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Surfing in Hawaii 1989

... got caught in some bad surf in Maui and ended up with five broken (snapped) ribs and a punctured lung. I had just returned from a business trip to Australia (hence the Akoubra hat) and met my wife in Maui for a vacation (hence the lei). Was subsequently air-evacced out because of the collapsed lung and, other than that, it was a perfect vacation. Haven't been surfing since ............
Once back home, I slept in a recliner for almost 6 months ... also couldn't shower alone for a long time until my wife figured it out. C'est la vie; c'est la guerre

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Dave Berry19-Jan-2016 01:38
Medic!! Regarding the shower . . . you sly dog, you!!
clickA SF28-Oct-2015 22:17
Ouch! C'est la vie... not always en rose. Vote
John Vass20-Jun-2015 04:23
Ouch! But the recovery was good! Perfectly played Tom! Perfectly played!
Pete Hemington18-Jun-2015 06:28
Quite an ordeal you have been through - hope you get back to full strength soon
1moremile18-Jun-2015 02:50
I didn't know you used to be a surfer dude--or French, for that matter. This is a great photo, though, so I'm sure you'll agree it was worth it. V.
bill friedlander17-Jun-2015 21:20
You don't look happy, to say the least, but its a great shot. V
Jim Coffman17-Jun-2015 20:09
Tom, you look pitiful! That had to hurt! As for the shower,no comment. :)
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