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Thread: Big thanks to the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Service and Team

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    SW said

    InReach aren't as accurate vas an EPIRB. I did say that to him. EPIRB takes us to within mtrs of the pt, InReach we have to chase around a bit looking. We have had a few issues with them.
    But InReach has messaging. Something that would be good on all rescue devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moutere View Post
    The tasking came through as a broken leg.
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    Just discussed this with my daughter, she had mentioned the definite snap I sensed which I now assume was interpreted as a break.

    With the swelling at the ankle and bruising below the ankle towards toes and bottom of foot I would say a fracture is likely now as well, (There was no x-ray taken) but the soft tissue injury in the calf is definitely the crippling factor.

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    I wouldn’t read too much into it.
    It’s mostly irrelevant given you weren’t getting out of there by any other means. It would have been an awful long and painful carry for you by a ground crew.
    Your situation met the criteria to dispatch the helicopter and that’s all that matters.
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    Update.... 3 weeks later with little improvement, same swelling and pain... I finally got that x-ray and ultrasound that A&E should have done back when they guessed at a soft tissue injury ... broken Fibula below the knee, damaged calf muscles, broken ligament in the ankle and now a blood clot just to complicate things....
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBD View Post
    Update.... 3 weeks later with little improvement, same swelling and pain... I finally got that x-ray and ultrasound that A&E should have done back when they guessed at a soft tissue injury ... broken Fibula below the knee, damaged calf muscles, broken ligament in the ankle and now a blood clot just to complicate things....
    Not ideal, hope they can get on to it now and work on fixing you up.
    Thinkin of ya mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyb View Post
    Not ideal, hope they can get on to it now and work on fixing you up.
    Thinkin of ya mate
    Thanks... and I ain't flying back to work till the clot is gone....
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    Cripes LBD, here's to a speedy recovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBD View Post
    Update.... 3 weeks later with little improvement, same swelling and pain... I finally got that x-ray and ultrasound that A&E should have done back when they guessed at a soft tissue injury ... broken Fibula below the knee, damaged calf muscles, broken ligament in the ankle and now a blood clot just to complicate things....
    Damn Iím sorry to hear that.
    Hope there is now a clear recovery plan for you to get back to 100% as soon as possible.
    Youíve yourself got some pain threshold there, or did you have a ready supply of concrete pills along with that Tramadol?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moutere View Post
    Damn I’m sorry to hear that.
    Hope there is now a clear recovery plan for you to get back to 100% as soon as possible.
    You’ve yourself got some pain threshold there, or did you have a ready supply of concrete pills along with that Tramadol?

    Thanks... yes I was a bit chatty and my mouth dry, that was the Tram.... but no, no cement tablets, normally I am a big sook.

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    Just saw this thread now.
    Glad you got out ok and finally have a diagnosis.

    Unfortunately A&Es motto seems to be if your not dieing your not our problem.
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