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Father's Day Weekend - what are you doing?

Unread postby pwall on Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:53 am

It's Father's Day weekend coming up....and yes, I'm back in the park.
Heading to Voyageur Provincial Park once again, this time with just my sons. We're planning an electric free weekend (woohoo!). And, we've decided no stove/bbq/etc.
All meals will be cooked over the fire or in dutch ovens. Can't wait! :lol:
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Re: Father's Day Weekend - what are you doing?

Unread postby Ontariofarmer on Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:00 am

Sounds like a fun weekend. Hope the weather will be as good.
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Re: Father's Day Weekend - what are you doing?

Unread postby pwall on Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:42 am

Original forecast was for rain on both Saturday/Sunday. Now it's sunny with overcast.
I don't pay much attention to the weather anyways, only reliable forecast is looking out the window. ;)
Hey, this will be the 5th straight weekend camping. Oh I love the summer-time. :mrgreen:
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Re: Father's Day Weekend - what are you doing?

Unread postby Little Kopit on Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:43 am

There are at least 2 other Dutch Oven folks around here.

Mikhen posted at the neighbors re. DOs. I'm the other.

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Re: Father's Day Weekend - what are you doing?

Unread postby Limey on Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:15 am

No camping for us over this weekend - too many honey-do's around the house are planned. Have to paint the trim on the house! :cry:
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Re: Father's Day Weekend - what are you doing?

Unread postby Fire Instructor on Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:00 pm

Gotta work Saturday, 'til about 2:00, but I picked up from things at Camping World last week for my next round of modifications, so maybe I'll do that Saturday afternoon or maybe Sunday. I'm gonna install an accumulator tank and do a pump silencing modification, plus I bough a pair of the awning straps which need to be mounted. I've also gotta mow the lawn, drop a couple more trees from what eventually will be my TT's parking pad, and HOPEFULLY, I'll also have enough time to enjoy the NA$CAR race, get out dinner with my family, and maybe squeeze in a few minutes to splash around in the kayak!

Just another do nothing, relaxing weekend here.......
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Re: Father's Day Weekend - what are you doing?

Unread postby bert64 on Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:07 pm

Going to a small CG near by, Has a nice lake for the boat. Kids and wife said I didn't have to do any cooking, just relax. Forget that, the BBQ is my thing when camping. :lol:

Have a heavy day on Friday so I'm told that the MH is going to be ready and the Jeep hooked up when I get home. Quick shower then were gone.

Have a great Week-end all you Fathers :D
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Re: Father's Day Weekend - what are you doing?

Unread postby Mike in Calgary on Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:09 pm

Takin' Friday off work and heading out to Drumheller on Thursday evening. The lawn needs mowing, but we've only camped 3 nights so far this year and it will still be there when we get home.
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Re: Father's Day Weekend - what are you doing?

Unread postby mikhen on Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:55 am

Little Kopit wrote:There are at least 2 other Dutch Oven folks around here.

Mikhen posted at the neighbors re. DOs. I'm the other.

:mrgreen:



And that DO fried chicken was great. Planning a DO meatloaf soon.

For Father's day....I just cleaned my work van, and that's enough outside work today. Too hot. Gonna work on my new hobby....making wooden signs. My camping sign is almost done. I'll post a pic when done.
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Re: Father's Day Weekend - what are you doing?

Unread postby Limey on Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:45 pm

Well, as I previously mentioned, I was going to do honey-do's around the house.

Sadly I fell off a small ladder on Friday and after trips to ER have determined that I ruptured my achillles tendon. Now I have to get to see an orthopaedic surgeon. Bummer (and VERY painfull!) :cry: :cry:
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Re: Father's Day Weekend - what are you doing?

Unread postby Little Kopit on Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:27 pm

Without going into the details Limey, I have had a broken heel bone plus pulled soft tissue going both ways. I was not given a cast. But I could not put my foot down for 6 weeks. I wasn't allowed to drive my standard shift truck for 12 weeks and wasn't without use of crutches 'in case' for walking over snow and ice for 6 months.

Per our Canadian system the orthopedic surgeon could schedule as many visits as he wanted, but I had to pay 30 to 40% of the physiotherapy if I wanted timely physiotherapy. The physiotherapist gave more things I could do both in visits to the clinic and for set up at home.

- I made my own weights to wrap around my leg for exercises.
- the DH of a gal at work cut some 1/2 circle rollers that I attached to a board to practice pushing with heel or toe, to rock me standing back and forth. All gentle, but ever so useful to build up balance etc.
- what to do for 2 15 minute exercise periods per day.

