Boot of Doom Imminent?

Breaking News…Mrs. Narc suffered a devastating fall off the black problem by the stairs at the ABS comp this past weekend at VE Warrenville. Her awesome effort that ended in a slap (but no stick) of the grimy finish natural was rewarded with a loud, bone popping impact with the overly soft ground (ironic no?). Initial attempts at convincing her to seek medical attention were rebuffed, but common sense and excruciating pain prevailed by Monday morning. Diagnosis: severe sprain, not a fracture. Not good timing for a trip to HP40 on Thursday. Please send vibes of healing and/or one legged bouldering beta for HP40.

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8 Responses to Boot of Doom Imminent?

  1. Ryan October 23, 2007 at 2:51 pm #

    will you be at HP40 for the comp?

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  2. Climbing Narcissist October 23, 2007 at 2:53 pm #

    Nope, just for Boulderween weekend. Good luck at the comp though.

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  3. big poppa chosscrush October 23, 2007 at 4:21 pm #

    yo: the first two weeks in the boot are going to be uncomfortable while the swelling is up, the skin is black, and the fun is not.

    after that, the pain subsides and you can start getting stupid wit da boot, though all ground falls will justly cause pain. it is not until later in the boot cycle, when one is mostly healed and accustomed to falling on his or her back instead of feet, that climbing will be ok.

    also: invest in the band aid special blister ampules because the boot gave me blisters the first couple days. these blister things work wonders.

    finally: i will try to expedite the BOOT OF DOOM VOLUME 2 video for her perusal !!! if i cannot finish it, i’ll bounce a draft version by thursday.

    very sorry to hear. it is the year of the ankle fracture. bleh. that’s the 6th climber in our e-circle to succumb this season alone.

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  4. the BPC October 23, 2007 at 4:38 pm #

    also: have her remove the insole from a fairly new shoe and put that under her foot in the BOOT of mf DOOM. these boots have a huge seam in the ‘sock’ fabric that gets hella uncomfortable after you have been putting your weight on the heel of the foot for every dang step. the insole helps significantly.

    if she wants to resole it with climbing rubber, i have the beta for that too, just let me know via email.

    werd
    –j

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  5. mr. narc October 23, 2007 at 4:55 pm #

    Thanks for the beta JJ – hopefully a full fledged boot of doom will not be necessary

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  6. Ben October 23, 2007 at 5:32 pm #

    That sucks! Hope she has a speedy recovery.

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  7. Climbing Narcissist October 24, 2007 at 1:45 pm #

    Update: re-diagnosis by orthopedic professional is that it is a bad sprain and not fractured as originally thought…no boot of doom needed!

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  8. Tom Markiewicz October 24, 2007 at 5:40 pm #

    Sorry to hear about that. Hope she recovers fast.

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