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#2891616 - 11/21/17 07:39 AM I Fell and Went Boom
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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.

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

I work in large capital projects, and familiar with these risks.
Construction safety is always the priority. . We can get hurt very quickly, very easily and very seriously...
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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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#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]
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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 Muscara]
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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.

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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]
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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: DulceLabs.com]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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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#2891864 - 11/22/17 06:52 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Jazzooo]
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Doug,

Although the plummet and landing was terrible, I'm glad you got such good medical treatment.

Somehow I'm reminded of the old joke, "Apart from that, Mrs. Lincoln, did you enjoy the play?"

Ambivalently, Tom.
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#2891874 - 11/22/17 07:30 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Tom Williams]
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Wishing you a speedy recovery, Doug!

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#2891941 - 11/22/17 11:52 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: AWkeys]
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Praying for a quick and complete recovery.
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#2892013 - 11/23/17 01:24 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: MoodyBluesKeys]
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I have always thought of you as a bit of a high flyer, Doug, but this is perhaps carrying it a bit far...... wink

Thank goodness you are still among us. I wish you the speediest possible recovery! xx
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#2892062 - 11/23/17 08:18 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: xKnuckles]
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Gracias everyone--today is a good day, the first many more I am sure.

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#2892162 - 11/23/17 07:51 PM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Jazzooo]
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Harrowing ordeal but definitely the right attitude and spirit in the face of it. Wishing you all the best in your recovery mayne. Don't stop the music.thucool
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#2892197 - 11/24/17 03:50 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: ProfD]
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ouch... Have a good recovery!
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#2892458 - 11/26/17 01:23 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: RudyS]
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Sorry to hear this! Here's to a full recovery!
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#2901481 - 01/11/18 06:33 PM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Jim Alfredson]
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Hi, all--here's an update. It's all good news, though I wish it was going faster.

The surgery was perfect--8 screws and a plate in my poor shoulder (permanent) and 3 nails (they called them wires but i saw them after he removed them lat week--they were freaking NAILS) in my wrist. Spent several weeks mostly in bed, doped up and watching killer series like Mozart in the Jungle, Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Black Mirror, etc. Lots of pain if I moved wrong.

Now we're about 8 weeks past surgery and I have a lot of movement, though it's still quite limited. Starting physical therapy next week, but I've been doing some exercises and stretches already. Certain movements are forbidden for now while new bone grows, which is going very well.

I can play the piano about 10 minutes a day till it starts to hurt enough to stop me. He wants me to double it in the coming week, but I can break it up between morning and night. Says it is not unreasonable that my comeback concert in my little town could be the first week of april. I've turned down a lot of gigs for Jan and Feb, opting for only one guest appearance at a Stevie tribute on melodica (sitting on a stand).

Doing acupuncture and micro-current therapy. Sometimes it helps, sometimes not.

So all is well--I am incredibly lucky to have walked away from such a dramatic fall with only a broken shoulder, wrist and battered ass (the nerves reconnecting in my ass cheeks are terribly distracting and more painful than you might think, but only for short periods of time).

Thanks everyone for your well wishes and kind words. I'll be back among the playing one of these days.

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#2901490 - 01/11/18 07:26 PM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Jazzooo]
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Glad to hear it! Sounds like you're well on the way! Best wishes! thu
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#2901507 - 01/11/18 10:01 PM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Jazzooo]
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Hey Doug, thanks for the update. I had been thinking about you and was ready to send you a PM asking for an update and you posted. Hang in there brother. twothumbs
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#2901549 - 01/12/18 06:40 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Michael Wright]
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It’s all downhill from here. Now that the initial repair has concluded, therapy is still the key. Use your practice time as your reward for getting through all the reptative exercises and you’ll be back to a new normal before you know it.

Thanks for the update.

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#2901560 - 01/12/18 06:58 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Jazzooo]
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Originally Posted By: Jazzooo
Starting physical therapy next week


That's the whole secret right there, especially for shoulder/arm/hand! Work hard at it and you will get back to where you were.

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#2901581 - 01/12/18 08:04 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Michael Wright]
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Thanks, amigos. The one thing that hasn't suffered is my creativity--when I sit down to play and start improvising, even though I'm playing through some pain the ideas feel fresh to me, like I got recharged with someone else's concepts and they are meshing with my own. So that's a big plus.

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#2901666 - 01/12/18 12:57 PM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Jazzooo]
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Ouch!!! Talk about hitting bottom. At least it happened before a planned break and not at the beginning of a tour. Glad you are doing well. That positive attitude you are exhibiting goes a long way towards recovery.
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#2901694 - 01/12/18 04:17 PM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Jazzooo]
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Originally Posted By: Jazzooo
Thanks, amigos. The one thing that hasn't suffered is my creativity--when I sit down to play and start improvising, even though I'm playing through some pain the ideas feel fresh to me, like I got recharged with someone else's concepts and they are meshing with my own. So that's a big plus.


That's exactly the right outlook. I cringed with sympathy while reading of the damage you took in your fall. It scares the hell out of you as a musician in particular, on top of the general worry. I understand all too well, as I suddenly developed nerve damage from the statins I took for my cholesterol levels, which took two-fisted piano away from me. I can no longer dependably play a walking bass with my left hand, argh. I'm not big-C Crippled, but I lost a chunk of the delicate neural feedback you need to play in a fully fluid manner. Mellotron bits are easily managed and I can still do good leads with a little work, for which I am grateful. When the bad luck fell on my foot, I sat stunned for a while; then I pulled up my pants and began working on becoming a better Logic user. I have a decent semi-orchestrational ear that I might not have discovered otherwise. It includes a short chapter on How I Came To Love the French Horn. love

"Synthesis" includes how you cope with life changes that affect your music. When you speak of playing through pain and feeling recharged, I can relate to the creative defiance a person has to muster against their injury. "You think that's going to stop me? Well listen to THIS!" I hope you heal well so you can make the most of this bump in the road. Continuing to play is part of it. We all appreciate your grace under pressure. Go, man, go! like
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#2901770 - 01/13/18 07:15 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: David Emm]
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That was really inspiring, David. U2, rabid.

David, all that just from statins? Yikes.

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#2901828 - 01/13/18 10:57 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Jazzooo]
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Originally Posted By: Jazzooo
That was really inspiring, David. U2, rabid.

David, all that just from statins? Yikes.


Great attitude.... Wonderful way to accept the event and graciously rebound. twothumbs
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#2901952 - 01/14/18 09:35 AM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Jazzooo]
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Originally Posted By: Jazzooo
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


Ugh sorry to hear it man, wishing you a speedy recovery.
Also I'm both pleased and gobsmacked to read that it wasn't worse.

I'm going to be in Mexico City next month for two weeks to set up Les Mis if you're around. Healing beers on me (or bite or coffee, etc) if you're around. Cheers!

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#2902128 - 01/14/18 09:18 PM Re: I Fell and Went Boom [Re: Jazzooo]
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Originally Posted By: Jazzooo
That was really inspiring, David. U2, rabid.
David, all that just from statins? Yikes.


'fraid so. For some people, extended statin use leads to permanent muscle damage. In severe cases, even walking is curtailed, leading to what is called the "statin shuffle." Nothing I read ever clearly indicated THAT as a possibility. I was not told that I needed to be monitored in any way when clearly, I did. After years on the market, its still only mentioned in passing publicly, because if people were more aware of the risk, it would hurt *profits*. This is where I STFU, because it could turn Socio-Political and I would say many Bad words. This is a comprehensive article that covers it well. Be aware and ask your doctor, of course.

Statin article
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