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And I thought the HEAT was what would do me in today.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by corey4671, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    OK. SO forecasted highs today around 95 with heat index between 100 to 105. I got out early to try and get done and get home. Had some shrubs to trim and about 6-7 hours of mowing to do. About three hours in I stopped to take a break, eat a bite and grab a drink. Pulled the mower up under a big shade tree and was jsut chillin. takin it easy. not pushing myself. Had the shrubs all trimmed, had about two hours of mowing left at this account. WAs going to get one more bottle of water, stepped off the mower and right into a hole. Down I went screaming in pain. This is the same foot I broke almost two years ago. Just flopped around for a few minutes and drug myself over to the mower. Managed to pull myself up on the front of the mower to sit down and I blacked out and fell off. Came to and managed to limp over to the truck and turn the A/C on. After about 10 minutes I decided to come home and ice it down. It's swollen like a baseball just above the ankle. Iced it and wrapped it in an Ace Bandage sitting here with it propped up and watching NASCAR. And I thought the heat was what would do me in today!

    MS_SURVEYOR LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,002

    OH NO! Been there done that! I'm a self employed Land Surveyor. It's tuff working solo. Well keep that leg up, wrapped tight, and ice on it. I keep some anti-inflammatory meds around just for that very thing. You can't work if you can't walk.

    I hope it gets to doing better soon!

  3. Heavyduty1

    Heavyduty1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 244

    I use to jump off the top step of my tractor until I twisted my foot real bad. Now I take the slow way by using the steps and hand rails. :hammerhead:
  4. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    yeah this was just a simple step off the front of the mower and just happened the hole was right there. :cry:
  5. southgagrass

    southgagrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    sorry to hear that I know the heat down in south ga is horrible.... 99 today with heat index 106 tommorrow high 104 not including heat index. wow. good luck with the ankle
  6. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    wow...that sucks...maybe I got an excuse to stay in out of this mess!!
  7. tjwalkingon

    tjwalkingon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    I fell your pain. 2 weeks ago I jumped off a big tractor and broke my leg in 3 places and tore cartilage. House bound for at least another 2 weeks. And may have to have surgery and more time off. Having to send the guys out without me is driving me crazy. Sure seems to take them longer than normal.....
  8. KCfireman

    KCfireman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,861

    What race are you watching?
  9. traman

    traman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    just curious ,what kind of shoes were you wherein? i where high top boots tied tight,cant tell ya how many times i have step into gopher holes. i think the boots save my ankle from breaking
  10. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    pull on roper type boots.

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