Saturday, January 17, 2009

Broken thumb

Apparently I broke my thumb snowboarding on 1/1/09, and of course I don't actually go to the doctor until two weeks after. Apparently this is a common injury amongst skiers (it's even called skier's thumb), and I'm just a retarded snowboarder. I'm guessing what happened was I somehow bent my thumb back falling, and the ligament actually pulled off a piece bone. Gross.

I did buy a thumb splint the day after the injury to hold the thumb in place, as I tried to tape it and it didn't work... and it hurt like hell.

The conclusion from the hand surgeon is - if I went to the doctor right after I broke it, they would have put my hand in a cast for 4 weeks!!!! BUT since I'm healing fine, and apparently I don't look hyperactive to the doctor, I can just wear my splint like a cast for the next four weeks...

Sad part is, I most likely also partially tore my UCL (Ulnar Collateral Ligament) - and I can't actually grab much with my thumb (it's hard to even button and unbotton jeans), and this can take up to three months to heal.

I also can't snowboard or bike or play pool for the next 4 weeks or so... arrrrgh! I guess it could be worse.

1 comment:

sophia said...

that sucks!! and is scary!