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Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Nov 23, 2013 - 01:15pm PT
Thanks guys!!!

Life is good here in Ogden, I'm healing up just fine. Quit the Oxy three days ago, cold turkey. They had me on 60mg of OxyCodone and 40mg of OxyContin, per day. I noticed them getting low so I just quit and have some on standby, just in case.

Think I'm good to go, though. Just being cautious because everyone is telling me how addictive they can be.


Healing up!
Healing up!
Credit: ElCapPirate
Ron Anderson

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Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Nov 23, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
Nice Ammon! Just think, a while back you thought youd never see that again!

And yeah- those pain meds,, i was on them for over a year with my shoulder- i called em "happy pills" and was a GRUMP without them. Schmoozily oozily good they are!

and whats your addy there?

Bungwater Hollow, Ida-ho
Nov 23, 2013 - 01:45pm PT
Oxy = hillbilly heroin

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Nov 23, 2013 - 03:45pm PT
Captain's Log:

Captain's Log:
Captain's Log:
Credit: ElCapPirate

Nov 23, 2013 - 03:55pm PT

Unfuking believable !!!!! Mindblower !!!!!

Frankenstein looks 98% New !!!!

Wow they did ever do such an excellent job putting Humpty Dumpty back together again ....

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Nov 23, 2013 - 04:03pm PT
Those guys are amazing, Werner. I have so much respect for them. They said they would have given it the CHOP 10 years ago. I'm happy Humpty Dumpty didn't do it back then. Cheers, my friend!!!
Big Breasted Woman

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The Brown Crack
Nov 23, 2013 - 04:26pm PT
Wow, Ammon! Can't believe how freakin' good your leg/ankle looks! Amazing! The docs sure did a fantastic job putting that mess of a puzzle back together again! They must have given you a shot of Kryptonite the way you're healing so quickly! Keep up the good work!!!
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Nov 23, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
Holy crap, looks great!

Man, I can't believe it. Glad you are so lucky, mate!

Social climber
chicago ill
Nov 23, 2013 - 05:26pm PT
Gotta love modern surgeons, looks great!

Nov 24, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
Ammon, best for a speedy recovery!

The 'full disclosure' has kept this thread real, man. Amazing!


Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Nov 24, 2013 - 05:12pm PT
I was so ruined with pain that if I didn't take Oxy for a month after my last surgery, I could only white knuckle it and shake and seeth. Then it got a touch easier and I quite when I ran out and was over it in a day. Sure helps when you need it, though.


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An Oil Field
Nov 24, 2013 - 06:09pm PT
You will have a good scar. I don't know if you have ever met Mark Hewitt, but he compounded both femurs from a line over from a building. His legs looked like they had been bitten by a great white shark.

While he was healing up, he thought up the line release mod. That has saved quite a few legs since.

Cardiff by the sea
Nov 24, 2013 - 08:54pm PT
Werner said it best!

Ammon hats off and much respect to your surgeons. Looks like they did their part, now it's up to you to even make them look better with your rehab and physical therapy.

Nothing but the best vibes your way brother!

Social climber
Nov 24, 2013 - 09:20pm PT
hey there say, ammon....

wow... and wow, again...

what a wonderful good heal... they did amazing work...

feels to good to see such a success for someone...
oh my...

thanks for sharing and may this adventure, be used to help others, too,
as to encouragement along their hard ways, if need be...

very happy for you!!!!
god bless!!

Dec 4, 2013 - 07:55pm PT

How's the recovery coming along?


Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Dec 5, 2013 - 12:01pm PT
How's the recovery coming along?

Hi Gene, my recovery is going very well, thank you.

I can put full weight on my leg, although I only tried once because it still needs time for the screws to bind with the bone. I was supposed to be at the doctors today to get the staples out. But, we had to postpone it until Tuesday because of the weather.

I'll post a pic when I get the staples out.


Dec 5, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
topo cred...
Bad Climber

Dec 5, 2013 - 01:09pm PT
Mr. Pirate: You are looking great! Although the pic kinda makes yer leg look like a manikin's!

Carry on.

Captain...or Skully

Dec 5, 2013 - 01:44pm PT
Hope your recovery is going well bro.

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Dec 5, 2013 - 02:00pm PT
So glad to see that thing is mending Ammon. So since you made this thing public with showing that vid and this thread, can I ask a question?

Were you ever thinking you might die...for even just a moment....or were you in robot survival mode, like "I got this...I got this...just keep it cool and do the job that has to be done...."

Or did you mentally and emotionally start to process that you might bleed out and die right there. And what was that like? Were you ready for it? Were you scared? Were you peaceful? I love talking about this stuff with my patients who have had similar experiences. No big if you don't want to share here, but many of us don't live through such events to share with others what it was like. Thanks man.

(by the gotta admit that a wooden peg would have been kinda cool)
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