Thursday, December 20, 2007

FUUUUUCCCKKK!!!!!!

Just before the hurt begins

Yesterday started out nicely. I warmed up on a couple of nice problems at the Kraft Boulders, among those was the classic "the Pearl". It was classic. Yeah! We then headed over to the Monkey Bar boulder where I flashed the "Monkey Bar Traverse". I was feeling saucey so I decided to try the direct start to the previous problem. On the flash attempt I mistook a thumb-catch for a two finger pocket and when my feet cut I felt an 'electric' shock shoot from the tip of my finger to the middle of my forearm. There was no audible sound, but I knew pretty much instantly that my day/trip was over as far as climbing was concerned. Actually, my main worry was the thought that I might not be able to climb on my up coming Hueco trip. Later that evening I gave my friend Noah a call to consult with him about my injury. Noah is a climber and an MD who loves trauma patients. He assured me that he knew exactly what happened from my discription and that it was not a serious injury in the long run. Basically, if I follow his instructions it will heal 100%. That is good news. Bad news is that I won't be able to climb my hardest in Hueco. I've waited a long time to go there and it is pretty disapointing that my first trip will be handcuffed like this. The rocks aren't going anywhere though so I guess I'll just have to go back when I'm strong as an ox.


In other news...



Peter (ahem... Nancy) and I are now gambling addicts. Nancy likes to bet the ponies and I can't get enough of football. I'm planning on putting all of my savings on Falcons this weekend, its a 'can't miss' game.




Well, for now Peter is going to continue to climb rocks and I'm going to heckle him and stuff my face. I'll probably have more fun. Take that tendon!

6 comments:

Caitlin said...

oh no!!!

Susan said...

mama says - damn it all, i knew you should have some f**king health insurance! be careful of the gambling urge as it tends to be addicting (is there a gambling gene cuz then we should worry!)

Robyn said...

I know what would make you feel better....how about a new puppy????

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y278/rastoddard/IMG_2967.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y278/rastoddard/IMG_2965.jpg

This adorable thing found Nick at a gas station...

Johnclimbrok said...

shit.

Alan Moore said...

my condolences from mexico. be mr brightside, you've got all these chicks trying to make you feel better.

Alan Moore said...

i'm sure they're all hot.