I’m 39, started snowboarding this year. My wife & daughter took up skiing. Truth be told >> we all started skiing this year; I just couldn’t stop thinking about boarding. Skiing didn’t cut it, surely you know the feeling.
Unfortunately I fell snowboarding in late Jan (fell hard on overextended arm).
Went to my doctor right away, MRI images indicated overall structure of my shoulder maintained, unfortunately there was a full thickness tear of the supraspinatus (upper rotator cuff) tendon. Minor (interstitial) tearing was noted on some of the adjacent tendons, these were noted as “common” and will heal. The tear however would not heal without surgery. Surgery took place Mar 03, as outpatient. The tendon was stretched/returned to the “tear site” and anchored to the bone. Had it not been for the tear, it would have been categorized as a 2nd degree shoulder sprain. Anyway, so far it’s been really painful but healing is underway. Physical therapy begins Apr12; I plan to hit this with a passion.
Anyway, major problem >>> Wife.
She wants me to stop SBing for good. Says she won’t help me though this, should it happen again. She believes SBing is twice as dangerous as skiing due to locked footprint and “unnatural” body movements.
I have no interest in the park or tricks of any kind. All I want is to gracefully carve downhill without getting hurt. I’m no attention whore. I feel that quitting is the “fail-safe” way to avoid further injury. However I do NOT WANT
to walk away from this sport. What to do? She is willing to drop $1000 for entire ski set-up for me; I would just rather stay on my old/used board. Boarding is all I think about these days. Thanks for any input, I'm bored so I posted a pic of us....