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post #11 of 60 (permalink) Old 09-01-2010, 11:17 AM
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You do realize that if the OP had of hit the person there was a good chance he would have killed that person? Collision deaths are not uncommon at all at ski areas. Happens around a half dozen times each year in Colorado alone. His choice, though harsh, was the correct one. Saved someone at the very least serious injury. Falling down at that point was not an option, I'm sure he would have gladly used it if it was.
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yeah -- i was not going to hit that person, i was going way too fast and she was about 100lbs smaller than me. it would have been bad news and she didn't deserve any of it. again, it was my fault for going so fast on my switch with not enough control.
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yeah -- i was not going to hit that person, i was going way too fast and she was about 100lbs smaller than me. it would have been bad news and she didn't deserve any of it. again, it was my fault for going so fast on my switch with not enough control.
Again, kudos to you for making the right choice in the end. You also are smart enough to realize what went wrong so you can avoid that mistake. Sucks that it had to be such a nasty injury instead of being able to brush yourself off and continue riding. How long of a recovery are the docs saying you are looking at?

Still, chicks dig scars...



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Before my nonunion diagnosis, I should have been ready to return to the slops by the end of the year. But after the diagnosis in late July, I'm facing a long recovery.

I'll have this external fixator on for three months. I'm not sure if I'll be able to walk right after it's removed in a fourth surgery. Physical therapy will take a while since the joint will be extremely stiff. I'm looking for a new physical therapist since my last one failed to see the red flags during our sessions, like grinding noises and the ankle bending a few inches above the joint. I'll eventually walk, though, probably with a limp. Hopefully biking and hiking can help me replace running for exercise.

I'm really hoping to hire someone to film and/or take pictures of my first day back snowboarding. I want to make sure I remember it. It's the single driving goal for me that's getting me through this crappy injury.

Thanks for the kudos, I still feel like an idiot for being so overconfident riding switch.

My wife is a nurse, I'll have to ask her if she's pumped about the massive amount of scarring.
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If she says she isn't, she's lying.

It sounds like a bitch of an effort no doubt. Take you time with the injury and let it recover. This is one of those you certainly don't want to mess up. If you haven't read it already, I suggest reading "Touching the Void" by Joe Simpson and his follow up book "This Game of Ghosts". If anything it'll make your injury seem a heck of a lot better than what this poor guy has gone through...
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Quick Update

Had x-rays last week, things are healing along, but I still have about a 4mm gap in my fibula. Bone stimulators, which sound like voodoo, might actually be working on the tibia. One more surgery in November, if the bones are healing along, to take off the hardware and restart PT.

Once I return to boarding and can get back to where I was before, I'm hoping to start doing some cat and helicopter boarding. Anyone have any suggestions? So far I've looked into Ruby Mountain and Valdez Helicamps, Alaska.

If, for some lame reason, I get an ankle fusion, does anyone know if they make boots for ankles that don't bend?
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Way to stay positive!

Have you looked into heli-boarding prices? Nothing will make hiking more appealing. I'd go the snowcat route. Much more economical and cats can run on days that'll ground the helis.
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Bone stimulators, which sound like voodoo, might actually be working on the tibia.
Google "knitbone", score you some and follow the instructions.



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If, for some lame reason, I get an ankle fusion, does anyone know if they make boots for ankles that don't bend?
Ankles that dont bend = super responsive

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Looks like the doc went to the waste bin and built a leg from scratch! Nasty! Good luck on your recovery!


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Google "knitbone", score you some and follow the instructions.





Ankles that dont bend = super responsive
I've seen videos of below-the-knee amputees snowboard, figured I could at least give it a shot if I'm forced to. But yeah, totally agree -- no bending would suck pretty bad. It shouldn't get to that point.

I googled knitbone. I'm in. Whatever I can get, I'll do it. I also found this: Titanium foam Titanium foam could make your bones as strong as Wolverine's
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