1st new van hols prob cancelled

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  1. snowdrops

    snowdrops Funster Life Member

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    can't believe it. waited a shocking 6 months for our conversion to be finished, just bought acsi card, got 3 weeks off for france in 2 weeks........... dislocated my shoulder 3 days ago !!! So annoyed and sad, we were so excited :crying1: See consultant on weds but doubt sling be off for hols and even then, there'll be no cycling, canoeing, swimming. gutted !
     
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    Ahh snowdrops, sorry to hear that, we wish you a speedy recovery and a happy (albeit different) time if you do manage to get away.

    I travelled through Africa after a spinal fracture, I was doped up to the eye balls on pain relief and gin and I have vague recollections of singing gin gan goolie in my underware.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Okay i`ll drive.(y)
     
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    sorry to hear this,,,,hope you get better soon .....
     
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    How gutting. Hope you start recovering soon
     
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    Lol @ mousy !!! Thanx guys, trying to keep perspective, but yep, dire :/ Bwell, the fella was driving so er nope :)
     
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    Nightmare :( .....hope it works out

    If you had ferry tickets etc booked and you have travel insurance at least that will be covered .......
     
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    Bought eurotunnel one way last week, Just sorting hol ins this weekend Tamb. Wondered if they wld move to june without fee :/
     
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    Bloody painfull,,,did mine many years ago and it was two weeks before i could drive again. Lucky it was my right shoulder because if it had been the left dont think i would have been able to change gear for quite a long time.. Good luck with recovery,,,whisky helps the pain. BUSBY:):)
     
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    Sorry to hear that,hope you get better quickly. Puts my probs this week into perspective, one lost wheeltrim on 1st day, leaky window on 2nd day and new battery required yesterday . Still got all me faculties tho' :)
     
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    You can move euro tunnel ticket online. No charge, only if it is a more expensive crossing
     
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    Aha, my car is an automatic, so as soon as i'm allowed to lift it to shoulder height may be good to drive. No alcohol as on opiates ......... even better tho ;)
     
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    Deffo a funster lol
    lucky it wasnt put on youtube!!
     
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    eIf my experience of a shoulder dislocation is any guide it will be a good two weeks before things begin to become something approaching normalish. But dislocations do differ in severity, so you may be lucky, or not.

    I found sleeping difficult as lying down I would wake with severe pain after a few hours - to do with fluids pooling apparently. The only cure was to try and sleep sitting propped up by pillows. As recommended above, whisky helps.
     
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    Might be just a week before you can drive ....Asked hubby who is upper limb orthopod.
     
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    Ooooh ! Maybe he could give me an estimate :D
     
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    Update after visit to the consultant today. All in place, no bones broken either. Got a 'soft tissue' scan next week to check that. Bit sore after visit, but shocked at how much I was allowed to move it, doing little gently exercises now and have new, proper supportive sling, instead of just a cuff, (that made me worse). Has given a 3 month hold on the obvious, cycling, kayaking, bodyboarding. However, happy for me to bounce around in a van. Decision made to cut our 3 weeks hols to 2 and do the 3 weeks next june. In the meantime we've moved our shuttle booking back a week. Gives me another full 2 weeks to progress. Hopefully may at least be able to use my DSLR while we're there :) :unsure:
     
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    Oh dear, sorry to hear of your problems but glad that it's better than you thought it would be.

    Being nosey ... how on earth did you dislocate it?
     
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    I skidded on a chip on the kitchen floor :/ Bonkers !
     
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    A chip! I knew chips were a health hazard but somehow this 'hazard' wouldn't have been an obvious one to be aware of!!!

    Perhaps more salads are the order of the day? Mind you, radish can sometimes fight back!!!
     
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