Posted by: trish alexander | December 19, 2013

It’s official…it’s a break…six weeks off skates

Elbow sec appt.So, an appointment with the ortho doc indicates the fall/landing of the loop was an actual break but when you see the Xrays, it will make sense. As previously mentioned I broke my elbow in 1979 and you can see that bone “1979 Fracture”, doesn’t even connect to the arm any longer, so that is why there is no stability. The good news is that those of you in the Level 6 class who are heading for the back full loop that I was doing when I fell, well, you wouldn’t have the same outcome, it’s only because the elbow was so fragile to begin with. So, here is what I know:

  • No skating for six more weeks:
  • If I don’t over use it or try and straighten it, no surgery, it’s repairing nicely
  • There is a loose fragment in there (it’s the circle) that has been there for a long time, they want to take that out
  • The newest fracture is quite small and will easily repair, but it will be a pain to fix if I break it further between now and then.
  • I’m getting a lot (A LOT) of work done, I must have really been skating a lot up until this point
  • I’m slowing down a bit and being quite present for what is happening just now. This is a good thing.

Yes, sometimes it’s about falling down and seeing what you get when you get back up. For me, I’m on an amazing adventure and I wouldn’t have the jump or the landing happen any other way. Right here, right now.


  1. take care

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