Posted: 07/08/2015 at 11:09
Working on a tree trunk downed onto a steep slope when the electric chainsaw kicked back and drove the motor onto my shin. Lump the size of my fist within minutes which took a week to dissipate and was tender for several weeks after that.
Cleared a patch of brambles and collected plenty of scratches which got infected. Elephantitus-like swelling of lower legs, fevers and facial swelling resulted. Took three doctors, three different antibiotics and nine weeks to bring it under control -it was a simple e. coli infection but the first two docs got it wrong. Don't underestimate the simple bramble!