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Sportsfan486
05-04-2007, 11:35 AM
So ****. I took a rather nasty spill off my bike and my wrist is now broken and in a cast for six weeks. The thumb is completely immobilized so my right hand is pretty useless.

And yeah, I'm not a lefty.

I work in a kitchen so I can't do my job, nothing I can do without my good hand.

Any ideas what temp. job I could pick up in the meantime? I can type okay with my left hand but that's about it.

This is really, really ******. Can't lift weights, can't work, can't do freaking ANYTHING.

drowe
05-04-2007, 11:37 AM
damn, hope it wasn't your whacking wrist.

RyanLeaf#1
05-04-2007, 11:37 AM
What kind of kitchen did you work in?

slightlyaraiderfan
05-04-2007, 11:39 AM
I could help you if you live in the southern california area, if not, good luck.

bsaza2358
05-04-2007, 11:45 AM
If you know MS Excel, you can get a lot of temp work if you're in a city. Just look up the big temp agencies and go in for a test. They'll find you work.

And yeah, whacking with your opposite hand is like getting a hand job from a girl. It just doesn't feel right, but it does the job...

ElectricEye
05-04-2007, 11:45 AM
I've broken my wrist twice. It's a pretty crappy injury. Hope you have an easy recovery.

bsaza2358
05-04-2007, 11:49 AM
I broke my wrist in 4th grade playing "kill the carrier". I wasn't whacking it at age 9, so my biggest problem was when I hit my brother in the ribs using my cast hand, and he cried like a beyotch...

RyanLeaf#1
05-04-2007, 11:52 AM
And yeah, whacking with your opposite hand is like getting a hand job from a girl. It just doesn't feel right, but it does the job...

Classic quote but its definitely the truth.

Sportsfan486
05-04-2007, 12:04 PM
And yeah, whacking with your opposite hand is like getting a hand job from a girl. It just doesn't feel right, but it does the job...

HAHAHA

Oh that's so true, I hadn't thought about it like that.

And don't worry, I'm pretty sure I can use the injury for at least a couple extra pity lays a week so hopefully I won't need to do the lefty handshake too often.

As for kitchen, I'm at an upscale country club right now but fine-dining restaurants are my forté.

Unfortunately I live in a pos nowhere town right now; Charlotte is about an hour away. Not sure what I'll do, still have a couple months until student loans start up and my savings can carry me for 6 weeks but it'd wipe me out.

bsaza2358
05-04-2007, 12:06 PM
Well, I've been quoted in 2 other users' sigs. Does anyone else want to use that quote for #3?

Sportsfan486
05-04-2007, 12:13 PM
Well, I've been quoted in 2 other users' sigs. Does anyone else want to use that quote for #3?

Heck yeah. Done.

-black
05-04-2007, 12:15 PM
hmmm...so your typing with 1 hand? and your wrong hand at that?

Sportsfan486
05-04-2007, 12:23 PM
hmmm...so your typing with 1 hand? and your wrong hand at that?

Indeed. It's pretty frustrating but I'm still probably at 30-40 words a minute, so it's workable.

-black
05-04-2007, 12:33 PM
hmmm...I will type the next setence with my left


typing wit ur vleft hand sucks


lol

Sportsfan486
05-04-2007, 12:37 PM
hmmm...I will type the next setence with my left


typing wit ur vleft hand sucks


lol


Yeah.

I've just used a computer extensively for the last 10 years so my typing skills, even minus my good hand, are decent.

But no computer games, can't grip the mouse. Damn these 6 weeks are gunna suck.

ncstateviking
05-04-2007, 12:46 PM
i broke the scaffoid in both of my wrists 2 years in a row in highschool playing football. played the whole season both times and had to get bone graft surgery afterwards and in a cast for 7 months. you wont get a job. i promise its a *****.

also youll learn to stroke it just fine lefty style

RyanLeaf#1
05-04-2007, 12:47 PM
Atleast its only 6 weeks it could be alot worse.

Sportsfan486
05-04-2007, 12:52 PM
Atleast its only 6 weeks it could be alot worse.

Yeah, although my doctor has me going to a specialist on Monday for a second opinion/more extensive look over.

So it might be worse but he said 6 weeks.

It's my radius that's broken, THANK GOD, and not my scaphoid although he mentioned it's possible it shows up later.

ncstateviking
05-04-2007, 05:27 PM
scaphiods are hard to show up on xrays...just a warning. how did you land on it?

BigDawg819
05-04-2007, 05:33 PM
Only the radius, you're lucky then when I broke my wrist I shattered all the bones in my wrist and needed total reconstructive surgery on it. But then I worked in retail so it didn't effect my job much. But it did suck that it was my left wrist and I'm left handed, so I eventually broke part of my cast on my hand so I could grip a pen and write again.

RaiderNation
05-04-2007, 05:41 PM
damn that sucks

ironman4579
05-04-2007, 05:45 PM
I broke my wrist when I was about 12 playing football. Tried to make a tackle on an end around and got my wrist snapped over. It really wasn't that bad though. I feel your pain my friend. Hope you feel better quick.

jayceheathman
05-04-2007, 07:11 PM
Did you film it so you can send it in to Scarred?