Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Clean Bill of Health
Next Wednesday will be the one year mark of my fall that resulted in a broken leg. I went to the doctor last night for an x-ray and my doctor was glowing. He said "congratulations" and brought out the old x-ray to compare. Where there had been a piece of bone jutting way out from the rest, it has now moved back in and filled in nicely. He said that it was healing "even better than expected"! Needless to say, I'm really happy about that!
The next step for me will be getting the rest of the hardware out, which to date is a metal plate and 8 more screws. The doctor said I should get them out anywhere between 3 months and 1 year from now, but not to wait too long. I'm certainly NOT looking forward to the prospect of another surgery, or being reintroduced to my crutches, so I'll have to carefully consider the timing. There's really never a GOOD time to have surgery.
Anyhow, that's the latest!