Thursday, September 4, 2008

Clunking Along

Just had the follow up with the doctor today. He says I won't need surgery to get it to heal properly. Which I thought was weird because the two halves of my collarbone have yet to join. It's an odd feeling with them clunking around inside my shoulder. But according to him, in the next week or two the area will start to calcify, making the whole region stiffen up. Then it will hold the bones while thickening and growing new bone in the gap. Sounds weird to me, but this is one fracture I haven't dealt with. I did also find out that it was not a clean break. There was a bit of the bone that broke off when it split. But I guess when the area calcifies, it will hold that in place too. I wish I could post the x-ray, but it's a digital one. And I guess it's a file way to huge to just e-mail me, and I'm sure they don't want to be bothered by re-sizing things just so I can show people. What happened to the good old days when you got sent home with x-ray? Oh well.

Aside from that, I blended in this past week with all the racers crashing in the Gateway Cup. Everyone keeps asking if I was in one of the crashes. On the plus side, there have been plenty of people to commiserate with. One regular customer separated a couple ribs from his sternum, and separated his collarbone from his shoulder. No broken bones, but painful none-the-less. I've also had a good number of people, old and young, to share broken bone stories. Many bike related, and some not. I will say that helps out when I'm feeling down and honestly a bit stupid. Even when you're being careful, $#!** happens. One guy I met broke his getting out of his car during a dark rainy night, and his black lab decided to meet him before he got to the house. Tripped him before he even knew the dog was there. Oh well, I just hope I've got enough to last me a good while. I'm already getting restless, and it's only been a week.


Nico Toscani said...

Calcify Dammit!

Casey Ryback said...

I bet if you were to get a mustache, your arm would heal faster, and end up being stronger than evar.

FelletBrazing said...

Still working on the calcifying. I tell it to do so every night.

Hmmmm... but would my arm have Samsonite strength, which would dissipate if I ever cut my mustache off?

Lately I've been working on my fiddler crab look by lifting bikes repetitively with my one good arm.

Marc said...

Sweet! Fiddler Crab!!! I've been working on the cobra. I'm letting my arms and legs atrophy while only lifting weights to grow my delts and lats.

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