Well, you all know I broke my wrist this weekend. I’ve been in a temporary splint since Saturday and today I had my follow-up appointment in the city. I thought the doctor would just take a quick x-ray to check the alignment, remove the splint, and put a big cast on. Unfortunately, the size of my fracture and the distance of the fracture from the joint will make it very difficult for it to heal without surgery. I’ll have to get a metal plate and six screws (three on each side) to bridge the fracture and facilitate healing.

The good news about all this is that I will be getting a much shorter cast, which will not include my elbow. Also, this smaller cast will be relatively straight and will not require my wrist to be bent sharply, as it is now in the splint. This means I’ll be able to type with both hands sooner rather than later. Lastly, it may mean that I will be able to get my hands around my Xbox controller. Hey, at least I have my priorities straight! Wish me luck in surgery. It hasn’t been scheduled yet, but it will be sometime early next week.

2 Comments »

  1. If surgery means you can play your Xbox, then I guess that’s good, right?

    #1 by Jimmy — March 4, 2005 @ 9:27 am

  2. That’s right! Well, I got my surgery scheduled for the morning of Monday, March 7th. Unfortunately, I have to be there by 6:30AM. Those that know me know that the only six I know is PM, but I’ll have to make an exception for this case. Needless to say, I will be high on pain meds all day on Monday and Tuesday and will come back to work on Wednesday.

    #2 by Nugget — March 4, 2005 @ 2:16 pm

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