The surgeon could have 'ordered surgery for improvements', but the physio could only suggest and advise.

IMHO the physiotherapy did more good than any doctor, but you can't get to a physiotherapist with out the doctor's requisition.

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Re: Father's Day Weekend - what are you doing?

Unread postby mikhen on Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:44 pm

Limey wrote:Well, as I previously mentioned, I was going to do honey-do's around the house.

Sadly I fell off a small ladder on Friday and after trips to ER have determined that I ruptured my achillles tendon. Now I have to get to see an orthopaedic surgeon. Bummer (and VERY painfull!) :cry: :cry:



sounds like u need rest.....better go camping.
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Re: Father's Day Weekend - what are you doing?

Unread postby pwall on Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:20 pm

I agree with Mike......go camping, best rest you'll have. ;)

Sorry to hear though about your injury. Hopefully it won't take too long to heal.
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Re: Father's Day Weekend - what are you doing?

Unread postby Limey on Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:21 pm

Appreciate everyone's thoughts! And, yes we are still camping weekend after next!

Little Kopit - looks like you have been going through it too! - my sympathies. Your tenacity is remarkable.

The Achilles tendon is not completely severed, but as yet they don't know what percentage is gone. Unless I use the cast prior to the MRI the Dr said it could go completeley and then the only option is to have surgery to re-attach it. Not looking forward to that. My gut tells me I will need surgery anyway, as I can no longer feel a tendon at the back of my heel, and I cannot lift my foot at all. Will keep you posted, as I willl be scheduling Dr vistits and MRI tomorrow.

Bummer, eh - however, the Oxy-Codeine tablets work really well! :mrgreen:
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Re: Father's Day Weekend - what are you doing?

Unread postby Little Kopit on Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:59 am

Limey, my case was 1992. No, the tendon was not cut. The soft tissue for some manipulation of toes was. My toes won't spread and that means care going around, as in traverse, of slopes.

Double check on the need of an operation yourself before you agree to it. While I was healing, I got to know that a lady I knew had had a similar accident. Rather than relying on physiotherapy, she had additional operations to 'improve' things. They didn't. She walks with a cane. I don't.

Double check re. operation. That's my point.

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Re: Father's Day Weekend - what are you doing?

Unread postby Ontariofarmer on Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:38 am

Sorry to hear about the fall Martyn. Hope all goes well.

The meds ARE good :D
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Re: Father's Day Weekend - what are you doing?

Unread postby Limey on Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:04 pm

Well - I had my appointment this morning at the orthopedic office. News was bad. Turns out that the tendon is totally severed. No alternative but surgery - but, seeing what LK wrote, I did ask what the options for me were without surgery with an injury this severe, and there was a slim to none chance that the tendon would reconnect itself and heal, and even if it did it would be very weak and probably break again. So.... I am scheduled for surgery on Friday afternoon. 4 months recovery - 1st month on crutches with no foot contact to the ground allowed.

This pretty much screws up the year for camping and boating for us. Bummer. :cry: :cry:
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Re: Father's Day Weekend - what are you doing?

Unread postby pwall on Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:17 pm

That is unfortunate.....I'm not sure which news is worst, 4months recovery or no camping.
Hang in there.......
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Re: Father's Day Weekend - what are you doing?

Unread postby Little Kopit on Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:15 am

& now you know.

Yep, not much question. Re-attach the tendon.

From there look to the results. & what physiotherapy will do. Looking back, I wish I'd talked to a physiotherapist earlier. But that almost means knowing one personally, because for sure they will insist on the prescription before taking an appointment, if they don't know you.

& for the summer, some cgs have cabins. Others can drive you. Keep the rest of your body active. Doctors and physios pretty well only look at the specific injury.

At the time I had my accident Silken Laumann had had her accident and her following silver medal win in Barcelonna. This made me think doctors can think of the whole body.

Arguably the most famous incident in Laumann's life was during her training leading up to the 1992 Summer Olympics. One of the odds-on favourites to capture a gold medal, her shell was involved in a collision with the boat of German coxless pair team Colin von Ettinghausen and Peter Hoeltzenbein on May 15, 1992. Despite serious injuries to her leg (in her words, "I looked at the leg for a few seconds and knew it was serious when my muscle was hanging at my ankle and I could see the bone"[1]), five operations and a total stay in the hospital of approximately three weeks, Laumann was back on the water training by late June. Her efforts paid off with a bronze medal, and she was subsequently named Canadian of the Year by the Canadian Club in recognition and was selected to carry the Canadian Flag in the closing ceremonies of the Olympics.


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