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Got my Ortho on speed dial.....

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Did it again!

 

2000+ parachute jumps and I never broke a bone.  Got into ski racing and it's now too regular an occurrence.  I just qualified for volume discounts from the Ortho.

 

I take vitamin D because I recognize my 67 year old bones are a tad more brittle than they were 50 years ago.

 

A week ago I was participating in a hard boot snowboard carving clinic at Stratton.  I was laying down a wicked toe side carve when all hell broke loose.  An onloooker said he thought I hit a pile left by the groomers.  In any event the nose folded and I flipped forward rotating sideways in the air.  The leading edge of the board bit and I went from 30 to zero in half a second.  The forward boot actually pulled out of the binding.  When I tried to put pressure on it I knew it was broken.  X-Rays revealed three cracks in the tib-fib.  There's no displacement so surgery can be avoided.  I'll just have to spend six weeks in a cast and not put weight on the foot.

 

It's too late to cancel my trip to the NASTAR Nationals at Snowmass in two weeks so I'm going out anyway as a photographer, not as a racer.  I bought some retractable spikes for my crutches.  I bought some Sharpies and did a little decorating of my cast.

 

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This was my first snowboarding injury.   Other than a broken hand from a UPD (UnPlanned Dismount) from one of my unicycles, all my recent injuries have been from ski racing:  Torn ACL, broken ribs which led to a week in the hospital with pneumonia, broken foot, and I forget what else.   Five knee surgeries in all.

post #2 of 7

Oh, man.

 

That totally sucks!

 

Sounds like your attitude is good though.  That doesn't have anything to do with pain meds, does it?

 

Good luck with the rehab and you'll have fun in Aspen, especially at the bars.  Chicks dig casts. ;) 

post #3 of 7
Well, you obviously don't hold back. Good on ya'!
post #4 of 7

Bummer - Heal well. 

post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
 

Oh, man.

 

That totally sucks!

 

Sounds like your attitude is good though.  That doesn't have anything to do with pain meds, does it?

 

Good luck with the rehab and you'll have fun in Aspen, especially at the bars.  Chicks dig casts. ;) 


Thanks for all the good wishes.  Haven't taken any pain meds.  My triceps are sure getting a workout from the crutches.

 

My wife is coming with me to act as sherpa.

 

Two of my favorite quotes:

"If you're not living on the edge.....you're taking up too much room"

"When you're over the hill.....you pick up speed"

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With my ski (and snowboard) racing season cut short and golf season still several weeks off my respective handicaps won't change.  There's room for improvement but there's something to be said for consistency!

 

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Sorry to hear about it Pat. You'll be missed running  the nastar start booth at Okemo.

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