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Jul 1, 2004, 11:55 AM
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Broke my ankle
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I’ve broken my ankle doing something stupid in the gym. Bouldering, feeling strong, I went for dyno and missed. Fell maybe 3-4 feet. Just landed right/wrong. Out for eight to ten weeks. Feel really stupid for trying something so risky – miss and you fall – for no other reason than I wanted to do it. The big thick mats in my gym have recently been replaced with much thinner rubber ones. So decking is more serious. It was a real mistake in judgment to not assess the consequences of what I was doing. I just wasn't focused.

Kim


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Jul 1, 2004, 12:34 PM
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But you did learn from it right?

Sorry to hear it.

Healing happens.

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But you did learn from it right?

There has to be an easier way to learn...

I've been there, Kim. And I did learn-patience, acceptance, how life moves on and the pain subsides to a distant memory. Oh, and I also learned that outward pressure on a skyhook on a small sandstone flake is contraindicated.

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Hi Guys,

Yea, I did learn something about accessing and then making the decision to take a risk. I chose wrong last time – hopefully not next time.

Some good news: Doc says my ankle is not broken. The first x-rays were inconclusive, but the doc said he “thought” it was broken from the one point pain I was experiencing. With sprains, the pain tends to radiate. Hairline fractures bleed calcium for the first couple of weeks and so a second set of x-rays taken a week or two later will shows more contrast and the break will be easier to see. There was no change between the first and second set of x-rays. So now they say that I probably dislocated it and it popped back in immediately. So I’m in PT twice a week. The exercises are really painful! But, they say with aggressive treatment I’ll be back in a couple/three weeks.

So a good lesson learned at a smaller than expected cost. I feel lucky.

Best, Kim


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