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trials and tribulations [Apr. 19th, 2007|08:02 pm]
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In case some of you have been wondering where I've been lately. I spent the last month or so moving into a new apartment. It's muh nicer than the last and comes equipped with the roommate that actually pays rent... and a washer and dryer. ;)

To reward myself for completing my moving chores early I went with some friends to Pismo Beach to ride my ATV on the dunes... well, on Saturday around noon I rode directly off of a 10 foot drop and in the process of bracing myself I broke my left distal radius at the wrist joint. It required surgery to affix a plate and screws to mend the damage. I got out of the hospital yesterday still in considerable pain. The doctor says the surgery went well and I should be fine in 4 to 6 weeks. I will have an initial loss in strength and range of motion but that with physical therapy I should be just fine. The plate and screws will be mine forever.

before you begin to think that I'm some sort of live fast die young daredevil, I've been riding off road for 22 years now and this is the first time I've had a very bad injury. The time of day and conditions were just right to hide the drop, and I couldn't stop in time.

In the meantime the pain medication makes me unable to sleep and causes hallucinations... but at least I have cable. ;)

I should have my internet back on in the next few days.

[User Picture]From: tazman
2007-04-20 03:53 am (UTC)
Glad yer OK dude... *winks* but for further attempts to fly I suggest you stay with the planes ;) *grins* now if someone says "screw you" you can proudly say I already am thankyou... ( I can say it too since I have 2 screws in my left knee)... We'll keep an eye out for ya at ALG if you get to stop by... Take care dude :)
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[User Picture]From: mist1006
2007-04-20 12:59 pm (UTC)
I'd thought about calling you the other day. Maybe sometime this weekend. Dan works all weekend.

I'm glad you're ok though!
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[User Picture]From: pilotgoddess
2007-04-20 05:56 pm (UTC)
Wow dude, glad you are ok!
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[User Picture]From: trippie
2007-04-20 07:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, geez! Mom was here last week, and I contemplated calling you then... sounds like it would've been a bad time if I had, eek.
Congrats on the new apartment, and ouch to the rest.
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