Kirroughtree Trip - June

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Postby Capt. Concussion » Mon Jun 18, 2007 14:28 pm

Well, went to the Western General this morning and have a Scaphoid fracture in my right wrist! Have to wear a splint for 10 days and then go back for a check-up. [:(]
On a brighter note, here's one of me actually managing to stay on.
(Thanks for the photo Saz!!) [;)]

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Postby Capt. Concussion » Mon Jun 18, 2007 14:54 pm

Cheers Nick. Has been even sorer since the sadistic nurse made me bend it all bloody ways to get X-rays done!! [:(!][V]

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Postby Hamishwmb » Mon Jun 18, 2007 15:03 pm

I take it that it's not a definite scaphoid fracture or I'd have thought they'd have you in a cast. It's often just sprained but they splint it and re X-ray it in case there is a fracture that didn't show up clearly on the initial X-ray. Hopefully that'll be the case with you too.

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Postby Capt. Concussion » Mon Jun 18, 2007 15:11 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Hamish</i>

I take it that it's not a definite scaphoid fracture or I'd have thought they'd have you in a cast. It's often just sprained but they splint it and re X-ray it in case there is a fracture that didn't show up clearly on the initial X-ray. Hopefully that'll be the case with you too.


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Not sure Hamish. They were pretty vague about it, to be honest.

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Postby Hamishwmb » Mon Jun 18, 2007 15:17 pm

Vague is good.

It means that there was nothing definite to see on X-ray. As I mentioned earlier, it's standard practice to splint, re examine and re X-ray it in about 7-10 days. It's usually sprained and it's just a case of gentle exercise, but if it's fractured then the splint will have been helping things. Fractures tend to show up much more clearly the second time around due to the blood supply of that bone.

Hopefully you'll be alright though. And good effort for riding the rest of the trail after that!

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Postby Capt. Concussion » Mon Jun 18, 2007 15:22 pm

Thanks for taking the time to explain that, Hamish. I'm now a bit happier that it might not be as bad as I'd feared.
Cheers.




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Postby streako » Mon Jun 18, 2007 16:33 pm

You'll be back on the bike before you know it, Derek.


By the way, which would you say is the hardest between the chute on McMoab or the Terrible Twins?

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Postby Capt. Concussion » Tue Jun 19, 2007 07:38 am

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By the way, which would you say is the hardest between the chute on McMoab or the Terrible Twins?

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On the basis that I cleaned the chute and have failed spectacularly on the Twins on two separate occasions, you can probably work out the answer for yourself!!! [:(][;)] The chute I'd say is more challenging in the mind. The Twins are more challenging both technically and in reality.

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