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#1 beach


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Posted 04 August 2010 - 09:31 PM

Well I've been home 2 days now and I'm already going crazy......Posted Image As most of you know I've been battling a huge foot problem that has come to a head
and to tell you the truth I can't walk hardly at all and it's got me down Family...Posted Image I wish I knew what to do cause the thought of a major operation has
got me down I'd rather they just take the foot off and give me a new graphite one....Posted Image It's just got me down cause what would happen if I can't do this
any more...... If I have the operation I'm down for at least 4 months and it may not even work cause it's so bad and I let it go on so long, but I've been in
a huge amount of pain for over a year every day and now I can't even walk for long..... The huge amounts of Motrin I've been taking is now effecting my
liver and kidneys and my doctors said I've got to stop taking them of run the risk of other problems....Posted Image Yea this is becoming a huge issue and I'm not
sure what to do about it all...... Ben ( not a happy camper )Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 11:56 PM

Dang it honey, I wish I was there. Not that it will ease your pain, but a good hug always helps a little.

let's chat on Thursday.

Sending you prayers and love. T

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 12:23 AM

Hey Ben, here's hoping you get some clarity on the best way forward to get yourself well again for the long term. All the best

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 12:26 AM

Sorry to read this.

I'd imagine getting something done about it in the off season maybe and be all fixed up and fit for Berck 2011....the only thing is, I wonder is there such a thing....Ben/Off season, I suspect not Posted Image

I know you'll be listening to the docs regarding drug doses....maybe looking for an alternative (I'd imagine you've tried everything already though)

Health, Wealth and all that malarky.... just get well!!!


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Posted 05 August 2010 - 12:58 AM

Hey Ben - sorry to hear of your predicament. A few months off your feet will undoubtedly cramp your (kite) style, but if it sorts out the problems and gives you many, many more happy and pain-free seasons with kites in hand it sounds like it's a good investment. And it won't stop you getting all those phone calls - but maybe you just need to take the nice ones, rather than those that demand the reply "You want #what#? ...by @when@???!!!"

..there's a great Rev community here to pray for your complete recovery my friend! [Please keep us updated on any key dates...]

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 03:03 AM

My bride is lookin' at a two year recovery from her ankle injury (Thanksgiving will be the 1st anniversary!) She's still in lovely plastic walking boot and can't drive her stick-shift yet, it's August now! I certainly can appreciate your walking agony and the dilemma of recovery time.

You need to think about your long-term health though Ben. Take the time off of your foot, do that darn surgery and heal it according to the doctor's instructions. (NOT the "Dantonio interpretation", where you follow less than 20% of their healing instructions and then get back on the road again). I know you'd rather burst into flames than follow their instructions,.... You have gotta' do it this time buddy or you'll be draggin' a bloody stub across the sand & grossing us out!

Wheelchair bound or M.I.A. for a few months?, . . . this should be an easier choice, if you'd carefully consider the long-term alternatives. Pain pills are only masking the real situation, time to pitch them and get into the doc's care.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 03:59 AM

Ben, I agree with Paul, you need to do what you need to do to get better in the long term.

I know how a long lay up can be frustrating but you've got to do it.

Whatever I can do to help let me know.

-Alden (fellow gimp)
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 04:28 AM

Sorry to hear that your foot problem has continued to deteriorate. That's a real bummer. Paul's got it right though, get it fixed. Four months? So what? You've got the rest of your life to plan for, not just tomorrow. Be as decisive about correcting the problem as you are about correcting problems with our Revs!!!!

Cheers mate,

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 04:51 AM

Hugs Benny... big hugs..

You need to take care of yourself here hon...so there is NO question about this.. it needs to be done and you cannot cheat and be back on the road before your doc says..

If you have it done by the begining of november.... you can meet Connor and I in DC.. in March.. winks. Love you hon.
by the way.. hoping to be down that way soon.. lol .

