09 February 2011

Titanium Update

Went to the doctor for my final check up.  Once again, I headed to the x-ray room and took another set of x-rays.  I think they have a total of three rooms for x-rays...I have been in all three.

Final X-ray - Three-quarter View
The doctor said the bone has completely healed and gave me the go ahead to do whatever I wanted.  There is a little chip of bone floating at the top of the ulna, but that is no concern.  It will just stay there, just hanging out...like a satellite.

Final X-ray - Front View

While my movement is about 90%, my strength needs a little more work.  I skated and shot the puck around a few weeks back and it felt great.  Other than the first two wrist shots I took, everything felt strong, even slap shots.  Cycling, however, will take some time.  All the weight, and stress (vibrations of the road) on the wrist is too much for now.  I tried to ride last week, but had to turn off early due to pain.  Doctor says it will be a few months before I can fully ride a bike.  But, I am cleared to play hockey!
Final X-Ray - Side View

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Snap! I just had a similar surgery so it was good to read about your experience. Your comment about the blankets made me laugh - it's true in New York too - so many warm blankets. You can see my matching x-rays here http://healthfoodsoul.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/out-getting-reinforcements/

PS Very jealous of the Nike's