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Managed to Go away diving last friday..
I had one good dive at 22m for 35 minutes  vis was about 20 foot ( Which is downright amazing for my turf )..
I was watching some seals having a hunt on an Occy...
When "Wack" I got a really good thump on the leg..I looked around couldnt see anything, but had a real pain in the leg.
Remember thinking must have been a Tidal Surge and dropped me on a Rock, So carried on with my Dive untill my Buddy tapped me on the shoulder and pointed out I was leaking perfectly good fluid from my leg..( Prob single Malt Whiskey).
At this point we decided to abort the dive and head back to the boat ( Sharks are a real problem. A pissed Mako is nothing this Diver wants to come across..)  :hai:
So finally onboard the boat and having checked out the nice hole in my Wetsuit ( Darn only a new one :redhot: )
And my lily white legs wich also had a slight puncture wound
and I do mean "slight". We all headed off down the local pub for a post dive wrap up and of course the compulsary few pints and tell a few exagerated I " saw " the size off Moby Dicks..
I woke up the next morning with a lump on my leg the size off an egg with one of those red painfull type colours..
So I shot off to see the local Quack and was then referred to a dive specialist ( doctor ), who couldnt work out wich way to treat it,cause there are a lot of nastys out there..
So he ended up using my butt as a pin cushion and shot me full of everything.
Next day it was even bigger lump which he then started draining and left a tap in...I am now off work Bored and not aloud to dive untill further notice..
So the moral off the story..
I dont have one "Im feeling cranky and just wanted a good cry and whinge " which I feel a lot better for
Anyway Guys/Gals watch it out there, you can get your Ass whupped for no reason
Steve
 

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Bah! the things you kiwis will get up to so that you can toss it off from work...

Or.. was it a mate who stabbed you with his speargun cos you drank his beer the night before?

Well.. its a theory....

Watch yer back bro.....
 

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Hey Steve,

Please keep us up to speed on the nature, symptoms, cause and any outcome as to what the scuba-quack thinks caused this wound. I'm amazed that no one's yet put up a reasonable explanation for the wound??!

Any way, take it easy and let us know how you get on.

Cheers,
 

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F*****g #### - I'm staying in Capernwray from now on - just what does lurk beneath the surface?? Still, could have been worse - you could have tanked us at Twickenham hey??
On a serious note, hope it all works out OK and that the doc comes up with an explanation. I've just been watching an hour long shark programme and saw the sawtooth fish along an Aussie river in competition with the crocs. Don't fancy the croc's chances!!
Dive Happy!
John
 

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HI Gunna do
Have you not thought it could have been a seal that bit you. It would not be the first time. I've been knocked and bumped a few times around the Farnes by seals, although never bitten, but I know divers that have been. Very often by the time you turn around they have bitten and gone out of sight. A bite from a seal can be very dangerous too because they carry all kinds of serious infections in their teeth and mouths, many fatal ones as well. On tests they did on a young seal, scientists discovered six potentailly lethal human diseases, including Tetnus. So take care of yourself, it may not be as funny as it sounds, although I don't suppose you did not think it funny at the time?

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Hmmm...the worst I've heard about seals is that they like to nibble your fins, if it was a more serious aggresive act I would expect the seal to stick around, plus it'd be reasonable to expect more than a single puncture wound.

At least under these circumstances there's less chance that any microbes you have picked up will have antibiotic resistance so I'm sure your Doctor's inoculations will deal with any possible infection, here's hoping you're up and about soon.

Lets just hope it's not a case of the antipodean parasitising polychaete worm, looks a bit like a very large ragworm,  which injects its eggs into a host to develop, gestation takes about 7-10 days. If you feel any 'movement' in the wound you could try to entice the larval worms out by filling your bathtub with ice cold salty water and soaking in it for a few hours. Also they feed on decomposing organic material so you could encourage them to 'break out' by putting some decaying fish into the bath water.
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HTH!!!  That's supposed to help!  Wouldn't like to hear form you if you were trying to worry him!

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Steve, remind me never to come to you for medical advice!!  'Sides, you've promised to dissect me in the lab already...  :maniac:  :ninja:
 

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Well just got back from the Quacks this morn,
And it seems I was correct a tidal surge drilled me into the rocks..(Bugger)..
They just found and pulled out a spike from a kinner ( Sea Egg )
Must have been a big size one, because only the tipp off it was broken off inside, almost to the bone.
the tip off it was about 4 to 5mm wide...
I think I prefer the kinner to the old sawbones slicing me open  6 stiches and a #### of a lot of cussin on my part..
But after a chat with the sawbones, He admitted to beeing slightly worried as to what was the actual cause as there is so much out there that can cause problems and his job is to identify what caused it.. And sometimes they never know.
they just try and boost the immune system and hope like ####
I hope I never come across something really bad.
Because I dont have to much faith in our medical fraternity
to deal with underwater mishaps..
And before anyone comments I do know its a fairly new and uncharted world out there..  Which is just the way I like it
So back to the quack on Friday and He said I " Might" have clearance to dive this weekend
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Hey Gunna,

Speedy recovery mate and let's hope you leave other species' eggs alone in future!! ;)

Take care mate and enjoy all your future diving incident-free.
 

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Kinner? sea egg? I've done a Google search and come up with nowt, I'm guessing its the Kiwi description for a sea urchin of some kind?  If so I think there's plenty of us that have been spiked by one so I wouldn't worry, as long as your tetanus etc are up to date. For an immune booster try Echinacea, works for me.
Cheers
Steve
PS for those that haven't sussed it, the parasitising polychate was a wind up - kudos to t'other Steve for not biting
 
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