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What started me vaping

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  1. AngeNZ

    AngeNZ Squonkaholic ECF Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2018
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    This is why I started vaping. Never broke anything b4 and as everyone is so impressed with hardware on here - I thought I'd show off mine :)

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    Its a trimalleolar right ankle, that 10 weeks later I'm starting to finally walk on.

    Life is amusing, never thought I'd be grateful for something like this to happen but hey it got me to quit smoking
     
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  2. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    That was a Bad Break.

    How did you Do It?
     
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  3. AngeNZ

    AngeNZ Squonkaholic ECF Veteran

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    Fell off my deck, only a foot in height - but for some reason I stuck out my foot as I fell and it took the impact. Thought I'd only twisted my ankle at first, til it blew up like a balloon & hurt like a &#%$# ;)
     
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  4. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Ouch!

    Sometimes it can be a such a Benign Event.

    When I was in College, I look back over my Shoulder while walking down a set of 4 Steps. Put my Foot down wrong and Rolled my Ankle. Thought it was just a Sprain Also. Wasn't. Was a Peroneal Tendon tear.

    I Feel for you.
     
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  5. dom qp

    dom qp Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    New Zealand decks, handle with care.

     
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  6. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Goodness, that's a lot of titanium!
     
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  7. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Wow, I hope it heals up nicely. And the silver lining is.... Vaping. Which is such a great silver lining to have. Congrats and oh my get well too.... :)

    Anna
     
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  8. Opinionated

    Opinionated ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2015
    My Mountain
    That looks painful but it's so great that your starting physical therapy and beginning weight bearing exercises... yea!

    Congratulations on vaping!

    :) sometimes you just need a push -and it looks like you got one! :lol:
     
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  9. Ryedan

    Ryedan ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 31, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    AngeNZ, I did just about the same thing to my right ankle in 1999. When I saw an X-ray of mine I still remember thinking something like "wow, look at all those screws!"

    I healed up just fine, though my range of motion in that ankle is still about 95% of the left side. I think it's the scar tissue from the dislocation. I had a hip replaced last year and I'm experiencing the same thing with that.

    I was smoking back then and didn't stop. No-one ever mentioned that it might benefit me. Couldn't have done it without switching to vaping anyway and there was no vaping back then.

    Best of luck with your recovery Ange! And congrats on quitting :toast:
     
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  10. LewisW295

    LewisW295 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2015
    South Glamorgan, Wales
    Ouch, get well soon dude!

    Welcome to the wonderful world of vaping! Everyone has their own story but I have to admit, yours is pretty badass :D

    Mine was pretty mundane... tried to cold turkey and 3 hours later I ran to the shop, from work, to get an ecig.
     
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  11. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Dudette.

    ;)
     
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  12. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    A few years ago I slipped on ice in a parking lot. Fractured my right wrist. It didn't require surgery but a "closed reduction" without anesthesia in the doctor's office. Man, that hurt more than the fall did.

    To this day, I can predict with 100% accuracy when its going to rain or snow hours before it happens. The range of motion is quite limited, especially when I try to finger pluck my bass guitar. I can't get the appropriate wrist angle we bass player use. Guess I will need to start using a pick.
     
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  13. AngeNZ

    AngeNZ Squonkaholic ECF Veteran

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    Without anaesthesia? You are tougher than me. I agree the manipulation certainly hurt more than the initial snap crackle pop. They "tried" to realign mine in the er. Not sure how they went as I jumped so high off the bed. I then got temporalily sedated while they put on the cast.

    I really really like the fact I now have an inbuilt weather station in my leg - I hope it works as well as yours :D
     
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  14. LewisW295

    LewisW295 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2015
    South Glamorgan, Wales
    OOPS
     
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  15. Zutankhamun

    Zutankhamun Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2015
    Rapture
    ouch!

    I know you never asked but it seems like a good thread.

    The reason I began vaping was a severe traumatic brain injury I suffered way back in 2014. I’m basically back to my good old self and my doc told me it’s a good idea to vape.

    I think he was under the impression I’d give up altogether but as long as the oxygen gets around I’m all good!

    I pay respect to vaping as contributing to my recovery.

    Long live vaping!!!
     
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  16. AngeNZ

    AngeNZ Squonkaholic ECF Veteran

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    Oh that is awesome, I'm glad to hear you recovered so well! It's always good to hear of others that had to quit due to health. I'm also loving how positive all the medical personnel I've dealt with so far have been about vaping over smoking.
     
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  17. Zutankhamun

    Zutankhamun Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2015
    Rapture
    Thanks bro.
    Yeah I couldn’t speak or walk properly at first let alone be active on a forum so I’m more than happy.

    Good luck on the 10+ weeks.

    Vaping is the future! :vapor:
     
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  18. Zutankhamun

    Zutankhamun Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2015
    Rapture
    I call everyone bro.
    Doesn’t do well for the love life but hey-ho,

    I’m all about equality ;)
     
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  19. AngeNZ

    AngeNZ Squonkaholic ECF Veteran

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    New Zealand
    :lol:
    :lol:
     
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  20. hell_storm2004

    hell_storm2004 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 17, 2013
    Richardson, Texas, USA
    That is a nice pic!

    I had a motorcycle accident back in college. A bad one at that. Left ear got chopped off. Left F finger's distal phalanx is still dislocated 14 years later. And have a few nice scars here and there.

    But that didn't stop me from smoking. I really thought about it when my smoking was getting out of hand about 4 years ago. A pack or more a day almost. So finally jumped on the vaping ship and finally got it down to 2-3 last year, and none last month. So more money to buy vape stuff now!!!

    The Brokenwood Mysteries... jolly good show!
     
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