Thursday, September 27, 2007

Why yes, that IS a new cast I am wearing

So since I know I am going to get asked a hundred times (since people have already commented that they are surprised I am still wearing a cast) I figured I might as well get it out of the way here.

I went in to the doctor this morning after spending the last 9.5 weeks in a cast (and 12 weeks after the date of injury, July 4th) with the hope and expectation that I would finally be free from it's wretched clutches. Oh how wrong I was.

The doctor informed me that yes my bone was healing, and I am making good progress, but that unfortunately it wasn't completely healed. He said I could go home without a cast today if I wanted, but it was a 50-50 shot on me being back in his office in 6 months with the bone completely fractured again and restarting the whole process over again. It was either that or I get re-casted for another 4 weeks and in 4 weeks I can have the cast removed confident that my bone will be completely healed. Weighing the options and knowing that if I did re-break my wrist I could have a lifetime of arthritis in my wrist (a great option for someone who types daily as their main job duty), potential surgery to put screws in, and another 3 months in a cast... I decided to live with 4 more weeks (I have already made it this far, I am used to the cast, really whats 4 more weeks...)

But in the spirit of the upcoming fall holiday (also known as Halloween) I deviated from my normal. The last 2 casts have both been a baby blue color. I decided to go a different route and go for a Halloween color. It's not black. It's not orange. It's the third official Halloween color that you don't think of as the official Halloween color but when you hear it you will know what I am talking about. Yes, I have a glow in the dark cast. I figure Maddie will think it is pretty cool, and it's a bit festive, and I will now have a night light to read by.

October 26th, 10:50 am, you can't come soon enough...

6 comments:

jeremy said...

Glow in the dark... thats awesome! I want one. Um, wait, no i dont. ;-)

beauty school drop out said...

Glow in the dark that is fun.

Why didn't I get one of those for my leg?

.justin said...

just in time for you to rock the GuitarHero with me!

Ryan and Shalisa said...

I can guarantee there won't be any guitar hero for a while after the cast gets removed.

I had about an hours worth of time outside of my cast before the new one got put on... yikes. My hand is going to be PAINFUL when this cast does finally come off.

Doctor said 2 weeks before I regain range of motion when the cast comes off, and probably 6-9 months before I get back to 90% strength in my hand.... fun times!

/me sobs

.justin said...

that just gives me time to practice [i'll be a newbie!] so we can actually have some serious competition...


rock on.

Socket said...

Um... I want to see some sweet in the dark shots of this cast