solo's. what do you do when you get hurt?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnwizards, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
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    i picked up my little girl yesterday and hurt my back. to tell you the truth, it felt like something came loose. anyway, i havent been able to move, let alone do any work. thank God the season is slow right now. anyway, what do you solo guys/girls do when you get hurt and cant work? thanks.

    randy.
     
  2. Phil G

    Phil G LawnSite Senior Member
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    Bleed. :rolleyes:





     
  3. Phil G

    Phil G LawnSite Senior Member
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    It ain't no fun when this happens. You worry because no work is usually no money. Just try and let your injuries heal. Take a day or two off otherwise you may make it worse causing you to have more time off.

    Wishing you well,

    Phil
     
  4. EMJ

    EMJ LawnSite Member
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    Right now I am down due to a motorcycle accident. Casts on both hands. I have a guy I use when I get behind or to busy. He is cutting all my accounts with my equipment. I am paying him 10$ a yard.
     
  5. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
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    Seriously... I just make sure I'm careful and don't get hurt. I'm not saying I'll never break a bone or need stitches... but in 25 years, I've managed to avoid both.
     
  6. robtown

    robtown LawnSite Member
    from NJ
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    I only cut a few days a week and landscape the rest of the time.
    So if i have to push back some landscape work to take a few days off it is not that much of a loss.
    Cutting just pays my bills.
    Its nice because if it rains for a day or 2 no one gets missed. just shift some landscaping around and your good.
     
  7. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Get some hydrocodone and get back to work.
     
  8. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
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    i'm very reluctant to take any medication for fear of becoming addicted to it. i've seen so many "normal" people become addicted to pain killers and its a vice i dont want to control me. if ibuprofen cant cure it, then i'm screwed. :laugh: or an occasional budlight.
     
  9. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I used to be the same way infact I barely take asprin but I have some permanent back problems and medication really helps it.
     
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    I am very busy right now, I don't even have the time to think about pain.

    Motrin works for me,
    and yeah, get back to work. :p
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2008

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