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 Had a followup yesterday. Got new films taken, and the doctor said the bone is healing well:



(click on image to see the other x-rays taken)

He removed the restrictions on my using the arm, meaning I could have started to build strength again, and go riding, and eventually climb again. Except there was one slight problem. 

See, my wrist. 




Notice how it's not in place there? Well, the hope was that with the PT of the last month or so, we'd be able to get it back in there. No such luck.

So now, the plan is to have another surgery, next week, to repair it. Since it's (hopefully) soon enough after the accident, they can open it up, reduce the ligament there, and put a pin to keep the bone in the right place. Then another month in a cast, and more PT.
 
This is the *best* case. If the surgery fails (about 10% chance that  the ligament is too destroyed), I  have two choices. One, is to do nothing, and see what happens, and treat that (probably arthritis? not sure). The other options is to reconstruct the ligament. This means a much bigger deal, involving cutting a piece of my tendon, and basically tying it around my wrist to hold things in place. That surgery only has about 50% chance of succeeding, and a much more difficult recovery process. And even if it all goes well, it's not really clear to me if I end up with a full recovery.

So yeah, haven't been doing very well with my saving throws past few weeks. 
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 Look. my plates, you can see them!

Went to get my stitches removed today, the Dr. said we should wait another week. Got to see my cool scars though, they'll be pretty impressive when they're done cooking.

Then I mentioned that I have a pain in my wrist sometimes, and found out it's not quite healing right... So I now have a giant cast on my entire arm, above the elbow to my fingers. ARG.

I was really hoping to start PT today, but no - another month before I even begin to recover.

Damn.

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