emergency room

its 530. im typing with one hand and waiting for my father to wake. around midnight i took a spill on the uni doing a seat in back ride. the pedal slipped, uni went forward and i fell straight down. left arm shot down to cushion the fall an my wrist bent back and up. i only had my gloves and shinguards on, no wrist protectors :frowning:
hopefully its nothing serious, but ive been in constant pain for almost 6 hours. and this took extremely long for me to type one handed. its said your left hand does 56% of your typing…

Sounds like it is a break. Mine hurt but not terribly when I did mine. It
won’t stop you though, don’t worry. It actually saves ware on one of your
wrist guards
when you have your cast on!

If you have look at my right arm in the photo of the Fleet Cycles Giraffe
you will see my hospital supplied wrist guard!
http://www.unicycle.uk.com/shop/shopdisplayproduct.asp?catalogid=81

Roger


The UK’s Unicycle Source
http://www.unicycle.uk.com


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From: “AccordNSX” <forum.member@unicyclist.com>
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Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 10:36 AM
Subject: emergency room

> its 530. im typing with one hand and waiting for my father to wake.
> around midnight i took a spill on the uni doing a seat in back ride.
> the pedal slipped, uni went forward and i fell straight down. left arm
> shot down to cushion the fall an my wrist bent back and up. i only had
> my gloves and shinguards on, no wrist protectors
> hopefully its
> nothing serious, but ive been in constant pain for almost 6 hours. and
> this took extremely long for me to type one handed. its said your left
> hand does 56% of your typing…
>
>
>
>
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> AccordNSX
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That does sound like a break. I had a fall during hockey practice
and spent the next 10 hours in pain. I managed to fall on it a second
time (not recommended). Forget typing, I drove twenty miles in this
condition, thinking it was nothing serious - ouch!!!

I went to the A&E later and they took under five seconds to diagnose
a break.

Arnold the Aardvark

I know how feel. I broke my right hand a singlespeed mountain bike
event a couple years ago. It sucked big time. Joe in Iowa

-----Original Message-----
From: rsu-admin@unicycling.org ["]mailto:rsu-admin@unicycling.org] On
Behalf Of AccordNSX
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 4:36 AM
To: rsu@unicycling.org
Subject: emergency room

its 530. im typing with one hand and waiting for my father to wake.
around midnight i took a spill on the uni doing a seat in back ride.
the pedal slipped, uni went forward and i fell straight down. left arm
shot down to cushion the fall an my wrist bent back and up. i only had
my gloves and shinguards on, no wrist protectors :frowning:
hopefully its
nothing serious, but ive been in constant pain for almost 6 hours. and
this took extremely long for me to type one handed. its said your left
hand does 56% of your typing…

Ouch. Heal quickly.

AccordNSX wrote:

> its 530. im typing with one hand and waiting for my father to wake.
> around midnight i took a spill on the uni doing a seat in back ride.
> the pedal slipped, uni went forward and i fell straight down. left arm
> shot down to cushion the fall an my wrist bent back and up. i only had
> my gloves and shinguards on, no wrist protectors
>
> hopefully its
> nothing serious, but ive been in constant pain for almost 6 hours. and
> this took extremely long for me to type one handed. its said your left
> hand does 56% of your typing…
>
> –
> AccordNSX
> Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums

I’ve broken my arms 4 times, but only two of those were while riding a unicycle. My first one on the unicycle was after the first parade I rode a giraffe in when I was 10. On the way back, I rode my giraffe, and I decided to wait for my parents who were walking at the corner holding onto a telephone post. When I decided to start going foward, I saw a bunch of sand on the rode and I freaked out and I think I tried to grab back onto the post and I fell backward instead landing on my wrist. Attached is a picture of me with my hospital supplied wrist guard.

The second arm break was in a show where I was doing my routine and I just learned to freemount a giraffe, but was not very good at it yet. Whie attempting to mount, I fell down on my wrist. I continued through the rest of the routine on my giraffe, but it pretty much sucked from then on. The X-ray didn’t show any broken bone, but supposively it was a break on a growth plate (I wonder if that’s why one of my arms is a hair longer than the other).

aww. little gilby was so cute. hehe
-david kaplan

gilby

did you ever regret sawing off the miyata handle?

it was even a blue one,I’M FLABBERGASTED:D

I witnessed the spill and it wasn’t good. Hopefully it isn’t a break. Take three darvicet and call me in two days

Re: gilby

That unicycle is from 1988 and has an old style miyata seat on it. They stopped making these eats in 1996 and replaced it with the one that has the handle. So I never chopped off the handle on mine as it didn’t come with one. The new style seat has a narrower middle section and front, and a slightly larger back part which is more suitable for kids (Miyata’s main market in Japan). I still use the old style seat on most my unis.

swelled up today.
went and got x-rays, prolly get a cast tommorow

Hmmm…Common thread this week. At our club meeting last Monday night, I was hopping up onto a wooden box and hit the back edge. My wheel rotated backwards and I went face first into the box. Of course I caught myself with my hands bending the wrists back. My left wrist was the worst. I couldn’t move it late Monday night and by Tuesday morning, it was swollen another half its size. Now its Friday night and I still have a little pain when I bend my wrist backwards but its slowly disappearing. I was almost convinced I had broken something but didn’t quite make it to the doctor. Now I don’t think I ever broke anything and if by chance it was, it was so minor that slow healing will take care of it. And, Accord…you’re right, one-handed typing is extremely slow.

Bruce

I was talking with a friend of mine who’d spent a few months studying in
Japan. I asked him about the unicycling, and he said, yes, he was aware
that it was taught at most elementry schools. But he went on to say that
no adults knew how to unicycle. I found it odd that all the kids learn,
but none of the adults learn. He said that the Japanese learn other things
with such intensity that it is necessary for them to forget other things -
such as riding a unicycle.

(He’s also got an odd sense of humor, if that was not evident.)

> That unicycle is from 1988 and has an old style miyata seat on it. They
> stopped making these eats in 1996 and replaced it with the one that has
> the handle. So I never chopped off the handle on mine as it didn’t come
> with one. The new style seat has a narrower middle section and front,
> and a slightly larger back part which is more suitable for kids
> (Miyata’s main market in Japan). I still use the old style seat on most
> my unis.
>
>
> jagur wrote:
> > did you ever regret sawing off the miyata handle?
> > it was even a blue one,I’M FLABBERGASTED:D
>
>
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