+Ed56 Posted March 17, 2008 Share Posted March 17, 2008 Yes, On 10 June 2007, a Sunday morning while geocaching in a large local natural park here in San Diego. I was on my third cache of the day which was in an area with a lot of baseball size rocks partially covered with fallen leaves. I had found the cache and was sitting on a chair-size boulder filling out my personal log. I got up to leave, putting my left foot forward it kind of rolled off a loose rock and twisted down and to the left. In retrospect It all seemed to happen in slow motion. I heard a pop and down I went to the ground. I tried to stand but my ankle felt like rubber and wouldn't bear my weight. The pain wasn't excessive, maybe 3+ out of 10. After surgery it hurt worse. Some hikers helped me and called 911. Two days later I had surgery and got a steel plate and 7 screws in my left fibula. Total out of pocket expense was maybe $2500. Luckily I have Medicare or it would have been 10 times that much. Stiffer boots may have helped or may have just caused the fracture to occur higher up? I now have little sympathy for geocachers who complain about getting their shoes muddy or that a cache was too hard and they wasted their gas getting there. Quote Link to comment
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