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Old 06-23-2011, 11:31 PM   #31
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Location: Victoria, B.C. Canada
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Re: PNW tips thread...

Other things that scare me


chasing a fish in 44 degree water through a canyon at 30 feet, running out of breath...feel "something" on my foot.

post dive removing fins and find the spine of an urchin has pierced my fin pocket, my bootie, and 3 mil. sock. a small puncture wound on the top of my foot.

1 day later mild foot discomfort

2 days later redness and pain

3 days later unable to stand up

3 1/2 later in the hospital.

10 days in hospital on morphine, 3 antibiotic cocktails, toxic shock. staf /strep infection....lots of pain and terrible food.

Lesson learned....careful swimming around red urchin, their bite is worse than their bark.
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