Wrist problems + sailplane lessons this weekend

I have had problems with my left wrist all summer after a hard landing May 27th. Yesterday I finally went to the doctor and got an x-ray of the wrist. This revealed that nothing was broken, fractured, or dislocated. Kind of good news, but it does not change the fact that the wrist is pretty useless for flying a hang glider. The doctor’s advise was to wait for a couple of weeks more and if the problem is still present to take a MR scan to look for soft tissue damages.

As the wrist can only take about 1 hour in the air on a hang glider, I will instead take some sailplane lessons/flights this weekend.

2 Responses to “Wrist problems + sailplane lessons this weekend”

  1. ak says:

    Hope that your wrist will get better. Going from Hanggliding to sailplane, for me is the same as going from “skeiv” to a indoor transvestite.

    Bad joke from a square cloth-pilot.

  2. Ian says:

    Be patient (no pun intended) with it. I had one from practicing golf too much, nearly got operated on and pulled out at the last minute thank xrist!. It’s fine now but took 6 months to get rid of the pain. Wrist/hand injuries are difficult because the bones are small and (unless nothing is broken) ligament injuries take ages to get over and always noticeable because you use the wrist/hand 24×7. beware of orthopedic surgeons on this one.