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: broken back

02-08-2002, 10:53 AM
sorry I haven't posted in forever, was doing alot of bird hunting up until a month ago when I broke my back in two places T12, L1 , broke a rib, sprained my foot, and generally beat the hell out of myself in bad snowboarding accident. good news is i should be back on my feet by striper season (may/june). I am bummed I have and will miss all the off season stuff.

02-08-2002, 11:13 AM
Wow, you've been to Hell and back - welcome back, just the same. Glad to hear you're mending - too bad it's not mending a flyline:(

Hope everything's gonna work out okay, medically, physically, etc. Living vicariously isn't the worst thing in the world;)

Tod D
02-08-2002, 11:29 AM
Holy cow Nathan! Good to hear from you & that you're ok!

Rest up. Still have about 11 weeks till Brewster Flats get interesting... Stay well.

John Desjardins
02-08-2002, 12:08 PM
Sorry to hear about the injuries. I hope your feeling better soon.

02-08-2002, 02:18 PM
Nathan, take care, get well and look forward to seeing you out on the water this season!

Reminds me of a brief passion for Hang Gliding back in my early twenties which came to an abrupt end when I made contact with mother earth rather suddenly one day:eek:

02-08-2002, 05:04 PM
Man, you don't do things in a small way do you? Glad to hear you are on the mend. How's married life treating you?

02-08-2002, 06:27 PM

I wish you the speediest of recoveries and a striper season full of flats cows and blitzing beaches.

Get well,


02-08-2002, 06:52 PM
Jeez Nathan, thats a drag man.
Hope everything goes well for you. I certaily can emathize I've been there. Take care and do all the PT they tell you to. It made all the difference in my recovery.

02-08-2002, 06:54 PM
:o Crap!
I did it again. Forgot to log out Ian. But he sends his best too.

02-08-2002, 10:11 PM
Nathan... I hope you take care of yourself and heal completely.I expect to see you some dawn in Chatham...Hope all goes well.. take care ..John

02-09-2002, 08:36 AM
Wow a lot of trout are going to get off easy this spring, unless the Natemeister heals up real quick! Get well soon buddy!


02-10-2002, 10:56 AM

Hang in there man! You should be Re-Habbed by the time the stripers come in heavy. Catch up on some reading & relax, heal up!:tsk_tsk:

02-10-2002, 05:37 PM
your right about the trout the best month is March before all the "river runs through it wusses" are out.

Robert A
02-11-2002, 12:04 PM
Broken back, that stinks, good luck with everything and hope you heal soon. At least you know you'll be back on your feet!!!:)

02-11-2002, 04:16 PM
After watching what they were doing in that half pipe out in Salt Lake last night I can see how you could wreck yourself pretty quick. Having ruptured a couple of discs in the same area I will give you this advice. When you start to feel better, take it easy. I learned the hard way it's best to let things heal completely before resuming normal activities. Better to miss a couple of months of the season than a year.
Here's to a full recovery.

02-12-2002, 04:54 PM
Nate -

I tried to find a great photo I have of you standing knee deep in pogies with blues churning up the perimeter of the bait school to scan/post to try to cheer you up...

but it was taking too long to find it so I thought I would just say "glad you're back in one piece!" :devil:

In all seriousness, I hope you have a speedy and thorough recovery and it's very good to hear you are in the hunt for spring fishing.