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opinions from the internet dont mean shit when it comes to your body

ask yourself these questions:

1. why am i asking for medical advice on a forum
2. can i imagine dealing with 3/4 of that original pain each time i fall on it
3. when will my balls drop
4. am i going to fuck up hanging out with my friends so i can go on a trip with my parents

was going to keep going but its no longer fun
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You can always order the supplies online and have a buddy put it on. Making a cast isn't rocket science especialy if its just an added precaution
Hehe, could do that too, but knowing my parrents they would literally laugh their ass of if I suggest doing that. And IF anything happens with such a homemade cast I doubt insurance is going to pay for your surgery haha. Thanks for the input though.

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opinions from the internet dont mean shit when it comes to your body

ask yourself these questions:

1. why am i asking for medical advice on a forum
2. can i imagine dealing with 3/4 of that original pain each time i fall on it
3. when will my balls drop
4. am i going to fuck up hanging out with my friends so i can go on a trip with my parents

was going to keep going but its no longer fun
As stated, I was not asking for medical advice, I have a doctor and physiotherapist for that stuff. I was asking if there were people that had similar things going on and how those things ended. I was mainly asking this to find out what my chances would be to be at the slopes in three months...

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You can always order the supplies online and have a buddy put it on. Making a cast isn't rocket science especialy if its just an added precaution
seriously. My orthopod tried to talk me out of a cast and into a splint. I told him my Dr ordered the cast so I could snowboard. He looked at me like and said "No way am I approving that!" Probably worried I sue him or something. When he put the cast on I swear I've done more advanced paper mache in school.

also, I sawed the cast off myself, as I only needed it for closing weekend at Mammoth. I bought a drug store splint which I wore for a week or two after the saw job. I went back to my orthopod for my follow up and brought the cut off cast with me! He was not amused.

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opinions from the internet dont mean shit when it comes to your body

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2. can i imagine dealing with 3/4 of that original pain each time i fall on it[/B]



this is really the only pertinent question to ask. I doubt any one really thinks internet advice is the be all end all to their medical woes.

however, yes it will hurt a lot if you crash again. Alcohol helps with this.

Whats the drinking age in the Netherlands anyway?
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What do you mean with alcohol helps? Like, if I fall and have pain I should hit a pub and get wasted?

Alcohol age is(brace yourselves!) 16 years old for alcoholic drinks that have an alcoholic percentage of 14,9 or lower, and 18 for drinks that have a higher percentage of alcohol. But since the Netherlands is flatter than your average pancake and has like 3 snowy days a year, I'd rather go to Austria to board. Dunno about the drinking age there, not that anyone cares about it haha.

Oh and by the way, original pain? You mean the pain I had when it had just happen? Well, there was none, guess that's adrenaline... The pain while taking x-rays was unbearable though...
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not sure how the sarcasm could've possibly been missed

fine i'll write a semi-serious response:

The cast wont save you - the extra protection wont save you - meditation and prayer wont save you. Falling on a broken arm is not fun. If you do go, are you going to be protecting your arm, or will you be snowboarding? Trying to do both will just ruin the fun of snowboarding. (Personal Opinion)

Also, if you do go, i hope you have a high pain tolerance. Every little thing you do will hurt - tying boot laces, scratching your ass, adjusting your goggles. (Personal Experience)

It takes a special and mostly fucked up person to go into a situation where you know you are doing permanent damage to your body but do it anyways. I fall into that category (Personal Problem).


Your chances of being there in 3 months are up to you. My first post was the fun way around typing this shitty response
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The longer you can wait to let the arm heal the better. 5 months is obviously going to be better than three months.
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Sorry for not having English as my native language... First 2 questions did not seem that sarcastic too. Or if you were referring to the drinking stuff, I was not serious at all.

And I'm not in the phase that everything I do hurts, not that it matters, cos' a fall would potentially fuck up my arm anyway...
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What do you mean with alcohol helps? Like, if I fall and have pain I should hit a pub and get wasted?

well, kinda. When I busted my finger I was snowboarding. So i just got drunk at the bar while my hand swelled up and turned purple then got back on the gondola. Let me tell you the bartender was pouring some serious sympathy drinks too, I think he just gave me a glass of vodka.....I hope I remembered to tip him well....


but yes, a little buzz takes the edge off the pain. Hopefully you will have none by Feb!
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I'm addicted too, but you should wait till it's well healed. I know it's hard. Here's why. I'm old. I have beat up my body. The PAIN of every injury you will ever have, over the course of your lifetime, will return. Read that line again. That is not the last time you'll feel that injury. Couch potatoes die of Heart Attack. Active people die of agony.
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