Most of my family and friends already know about this. But, I thought I should put it down on my blog anyways….
Last November I was snowboarding with a friend at Keystone in Colorado. It was a very icy day and they had just opened up the back side of the mountain. I tried getting around a slow skier and my board lost hold on the ice and sent me sliding down the mountainside. I tried digging in with my board and that caused me to flip backwards pretty hard. I guess i landed on my wrist because it started hurting. I thought I had just sprained it. This is the mentality I took all the way through till mid February when I decided I should get it checked out since it was still hurting and if it was broke I wanted it fixed before mountain biking season started (My real passion)
After going and having it X-Rayed by the Orthopedic surgeon here in Summit County I found out it was definitely broke. Not only was it broke but it had never healed. Also since it had never healed I had a cyst that grew in the break. Therefore they were going to have to operate on me. They ended up doing a bone graph and screwing the bone back together. Luckily i live in summit county and had it done here since they have good orthopedic surgeons that deal with this a lot due to all the ski areas around here.
I am now in a cast for the next 10+ weeks and they are going to try to get me approved for a bone stimulator. I won’t be biking till June/July so that really sucks. But, I am able to board, hike, backpack, snowshoe, and other things like that. Basically anything that doesn’t put too much pressure on my wrist.
I’ll actually be going on a week long backpacking trip in a week down at Canyonlands N.P. So that should be fun and will also probably be my next post on here.