“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.”
- Joseph Campbell -
after a week in a tightly coiled splint, we did more xrays of my arm. (we waited a week to let swelling go down and see how the rebreak/reset held.)
xrays revealed that 1 break held the reset nicely and 1 did not. doc said best thing to do was surgery, but he was on fence. why on fence? there was a strong possibility the bone still not reset perfectly would heal fine, or at least adequately, without surgery. no guarantee, but good chance. i told doc i wanted to do what was in my best interests with the understanding that if anyone can avoid a surgical procedure they usually should. he said, "as your doctor i should tell you that surgery will give the best chance of healing the bone properly..."
he said it in a way that somehow seemed a bit vacuous.
i smiled and asked, "if i was your son, what would you tell me to do?"
(i wasn't suggested i was a boy ... ha!.... he had just spoken of his teenage son during our first consultation.)
he smiled, "no surgery".
perfect. thats what we're doing.
so he put the cast on my arm .... and its GREEN!!!!!! :)
of course it would be. i mean, trakkers is green!
i told charlie there was no end to my team loyalty with my green cast.
he said the green was gonorrhea. (!!!) yes, CHARLIE said that, not me!!!! :) poor guy has been around me too long. eventually i corrupt everyone. :)
6 weeks then cast is off, then PT if surgery not needed.
(surgery still possibility if bones not healed propery in 6 weeks, but i am taking the risk...)
i'm doing what i can in the meantime. one of my best friends is mojca cater, 1988 olympic swimmer and foremost occupational therapist in los angeles. Momo (my nickname for her) specializes in wrist and finger mobility (SCORE FOR ME!) ; she's been so helpful and wonderful sending me various therapy devices and exercises to do at each stage of rehabilitation. as usual, i consider myself so lucky having people in my life who love me so much. i continue to strive towards deserving their affection.
so.......... all in all this could be much worse... i'm limited but not helpless.
living alone presents challenges, but i am adapting.
sleeping is impossible but i was never good at that anyway. :)
Here is me leaving doctor office... man i look TIRED!:
more coming soon!
thanks for the support!