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post #1 of 50 Old 09-13-2011, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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My Worst Accident ~~Pics not for squeamish~~

So today I was riding TC bareback and decided to do a little 12in jump...no biggie we've done them before bareback. We loped to the jump and he tripped before he took off so I lost my balance. He cleared it and as I was trying to right myself I accidently bumped him and cued him to rollback to the left. Needless to say I wasn"t ready for it and came off.

Instead of tucking and rolling I threw my left arm out behind me as I fell off to the right(big mistake). I was trying to get up when I realized I couldnt move my left arm....I looked at it and screamed bloody murder because of the way it was twisted.

My two friends ran over and stayed completely calm to help me. We all started singing and doing silly noises to keep me from thinking of the pain although it was excrutiating. My dad arrived to help them make a splint and I was rushed to the hospital.

Found out I dislocated my elbow and fractured my wrist. Fun, Fun, Fun haha. In all honestly the worst pain I've ever felt.

Here are the pics....don't look if you're squeamish haha...cause they ain't pretty.
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post #2 of 50 Old 09-13-2011, 01:24 AM
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Well, that does NOT look like it felt good! Good for you for being calm, the medics and nurses appreciate that so much....*(that part was added for the paramedic hubby sleeping by me)
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Oh, honey . I've been there (not quite the same but pretty similar). I hope you heal up quickly and don't have any lasting issues with that arm.

They just put an Ace splint on it (solid half splint and Ace bandage to keep it immobile)? Not a cast? Surely they didn't have to do any surgery or anything right?

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Cakemom- Oh yeah it hurt....I felt so bad for my friends' and dad's ears.....when I was laying on the ground was fine, calm.....but I knew they had to get me to the truck to go....dad picked me up while friend held my arm. That was the worst part it felt like my arm was being pulled off and I ended up screaming until I was in the seat. I didn"t mean too but the pain was so much I couldn't stop it till I wasnt moving.

I was trying to be as calm as possible with the nurses and dr. I was jooking with them smiling through the pain and trying to make them laugh. in doing all of that it kept my mind off the pain. They were all so kind to me and so gentle about moving my arm and myself around.....they apologized so mant times about having to cut my shirt and bra off but I told them I understood, and it was okay.

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Oh, honey . I've been there (not quite the same but pretty similar). I hope you heal up quickly and don't have any lasting issues with that arm.

They just put an Ace splint on it (solid half splint and Ace bandage to keep it immobile)? Not a cast? Surely they didn't have to do any surgery or anything right?
Thanks smrobs....its a half fiberglass splint wrapped in a bandage. I have to have surgery on my wrist on Wednesday(they are waiting for the swelling to go down)...They knocked me out to pop my elbow back into place (thank the good lord) They said I may or may not need pins...they're going to do more Xrays on Wednesday to see because when they popped my elbow back into place they did more Xrays and sait my wrist looked better. I have to figure out how to post my xrays haha theyre pretty cool.

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Oh, my. Then I have most certainly been there. Broke mine when I was 9 and ended up with 4 screws, a pin, and an external fixator to hold it all together.

That sucks so I really hope they are able to get yours set and get it to stay with just a cast. XX Fingers crossed that it's all okay and they can just set it like normal after the swelling goes down. And, just because I know how you feel...

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Haha thanks Smrobs...Makes me feel a little better. I hope they can just set it with a cast...if not I'm officially gonna be a member of the nuts and bolts club haha....this is the worst injury I have ever had riding horses and I've been riding 11 years now. It was bound to happen eventually. I couldnt stay a member of the unbroken bones club forever haha
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Ouch :/ that definitely looks terribly painful. Well brightside atleast you aren't stupid enough to pull pins out of you 2 times like my dog -_- hah but on a serious note i hope you heal up quickly and don't need pins :]

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Outch! I hope u feel better looks like a ton of fun...not really. I hate accidents like that. And accidents can always have been worse (thanks god you had people there with you who kept you sane :) When I was younger I was jumping bareback like you but on the landing my horse tripped (and I saved it) but somehow he tripped again (wasn't expecting it and I flew over his neck...did a flip onto my back in the bald spot in the sand arena) broke my L1 vertabrate (but I didn't cry...still don't know how I managed that to this day) since then I have never left the ground on horseback... don't let that happen to you... I miss it a lot. Keep your spirits high and you'll be back to your normal stuff in notime!
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OOOOH YEAH, that's a nice little S curve you have in that lower forearm! OUCH OUCH OUCH I'm hurting in sympathy for ya! Hope you heal fast and are out of pain soon.

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