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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by 12ersRule » Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:47 am

When I was finishing up a hike on Holy Cross, I felt a sharp pain on the back of my head. Next thing, I knew, I was laying in a bathtub of ice water and the back of my head and mid-section and back were absolutely throbbing. Right in front of me taped to the wall opposite me was a note "Call 911 if you want to live". I called 911 on my cell phone, which was left right next to me. The operator asked me to touch my back, I reached behind myself and felt a long scar down my lower back. After an hour of agony, an ambulance showed up and rushed me to a medical center in Vail. The doctor told me that one off my kidneys had been removed and I was extremely fortunate that more of my organs hadn't been harvested. Needless to say, I haven't been back to HC ever since.
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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by CORed » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:39 pm

markf wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:04 am
JTOlson26 wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:28 am
nsaladin wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:18 pm
Left a dome light on in the truck in Lead King Basin, away from the trailhead and across the river. No one was camping in the area when we drove in and setup camp. I quickly realized what I did and tried to start it... dead. We hiked around at like 8pm hoping to see someone near the trailhead, another party happened to arrive sometime after us just down the road and came and jumped us.
I love my 2014 4Runner, but I miss my 1999 4Runner with a 5spd for that reason. Not that I'm trying to drain my battery accidentally, but always felt good knowing in most situations I could at least bump start the old 4Runner.
I carry a booster pack for just that reason. It's a lot less work than bump starting, especially if you're traveling alone.
Bump starting isn't any work at all, if you're parked on a slope. When I drove manual shift cars, I would sometimes bump start on a hill when the battery was good and I didn't really have to. Now if you have to push it, doing that without help is difficult and pretty dangerous. I did manage to do it with a VW Beetle once or twice. Those were light enough that I might not have died if I had fallen while pusing it and run myself over.
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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by Plugugly » Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:11 am

12ersRule wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:47 am
When I was finishing up a hike on Holy Cross, I felt a sharp pain on the back of my head. Next thing, I knew, I was laying in a bathtub of ice water and the back of my head and mid-section and back were absolutely throbbing. Right in front of me taped to the wall opposite me was a note "Call 911 if you want to live". I called 911 on my cell phone, which was left right next to me. The operator asked me to touch my back, I reached behind myself and felt a long scar down my lower back. After an hour of agony, an ambulance showed up and rushed me to a medical center in Vail. The doctor told me that one off my kidneys had been removed and I was extremely fortunate that more of my organs hadn't been harvested. Needless to say, I haven't been back to HC ever since.
Damn, I hate when that happens. That's, like, Type 3 fun or something.
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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by rmattas » Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:22 am

12ersRule wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:47 am
When I was finishing up a hike on Holy Cross, I felt a sharp pain on the back of my head. Next thing, I knew, I was laying in a bathtub of ice water and the back of my head and mid-section and back were absolutely throbbing. Right in front of me taped to the wall opposite me was a note "Call 911 if you want to live". I called 911 on my cell phone, which was left right next to me. The operator asked me to touch my back, I reached behind myself and felt a long scar down my lower back. After an hour of agony, an ambulance showed up and rushed me to a medical center in Vail. The doctor told me that one off my kidneys had been removed and I was extremely fortunate that more of my organs hadn't been harvested. Needless to say, I haven't been back to HC ever since.
for real?
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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by Hiking_TheRockies » Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:26 am

12ersRule wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:47 am
When I was finishing up a hike on Holy Cross, I felt a sharp pain on the back of my head. Next thing, I knew, I was laying in a bathtub of ice water and the back of my head and mid-section and back were absolutely throbbing. Right in front of me taped to the wall opposite me was a note "Call 911 if you want to live". I called 911 on my cell phone, which was left right next to me. The operator asked me to touch my back, I reached behind myself and felt a long scar down my lower back. After an hour of agony, an ambulance showed up and rushed me to a medical center in Vail. The doctor told me that one off my kidneys had been removed and I was extremely fortunate that more of my organs hadn't been harvested. Needless to say, I haven't been back to HC ever since.
that sounds awful! so sorry!
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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by Plugugly » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:34 pm

rmattas wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:22 am
12ersRule wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:47 am
When I was finishing up a hike on Holy Cross, I felt a sharp pain on the back of my head. Next thing, I knew, I was laying in a bathtub of ice water and the back of my head and mid-section and back were absolutely throbbing. Right in front of me taped to the wall opposite me was a note "Call 911 if you want to live". I called 911 on my cell phone, which was left right next to me. The operator asked me to touch my back, I reached behind myself and felt a long scar down my lower back. After an hour of agony, an ambulance showed up and rushed me to a medical center in Vail. The doctor told me that one off my kidneys had been removed and I was extremely fortunate that more of my organs hadn't been harvested. Needless to say, I haven't been back to HC ever since.
for real?
About as real as the election being stolen.
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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by NM_Hiker » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:59 pm

