|opps, i didnt injure my dr, just my knees, dont sue me lol. OK i'll shut up and go to bed lol.
: thanks Robert, makes me feel better. i spoke to wild Bill cause i'm dying, really dying to sk8 and wanted to find out how much it would cost to hopefully protect myself better if its possible. i emailed him the pic of the plate and screws. its 6 large screws. he mentioned how its may be easy to break the bone at the end of the plate with screws in now and to ask my dr. first. so i will be staight up w/ my dr now. i told him i just fell into a pool since the guy i was dating told me not to mention sk8n but i told my knee dr. about it and hes going to get my knee braces (by insurance) so i dont reinjure him. maybe my arm dr. can make a forearm brace so it will support it even more instead. i dont think its a big deal to tell ortho specialists. they deal w/ athletes. i will ask him questions now. i've gotta sk8 again. not ready to stop living. hopefully this will be my one bad injury and i can now move on, just more carefully. some of my friends think im totally nuts to ever sk8 again. i just feel dead not sk8n.
: : Claudine, I have a metal pin in my elbow and the doctor who did the surgery said that I might want to have it taken out in the future. He made it sound like a very light precedure, but I am leaving it in as long as I don't find out it needs to come out. I found breaking my elbow made me so worried for so long, but in reality, it was my first broken bone in 39 years. I would not worry about it right now and just focus on healing. Think of all the football players, pro skaters and all the other althetes that have broken many bones. They keep going and I am sure you will too. When you are ready, just go out and have fun and don't push it too hard. My elbow break was a total fluke. I used to never fall on my elbow. If you are going to worry, then you might as well worry about any other injury you could get with any other bone. Shit, you can worry about crossing the street. lol It's tough, but you will come back strong.
: : : i was told that some people cant sk8 after plates, screws and rods. i'm worried, i want to sk8 again! i will talk to dr. now and see what he says. i am worried that now where the screws are could break easily. but i want to sk8. i am not sure what i would do if he says i can never sk8 again. i read this on it:
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