Dang! Outa commission for a couple of weeks.



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I was out in front of my house on Saturday, just practicing a few hops
on my 29er. I lost my balance (not unusual for me) and came off to the
side of the uni, landed on my right foot and the ankle rolled over with
a sickening "crunch." Hurt like crazy. I laid there for a good 3
minutes, writhing in pain and saying, "ohsh*t, ohsh*t, ohsh*t" over and
over again. By the next day it was still hurting and it looked like
somebody had surgically removed my ankle and implanted a baseball in
it's place so I decided to go in to the clinic and see if I had broken
it. The good news is, it's only a sprained ankle. The bad news is
that the doc said not to do anything that might re-injure it for 2
weeks. So, I've gotta try to stay off the uni for a couple of weeks and
be sure this thing heals OK. Man, it's gonna be hard, being as
hopelessly addicted to this thing as I am. I know that many of you
have injured yourselves worse and have been out of commission for
longer times but it still sucks. Lately, I've felt like I'm really
improving daily and I hate to take even one day off.


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I'm right there with you, bro-ski. I sprained my ankle (though I didn't
replace it with a softball) riding muni this Saturday. I didn't even
get to finish my first run down the hill... and I was planning two
runs! Ack. That's what we get for playing hard.

While I don't ride every single day I do hate having to stay off the
wheel. I feel like I'm grounded or something. After seeing Tomsey's
new video I just want to quit work for the day and go to the park...
but noooooo... stupid ankle.

When my foot gets better I'm going to take out my frustrations on the
rails at my local skate parks. That'll get me back in shape, if it
doesn't re-injure me first :p


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(ears covered)

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Say it isn't so. Riders in in their 50's aren't suppose to get hurt.

Sorry to hear about the injury. I hope it heals quickly.


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I'm just getting over an ankle sprain myself. The good news is that in
2 weeks or so the ankle should feel good enough to do basic riding.
The bad news for maestro8 is that it could be 6 to 8 weeks before the
ankle will feel good enough to do things that involve jumping and drops
and rough terrain. Use the time off from the aggressive riding to work
on some freestyle. I used the down time from muni to work on my one
foot wheel walking.


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babyivan

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I landed square on my knee today...Im going to give it two days to see
if the swelling goes down before I get it X-rayed.
I never thought that I would need knee pads, but as soon as I got
injured, I ran into the house and put a bid on some knee pads on Ebay
(hopefully it's not too late).:(


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lleberg

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Get well!

I landed badley on my right hand this spring while practising to ride
my ultimate wheel..
I fell forward, my right foot that was ment to land on was stuck in the
wheel, and i took the fall on my right hand, palm down fingers forward,
i kept my forward momentum and my hand stayed on the spot it landed..
my hip landed on the wrist/palm of my hand, pushing it
forward/downwards with lots of force.. making the top of my hand
allmost touch with the top of my fingers, a pretty wierd angle.
Went to the hospital, and got it x-rayed, nothing broken, and nothing
sevearly damaged.. My doctor said i could have broken a fair number of
things in my hand.. off the uni (ang juggling, and writing) for a few
weeks..

And i still can't ride my ultimate wheel. :(


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john_childs wrote:
> The bad news for maestro8 is that it could be 6 to 8 weeks



*mouse pointer hovers over "bad rep" button*

*maestro8 starts crying*


john_childs wrote:
> Use the time off from the aggressive riding to work on some freestyle.



Okay, doc, if you think it'll make me get better, then I'll take your
medicine.

*sniffle*


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lleberg wrote:
> my right foot that was ment to land on was stuck in the wheel, :(




I had a similar incident when I was first learning to ride. I came off
the uni and my right foot somehow got wedged between the crank and the
spokes. Uni continued forward and I went back. I landed hard on my
elbow. From your description, you're really lucky you didn't do more
damage.


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Jayne ZA

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I'm 35 and in the last stretch of an 8 month (now thankfully reduced to
6 month - I was a good girl about my exercises) lay-off from anything
potentially involving falling off due to almost detatching a tendon.

Guess how I did this (it had nothing to do with unicycling - I have yet
to satisfactorily learn to ride - something else that bugs me no end).
GILD is excluded as he has already been told.

Jayne

P S I hope the rest of you heal quickly and well.


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Jayne ZA

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I'm 35 and in the last stretch of an 8 month (now thankfully reduced to
6 month - I was a good girl about my exercises) lay-off from anything
potentially involving falling off due to almost detatching a tendon.

