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Betrayed! There goes my sex life :(

post #1 of 27
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My beloved Scott strapless poles broke my radius at about 2:30 Saturday aft. I skied without poles until 4, then drove home to pick my up son from his party, then went to emerge where I spent 6 hours,3 before getting to the front of the line, and 5 before seeing the doc, to learn that I have to come back Sunday to get the ortho to reposition the bone.


This one handed typing sucks!

I was so looking forward to a beer with supper, but they said i should take some percocet, so i didn't get my beer:. At first the doc was going to give me tylenol 3, but I told him not to bother as it doesn't do much for me, and so I would prefer to have no drugs instead of a drug that is not effective. I don't know where they get their percocet, but i took two and it had no effect. They are little white pills that say TEC on them. (must be a code for placebo). The oxy codone I had when i broke my shoulder worked much better. And because i took the stupid pills I can't have a nightcap. I guess I won't be sleeping too well tonight.

I guess I'll be skiing without poles for the next few weeks.
post #2 of 27
LOL sorry the title is hilarious

But damn....sorry to hear this, well this surely is a score for the pole strap; it cant be blamed this time.

Heal well and fast.
post #3 of 27

if you dont even feel 2 percocets

go ahead and enjoy the beer. just dont drive.
post #4 of 27
Everyone is told no alcohol with pain meds. But a beer (and just the one) is unlikely to do more than really help you sleep that night.
post #5 of 27
Ghost, OUCH! What happened? Ugh!

I know you'll be out charging even with this, but I'm really sorry it happened...

...and the title is hilarious!
post #6 of 27
Go for the strange stuff, use your other hand.
post #7 of 27
Thread Starter 
Yes I will be skiing soon (with a cast), as I was just explaining to my wife; I don't ski on my wrist. It does present some clothing problems though.

I was at my local speed bump where they had a fair bit of snow for a change (storm dropped snow freezing rain and ice pellets). It was nice to feel the skis working in the (relatively) deeper snow, even though i would have rather they had left the moguls up. They had plowed the bumps under 'cause they were using the other half of the hill for a race.

Right after they had taken down the gates from the little race course they had set up, I took a run down it for fun. It was nice and icy and I felt good charging the hill. About the third or fourth turn in i lost it. I think i got a little wide on turn three. It was hard to tell where the course was without the flags. Between 3 and 4, i hit some crud\ruts\heavier snow and got too far forward the left ski dug in and Silly me not realizing how fast i was going stuck my right pole down to avoid the fall. As soon as the pole hit the ice, it stopped. I felt the shock in my wrist, and knew it was broke. To make matters worse, I tried to lean back and spin out of it, so i fell anyway:. I guess i am lucky i wasn't at bigger hill where i could have gotten some real speed up; at least i didn't break my neck.


Oh, about that oxy-codone, that first night I got back home from emerge at about midnight, ate a large supper and then took two pills. Last night I took the pills on an empty stomach. They work much better without the food.

Don't mix alcohol and codiene; it kills your liver along with the pain.
post #8 of 27
That's like... cheating.
post #9 of 27
Ice 30 min on and 30 min off is the best thing for the pain. Freeze it just before bed and combine with the narcotic and you should do just fine for about 4 hours then repeat. Good thing is broken bones heal pretty fast and the painful period is fairly short.

Good luck.
post #10 of 27
Ghost--
clothing- I sacrificed a nice old Carhart jacket- slit all the way down one arm- added many velcro closures and I was good to go.

I do not recommend asking your physician before going out.

E.R. wait- I supect most of us know the pain of that wait. My personal protocal is that if there is no blood and I can get myself into bed I wait until Monday morning and park myself at the Ortho's office bright and early. My wife used to think I was a sick puppy, but after many years of doing the dance with some very athletic boys, it has now become the house policy to avoid the E.R. under almost all circumstances-

Love the thread title-

heal well - did you go for a colored cast?
post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by oldtimer View Post
Ghost--
I do not recommend asking your physician before going out.

[snip]

heal well - did you go for a colored cast?
If i don't ask, he won't say no .

I just got the plain-jane cast, but in fibreglass.
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by Lucky View Post
Go for the strange stuff, use your other hand.
Then he'll feel like he's cheating :
post #13 of 27
You'd think a wife could step up in these difficult times. :

Sorry to hear of this critical injury Ghost. Look into a microphone and head set and try out dictation. We'll try to understand the weird syntax and not make assumptions.
post #14 of 27
you mean you didn't have him cast your pole handle into your hand! Make sure you tell your wife you don't use that hand for the title stuff either..


Ouch.. Heal well and take care...

DC
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
You'd think a wife could step up in these difficult times. :
CR, don't you mean "lend a hand" in these difficult times?

