How I Broke My Elbow

By October 4, 2009 55 Comments

Over this past weekend I was able to experience my first broken bone. I was playing basketball with my brother and chasing a guy who was on a fast break and going up for a lay-up.  As I went up for the block, he jump-stopped and pump-faked;  I flew over him and was going head-first towards the ground. In order to avoid hitting my head, I put my arm out in a locked position and upon impact I broke the head of the radius in half, dislodging a section of the radius head into my elbow joint. I went to the emergency room immediately knowing that it was broken since I was unable to bend or twist the arm at all. The ER did not have the necessary plates and screws in order to operate at that point, so I am scheduled for surgery today at 10am.

Here is a video of a similar accident. Please note – due to my lack of ability to reach the vertical the player reached in this video, the fall was not quite as dramatic, but you will get the picture…

Here is a video of some of the lessons I have personally taken away from this incident.

So to sum up some things…

1)  Do not take  your health for granted. At any moment, it can be taken away from you.

2)  When a challenge occurs, look for the positives and not the negatives. Focusing on the negatives won’t do you any good and make you even more depressed.

3)  Put things in perspective. Things that might seem like a big deal at the moment are very small in the large scheme of life. Do not get hung up on the small road-blocks in life

Thanks everyone for your well wishes and support. I will be back as soon as I can but in the meantime, continue coming to Fit Fun Bootcamps and MamaTone and inviting your friends to come. I look forward to seeing everyone shortly. Keep up the great work!



p.s. Thank you Angela (my sister) for typing this.