Thursday, February 7, 2008

Out of Work

I spent all day yesterday at the clinic getting poked and prodded and today I'm home from work as well. It's either an infection in my lower leg or a blocked artery, exacerbated by the long hours sitting in a chair doing paperwork. They don't have all the high tech gear out here like ultrasound to solve the puzzle so we're just taking it day by day with daily clinic visits and work restriction until it's better.

The weather on the crabbing grounds has been absolutely horrendous this past week inflicting damage on both men and equipment. The boats that fish for the company I work for, representing less than 10% of the crab fleet, have received the follwing damages: one boat had it's new decking torn completely off, one boat had it's "bow crinkled", and one boat had all the interior trim torn away in the wheel house. As I sat in the emergency room all day yesterday there was an endless stream of deckhands and fishery observers being treated for sprains, strains and breaks caused by the rough seas - made me feel a bit whimpy getting injured as a desk jockey in engineering . . .

Anyways, just this short session at the laptop has my leg uncomfortable, I'll check in later this evening - cheers, steve

6 comments:

Zack said...

Oh wow Dad, you better be careful. I just heard of this one guy that just turned around and banged his leg against a weight set, and I guess it bruised something there and caused a clot. He barely made it to the hospital in time. I hope you didn't bump into anything. Get better though. Stay off that leg until you know what exactly happened. Hope they have everything to figure it out, there in Unalaska.
Love you

Lothian said...

Oh my gosh Steve! I hope you are going to be alright. Please take it easy and heal up quickly. That is some scary stuff. Take care.

Mom said...

Hey little bro,

Keep us posted on how your doing. I know if it hurts bad enough for you to go to the doctor, it has to be something pretty major! I'm worried.

love ya

mystic said...

Good thoughts coming your way for a quick recovery Steve!

trblcmn said...

Thoughts and prayers for you Steve. Hope you get it all figured out and healed real soon.

Take care of yourself Steve!

Anonymous said...

Bro
Is that the leg you injured in the mc accident? Be very careful and don't try to macho this one through. Clots are dangerous. Love and prayers for solution and a quick recovery from Maine.