I was putting a rather hefty patient into an ambulance in Jan 2011 when the litter got out of control and dropped. I ended up with a closed tib/fib fracture. Pins screws and plates and four months of PT.
15 months later I still have some swelling and pain but I walk normal. The whole thing soured me on my volunteer EMT gig although I’m still active in volunteer Fire and S&R and do medical communications part time.
By the way, fatboy is not fat, he is a slim 140 pounder.
When I was in Ems the fat trend was starting. But once me and another emit carried a fatty from the attic of his three story house on a stairchair on narrow stairway and all the way to the truck. Thought my guts was going to jack in the box all over the house.