I may be gone for a bit!
Last Post 26 Aug 2018 03:30 PM by Joseph Loyd. 10 Replies.
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Benjamin CrainUser is Offline
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23 Jul 2018 08:05 PM

     

    I took a hard fall backwards down a mountain and woke up in a pile of rocks trying to figure out how to get out, at the time I was inverted. In that incident I broke my elbow and left wrist but figured out how to get unpinned and get back up. I did not realize that I had been unconscious  for some time. The next day coming up I got bit by a Rattlesnake and it should have killed me, but some how I survived and got to keep my leg without anti-venom.

     

     

    A few months go by and I was trying to move some equipment and got thrown off balance landing me chin first on rock, not to mention the injured knee I landed on. At first I thought nothing but a brush up, been then I started vomiting and the headaches would not stop. So after a week I went to the ER and they did a CT Scan on my head and neck, sure enough I have a large old blood clot on my brain and the new injury just made it worse.

     

    So I am looking at brain surgery in the next two weeks if not sooner because my conditions are worsening quickly. Wish me luck please. 

     

    If Prospecting was easy everybody would do it, at least a few of us are willing to go the extra mile, keep it up.

     

     

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    23 Jul 2018 08:35 PM
    Geesh Ben, you been through a lot, and as you always say about being careful, but no matter how well we prepare things can quickly go south for unknown reasons. I sure hope you get through this with minimal complications. Our prayers are with you. You can come back at it stronger next year and get a well needed rest for now.
    Leo
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    24 Jul 2018 03:04 PM
    Benjamin ,
    Man, brother! I'm not sure but you just may be part cat! How many of your 9 lives you used up?
    I joke but seriously.....of course I wish you All The Best. Good luck and let us know when you are feeling better.
    Until that time, you're in my thoughts and prayers.
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    Jim (and Cindy) Locke
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    WILLIAM HALLUser is Offline
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    24 Jul 2018 03:54 PM
    Benjamin,

    Man, thats a rough patch.
    God willing you will make it through
    God's speed Benjamin...

    Bill
    So much river....So little time....Get out there
    KELLY LEVITTUser is Offline
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    25 Jul 2018 08:28 AM

    I hope ya got all your crash & burns out of your system . get well, and try to get back to digging without trashing yerself !

    Joseph LoydUser is Offline
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    27 Jul 2018 06:15 PM
    I had a problem with breathing when I laid on my right side and when i over did things .Came out that I have lung cancer .the presser on my right side would cause problems.doing fine now but still have more treatment to go through.
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    Wayne CrowderUser is Offline
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    28 Jul 2018 03:49 PM

    Joseph,

    Hope everything turns out OK.  A friend of mine had lung cancer and they only gave him less than a year.  Turns out he is still here 10+ years out.

     

    Hang in there.

    Wayne

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    30 Jul 2018 11:34 AM
    they gave me a year but they have made great progress with me .thanks.
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    Benjamin CrainUser is Offline
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    24 Aug 2018 09:29 PM
    Good news, the bleed is healing. I put this on Facebook which any of you can join our page. Just look up Benjamin and Paula Crain.

    To my friends and family, it looks like I am going to avoid brain surgery from my subdural hematoma from a fall down the mountain. I remember getting pulled over backwards while attempting a steep hill only to find myself inverted in a pile of larger rocks and strapped to my back pack. I have no idea how long I was unconscious but I know getting up with a broken wrist and elbow was difficult, I probably fell about 45 feet and my back pack probably saved my life. I am posting two different CT's to show if the brain bleed was progressing or healing, the good news is it is healing. The way to look at a CT is as if you are looking from the feet up, so the space you see on the left of the skull is the blood on the right side of my brain, then you can see how my brain was compressed on the left side. I could not figure out the headaches, short term memory loss, and vision problems but did not want to let them be known, it didn't help getting bitten by a Rattlesnake the next morning. But I am who I am and I will push to the limit, maybe a fault or maybe a strength, but my purpose here is not complete, that is for sure. The pictures are from July 22nd and August 22nd for comparison. And, let me add in a Rattlesnake bite a week after being bitten, and refusing anti-venom. Bring out the millennials, I would love to have one day with them, or show them the millions of people their age being slaughtered around the world. These children need to learn how to step up, and they are children. Like my wife I am stubborn headed, but when something needs to be done or people are relying on you, you make the extra push.
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    25 Aug 2018 03:40 AM

    good to hear things are better than expected . hope you get well and get back on the hunt for the good stuff .

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    26 Aug 2018 03:30 PM
    Crain I know how it is just after 6 months they tell me i will be around for a few more years .I can now go out and dig some dirt but not as much .Still working on it .
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