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Old 06-15-2018, 11:18 AM
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Kevin, if you find a half decent coach, I guarantee you'll be running the course at a slower speed at 15 off in a day. Your perception of what you are doing and what you are actually doing are 2 different things. ...
Thanks John, I was hoping to hear that regarding the coach. I'm a terrible learner for sure.

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Plus you're probably starving...
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Old 06-17-2018, 12:40 AM
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unfortunately i took another step back today. was working on the boat and had an accident with a drill. this is my ring finger and its busted pretty good.i was trying to fix my pp gauge and i ended up jabbing this finger with a 1/2" bit. it split it and went deep to the bone. i hope i didnt do any serous muscle or tendon damage ( i know nothing about fingers). i could care less about the break.

i was able to get the wedding ring off and that wasnt a pretty scene. even the doctor was spooked while i was working it over the swollen tissue and wiggling around the broken finger. i thought we were going to cut it off and because i'm a sick and twisted individual i decided to challenge myself to pull it off. dumb

i've got a a pretty high pain tolerance. 10 years of cluster headaches will do that to a man. but right now the whole hand is throbbing like crazy as it swells. i did receive an IV of antibiotics when i was there and i do have amoxicillin that im takin. up until an hour ago i went no pain killers but after doing some work around the house the pain flared up big time. so i took some Vicodin. this happened sat 2pm.

looks like i will be off the slalom course for a while. maybe a good thing,,,i've had a bad attitude about it lately and thats no way to continue on. the hand surgeon will call me on monday to talk about next steps. definitely need a pin to set it. but as i said before, im most concerned about tendon/muscle damage and recovery length.

als, wife and i expecting our first baby any day now, which really complicates things with surgery. too bad i wont be able to hold him at first since my left hand it totally useless. thats ok tho, we'll figure it out, im not worried about that. I'm just hoping he comes tonight or tomorrow so it doesn't complicate things with the surgery.

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Old 06-17-2018, 01:20 AM
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That's a real bummer, thinking about you pulling your ring off hurts me. I wear a safety ring now most of the time.

That's exciting having your kid almost here, they are the best things ever. Father's day would be kinda cool.

Good luck with your finger, I bet it just throbs!
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:54 AM
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A little break (pun intended) from the slalom course could be the right thing anyway. Terrible to have that in peak season though. Congrats on the new baby!
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Old 06-17-2018, 04:39 PM
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so sorry .. tough break ..(gallows humor) A baby on fathers' day would be sweet
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:38 PM
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unfortunately i took another step back today. was working on the boat and had an accident with a drill. this is my ring finger and its busted pretty good.i was trying to fix my pp gauge and i ended up jabbing this finger with a 1/2" bit. it split it and went deep to the bone. i hope i didnt do any serous muscle or tendon damage ( i know nothing about fingers). i could care less about the break.



i was able to get the wedding ring off and that wasnt a pretty scene. even the doctor was spooked while i was working it over the swollen tissue and wiggling around the broken finger. i thought we were going to cut it off and because i'm a sick and twisted individual i decided to challenge myself to pull it off. dumb



i've got a a pretty high pain tolerance. 10 years of cluster headaches will do that to a man. but right now the whole hand is throbbing like crazy as it swells. i did receive an IV of antibiotics when i was there and i do have amoxicillin that im takin. up until an hour ago i went no pain killers but after doing some work around the house the pain flared up big time. so i took some Vicodin. this happened sat 2pm.



looks like i will be off the slalom course for a while. maybe a good thing,,,i've had a bad attitude about it lately and thats no way to continue on. the hand surgeon will call me on monday to talk about next steps. definitely need a pin to set it. but as i said before, im most concerned about tendon/muscle damage and recovery length.



als, wife and i expecting our first baby any day now, which really complicates things with surgery. too bad i wont be able to hold him at first since my left hand it totally useless. thats ok tho, we'll figure it out, im not worried about that. I'm just hoping he comes tonight or tomorrow so it doesn't complicate things with the surgery.



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Damn!!!....that sucks dude!!. Your just lucky it didnít come ungloved (now thatís some pretty nasty ****!!), with it being your ring finger.

And good luck with the baby. I hope all is well with him/her and your wife!

Your aright...Iíve seen worse.
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:47 PM
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thanks all.

tbh, i was considering not continuing with the ski league that I've been in for the last few weeks before this happened. I just wasn't having fun, struggling to learn and not making any improvement week after week. I dreaded going. A lot of people that have contributed to this thread have said "the missing piece is fun," and while that's very true, if you are someone that enjoys seeing the fruits of their labor then I think you would find my situation pretty debilitating. So as others have said, this will be a nice "break" for me, pun intended.

while I'm very disappointed in my lack of success thus far I'm not going to give it up, but probably take a different approach at learning after my finger is healed. I've proven to myself that I'm not building off of the coaching that the different people I've skied with have given me. So I think I'm going to hold of skiing with anyone but a coach until I can at least get around a course. Right now I cannot be helped or help myself, and its absurd that I can't make a complete slow ski pass after how many times I've been out. So I think its time to pay the pros for some help.
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Old 06-17-2018, 11:45 PM
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Youch!.. so sorry on that injury...

Just thinking about ths moment drill hit finger sends shivers down my spine.

Hope that heals up fast...

Maybe its good to get away from course.. the "break" might just help you out.




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Sorry about the injury. Hope every thing goes well with the hand specialist.
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:09 PM
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Sorry about the injury. Hope every thing goes well with the hand specialist.
thanks. 4:30pm appt today
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