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Just after the race at the Vurb Classic I crashed during practice and broke my wrist.  When I went to Kaiser they took a x-ray and put my arm in a cast.  I had to see a doctor again 7 days later to have another x-ray and check the swelling.

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When I went back to the doctor and had the second x-ray, they said that my growth plate was in the wrong place and they would have to Re-Break my wrist, put it in Traction and Re-Set it.  What?  It was a very, very long 3 hours of torture.  Even laying in traction was painful.

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Then they put one cast on my entire arm…. as it was drying they pushed my wrist into a different position.  They held it in place and wrapped my arm in a second cast.  I was told that I couldn’t have any movement in my wrist at all to make sure it heals well.

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After going to the doctor for just a check up and being put through three hours of pain, my Mom took me to In-N-Out for some food.  So Good!

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Since I was ordered not to move my arm or my fingers, I had to get creative when playing Xbox.  My parents couldn’t believe I could play and entire dirt bike game with my mouth and win….Yes, I have skills!

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I had to get my wrist x-rayed every week to make sure it was healing well.  After a few weeks the doctor finally cut off the big cast and put me into a little cast.  I picked a cast that glows in the dark.

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While I have been down with a broken arm, I have been doing some playing and working with my sponsors on next years contracts.  More to come on that next.

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WRIST UPDATE

Posted: September 14, 2012 in Family Info, Pictures, Uncategorized
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It has been about three and a half weeks since I fell and broke my wrist. I had a doctor appointment this week, and I was hoping to get the cast off and be ready to get on my bike.

First I went to visit my friends in cast room to get my cast cut off.

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Then I went to get new X-rays taken.

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While I waited for the doctor I was being silly with my Dad and Mom.

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I was not still happy after I visited the doctor…..I was so sad to hear I needed another cast. I can tell my wrist still hurts but I miss riding soooo much I was hoping the doctor was going to give me better news. Instead the doctor sent me back to the cast room.

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I hate my new cast! I am happy that this cast doesn’t go all the way up my arm, but I am sad I am still not on my bike. 😦

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I guess I should find this shirt since I only go to school and to the doctors these days!

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This last weekend started off great.  On the way to the Oatfield race I stopped at BOSS to pick up my bike and all of my new suspensions.  Matt does an amazing job getting my bikes exactly how I like them……I don’t know how he does it.  My suspension has never been so good.  Thank you BOSS.

20120820-140425.jpgAfter we picked up my bike we stopped for some food.  I got a foot long hot dog and it was really hard to hold.

20120820-140432.jpgWe got to the track on Friday night and we went to bed early to get some rest for an exciting race weekend.  Saturday morning I was excited to practice and my suspension had never been better.  I felt very good on my bikes and the track was awesome.  I was having a ton of fun clearing everything and I was riding really fast and smooth. Half way through practice my bike landed in a hole, it kicked just as I was hitting another roller and I was flying through the air.  I took a really hard hit and I knew right away that something was wrong with my wrist.  I was in a lot of pain and I wasn’t having any fun at all.

20120820-140440.jpg20120820-140448.jpg20120820-140554.jpgFinally I got some pain medicine and even though I was totally mad I wasn’t riding, I felt a lot better.  I made sure that everyone knew that #71 was in the building.

20120820-140619.jpgI decided to FIX the “pain scale”

On a scale of 0 to 51FIFTY……Which one do you think I am?

20120820-140612.jpgThen the medicine just made me silly.  The splint they put on my arm was silly looking and it hurt so I made a hat out of it.

20120820-140602.jpg20120820-140632.jpg20120820-140626.jpgWhen I got back to the track a lot of my friends wanted to make sure I was OK.

20120820-140639.jpgand I got to see my bike.  I bent the handle bars really bad, blew out the master cylinder for the brakes and just made a mess of things.

20120820-140647.jpgWe decided to stay at the track and watch some races and I hated it.  It was really fun to watch everyone ride and cheer them on, but I really wanted to be on the track with them.

20120820-140654.jpg20120820-140701.jpg20120820-140709.jpgOatfield was kinda strange this weekend because several people left with kinda major injuries.  Scalvini and I both got broken wrists, Reed got a really bad concussion….and I heard that more people had broken collar bones, and other injuries.  I hope my friends and I have a very fast recovery so we can all get back on the track.

20120820-140715.jpg20120820-140721.jpgMonday I went to my doctor and got a real cast put on until I see orthopedics in about a week.

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My neighbor Pat felt bad for my injury so we went for a ride in his razor…..it is totally cool.

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