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#2891616 - 11/21/17 07:39 AM I Fell and Went Boom
Jazzooo Offline
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Just saying hi--about 13 days ago, i stepped on a tile in an unfinished house's second floor and went right through it, almost 12 feet. Hit hard, broke my left shoulder in 7 places and my left wrist. When i can type with both hands i'll share some details because it was fascinating, in addition to being scary and painful.


long story short, a brilliant surgeon here put me together with pins and wires and side part of my body feels better every day. coxsis got smashed and skin torn but no break. How lucky am I? No nerve damage, death, spine, head, internal organs, fingers or toes or feet...amazing really.

it was one week before a two night music event i was producing where i was playing with 6 different acts and tickets were selling briskly. Had to cancel--lots of people letting me donate the money to the charity i had in mind anyway.

That was going top be my final concert for at least 6 months, as i hhave a lot of material i want ti record in mexico city with these hot young players i've been getting to know. interestingly, its the most left-hand intensive writing I've in a while. Anyway, that's on hold too.

pain has been profound and awful and still can be if i do the wrong thing, but now a steady 2-4 which i can handle. arm is in a sling and wrist in a brace, and wife is a saint.


i'll pop in as i can but typing is a drag right now. take care of each other, and see you soon. screws and p[lates are forever, pins come out in 4 weeks.

Doug Robinson

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#2891629 - 11/21/17 08:10 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Jazzooo]
dsetto Offline
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man.

take care.

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#2891632 - 11/21/17 08:15 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: dsetto]
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OUCH! Get better, man!

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#2891635 - 11/21/17 08:50 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: The Real MC]
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Take care and have a speedy recovery! Wishing you the best.

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#2891636 - 11/21/17 08:51 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Rod S]
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Feel Better. Really, that's a very hard fall!
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#2891637 - 11/21/17 08:54 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Legatoboy]
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Get well!
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#2891646 - 11/21/17 09:28 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: zephonic]
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Ay chihuahua! Mejorate pronto!
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#2891647 - 11/21/17 09:29 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Desert Rat]
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Wow, Doug. Recover quick. Glad you're OK.
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#2891648 - 11/21/17 09:30 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: zephonic]
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Crap! Get better! Was there any sub floor under that tile, or just a hole?
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#2891649 - 11/21/17 09:36 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: mate stubb]
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Yikes. eek

Best wishes for a quick recovery, brother Doug!

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#2891651 - 11/21/17 09:46 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Dave Bryce]
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Will your curveball come back?

I mean will you be able to play “Curveball” cool


Edited by dboomer (11/21/17 09:47 AM)

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#2891662 - 11/21/17 10:12 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Jazzooo]
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Gosh Doug, what a story. Glad you are on the mend, and especially that you are still with us.
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#2891665 - 11/21/17 10:14 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: dboomer]
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Hey Doug, What an ordeal. I'm glad to hear you're on the mend. Best wishes!
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#2891683 - 11/21/17 11:12 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: drawback]
GRollins Offline
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Cringe worthy. I've got sympathy pains all up and down my body.

How was it that there was only a tile, with no sub floor, etc?

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#2891690 - 11/21/17 11:33 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: GRollins]
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Wow Doug. I saw your FB posts about being injured and canceling the gig, but not the cause. Holy smokes - 12 feet? Glad you're on the mend and mendable.

I am looking forward to the full story, though. grin

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#2891702 - 11/21/17 12:07 PM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Joe BrokeIt]
Michael Wright Offline
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That's a hell of a fall! Take it easy and get better.
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#2891715 - 11/21/17 12:45 PM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Michael Wright]
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Heal up quickly and DO YOUR THERAPY - NO SKIPPING. My damage wasn't nearly as severe as yours, but you can only help yourself get better by following the routine and sticking with it.

Stay Strong.

Jake
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#2891753 - 11/21/17 03:03 PM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: lightbg]
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Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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#2891760 - 11/21/17 03:19 PM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: CowboyNQ]
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Shit, Doug! I hope you have a fast recovery. I so sorry to read this.

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#2891763 - 11/21/17 03:50 PM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: linwood]
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Oh crap. That's a really tough situation, but so glad you are working through it.

I hope you pull out of this quickly. Let us know how you are doing whenever it makes sense to do so. We'll be here thinking of you.

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#2891764 - 11/21/17 04:05 PM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: JerryA]
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Damn- your courage and outlook are inspirational Doug. I wish you all the best toward a speedy recovery.

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#2891775 - 11/21/17 05:27 PM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Markyboard]
Al Quinn Offline
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Wow Doug, that's rough. Wishing you a quick and complete recovery.
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#2891782 - 11/21/17 06:03 PM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Al Quinn]
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highly unfortunate turn of events!
sucks.
hope you're back to your old self ASAP.
in the meanwhile, take it easy and enjoy the break. think positive!
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#2891784 - 11/21/17 06:19 PM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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Feel better soon. Will keep you in our prayers!!
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#2891785 - 11/21/17 06:19 PM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: GRollins]
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Originally Posted By: GRollins

How was it that there was only a tile, with no sub floor, etc?

Joe moonlights as a carpenter. poke

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#2891793 - 11/21/17 08:11 PM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: #%$(#]
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Wow, Doug.. Sorry to hear that. Wishing you a quick and thorough recovery.
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#2891798 - 11/21/17 08:57 PM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: allan_evett]
Geoff Grace Offline
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My condolences on your fall, Doug, and compliments on your positive attitude about what happened.

Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery. Jake's advice about therapy is worth taking to heart.

Best,

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#2891800 - 11/21/17 09:04 PM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Geoff Grace]
Pa Gherkin Offline
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Add my voice to those wishing you a quick and complete recovery.

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#2891807 - 11/21/17 11:23 PM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Pa Gherkin]
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Wow. Best wishes on a speedy recovery, Doug.
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#2891855 - 11/22/17 06:33 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: MAJUSCULE]
Jazzooo Offline
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Thanks, all! No wonder Ive been sleeping so soundly, all these lovely healing beams sent my way.

I think it was actually a ceiling tile for the first floor, and the second floor above it hadn't been laid down yet. don't really know, though.

Regardless, working on a new song with a chorus that starts:

No I wont be back this way again
And I won't take back what I need to say again
Recovery
Recover me...

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