Monday, July 9, 2007


I went back to the hospital for a follow-up with the orthopedic trauma specialist this morning, 19 days since my mountain bike accident. Fresh X-rays revealed not one, but two fractured scapulas (shoulder blades). The film confirmed that my left scapula, previously overlooked, is a more extensive fracture than the right. That brings the fracture total to 17. What to do? Nothing, really. Just continue low mobility with this torture chamber of a back brace for the full six weeks. Fun, huh? My occasional frustration with being relatively immobilized is countered by my gratitude that injuries were not more extensive and my efforts to make progress by remaining active.

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