't take the pain anymore. February 9th I had the surgery and 4 months later I'm still going to PT, while the Surgeon decides if I need a second surgery to break up the scar tissue. I really thought I'd be able to use the MH by now, but I still can't even drive it. I do go out and look at it every day, and try to tinker with it though.....

So do what the doctor tells you, and work hard at PT after the surgery. When you heal your MH will be waiting for you to take her on many more trips. Good Luck and take care.
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Old 06-13-2015, 10:21 AM   #25
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Man, this story went downhill fast!! Here's hoping for a speedy recovery and no lasting damage.

I watched my wife disappear out the door one time and she landed face first outside - luckily on grass. We were never sure what she tripped on, but she got real careful about exiting the coach after that.

When I redid my dash I added a good, sturdy handrail to help her out.
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sorry to read about your injury and also hoping for a speedy recovery. years ago my sister fell getting out of my trailer, no real serious injury but plenty of bruising. My question then and now is why can't manufactures increase the size of the steps? make the steps deeper and/or wider. If offered as an option I think many people would take the option. Myself as others have noted go down the stairs backward holding on to the rail. again hope you heal soon.
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Sorry to hear of your injury, hope you heal real fast.
When you're back in the drivers seat, take your DW in the rig to an empty parking lot and let her drive so she gets the feel of the rig. You never know when that experience will be needed!!!
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Thanks for the best wishes everyone. I'll update you after the surgery.
Hang in there, recovery is slow, but following the Dr.s instructions is better than pushing the envelope.
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