Guess how I did this (it had nothing to do with unicycling - I have yet
to satisfactorily learn to ride - something else that bugs me no end).
GILD is excluded as he has already been told.

Jayne

P S I hope the rest of you heal quickly and well.


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On Tue, 22 Nov 2005 12:56:57 -0600, Jayne ZA wrote:

>almost detatching a tendon.
>
>Guess how I did this


Please remind us: which tendon is it?

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Jayne ZA

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Klaas Bil wrote:
> Please remind us: which tendon is it?
>



Sorry - assumed you'd all work out it was something to do with the
legs.

It is the big one down the outside of my left leg. Initially they
thought I'd broken one of the bones in my foot but the x-ray a month
after the injury showed that I'd ripped off the bit of bone that the
tendon connects to, and that it was re-attaching. Changed recovery
time from 2 months to 6 months with a possible extra 2 months (which I
thankfully don't need but must still be careful when falling off
unicycles) to recover full muscle strength.

I have x-rays somewhere and a pic of my bruise if anybody in
interested.

Jayne


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Jayne ZA wrote:
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> Guess how I did this (it had nothing to do with unicycling ).



certainly while performing some zulu dancing before your computer in
the hope it will cure it from wrong convergence using double
calculations for your stats!:eek:


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forrestunifreak

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What a bummer! I know how much I hate it when I cant unicycle even a
little bit everyday.

I have to ask, though, why were you hopping on a 29er? :)


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OLLIE

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All of you guys (and girls if there are any) are really unlucky and i
hope you all recover soon, if you already have not, my worst acident
was when i was learning and all of a sudden i came to a complete stop,
well the unicycle did and i didn't!!! i front fliped off the uni and
landed on my back!!! nothing serious tho, just took the wind out of me,
could of been a lot worst tho, luckly for me it wasn't tho!!:)
thanks
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Klaas Bil

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On Tue, 22 Nov 2005 12:56:57 -0600, Jayne ZA wrote:

>Guess how I did this


You were climbing a giant apebroodboom to reach to the moon. When you
were almost there, a branch (merely a twig really) broke off, and you
overstretched your left leg as a result of the lack of support.

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underdog

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forrestunifreak wrote:
> I have to ask, though, why were you hopping on a 29er? :)




Just practicing. Hopping's a new skill for me and I like to practice
it no matter which uni I'm riding.


Klaas Bil wrote:
> You were climbing a giant apebroodboom to reach to the moon. When you
> were almost there, a branch (merely a twig really) broke off, and you
> overstretched your left leg as a result of the lack of support.




Sounds plausible.

BTW, Jayne ZA, good to see you back on the forum.

I'm now 5 days post injury and the ankle still hurts so I'm trying to
keep off of it and let it heal. Hope all of your injuries are healing
well.


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Jayne ZA

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underdog wrote:
> BTW, Jayne ZA, good to see you back on the forum.
>



Well, I've been scarce due to a pretty **** end to 2004, a pretty
hectic start to 2005, and due to getting myself a 6 to 8 month layoff
in the stupidest possible way.

I nearly detached a tendon by stepping off my porch, standing on a dog
toy, and going right over on my ankle. I guess the sole of my foot was
never intended to be parallel to the inside of my thigh. To add insult
to injury, when I hobbled into the clinic at work the next day the
physiotherapist and the receptionist were giggling and pointing and
barely managing to ask "Were you unicycling or belly-dancing this
time?". Last year I hurt my left foot falling off a unicycle. Had
just recovered from that when I stood on a bee during a bely dancing
class and discovered that I'm allergic to bee stings, so I guess they
have a bit of a point.

As far as the porch thing goes I still feel like a total twit!
Millions of people step off porches every day with no injury at all -
NOT ME! If I'd been drunk I wouldn't feel so bad, actually that is the
question I got asked most while I was hobbling around in the ankle
brace. I got a bit sick of seeing people disintegrate into hysterical
laughter when I said "NO - I was sober - If I'd been drunk I probably
wouldn't have hurt myself"

Jayne


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Jayne ZA wrote:
> Millions of people step off porches every day with no injury at all -
> NOT ME! If I'd been drunk I wouldn't feel so bad,




OK, this reminds me of a story that's definitely pushing this thread
into the realm of the JC forum; the worst I ever trashed an ankle was
stepping off of a porch. I was drunk. It was nearly a 30 inch drop.
I had just built the porch and hadn't finished the rail yet.:eek:


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