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Just after Christmas Shawn and I went to Squaw Valley in Tahoe for 4 days of snowboarding. Mid afternoon on day 1, I took a pretty good fall. I caught the heel side edge of my board which pulled me down backwards. I was wearing a helmet thankfully, but instinctively I put my hands down to catch myself. Instantly, I was nervous about the impact. I sat up and actually just sat on the slope for at least 5 minutes. I still had a significant amount that I had to traverse before I was at the bottom. I was extremely cautious the rest of the way done as my right wrist was quite sore. When I turned, I would move my arms to counterbalance the change in position of the board. Every time I did so, I could feel the blood rushing to my wrist causing a slight throb of pain.

Once down, I went back to our room and put some ice on my wrist. It was starting to swell and I was unable to do anything with that hand such as carry my board or even unzip my jacket, so I decided to visit the medical facility. Well, to make a long story short, I broke the distal edge of my radius in two places. In other words, I broke my right arm near the wrist. One break is perpendicular to the bone and should heal just fine with no lasting effect. The other break is right where the radius articulates with the bones of your wrist. If you imagine a dog bone with a bulbous end, I have a crack that is separating the top part of one of those bumps from the rest of the bone. Depending on the width of that fracture, it is possible that it will need to be pinned. I have an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon on Wednesday to see if that is necessary.

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Comment by Paul Thompson on January 2, 2009 at 9:04pm

We met at the St. Paul Women's golf championship (SGM friend of Stork, Korns, Horns, Palmeri's etc) a few years back.

Sorry to hear about your injury....happy healing , just give it the time it needs.

Other than that how's life?

I'm going to Barack's inauguration and joining his Green Corps,

Went to a training in Orlando last month and drove thru Bowling Green and saw the Starbucks at night...kind of a dark place....I crashed near by on a dead end road....with sleeping bag, not my car.

ah well, nice to find you on line....I lost my favorite Valkrie 150 class with your autograph on a long downhill hole at Jackson Hole Ski Area...looked for 3 hours and the woods won.

life goes on,

Paul Thompson
Comment by WDGA ~ Cheryl Eldridge on January 28, 2008 at 3:06am
Well, January is almost over and I sure
hope you are healing quickly.
I am continuing to pray for your
speedy recovery.
Hope to meet you again someday
on the courses.
Comment by Juliana on January 25, 2008 at 2:35pm
Thanks, Chris.

A few years ago I was definitely scared an injury would take me off the tour and was conservative as well, but now I don't want to limit myself. If an opportunity arises, I'm not going to let the fear of an injury keep me back anymore. Next year I will be back on the slopes again! (Although maybe on skis this time.)
Comment by Chris Sprague on January 25, 2008 at 1:23pm
Sorry to hear that! Hope this doesn't keep you from your home remodeling projects!

Broke my little toe 90degrees (playing poker) 2005
played really well on a walking cast left foot - good luck

Second what Schweby said too! I had to quit basketball (stop skateboarding - Tech Deck Fingerboard only now)

Even with Magilla and Tobish in Bend fiending for the slopes, can't get the possible injuries out of my mind.
Comment by Sheila Kirkham on January 13, 2008 at 11:25pm
I am and have been, totally fine. I was even at DGLO last year, on Tobo, no problem. I was back throwing, on the treadmill, and doing everything not looking back just 12 short weeks after surgery. It was a freak accident, and, the better shape you're in (like you too), when something happens the less the recovery time is. I am on the treadmill 4-5 time a week on an incline and decline running. Still maintaining the weights, and anticpating my up-coming b-day. Just follow Drs advice, make sure you're seeing a sports medicine doc, and you'll be back in no time. Be well. Didn't know if that post was for me, I had 7 screws and a plate, too.
Much Luv, Sheila
Comment by Juliana on January 13, 2008 at 10:53pm
Wow, 7 screws and a plate. That's some serious hardware. I hope they do the trick and you are even better than before.
Comment by John McMullen on January 13, 2008 at 7:48pm
Juliana, Sorry to hear about the injury ... You're one of my DG heros and it's sad to hear you're hurting.
I just had surgery after breaking my leg playing disc golf in TN while on vacation ... so I feel your pain. They put 7 screws and a plate in my tibia and fibula, and I'll be out of playing until spring.
Hang in there, and get well soon!
Hope you see you throwing those beautiful golf shots again this summer!
Comment by Chris Wojciechowski on January 3, 2008 at 1:38am
Figured I'd chip in to relate my only Juliana Korver related story... From BG Ams 2006, you were helping with player packs I believe and I walked up to you with a Discraft Spectra...

"Would you mind signing this?"
"You know I don't throw these..."
"Neither do I, thats why you can't sign my Wraith."

Laughs were had by all. ... I just imagined it with every reaction exaggerated like an early 1900s silent film and it was far funnier than it actually was.

Good luck with a speedy recovery!

Comment by Sheila Kirkham on January 2, 2008 at 2:26pm
Hey J,
Sorry to hear about your recent injury. ICE works miracles, it's not the most fun thing in the world, but, it does work. Also, the homeopathic way would be, arnica montana is for trauma. Also once you know whats going on with the bone itself; ie pins, screws, try symphytum it promotes the healing of old and new fractures. I did these things last year after my ankle, and I feel great.
Good luck, and I do hope to see you sometime this year. Be well.
Comment by Craig Leyva on January 2, 2008 at 6:54am
Sorry to hear about your accident. I hope you recover stronger than ever, and one day return to disc golf.

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