12ersRule wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:47 am
When I was finishing up a hike on Holy Cross, I felt a sharp pain on the back of my head. Next thing, I knew, I was laying in a bathtub of ice water and the back of my head and mid-section and back were absolutely throbbing. Right in front of me taped to the wall opposite me was a note "Call 911 if you want to live". I called 911 on my cell phone, which was left right next to me. The operator asked me to touch my back, I reached behind myself and felt a long scar down my lower back. After an hour of agony, an ambulance showed up and rushed me to a medical center in Vail. The doctor told me that one off my kidneys had been removed and I was extremely fortunate that more of my organs hadn't been harvested. Needless to say, I haven't been back to HC ever since.
I'd like to see this Trip Report.
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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by Bale » Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:34 pm

12ersRule wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:47 am
When I was finishing up a hike on Holy Cross, I felt a sharp pain on the back of my head. Next thing, I knew, I was laying in a bathtub of ice water and the back of my head and mid-section and back were absolutely throbbing. Right in front of me taped to the wall opposite me was a note "Call 911 if you want to live". I called 911 on my cell phone, which was left right next to me. The operator asked me to touch my back, I reached behind myself and felt a long scar down my lower back. After an hour of agony, an ambulance showed up and rushed me to a medical center in Vail. The doctor told me that one off my kidneys had been removed and I was extremely fortunate that more of my organs hadn't been harvested. Needless to say, I haven't been back to HC ever since.
Holy shi... Cross! If this is true, you win the thread easily.
If it is not, you win anyway for epic trolling:)
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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by rijaca » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:00 pm

12ersRule wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:47 am
When I was finishing up a hike on Holy Cross, I felt a sharp pain on the back of my head. Next thing, I knew, I was laying in a bathtub of ice water and the back of my head and mid-section and back were absolutely throbbing. Right in front of me taped to the wall opposite me was a note "Call 911 if you want to live". I called 911 on my cell phone, which was left right next to me. The operator asked me to touch my back, I reached behind myself and felt a long scar down my lower back. After an hour of agony, an ambulance showed up and rushed me to a medical center in Vail. The doctor told me that one off my kidneys had been removed and I was extremely fortunate that more of my organs hadn't been harvested. Needless to say, I haven't been back to HC ever since.
Good thing they didn't want your liver. Bad for both you and the receipt.
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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by Paula » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:24 pm

12ersRule wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:47 am
When I was finishing up a hike on Holy Cross, I felt a sharp pain on the back of my head. Next thing, I knew, I was laying in a bathtub of ice water and the back of my head and mid-section and back were absolutely throbbing. Right in front of me taped to the wall opposite me was a note "Call 911 if you want to live". I called 911 on my cell phone, which was left right next to me. The operator asked me to touch my back, I reached behind myself and felt a long scar down my lower back. After an hour of agony, an ambulance showed up and rushed me to a medical center in Vail. The doctor told me that one off my kidneys had been removed and I was extremely fortunate that more of my organs hadn't been harvested. Needless to say, I haven't been back to HC ever since.
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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by Hiking_TheRockies » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:37 pm

Paula wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:24 pm
12ersRule wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:47 am
When I was finishing up a hike on Holy Cross, I felt a sharp pain on the back of my head. Next thing, I knew, I was laying in a bathtub of ice water and the back of my head and mid-section and back were absolutely throbbing. Right in front of me taped to the wall opposite me was a note "Call 911 if you want to live". I called 911 on my cell phone, which was left right next to me. The operator asked me to touch my back, I reached behind myself and felt a long scar down my lower back. After an hour of agony, an ambulance showed up and rushed me to a medical center in Vail. The doctor told me that one off my kidneys had been removed and I was extremely fortunate that more of my organs hadn't been harvested. Needless to say, I haven't been back to HC ever since.
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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by ker0uac » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:48 pm

12ersRule wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:47 am
When I was finishing up a hike on Holy Cross, I felt a sharp pain on the back of my head. Next thing, I knew, I was laying in a bathtub of ice water and the back of my head and mid-section and back were absolutely throbbing. Right in front of me taped to the wall opposite me was a note "Call 911 if you want to live". I called 911 on my cell phone, which was left right next to me. The operator asked me to touch my back, I reached behind myself and felt a long scar down my lower back. After an hour of agony, an ambulance showed up and rushed me to a medical center in Vail. The doctor told me that one off my kidneys had been removed and I was extremely fortunate that more of my organs hadn't been harvested. Needless to say, I haven't been back to HC ever since.
wow your kidney was removed through your lower back?! That's some ninja s**t... I heard of a guy who got one of his lungs removed through an incision on his left leg, but that happened at Massive TH.
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