July 23, 2010

Anatomy Lesson

It turns out that the bones in the wrist are hard to image in a traditional x-ray. Through the magic of CT scans, though, I know know I managed to break both of my forelimbs. I shan't be brachiating for a while.

Specifically, I've got a fracture in my left radius right at the neck, which is the thin part right before the bone's head by the elbow. On the dextral side, I broke my triquetral, which is part of the wrist.

My orthopedist says the left should heal very well. The right side has some bone fragments floating around, but they are much too small to reattach, and one doesn't want to do surgery unless one really has to. So we shall see if they get reabsorbed, and if not, we shall drop 15 and punt. He says he expects that they shall be cooperative.

So that's my status. I've got a splint on my left arm for the next three weeks or so, then we'll step down to just a cloth sling. I've got a removable brace on my right wrist; it won't heal as quickly as if it was a full cast, but I can take it off to wash myself, which I'm sure my classmates appriciate. The pain is mostly gone as the swelling abates, so now I just wait while my osteoblasts do their thing.

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July 20, 2010

Busted Wing

I had a little incident on my bike today. It led to a broken left radius and a sprained right wrist. This has made typing quite difficult.

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July 19, 2010

Journey to the Olympics

I am downright annoyed I just became of this today. It's a BBC advertisment for the 2008 Olympics, featuring the main characters of The Journey to the West.

And if you've never read a translation of Journey, you are missing out on one of the classics of great literature.

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July 12, 2010

Key Lime Pie

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July 06, 2010

Ride For Roswell 2010

I was just writing a giant Ride For Roswell post, and it got deleted when I accidentally bumped the "back" button on my mouse. I'm kind of depressed now– half an hour's writing gone.

I'll rewrite it later, I guess. I don't have time now, class is coming up.

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