Tuesday, January 7, 2014

wrist update

I met with Dr. Beekman today.... he was very knowledgeable and his staff was great! The first thing he said when he walked in was... "OUCH" (coming from a man that does hand surgery for a living...). 

Basically... my radius is broken at the joint, and is off set from where it should be. The end of my radius, where the joint is, is cracked in half. Bones are rubbing together and not in the places they should be (this is after being "reset" last Thursday.) 

(this is not my actual x-ray but pretty darn close to what it looks like.  Basically... everything is shifted to the left.  And my ulna has a piece chipped off of it,  and above where it says "fracture"... that bone is split down the middle as well)

So.... I have surgery scheduled for Friday morning to have a plate and screws put in my wrist. I will have to do weekly therapy and will be unable to ride for 6-8 weeks  He said it could be 6 months to a year before I'm feeling full function of my wrist again. Good times, I tell ya!!

Pretty sure my frequent use of the motto "go big or go home" is biting me in the butt. I guess if you're going to jack your wrist up you might as well jack it up real good, right??



Our heat is finally back on.  The contractor didn't show up until close to 8pm but I'm thankful he was working late. I appreciate that people give up their evenings to help out others!  I hope he was being paid well.

The kids are on Snow Day 3.  It's like the Christmas vacation that never ends.... groundhog day!!!  Why can't these snow days come in like... February when I'm itching for some snuggly days with all 3 kiddos?  No..... let's have some snow days after 2 weeks of Christmas vacation.... gah!!  Combine that with my inability to do much of anything with my one good arm and I'm grumperella!!


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