I have yet to talk about how I broke my collar bone. Now that it is on the mend, I figured it was about time to give you the short story of what really went down. It all started with a snowboard accident and ended with a plate and screws. It will all be history in about six months.
The Break and The Fix
On February 16th I had a birthday that I will never forget. I met my good friend at the hill to have an early jam session before we celebrated for the rest of the day. The session started off good. We warmed up in Alpine’s mini park, took some cruiser runs, and were having a good time. We then headed to the boardercross track for a couple of race runs. We took one lap through the course and it felt pretty good. On the second lap, I hit the middle jump at full speed like you should and got bucked. I hit it wrong and that was it. I landed on my shoulder, popped up and b-lined it to the car. From there we rode straight to the hospital to find out that I broke my collar bone in more than three spots.
Over a week later I had surgery to put my collar bone back in place. In the x-ray above you will see the plate and screws the Doc used to put me back together. The doctor actually said I broke my collar bone into five pieces, and it feels like it. I have had surgery on my right ACL twice, and this could be some of the worst pain I have ever been in. It’s tough to compare.
With that said, I have to tell you that I am happy to be on the mend. I have about six months until my collar bone is fully healed. At around four months they will go back in and take the plate and screws out. From there I hope that it doesn’t hurt to sneeze anymore and I also hope to come back stronger than ever. This will be a good time to regroup, get my sh!t straight. I can’t wait to get back on a board and kill it the rest of 2013.
What bones have you broke?