YourboybangsFunny you mention the painkillers, my dad(a psychologist) has been making an attempt to ween me off of them, but tbh i'm stuck at home doing nothing so feeling a little wavey isn't gonna hurt me until they're done.
Also did you look at my x-ray further up? Fortunately it didnt shatter, but was a 2 piece clean break, so hopefully the recovery isnt as bad. For sure gonna be shooting a ton this season until I'm confident that I'm strong again.
+how many screws/ how many inches was your plate?
Yeah I mean I ate them a ton for injuries back when they were giving out huge ones like crazy. I remember the vicodin script I had for my back/femur. That shit was gnar. I was fine, Enjoyed it, and had no problem stopping.
It's just more of a PSA to be aware though. Because you take some painkillers doesn't mean you're going to get addicted to them, but it definitely happens, and opiate addiction sucks so even if you're enjoying getting a bit loopy, just respect them.
I have no idea how many screws. It wasn't ridiculous. It was only in like 4 pieces I think. Had a plate running the whole span screwing it all back together though.
Actually was pretty good about letting mine heal other than the stretching. Really only notice the loss of movement when in the shower and reaching my upper back from below. My right arm doesn't go nearly as far up as my left. I could probably still work on it and stretch it but I'm lazy and don't really care.
Hopefully you're back on the slopes soon though. I did mine new years day so about the same time as you.