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 05:14 AM

Dad!!!!!!!! please take care of your self! i havnt seen you in a while and mom wont let me call you on the phone.... :kid_smartass:
Dad please do what you have to do and get it done!
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 06:16 AM

Hey tio Ben!!

Take care of yourself please!!! we need you back in the field as soon as you can :kid_smartass: :kid_loved: :kid_loved:

Cheers and I hope to see you at WSIKF!!




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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:20 AM

Take an extended Wisconsin vacation

We've got awesome surgeons and hospitals too...
and I know someone who'll take care of you!

ME! Posted Image Besides...

You can hide Here AND... I won't let anyone bother you! Posted Image

"When the power of love becomes more important than the love of power,

then there will be peace"

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 08:09 AM

Sorry to hear it is still ongoing Ben.

I am with the Guys above..

You NEED to get it sorted, take a back seat for a while, do what you are TOLD instead of what you think you have been told.

Mate, I LOVE you big time, but you just got to admit you aint the best at looking after yourself.

Time to put others in the background and yourself on top for a change.

We will all still be here for you, just wish I was closer so could offer some practical help, however I am sure you will be inundated with offers.

Main thing, just a the moment, you got to live within your limitations.

Guys, you just got to make him slow down a bit.

Ben, we want to be able to pester you for Years to come. To make that happen it is best you take a rest now.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 09:42 AM

Hey baby....

Major bummer!!!

You have delt with this long enough!! If threre's no way you can handle the pain, then it is time to take care of it!
Yes it sucks BIG time, a few months recovery is worth you getting better verses having some seriously major health issues because you opted to do nothing.
Find the best docs, get second and third opinions and then get it fixed.
We can help you out with your P.T. When it's time. Chances are, you'll be able to fly soon enough... Even if you have to sit in a chair.
We'll be there for you.

Edited by Love2fly, 05 August 2010 - 09:43 AM.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 09:44 AM

Sorry to hear about you being down in more than one way Ben. Hopefully your not as stuborn as I was until recently. Another fractured leg finally got me thinking. Like everyone here is saying. Do what you need to do for the long run. After 10 years now I've finally learned my lesson. Hope it doesn't take you that long.

Get well soon Ben.


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Posted 05 August 2010 - 09:55 AM

Hey Ben, My thoughts and prayers are with you, Do the OP, then kick back and recoup. It sounds like thats the best way to goPosted Image
"But now, we are free. We are up; we are off..."

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 10:26 AM

Ben my brother,

Get your foot fixed up! Ignoring the problem doesn't make it go away. So it will take you a couple months to heal, you have been in pain longer than that and survived. Get the operation then shoot on up here to Vegas. We'll do some land sailing or something so you won't be away from the wind that much. I would rather you hibernate for a couple months than the alternative that could effect you the rest of your life.

If ya get fixed up, I'll give ya a quarter! :)

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 10:39 AM

Hi Ben,

I'm sorry to hear about your foot. You always do the right thing for others. Now its time to do the right thing for you. You are more than a match for this challenge and you are in our thoughts. Be positive, have a speedy recovery - Get well soon Ben.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 11:47 AM

Hi Ben.

It hurts me to read this.
Bad news.....All i can say is GO for what's best for you at this moment and follow the advice of the docs.
You'll see you will get back even stronger !!!

Get well soon Big Friend !


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But your response to any challenge
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Hang in there, and youíll see;
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 12:04 PM

Awwww Ben, I am So Sorry to hear what's goin on! :(:(:(

I'm afraid I'm in the camp of "have the operation and get it fixed". Four, even 6 months isn't all that much time in huge scheme of things and when it's all said and done you'll probably rebound with even more energy for flying! Sounds like you are out of options and stubborness just won't work here. Instead, use that stubborness and strong will of yours for your recovery phase...that's when you're really going to need that determination. You've gots loads of family here who won't keep you bored, that's for sure! Perhaps you'll dream up something big for the kite world while all of this is going down... Focus on the positive, my friend. <3

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