May 10, 2008


I was out pruning in the Orgle Manor grounds this morning. Tackling a fairly thick branch of the crepe myrtle that overhands the drive, I placed one arm of the clippers against my chest and pulled with both hands on the other. Suddenly I felt the most extraordinary burning sensation in my chest muscles, coupled with a kind of wind-knocked-out shortness of breath. The sore spot is still there a couple hours later, right to the left of my sternum.

I think I was on the edge of cracking a rib or sumpin'. Time to invest in a chainsaw.

Posted by Robert at May 10, 2008 10:55 AM | TrackBack

I've done very nicely with an electric from Sears. Never any trouble getting it started, light, handles my yard work very well.

Posted by: dave.s. at May 12, 2008 08:03 AM

Robbo - PLEEEEZE do not use your sternum as a vice!!! My neighbor cracked hers doing exactly what you did. This is not what sternums are for!!! Now - let it do it's job of protecting your heart and get some POWER tools, man!

Posted by: Chai-rista at May 12, 2008 10:12 AM