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    Default That's going to slow down deliveries for a bit

    Friday, while unloading freight I was wrestling a tall King Size headboard off the Murrow's truck and it started to go the other way. I planted myself and pulled with all my might....and my right hamstring muscle literally popped and I was overcome with an immediate loss of strength in the leg and severe pain. I have never done that before in all these years, but at age 68, I guess I'm not as strong as I was at 35. That was the first of 15 pieces to come off, there were 14 more on the load but no one else to help. Between the driver and myself, we did manage to get them off, but as soon as we did I was off to the Emergency Room. The Good news was the muscle was not torn off the bone, but the bad news it was a severe sprain that can take some time to heal. Never having had one, I was surprised by the pain level, actually.

    Sarah called our freight lines and told them to hold off on bringing anything this coming week, because I can't lift it off the truck until this leg heals up some. I stayed home this past Saturday. The hazards of a small family business......Sarah is not big enough to pull freight off the trucks, though she is game to try, you can't make up the need for bulk and muscle. So if we told any of you folks your order was inbound to the store, it's going to be a little later, sorry - can't be helped. Please bear with as I work through this injury.

    My wife said today, "did you see the bruise on the back of your leg?"

    I said "No, is there one?"

    So she took this photo. I have to say, I didn't know you could even bruise like this from an internal injury! Apparently, you can.

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    Default Re: That's going to slow down deliveries for a bit

    Wow, so sorry to hear/see that! Rest up and feel better!

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    Default Re: That's going to slow down deliveries for a bit

    Can't believe you finished unloading the 14 other pieces...Tough Cookie!

    Wishing you a full and quick recovery!

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    Thanks! I didn't have any other option but to finish the unloading....there was no one else to call.
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    Default Re: That's going to slow down deliveries for a bit

    Dang, that is a nasty looking leg! Good thing you are not a horse, Duane......

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    Default Re: That's going to slow down deliveries for a bit

    Man sorry to hear that, just based on the bruise it would definitely be painful! Rest as much as you can!

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    Looks like I will be out of the store next week, my torn hamstring is getting worse instead of better. Went to the Doctor again today and he basically confined me to home rest for at least a week. He said two weeks ….but I don’t think I can stay home that long. We will see. I tried to power out of the injury and that didn’t work.

    The store is in good hands with Sarah. She’s got it down. I’m very proud of my Daughter and she’s a hard worker!
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    That looks very painful. Hope you recover soon and are back to normal in the near future.

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    Thank you! This is it 8 days later. I was told this Is internal bleeding from the muscle tear.


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    Quote Originally Posted by drcollie View Post
    Thank you! This is it 8 days later. I was told this Is internal bleeding from the muscle tear.


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    I guess things usually look worse before they get better/heal. At least you only have about a week more to go before you get the okay to return to work.

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