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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-23-2010, 10:04 AM
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Broke myself, foo!

So one month ago in Utah I'm at Solitude and on my brand new board. The very first run down the mountain I lose my heel edge and take one of the hardest falls I've ever had. Totally out of nowhere - not expecting it, BAM.

It hurt BAD. Landed on my tailbone and shoulder and I couldn't get up for a few minutes. Took me about an hour to feel comfortable again on the mountain, but I was aching on my left side for sure. After lunch I decided to call it quits. That night before dinner, I couldn't lift my left arm up to the table at dinner. SO sore. Popped some Advil to be ready for the next day on the mountain. Which I did. And a full day again the next day. When you live in Texas and travel to Utah for a snowboarding trip - you GO. Hurt arm or not. I was a bit more slow and careful, but I totally enjoyed full days at Park City and then Snowbird. I love my new board but apparently needed to get a couple runs on it.

So I get home and my arm is not getting better. After taking Advil for two weeks I decide to go see a doc, who orders an x-ray and then tells me not only did I dislocate my shoulder when I hit the ground, I also broke the shoulder socket and some tendons!!! So then I went to have an MRI and see a surgeon who is going to fix my shoulder next month. First time I've ever needed surgery for anything.

Two years ago I broke my rib while snowboarding. That was the first bone I ever broke in my life. Now this. I love the mountain but maybe it doesn't like me too much!!! Getting older blows.

Doc says I should be back to the gym in three months - no problem being ready for next snowboarding season.
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