Oldest Son broke his wrist

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Registered: 07-05-2006
Oldest Son broke his wrist
Fri, 01-06-2012 - 2:09pm

A few years ago I made it my goal to get us all caught up on our medical appointments. I knew that it was going to be the year of doctors! I kept on repeating in my head...the year of doctors...the year of doctors...and now a few years later I'm beginning to think that the 'law of attraction' may have something to it. You think about a subject and therefore that subject becomes attracted to you. We have had nothing but medical debt plaguing us for the past 2 years! I don't currently know how much we owe. It physically pains me to get out the dozens of different bills from different doctors. We've got bills that come from my blood work and the visits I need twice a year or so for my thyroid disease. We've got bills from my oldest sons concussion, we've got bills from my middle childs ear drum bursting. We've got bills from my husbands bloodwork and physical plus an MRI on his knee. It just seems that once I have the bills under control and everyone is happy with their monthly payments, a new bill comes!

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Registered: 03-15-2005
Fri, 01-06-2012 - 4:09pm
Sorry to hear that. Hope it heals quickly. Seems like just when you are in your grove something else happens.

However, I think you should replace his helmet if you got it at the dump. Helmets (whether skiing, snow boarding, or biking) can have damage that you can't see that affect the structural integrity of the plastic. I'd hate for it to have been in some type of accident/impact and have some damage that isn't visible, but could cause it to fail in the event of another impact. Sorry -- just my PSA vent from a "retired" plastics engineer.



iVillage Member
Registered: 07-05-2006
Fri, 01-06-2012 - 5:53pm
Well, that's a bummer. Thanks for the info though!
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Registered: 08-25-2006
Fri, 01-06-2012 - 7:32pm
Oh, how I remember those days.

What a bummer about the day on the mountain. I don't blame you for being discouraged, BUT we all know it will somehow work out for the best. For some reason God saw fit to slow your son down and his lesson will be even better when he goes back.

My philosophy anyways. :)

I don't know if medical bills ever really go away. I mean, not really. Kind of like putting gas in the car. It gets you by for a while, but inevitably you have to go back to the gas station.

Hang in there...
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Registered: 04-10-2003
Fri, 01-06-2012 - 8:10pm
So sorry to hear that! I hope it heals soon!!! I broke my wrist as a kid and it was a pain!!!
I do agree with PP though. you need to make sure you have a good helmet. There is probably a reason that was in the dump!

Bex -

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Registered: 10-02-2011
Fri, 01-06-2012 - 8:23pm

Very sorry to hear that your son broke his wrist, and that the accident derailed the plan that you had worked so hard on. It sounds like your son really wants to learn to snowboard, but it also sounds to me like this injury might end up teaching him to be a bit more cautious. (I'm sorry if I'm reading too much into your account and jumping to conclusions.) The medical bills, the pain, the delay are not pleasant, but perhaps he will avoid bigger injuries in the future.

I agree with others that a new helmet is in order. Sometimes damage to a helmet is not visible, and if you're going to wear a helmet, wear one that works. I know motorcycle helmets should be approved either by DOT or by Snell, and there are similar ratings that could be found for bicycle helmets. So there must be something for ski helmets. A safe helmet with the suitable ratiing and the correct fit may not necessarily be expensive. You may have to do a bit of convincing, though. In my experience the cheaper helmets just don't look as cool as the more expensive ones, but they'll protect you.

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Registered: 08-24-2007
Sat, 01-07-2012 - 7:50am
Hi Abby! Good to "see" you again!

So sorry to hear about your son and all the medical expenses that you're facing. The "law of attraction" really bites -- particularly since I've spent considerable mental energy on winning the lottery and so far, haven't attracted a thing! Why do we only seem to attract bad luck?

Maybe this year should be "the year of paying off medical bills". Maybe you'll attract some extra cash!


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Registered: 07-15-2003
Sun, 01-08-2012 - 6:43pm

Sorry about your son!

My older sister broke her wrists three times as a child. It was once a year, three years in a row. My poor parents, lol. :) And they didn't have ANY boys! ;) The stupidest time was because she tried to climb into a truck while wearing roller skates.


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