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    Posted: Feb/02/2013 at 10:37am
Major bumming. My season abruptly ended Jan 25TH due to a broken tibia. Do not land a rail with your shin. As I was carted off tabagon style by the ski patrol I tried to convince myself it wasn't broken. i. e. I didn't habe that same hot feeling as I did breaking my wrist or busting my pelvis. To my dismay in ER,  not only was the break confirmed....I needed surgery..plates and screws. My season was over. I broke down. All I said was will I be able to snowboard again? Al he said was not this year. An emotional week in the hospital as I lay in bed a blizzard rolls in. My family pleaded for me to give up the sport, not a chance. B the end of the week my mom is rubbing my high on painkillers head telling me not to worry, I will board again. I was online looking at new boards on day 2. Damn I can't wait to feel the snow again. Bring on 13-14, I'm gonna kill it!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/02/2013 at 11:46am
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Bring on 13-14, I'm gonna kill it!!
In Soviet Russia, 13-14 kills YOU!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/02/2013 at 11:57am
being out for a season is such a bummer!  I tore my MCL two years ago (about a week earlier in january than you) and definitely went into a bit of a depression for a while.  you just have to remember to do the best you can with what you've got, and not let it get to you.  a lot of being unhappy is a choice you make whether you realize it or not.  so that's my advice... and if you have physical therapy, DO IT!  I've been lazy both times I needed it (dislocated shoulder, and the knee) and it wasn't worth it.  I'm fine now, but could have been better sooner had I fully kept up with my PT.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/02/2013 at 12:42pm
Fellow broken tibia checking in.  I have a tibial plateau fracture which I got on 12/16/12.   

It does get better.  Some days I'm cheery, others I wake up thinking...I hate these crutches, I hate that I had to move away from the mountains, I hate how I can't carry a freaking plate of food with me.  I'm out for most of the season too and I try to just keep thinking about the positives.  It's good that you'll be able to ride next season Big smile 

I've been on crutches now for about 6 weeks and I have 3 more weeks to go before I can start bearing some weight on my leg.  I've been cleared for PT finally so I'm going to start that soon so I can work on the range of motion in my knee and to start tackling the atrophy in my leg.    

I have to admit, the first couple of day was the roughest, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/02/2013 at 2:12pm

3 years ago I had major back surgery the day after Christmas. 2 titanium rods, 24 screws, 4 ribs cut out, 10 hours under the knife, permanent loss of feeling in my back. Needless to say that was the end on my season... At least so I thought. By end of march I was on my board again. I couldn't bare watching my friends go to the mountain everyday while I laid in bed. Anyways, sorry to hear about your leg but don't count yourself out yet. I mean I wasn't supposed to lift 20 lbs for 6 months but I was riding in 3 1/2. I'm not saying don't listen to your doctor but who knows, the season might be longer than you think.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/02/2013 at 2:13pm
I don't go in the Park area so I don't get banged up like you guys but I did get ran over by a noob snowboarder (I didn't even see it coming) and he fractured my wrist with the edge of his board. Most painful experience while snowboarding! I thought my hand was chopped when I came to...and he didn't even have a single scratched. The wrist part of my glove and my sleeve was cut wide open by the edge. pretty scary
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/02/2013 at 3:26pm
Luckily for me, I've never had any major injuries from snowboarding. My worst isn't as bad as it is embarrassing. Slid out on ice, got the wind knocked out of me and slid a good 20 feet into some restricted area Dead in front of a ton of people
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/02/2013 at 3:55pm
Last season I did a scorpion at about 30mph into spowder and came to a dead stop with all of my foreward momentum being absorbed by my back. 
I heard a crack and lay there for a few mins... kept going that day but was sore like hell for a month or 3 after that. 
I couldn't tense my lower back muscles for 5 or so months. BUT! I healed, and you will too...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/02/2013 at 4:13pm
Thankfully (knocking on wood as I type this) in 11 years of riding and 12 years of skiing (prior to snowboarding) I have never had a serious injury.

Rest up, recuperate and get yourself set for next season.  Positive thoughts being sent your way.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/02/2013 at 5:23pm
I always wear Protect knee/shin pads and helmets man, can't risk my sensitive women shins hahah.

My 2010-2011 season I broke my left clavicle on the top of the mountain. I refused the snow patrol sled and rode down the whole mountain holding my left arm. I knew it was broken right away because it literally sounded like a stick snapping. I was out to the season.

Only good thing that came after was the fact I had insurance on my season pass and even though I got 15 days in...they gave me a FULL refund on my season pass. Pretty sweet.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/02/2013 at 7:07pm
I've never had any major snowboarding injuries, just concussion. But I did tear my acl playing football which kept me from boarding for a season
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/02/2013 at 9:08pm
messed up my shoulder on friday riding with TD I'll be out for at least a couple weeks no broken bones hopefully didn't tear anything to bad.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/03/2013 at 5:39am
In my best grampa voice...

