2009 is shaping up to be the summer that never was. It was 59 this morning when I got up. 59 in the dog days of August! People will be wearing long pants and sweatshirts at the State Fair at this rate. It's also been the summer of no fun for me on a personal level. I started the spring with a lovely case of bursitis in my knee, which hampered my ability to walk around and, to a lesser extent, bike. After multiple physical therapy sessions I started to get back on the bike, only to fall and break one of the bones in my hand, the scaphoid bone. Long time readers are already bored with this story arc.
So, fast forward a bit. Broke the bone in June, got a splint in early July, got a cast in mid July, and they took the cast off this morning. Getting the cast off was more fantastic than I could believe. I'm still thrilled with the simple act of washing my hands. But it's not all peaches and cream just yet. We looked at the newest xrays, and I was surprised at how visible the break was. So was the doc. So long story just a little bit longer, I have an appointment with a hand specialist on Friday. My doc said it looks like a non union (nothing to do with Jimmy Hoffa), but he wasn't sure.
So, best case scenario is the hand guy says "No big deal, it's a small piece of bone, don't worry about it." Worst case scenario is hand surgery, pin or screw, and maybe even a bone graft! Nothing I can do about it one way or the other, so for now I'm going to chill, enjoy being able to type with two hands, and see what Friday brings.
This has been another installation of The Pete's Medical Woes Blog. Thanks for your patronage, and enjoy the near perfect riding weather we're having!