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#1 MadHatter

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 12:17 PM

Father went under the knife this morning in Asheville.

Last Friday afternoon, he slipped and fell down a 25 foot embankment at his house outside of Sylva, NC. He broke his neck in 4 places.

The doctors say he is one of the luckiest people they have ever seen, because there does not appear to be any spinal cord damage. However, he did fractured 4 out of the 5 vertebrae in his neck.

One actually broke one vertebrae the front and the back.....that is what saved him from being completely paralyzed. They said that if it had only broken on one side, it would have absolutely severed his spinal cord.

Anyway, he is undergoing 12 hours of surgery to install pins, plates, and even a bone graph in his neck (taking bone from his hip).

He is 74 years old and is in for a long recovery.

#2 mmmbeans

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 12:19 PM

holy shiat dude... best of luck.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 12:21 PM

I will absolutely ask for His hand in your family's time of need.. I hope all ends up well...

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 12:22 PM

wow. you got it.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 12:24 PM

Blessings

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 12:25 PM

Sorry to hear bro, I will.

Your dad is one tough motherfuker though.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 12:41 PM

Wow. That is messed up. Prayers for your Dad. Hope the surgery is a success, and he has a rapid recovery.

#8 MadHatter

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 12:43 PM

Heading up there tonight....to see him in the AM.

Will update after the surgery.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 12:44 PM

Good luck to him man. Will definitely pray for him

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 12:46 PM

Best of luck to him.

Yeah, the fact that he is not paralyzed tells me it aint his time yet.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 01:03 PM

Whoa!! Damn dude...

Thoughts and prayers for him man.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 01:08 PM

God Bless, that is one tough guy.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 01:27 PM

Wow, that's insane. He is one lucky man.

Its these kinds of times where you realize how important family is and how close you could be to losing somebody.

Had a lot of sadness in my family lately and I hope yours won't be the same. Good luck to him with his surgery and I will definitely be thinking and prayin for ya.

p.s. I didn't know you were from Sylva!

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 07:21 PM

Thoughts & Prayers sent.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 07:53 PM

wow that sounds awful, your dad is apparently tough as nails, good luck with this!