Surgery . . .

Have spent the last week as a "Boneless Chicken". What little unstrapped moments I had - the half after the fall, change of shirt once - my arm felt like it just dangled there. I t had no feeling but pain; no substance. The Xray from a week ago gave only an angle that shows the bone as a split, perhaps a huge split, but still some connection. Today's new pic show a 3/8" gap completely through and an alignment that isn't "true". That made the risk of surgery much easier to opt for.

Nearly 2in screws into a stainless steel cover plates now joins my upper left humerus. MUCH better than being relegated to the Ranch.

Pre surgery - day of the fall

You count 'em (no prises)

From the other side (post surgery, obviously)

The line of staples . . .

Oh, I've been asked when the screws come out. Let's hope they never do . . . .

I'm thankful, by the way, for the week's "attempt" at healing without surgery. It was very painful, I was very useless but better for the education I received experiencing the alternative. I'm thankful to have had option and thankful my health is otherwise fine so the risk was minimal. I might still get an infection, of course, and that might skew my perspective again. