Don't Break Your Wrist
March 12, 2002 – by Per Christensson
In my ten years of snowboarding, I have never sustained any major injuries. That is, until two weeks ago. I was pulling some big 360s off a rather large tabletop and felt pretty confident. So, I decided to pull a 540. For the most part, it went pretty well -- lot's of air, a good spin, and the landing was, well, not so good. I didn't quite finish the spin in time and caught my back edge in the snow. As my body flew backwards towards the ground, I decided to soften the blow by extending my left arm, putting my left hand in the snow. Unfortunately, my left hand took pretty much the entire blow. While the rest of my body was fine, my left wrist was not.
If you think that it's cool to break your wrist, it's not. In fact, I highly recommend against it. Mr. Doctor put my hand in a cast so that I can't move my thumb, which makes my injured hand effectively useless. Worse yet, I have to be careful not to put too much stress on the injury, which makes working out and playing sports much more difficult. Even worse, I can't play the piano the whole time my hand is in this imprisoning device. Now I have to find something else to do with those two hours every day. I also can't play the guitar now, but then again, I couldn't play it before either.
This week is Spring Break for me. Great time to have a cast on my wrist. So instead of enjoying the beach and the sun, I sit here and type on my computer. Speaking of typing, this cast makes it extremely difficult and tiring to type. It's taken me four and a half hours just to write this update. So, while now I have time to update the site, it is very difficult. I suppose it's what you would call a "lose-lose situation." Why do I seem to be involved in so many of those?
Nevertheless, I should be making some substantial updates to the site this week. So, stay tuned. If you try to visit the site and you get some strange error or things look all out of whack, don't be alarmed. It's just me temporarily not knowing what I'm doing.