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My leg is killing me, I also tired of this game

timctimc Senior MemberPosts: 6,684 Senior Member
Been 7 days today since I for a muscle in my right calf. Aside from being terribly painful it's just down right hindering! I've been hobbling around popping Advil like its free. I guess I should have gone to the doctor for some good pain meds but then I wouldn't feel good about hunting under the influence of narcotics and I damn sure wasn't missing my hunting trip. I also know from the muscle tear in my right arm last year there is not much they can Do for it other than pain meds, heat and ice. I have been handling it ok but today it is rather more irritating than usual. this game is getting old and I'm tired of playing so I just wanted to vent a little whine. thanks for listening! I am in deer camp right now, watching the spurs/rockets game and drinking a couple of martinis so the pain should get better soon!

In the spirit of Billy Chuck here's a pick of my nasty leg, the bruising goes all the way around.
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  • bhl2506bhl2506 Senior Member Posts: 1,941 Senior Member
    Damn man that hurts just looking at it. Take care of the leg before you start getting blood clots. That would be some nasty schtuff. Anyhow take care and hope you get better soon!
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,711 Senior Member
    Right pretty that is.
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,086 Senior Member
    Owwwwwwwwww
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    bhl2506 wrote: »
    Damn man that hurts just looking at it. Take care of the leg before you start getting blood clots. That would be some nasty schtuff. Anyhow take care and hope you get better soon!

    Yep wife is steadily on me about taking care of it. She thinks I'm crazy for heading to the woods in this condition.
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,622 Senior Member
    Is that swelled compared to your other leg or just discolored? You think you broke something?
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,903 Senior Member
    Dude you are hard core heading out to the woods like that. Enjoy your Martini, it is single malt scotch in my glass tonight. Merry Christmas
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  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,763 Senior Member
    Wrap the crap out of it and get some camo crutches. I have a friend that tore a calf muscle, just the other day. The doc said he could put her in a expensive walking boot type splint or she could baby it for a couple of weeks, then take it easy for a couple of months. When I saw her, she was using her mother's old walker.
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    Is that swelled compared to your other leg or just discolored? You think you broke something?

    There is a lot of swelling but I know nothing is broken. I endured a torn tricep last year and know exactly what it feels like. This is the mirror image of it. I did a lot of therapy, heat and cold treatments but when it all got down to it they said it will take about 4 months to get back to fairly normal so deal with it. Just another trial of old age and the mind thinking the body can still do what it used to. I have always been a hard core outgoing tough guy, the body just ain't there for me anymore.
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Diver43 wrote: »
    Dude you are hard core heading out to the woods like that. Enjoy your Martini, it is single malt scotch in my glass tonight. Merry Christmas

    Yep the wife says I'm a nut job!
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    olesniper wrote: »
    Wrap the crap out of it and get some camo crutches. I have a friend that tore a calf muscle, just the other day. The doc said he could put her in a expensive walking boot type splint or she could baby it for a couple of weeks, then take it easy for a couple of months. When I saw her, she was using her mother's old walker.

    A walker ain't going to cut it out here in the woods! I am very careful oft footing and doing what I can to make it better. Keeping it working does good for range of motion and keeps it stretched out. It will take a few months but I do know how to treat it.
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,622 Senior Member
    Still, you might have cracked or spiral fractured your fibula, poke along the small bone on the outside of the calf along the front and back aspect all of the way down to your ankle, see if any spot makes you say a bad word. Be careful walking, your not real stable now, just because you can do something does not mean you should, heal up fast.
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  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,929 Senior Member
    Eeewwwweee. That a good one. Blew out my calf muscle last year trying to play basketball with the kids. Went to the doctor because the wife wanted me too. He laughed and said there was not much he could do for it. His advice was.....Your 50, time to quit acting like you are 20.
  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,763 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    A walker ain't going to cut it out here in the woods! I am very careful oft footing and doing what I can to make it better. Keeping it working does good for range of motion and keeps it stretched out. It will take a few months but I do know how to treat it.

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  • ilove22silove22s Senior Member Posts: 1,386 Senior Member
    ouch.

    Ive never done anything that bad....yet. knock on wood.

    If you have insurance, why not go to the doctor and have them look at it anyway? worse case, its as you say, but you could get better happy pills too.

    i dont know about you, but i dont fork out $$$ to insurance companies to NOT use them. but to each his own.
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    ilove22s wrote: »

    If you have insurance, why not go to the doctor and have them look at it anyway? worse case, its as you say, but you could get better happy pills too.

    i dont know about you, but i dont fork out $$$ to insurance companies to NOT use them. but to each his own.

    Because I am at the hunting lease in the middle of nowhere, it's Christmas and hard to get in anywhere, this is not my first dance with a torn muscle so i know they cant do anything and most of all cause I wanted to hunt!
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Dude, go to the sawbones before you make it worse.
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  • JLDickmonJLDickmon Senior Member Posts: 1,726 Senior Member
    His advice was.....Your 50, time to quit acting like you are 20.
    I got that same speech last fall when I blew a quad in my right leg..
    "You can't just hop on that bike in 40 deg weather and think you're gonna clock off fifty miles at 17 mph without a little conditioning.."

