Ok I'm Out....

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Ok I'm Out....

Post by Kev M on Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:50 am

For a while at least.

Saturday I made a rookie mistake while blocking a fast and hard kick from a 5th degree black belt and shattered my right radius at the wrist where it took the force and hyperextended. Got my damn hand in a bad position and there too early to so instead of deflecting the kick it took all the force into the hand.

Surgery is scheduled for next week where I'll get some titanium parts for ME for a change, but I'll likely be off the bikes for weeks to come during recovery.

Grrrrrrrr.

Anyway, have a ride or two for me.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Yeah, lucky me. We were rocking and rolling enough in the drill that the instructor said "hold on, let me get this on film" so I've got a video of my wrist snapping, at least I kept fighting and kicked him twice afterwards (had to cause my right arm was useless).

Driving to the ER with the kids in the back of the Jeep was no fun, but it was only marginally better on the way home.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Thirty six years of training, I've busted the occasional toe, finger, or even rib, but man this one sucked.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Kev M

Posts : 144
Join date : 2017-02-18

Back to top Go down

Re: Ok I'm Out....

Post by Nick on Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:18 am

Kev, WTF?
You'll be OK soon...you're a young man!
What are you trying to do, "out do" Jay? Very Happy

Get well soon, and let me know if you need help (a hand  Wink ) with anything.

Nick
avatar
Nick

Posts : 318
Join date : 2017-02-17

Back to top Go down

Re: Ok I'm Out....

Post by Kev M on Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:53 am

I know right, I was really counting on rubbing it in Jay's face every time I rode by sending him pics. Now it'll be a race to see who is back in the saddle first (still me I'm sure, unless I do something else even dumber).

Anyway, thanks man!


Kev M

Posts : 144
Join date : 2017-02-18

Back to top Go down

Re: Ok I'm Out....

Post by egschade on Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:47 pm

So THAT'S why we were drilled in leg blocks! (block-step-spinning back hand counter) But then again I didn't spar against a 5D BB.

Geez, bad luck. Better your wrist than the family jewels I suppose. Hope you have a speedy and full recovery. And remind me not to piss you off next time we're together - I wouldn't stand a chance.
avatar
egschade

Posts : 160
Join date : 2017-02-17
Location : Basking Ridge

Back to top Go down

Re: Ok I'm Out....

Post by Kev M on Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:57 pm

I should say it's a case of forgetting my opponent.

I've gotten very good over the years at deflecting and simultaneously catching a leg that I simply forgot I was going against someone who was younger, stronger, and faster.

Had I used a safer (but more pugilistic) block I might have bruised him but wouldn't have been caught like that.

So completely my own fault and that is what's frustrating me.

It was so avoidable.

Kev M

Posts : 144
Join date : 2017-02-18

Back to top Go down

Re: Ok I'm Out....

Post by Guzziboy66 on Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:53 pm

Wow...

So serious...

You do know that you can use the other hand to hold a beer - right?

You can polish the bikes... You do Wax-On. Have somebody else do Wax-Off!

Wait - you're a writer... Crap! - Google voice to text will be your friend...

Seriously... Hope you don't get too frustrated with just one wing.

Eric

Guzziboy66

Posts : 29
Join date : 2017-02-22

Back to top Go down

Re: Ok I'm Out....

Post by egschade on Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:11 pm

You could also consider changing your twist throttle to an ATV style thumb throttle. That plus some heavy duty Velcro to stick your cast to the bar and you'll be back on the road in no time! Just remember to only use the rear brake or borrow someone's Cali with linked brakes.
avatar
egschade

Posts : 160
Join date : 2017-02-17
Location : Basking Ridge

Back to top Go down

Re: Ok I'm Out....

Post by Kev M on Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:36 pm

Surgery over, titanium plate and 5 screws!

Nerve block should last till tomorrow, gonna be at least 2 weeks till the post op.

Pain will probably start again tomorrow.


Kev M

Posts : 144
Join date : 2017-02-18

Back to top Go down

Re: Ok I'm Out....

Post by Nick on Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:38 pm

Glad everything went well
avatar
Nick

Posts : 318
Join date : 2017-02-17

Back to top Go down

Re: Ok I'm Out....

Post by egschade on Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:44 pm

Glad things went well - your wrist beats my knee by 2 screws. Hope the pain is manageable without (or with minimal) prescription meds. Dealing with them can be worse than the injury.
avatar
egschade

Posts : 160
Join date : 2017-02-17
Location : Basking Ridge

Back to top Go down

Re: Ok I'm Out....

Post by rotten on Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:45 pm

Sorry to hear about your misfortune Kev - I've been South for a few months.

Hope you're healing OK without too much pain. Looking at the radiograph it's hard to believe that they managed to get 5 screws into the end of your radius!

rotten

Posts : 12
Join date : 2017-02-25
Age : 77
Location : Ocean City

Back to top Go down

Re: Ok I'm Out....

Post by Kev M on Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:52 pm

Ha ha thanks.

Had my post op today and got the sutures out and got some new X-rays. Turns out I heard wrong it was more like 7 or 9 screws.

Healing nicely. Still gonna be off the bikes for a little while.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Kev M

Posts : 144
Join date : 2017-02-18

Back to top Go down

Re: Ok I'm Out....

Post by Kev M on Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:27 am

Man I couldn't seem to figure out how to post a pic using google chrome on my phone last night...

Kev M

Posts : 144
Join date : 2017-02-18

Back to top Go down

Re: Ok I'm Out....

Post by rotten on Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:31 am

Wow!

rotten

Posts : 12
Join date : 2017-02-25
Age : 77
Location : Ocean City

Back to top Go down

Re: Ok I'm Out....

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum