Finally saw ortho hand surgeon yesterday after finding out I broke my thumb in a crash on the 13th. Having surgery monday to realine fractured bits and wire into position. Then cast for six weeks. Six friggin weeks!!! He says no riding (obviously) no gripping ( like handlebars or anything else), no lifting, no training (sweat inside cast makes for unsanitary funkiness), no sweating. Then after six weeks cast comes off wires come out and wear a splint for another six weeks. Still no riding, no lifting, but I can resume stationary workouts. Which means by about July I will be ready to race. Oops all the races will be pretty much done by then. Guees I will focus on the fall TT seies this year. Which will toatally screw up next year. Plus I will go nuts sitting around getting fat. Oh I can go back to playing all those guitars in my closet. Not with a cast on your left hand!!! Is it more pittiful to have no life once you cant ride or to think that you had a lfe to start with because you did ride?
String your guitar lefty. Then, I don't know...come up with your own fingerpicking technique, become super famous for it, and get more money and chicks thrown at you than you can handle. When life gives you AIDS, make lemonAIDS! :-D
Medicine sure has gone backwards. 35 years ago they had fiberglass casts that would allow athletes to train. I know because a High School teammate of mine was the Los Angeles City champion in the 50 freestyle (swimming) two weeks after getting out of the cast he had after knee surgery. He trained all season in a cast!
Medicine sure has gone backwards. 35 years ago they had fiberglass casts that would allow athletes to train.
It really depends on the nature of the break, but it sounds like a compound fracture here. If it doesn't heal right, he could lose proper use of that thumb, which makes the whole hand useless.
Believe it or not, medicine has progressed in 35 years.
just be happy it didn't happen to your collarbone a week after finishing your first year of college & you were made to lay down (not sitting up, even) almost an entire summer after that $#!tty first year of college...
sorry 'bout the mini-rant. i know how it is, man. it sucks. bad.
at least i got an awesome story & an even better battle wound to show off.
When I smashed my hand to bits in a bike wreck (kinda over dramatizing) I trained. I had pins and screws put in my hand but was told not to ride outdoors. Crap, I lifted weights, and ran, and everything else. My cast stunk like a mule's *** (don't ask how I know this) but it kept me sane.
Never happy just to break bones ,when I break something it has to be a joint. Tried holding the steel for my square neck, no dice. Plan on doing lots of walking. And having to spend a lot of time in meetings smelling like a mules butt is not an option. I was hoping someone would suggest a good cheese to go with my whine.
Gaining or losing weight is simply a product of many days in either a caloric surplus or caloric deficit. If you don't want to gain weight, you'd better monitor how much you are eating [which will be a lot less than when you were training].