May 24th, 2013 08:13 PM
Yeah, I know I'm whining, but ...
I think this group will be sympathetic.
With the current ammo scarcity, range time has been pretty limited. At least I still have my fitness routine: weightlifting, self-defense training (Krav Maga), and physical conditioning.
Oh wait, grade 3 ankle sprain!
May 24th, 2013 08:17 PM
Ouch. Well, credit where credit is due - you did a thorough job on it. No half measures involved there.
Battle Plan (n) - a list of things that aren't going to happen if you are attacked.
Blame it on Sixto - now that is a viable plan.
May 24th, 2013 09:36 PM
That brings back memories. I was about 20 when I took a small jump. Heard a pop, then excruciating pain. So bad I couldn't even yell. I just managed to utter some primeval grunts and crawled across the floor in a random direction. And yes, the pain was so bad that for a fleeting moment, right when it happened, my vision went black and I saw dots of light, and when my vision returned I was on the floor.
I had pools of blood in my ankle just like you.
I hope you're a youngern, a body heals slower the older it gets..... Good luck!
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1. All guns are always loaded.
2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
May 24th, 2013 09:43 PM
I have a picture and my foot looks just like yours. I rolled my ankle chasing a BG, 3 weeks off work and a month of desk duty later I was good to go. I would recommend an air cast to keep from straining it while it heals. Made a huge difference for me.... post another pic when it turns green.... it looks like you have a zombie foot lol
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May 24th, 2013 09:57 PM
Unfortunately not: 48
Originally Posted by PEF
Bruises and scrapes seem to take a lot longer to go away these days.
May 26th, 2013 10:37 AM
Hate to break the news to you, that ankle will never be the same. I had a severe sprain to my left ankle 50+ years ago. To this day it is still weaker than the other.
Originally Posted by blanco64
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May 26th, 2013 11:00 AM
Been there, done that, twice. Once leaving the mat to do something I didn't do very well and landed on my left foot, and it folded like a cheap suit. Again getting off a machine in the winter, jumped off next to a curb that was covered with snow, didn't see it, landed on the right foot, and the rest is too painful to remember. I feel your pain.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunder bolt...... Sun Tzu.
The supreme art of war is to defeat the enemy without fighting........ Sun Tzu.
May 26th, 2013 11:24 AM
Krav Maga training.... Was this the aftermath of a heel hook gone wrong?
Just kidding, What happened?
Stop whining and go do something that makes a difference!
If you think that I may be talking to you, then I am.
May 26th, 2013 12:31 PM
Ouch! Best to the quickest of recovery.
Had a couple of team mates that messed up the foot and ankle bones so badly on poor PLFs that they had them fused (fixed in place) to stay on active duty. Was really hard not to chuckle at us as a group, when on PT runs, as they would hop along, more than they ran. But they stayed on active duty, continued to be in a jump status and did earn retirements.
May 26th, 2013 12:32 PM
I did Krav for about a year. I had to quit. I could not take the injuries.
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse or Rapture....whichever comes first.
May 26th, 2013 01:28 PM
That's my biggest concern with the injury right now. Fortunately, my doctor referred me to the orthopedist/ankle specialist who's apparently the go-to guy for the local university and high school sports teams, so I'm optimistic I have a good chance of getting back in fighting shape. I'll probably wear a brace while training to help avoid re-injuring since I know the risk goes up once it's injured.
Originally Posted by archer51
In addition to the wrestling mat we normally work on, we had two extra 4x4 mats stacked to practice fall-breaks. The drill was: get knocked down from behind (forward fall-break), flip onto your back and fight the attacker off with front kicks from the ground to knock the attacker back, do a "ground get-up" at which point your attacker is coming at you again, do a front-kick-to-a-vertical-target to knock him back again, press the counter-attack from there.
Originally Posted by AZJD1968
My training partner probably had 40 pounds on me. After I got up and did the front kick I didn't knock him back very far, so I brought my right foot back to land in my fighting stance intending to burst forward (instead of right foot forward if I had knocked him back a good distance). When I landed, my right foot landed on the edge of the stacked mats and rolled it completely under (see "inversion sprain" ).
Despite the injury, I highly recommend anyone who's capable take some sort of self-defense training and practice it regularly, and stay in the best physical shape you can. Even though most of us carry, we still may be "fighting to the gun". If you don't have the basics of defending yourself down and have a decent amount of strength and stamina, you may not ever get to the gun. Additionally, the more physically capable you are, the harder time you may have justifying a defensive gun use. You don't want it to be the only tool in your toolbox if you can help it. "If your only tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail".
Last edited by blanco64; May 26th, 2013 at 04:05 PM.
May 26th, 2013 02:15 PM
Injuries like that can take longer to heal that fractures.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around laws. Plato
May 26th, 2013 03:32 PM
Yes, they can. BTDT, on a couple occasions. Oh, to take back those two days (different appendages). Am still feeling the effects, 30+ years on. The little stuff, these days, takes far longer. Body ain't quite in "young pup" repair mode, these days.
Originally Posted by Stevew
Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
self defense (A.O.J.).
How does disarming
the number of victims?
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May 26th, 2013 03:37 PM
May 26th, 2013 07:32 PM
Owww. Owwww. Owwww.
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