Back in 1994 I was flying off a jump.  Stuck it perfectly like I used to back in the day.  I think that is why Mable fell in love with me. Anyhow as I rode off in impeccable style I touched my arm to the ground in a flare of coup de grace.  The angle of the slope was such that when my arm made contact it was perfectly straight. And BOOM dislocated elbow.  It was a strange thing because I had just finished reading 'The World According to Garp".  As a beautiful dame stood above me asking, "Are you alright?"  All I could say was 'The f'ing Under Toad, the f'ing Under Toad'.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/03/2013 at 5:40am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/03/2013 at 11:18am
I always wear a helmet, but next year shin guards are most definitely being added to my gear bag! I had almost 40 days of riding in ( I work nights) and my resort opened nov 24 for a wkend and officially on Dec 1st. Unfortunately they don't offer insurance on a season pass. That's a good idea. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/03/2013 at 11:20am
Lol...I once forgot to strap my helmet and as I went tumbling off a jump..off flew my helmet...hat ...goggles. lol...pretty swift.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/03/2013 at 11:27am
I'm hanging in there! I have school to keep me busy...which helps since I can't work either. I do my physical therapy at home in bed..it will be 6 weeks before I can put any weight on it. I spend the rest of my time browsing new gear and reading snowboard mags. The new TW has Xavier De la Cruz boarding on a f'in glacier! It was so gnarly..it gave me the same intense feeling I get from boarding. Happy healing to you. I saw we ceremonial burn our crutches after its said and done!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/03/2013 at 11:38am
Originally posted by Tahsha

I'm hanging in there! I have school to keep me busy...which helps since I can't work either. I do my physical therapy at home in bed..it will be 6 weeks before I can put any weight on it. I spend the rest of my time browsing new gear and reading snowboard mags. The new TW has Xavier De la Cruz boarding on a f'in glacier! It was so gnarly..it gave me the same intense feeling I get from boarding. Happy healing to you. I saw we ceremonial burn our crutches after its said and done!


That's good that it's only 6 weeks.  I can tell you, I'm about ready to destroy my crutches.  I have 3 more weeks of crutching left to go and I can't wait till I can finally put my foot on the ground.  The bottom of the foot feels weird from not having it touch the ground for a while...the nerves there are definitely sensitive. 

That's good that you have school to keep you busy during the day.  I was in between school and getting a job, so it's been difficult keeping myself busy.   

Hopefully your leg recovers quickly.  I know how you're feeling because I'm going through the same thing.  At least your story of how you broke your leg sounds better than mine. LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/03/2013 at 4:20pm
I'll check out the blog. Can't tire of anything board related. I keep getting a cramp in my thigh from my foot just dangling there like a limp sausage! 
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That is amazing and inspiring! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/04/2013 at 12:28am
In 2010 (The season down in south hemisphere) I smashed into a wooden lift pole at full speed sideways.
It was a very sunny and a windy day, and september so the season was close to ending. I was going up the tow rope (a type of lift where you get dragged up sideways by a rope.. similar to a poma/t-bar apart from that the rope is around waist-chest height). I was midway up the slope when the lift stopped and I fell off it. Couldnt get back on it when it started back up so i just gave up and decided to slide down to the start of the lift. However the ridge where the lift went up was completely exposed to wind and sun, so it was literally just a massive slab of solid ice. Not even half a inch of snow coverage. That thing is what the top of glaciers probably looked like.
So I couldnt get a edge hole on my board, slid down on my ass and narrowly missed another person coming up the lift, my body started turning and I slammed into a pole with my left thigh.
 
I hit it so hard that my body wrapped around the pole sideways for a sec and I jut lay there thinking that I was gonna die haha
I wasnt even wearing a helmet because I was a beginner and thought oh i can get it later when i get a bit better... So my beanie and my goggles went flying. Somehow my friends who were already on top of the slope found my goggles which was probably at least 50m from the ridge where i was.
Got carried down to a ski field cafeteria/shelter on a tobogan (even the patrols had a bit of trouble on the ice), they strapped my thigh with cloth and my friends drove me down to the hospital, stayed with me for 3 hours, gave me a ride to a 24hour pharmacy at 11pm and took me home..
 
I was pretty lucky cause I hit my femur out of all places which is the strongest bone in your body. So no broken bone but got a hematoma(pocket of blood under your skin), muscle trauma and damaged ligament on the inside of my knee from bending the wrong way at impact. Not being able to move your own leg no matter how hard you try is a horrible feeling, I cant even begin to imagine how people can live with paralysis of any kind.
Its all healed now of course but Ive still got a dent in my thigh where it hit the pole... It looks strange, bet not many people in this worlds got a goddamn dent on their leg. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/04/2013 at 7:25am
I had surgery at the end of August to fix a torn rotator cuff, torn labrum, and frayed biceps tendon. It's taking along time to heal. PT sucks, but has really helped my mobility and ROM. Staying away from any park riding this season has been really hard, especially since I've been feeling stronger; but it only takes one fall to reinjure everything and it's just not worth it. But hey, at last I get to ride and be with my friends on the Tahoe slopes.
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