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first on the Tahoe DL :(

post #1 of 29
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well, not a good start to the season.  was testing gs skis yesterday and walked out of the binding and smashed my wrist.  Surgery tomorrow to plate it and piece it back together. According to the ortho " there was an awful lot of energy went through it..."  .   Supposed to be 8 weeks before  I am back on snow but hopeful if the surgery goes well we can accelerate that a bit

post #2 of 29

Bummer! Sorry to hear.  Good luck and speedy recovery!

post #3 of 29

Wow, that sucks in a big way.  Let us know if there is anything we can do to help you out while you recover. 

post #4 of 29

Sorry to hear that ScotsSkier! Speedy recovery, but eight weeks before you can ski? we send football players back on the field in a week with proper casting and padding... I'm sure you'll be able to ski much earlier than that! ;)

post #5 of 29

Ray,

 

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I was impressed with your skiing last year during the Gathering, and, your attitude about skiing is always great. Don't do anything in the short term recovery that hurts the long term picture.

post #6 of 29
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thanks guys!  yes, wont try to accelerate it too much.  under orders from my wife not to as well!

post #7 of 29

Bad news -- heal quickly. 

post #8 of 29

Oooo, bad news.  But hey, you're already typing! I'll bet the surgery goes well and you're back on snow on the near side of eight weeks.

 

+++vibes

post #9 of 29

Sorry to hear that.  Hope you have a speedy recovery.

post #10 of 29
Oi. Heal well!
post #11 of 29

Bummer dude.  heal up, get back out there!  positive thoughts

post #12 of 29

Sorry to hear Ray! Be well & heal fast!

post #13 of 29
Sorry, to hear that Ray . Good luck and recover fast.
On the other hand, now is the time to learn skiing without poles smile.gif .
post #14 of 29
Damn, so sorry. Good luck with the recovery.
post #15 of 29
Bummer... Get well soon
post #16 of 29

Better wrist than knee.

post #17 of 29

Yep, ouch. Hope you heal well. I shattered my radius and ulna about 12 yrs ago racing MX in Billings, had the plate and pin put in, pin pulled at three weeks and was back at Billings MX again 6 weeks later, was riding in four weeks. It hurt but my DR said the bone is pretty much solid after two to three weeks post op. Good luck and stay on top of your pain about a week in, when it does start healing it hurts like mad. Good luck!

post #18 of 29

Heal well!  I was out for 8 weeks last season, I actually had time for Christmas shopping.

 

JF

post #19 of 29
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thanks for all the good wishes guys!.  had surgery today and looks like about 6 screws in there as well as the plate so hopefully that should lock it down.

post #20 of 29

That's a good bit of hardware in a small area.  You've joined the elite group of skiers who like metal in their skis and in their bodies. wink.gif

 

And you should take some solace in the fact that you didn't mess up your lower limbs - as a skier that's always the bigger concern.

 

Heal up quick! smile.gif 

post #21 of 29

WD40 for the squeeks and rust.

post #22 of 29

How's the healing?  We've been thinking of you. 

post #23 of 29
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How's the healing?  We've been thinking of you. 

Coming along thanksTC ! Still officially banned but have been out on the hill last week helping out with the race coaches.  No poles and skiing very sedately on a s;lalom ski  But great to be back out again.  We ran some early load super Gs at Rose last week and it was awesome, surprised myself by how much I could pick up just watching.  

 

 Ortho told me if i fell on it again before it fully heals even he couldnt put all the pieces back together again so I am (almost :)) following his instructions 

post #24 of 29
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Coming along thanksTC ! Still officially banned but have been out on the hill last week helping out with the race coaches.  No poles and skiing very sedately on a s;lalom ski  But great to be back out again.  We ran some early load super Gs at Rose last week and it was awesome, surprised myself by how much I could pick up just watching.  

 

 Ortho told me if i fell on it again before it fully heals even he couldnt put all the pieces back together again so I am (almost :)) following his instructions 

Thinking of you and also thinking we may(emphasis on "may") get out to Rose next week one day.  

Will keep in touch and try to let you know if we do. Maybe you can "take it easy" with us. wink.gif

post #25 of 29
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Thinking of you and also thinking we may(emphasis on "may") get out to Rose next week one day.  

Will keep in touch and try to let you know if we do. Maybe you can "take it easy" with us. wink.gif

:)  taking it easy now means back in gates :)  

 

ran full length Super g training last weekend - but can't quite get my wrist moving enough to get into a clean tuck!!

post #26 of 29

^^^Great to hear you're back on the snow!

post #27 of 29
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:)  taking it easy now means back in gates :)  

 

ran full length Super g training last weekend - but can't quite get my wrist moving enough to get into a clean tuck!!

I'd hate to imagine you in an "unclean" tuck!eek.gif

post #28 of 29

Ray, there are some really nice and not too expensive snowboard gloves from Dakine , I think. They cost around $50 and have extremely nice metal protection around the wrist/ since is one of the most common injuries the snowboarders get/. Look it up.smile.gif

post #29 of 29
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Ray, there are some really nice and not too expensive snowboard gloves from Dakine , I think. They cost around $50 and have extremely nice metal protection around the wrist/ since is one of the most common injuries the snowboarders get/. Look it up.smile.gif

Thanks Andy.  Will check them out.  one of my problems at the moment is I am still wearing a brace on my left wrist/arm which makes it very difficult to get a glove over it.  the cuff of the glove is too tight to go over the brace.  The only way i have been able to make it work is by wearing an old XLO glove on my left hand and my normal (small) golve on my rights.  As a result my left hand is kind of floating in the glove and not much feel for the pole grip.  So when I try to roll into a tuck it is like a 2 stage process with my left hand :9.

 

Still, was able to hit 55 in the speed trap today on a short SG course so starting to get back there! biggrin.gif.  First races next weekend beercheer.gif

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