Ghost, still trying to figure out how you broke your radius, any twisting involved? Can they put you in a flex cast, or do you need to be 100 immobilized?

A flex cast could solve a few of your problems...

I still remember skiing in a plaster cast when I broke my wrist one season, it got nasty in the snow very quickly. But it didn't stop me.
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by viking kaj View Post
CR, don't you mean "lend a hand" in these difficult times?
So many options, so little time. :
post #17 of 27
Thread Starter 

Good news

My cast fits through the sleeve of my oversized cold weather coat.

It was the impact that broke the bone. Pole instantly stopped dead from stationary contact with ground; skier continued at speed (guessing 35 mph from previous gps runs); weight was on pole; pole is bent a bit more than it was, but not broken. Maybe i should consider more breakable poles. It could have been exacerbated due to a lack of mobility in my wrist due to previous wrist injuries and prior reconstruction.
post #18 of 27
Options, Ghost, options.

Heal quickly and enjoy those beers!
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
My cast fits through the sleeve of my oversized cold weather coat.

It was the impact that broke the bone. Pole instantly stopped dead from stationary contact with ground; skier continued at speed (guessing 35 mph from previous gps runs); weight was on pole; pole is bent a bit more than it was, but not broken. Maybe i should consider more breakable poles. It could have been exacerbated due to a lack of mobility in my wrist due to previous wrist injuries and prior reconstruction.

Could this be a good reason to have composite poles? I have friends that swear by them. Been thinkin' about changing over.

Sometimes.... it's fun to turn the hand around!
post #20 of 27
Sorry, you're hurt Ghost. Get well soon. In reference to poles, straps and injuries, are we talking about the strapless poles that have a handle molded onto the grip?
post #21 of 27
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
Sorry, you're hurt Ghost. Get well soon. In reference to poles, straps and injuries, are we talking about the strapless poles that have a handle molded onto the grip?
Yes, a perfect fit, the plastic grip is almost molded to my hand, and the aluminum has not much give. I didn't think i was going that fast, but my bum wrist did.
post #22 of 27
Ghostie boy really sorry to hear bout the break -- i too did my Ulnar yesteday . same BS --can't type for crap now

Heal fast , ski good

WD
post #23 of 27
Thread Starter 
The pain goes away after about three days if you let the bone knit back together. In the meantime, two percocets on an empty stomach make sleeping no problem.

How did you break the ulnar? Pole plant too?
EDIT: never mind; I found your thread.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
Yes I will be skiing soon (with a cast), as I was just explaining to my wife; I don't ski on my wrist. It does present some clothing problems though.

I was at my local speed bump where they had a fair bit of snow for a change (storm dropped snow freezing rain and ice pellets). It was nice to feel the skis working in the (relatively) deeper snow, even though i would have rather they had left the moguls up. They had plowed the bumps under 'cause they were using the other half of the hill for a race.

Right after they had taken down the gates from the little race course they had set up, I took a run down it for fun. It was nice and icy and I felt good charging the hill. About the third or fourth turn in i lost it. I think i got a little wide on turn three. It was hard to tell where the course was without the flags. Between 3 and 4, i hit some crud\ruts\heavier snow and got too far forward the left ski dug in and Silly me not realizing how fast i was going stuck my right pole down to avoid the fall. As soon as the pole hit the ice, it stopped. I felt the shock in my wrist, and knew it was broke. To make matters worse, I tried to lean back and spin out of it, so i fell anyway:. I guess i am lucky i wasn't at bigger hill where i could have gotten some real speed up; at least i didn't break my neck.


Oh, about that oxy-codone, that first night I got back home from emerge at about midnight, ate a large supper and then took two pills. Last night I took the pills on an empty stomach. They work much better without the food.

Don't mix alcohol and codiene; it kills your liver along with the pain.
it's not the codeine, it is the acetominophin that hurts the liver!
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by nancie2k View Post
it's not the codeine, it is the acetominophin that hurts the liver!
There would be, nonetheless, many good reasons not to mix alcohol and codiene, not the least of which is depressing breathing with sometimes fatal results.

Perhaps we should avoid giving pharamceutical advice on this website and leave such things to professionals within the scope of the physician patient relationship ?
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by viking kaj View Post
There would be, nonetheless, many good reasons not to mix alcohol and codiene, not the least of which is depressing breathing with sometimes fatal results.

Perhaps we should avoid giving pharamceutical advice on this website and leave such things to professionals within the scope of the physician patient relationship ?

I may not be a pharmacist, but i am an RN.
you are correct about the breathing, but he was talking about the liver. it is not always a generally known fact about the acetominophen and the liver.
post #27 of 27
Thread Starter 
In any case, a couple (or a few if your big) of oxy-codones on an empty stomach works just as well as 8 oz of Jack Daniels and three Tylonol 3s without the side effects.
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