Thursday, November 12, 2009

Knife City

Much to my surprise, I'm going under the knife tomorrow. The doc was direct: Setting this particular break in a cast won't work long term. I'll lose substantial mobility and be at increased risk for arthritis. So, in goes a pin and a plate. Rehab involves working with a hand therapist; I'm pretty sure that that's a new development since my childhood bone breaking years (not that I actually broke anything as a kid).

13 comments:

Ima Wizer said...

I am hoping for your speedy recovery!!!

Roy said...

Fingers crossed!

Sylvia K said...

I'm holding good thoughts for you K! Hope it all goes well! Here's hoping for a speedy recovery!

Sylvia

RobinB said...

Paul, this sounds painful. I'm so sorry. You can type, though! Thank goodness for small favors.

Scrumpy said...

Hope all went well. Now you can be the cool guy with the metal pin in his wrist. ;)

Anonymous said...

Break a leg. Oh, wait ...

Good luck, bro. Jane has broken one wrist and dislocated the other in her 12 years, reaching out to break a fall both times. Doc said it's the most common fracture in children.

Bob

K. said...

Luckily for you all, typing with one hand means that I'm half as verbose!

Thanks for all the kind wishes!

Foxessa said...

Since surgeries are so often performed in the early AM hours, perhaps your procedure is aleady concluded as I type this. I hope so!

Argh.

Love, C.

John Hayes said...

I know I'm late, but hope all has gone well for you!

Renegade Eye said...

Get well.

T. Clear said...

Is the plate 'bone china'?

Steven said...

Wishing the very best for you. We need you...

sussah said...

Dear K, So sorry to hear about your accident. Get well soon & let other people drive you around. Best wishes, sp, n.o.