    Timc, go get that looked at.
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    I'll probably go to the doctor today or tomorrow. This is my last morning at the ranch, going to pack up and leave in a couple hours. Only seen one deer this morning, watching the turkeys have a morning snack right now. Weather is windy and looking like rain so time to go.
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  • agewonagewon Senior Member Posts: 655 Senior Member
    I'd hurry to get that looked at. Worst case, you've also got some torn tendons which could put a hitch in yer step if not healed properly.

    Eta: the absolute worst part of those types of injuries is my refusal to take any narcotic as a pain killer. You seem to be a strong minded man like me, but I've seen tougher guys get hooked on those pills. Be careful.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,128 Senior Member
    agewon wrote: »
    Eta: the absolute worst part of those types of injuries is my refusal to take any narcotic as a pain killer.
    Pain=stress. Stress=slower healing. I am not saying you need to pop Vicodin every time you stub your toe, but pain meds can be a useful tool in healing and aren't addictive if there is legitimate pain. In his situation, I would probably be alternating between ibuprofen (Motrin) and acetaminophen (Tylenol). They are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications that help keep the inflammation down. Less inflammation=less pain=faster healing.
    agewon wrote:
    I've seen tougher guys get hooked on those pills.
    Doctors can't feel your pain so you don't always have to take as directed. You just have to be smart, use discretion, and be responsible with those things. I don't think I would take them for a chronic condition either.
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  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    I'm a nut job too I'd still be hunting
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,670 Senior Member
    There is a non-narcotic, non-NSAID prescription pain killer called Trammadol (Ultram) you can take that is fairly effective. It's non-addictive and doesn't effect bowel movements like the narcotic drugs will. I use it for my knees ever since my doctor took me off the more powerful stuff after knee surgery. Ask your doctor to prescribe it for you to try. Any GP or internist can prescribe it. I've been using it for over two years before and after surgery with no ill-effects.
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,158 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    Because I am at the hunting lease in the middle of nowhere, it's Christmas and hard to get in anywhere, this is not my first dance with a torn muscle so i know they cant do anything and most of all cause I wanted to hunt!

    We would go to Stat-Care for things like that. It's like a non-emergency ER. They can tell you whether you should to go to your regular Doc and you can get a script in an hour...

    You can't get into a family doctor for at least a week
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Well after thinking better about it, I called my doctors office on the way home from the ranch and have an appointment at 16:00. I can usually get in to see my family doctor within a few hours notice if it is illness or injury. Now a regular appointment may take 2 months!
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  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    Oh, timc, you need a doctor asap on that leg. It's not the pain, it's what's happening under. You could get a bad blood clot and that would end you in the ER. Get thee to the doctor!
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Got back from the doctor a little while ago, he looked at my leg and said "Man I bet that hurts!" He also went on to say he thought it was just a bad muscle tear and not much could be done, keep icing it, wrap it to help with the swelling and gave me some pain meds. In closing he said, "You know that's going to hurt for a while right?" He also added some sound medical advice like no running or jumping (WHAT?). I just had to laugh at that one. He also said he would authorize physical therapy is I wanted.

    Bottom line is he thinks I'm gonna live but I ain't gonna be happy about it for a while!
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  • 41magnut41magnut Senior Member Posts: 1,202 Senior Member
    :yikes:

    Good Golly Miss Molly!

    Been a long time since I have seen a pull that bad.

    If I may recommend, parking in an accessible blind with lunch, beverages, and jug (limit necessity for mobility)

    Given the same circumstances I would do the same.

    Enjoy your hunt.
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  • 41 cal41 cal Member Posts: 97 Member
    keep an eye on it , I thought I just had a bad sprain and torn calf muscle Sept 8,but after two months went to an orthopedic Dr. He took xrays , mri said I had a ruptured Achilles tendon. Then said well at least you can still walk sort of but you waited to long and the end of the tendon is all balled up in calf and nothing can be done ! Well I said what about the running,mtn biking,water skiing,hiking with weighted ruck...he said sorry you waited to long.! So keep an eye on how its healing and if you can feel or see a big divot in tendon area go see a specialist ...
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  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,628 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    Because I am at the hunting lease in the middle of nowhere, it's Christmas and hard to get in anywhere, this is not my first dance with a torn muscle so i know they cant do anything and most of all cause I wanted to hunt!

    Just go home, cut the darn leg off and throw it in your freezer. Plenty of meat and you won't have to hunt. And you'll be warm. Especially after wifey cauterizes the amputation with a blow torch. You have to stop being pig-headed and learn to adapt. Opportunity knocks!
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    41magnut wrote: »
    :yikes:

    Good Golly Miss Molly!

    Been a long time since I have seen a pull that bad.

    If I may recommend, parking in an accessible blind with lunch, beverages, and jug (limit necessity for mobility)

    Given the same circumstances I would do the same.

    Enjoy your hunt.

    I have a nice cut outs in the brush right next to every blind, when I park in one you can't see the truck from 10 yards away so that's good. Stands are only 8 foot up so not too much of a climb. I'm back home now so I have a week to heal before my next trip out.
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