I'm 54 years old and until last Saturday, I had never broken a bone. I think I made up for all that time. I'll tell you what I can through my one handed typing. This thing hurts real bad. I didn't realized that these things hurt like this. I broke the ends of both forearm bones just before the wrist. The ulna compressed into itself and the radial compressed and splintered. The first splint put on it at the civilian hospital was a joke. I went to the VA hospital Tuesday and they are good at splints. My arm was made more comfortable but the pain is still considerable. I'm scheduled to go back to the VA next Wednesday for a follow up. One person said they are not decided if they will need to do surgery, As much as I'd like to avoid surgery, after seeing the x-ray, I would feel better about how it heals. In the meantime I get to practice patience and wait on the process. Sooo, to help me pass the time, I'd love to hear your broken bone stories.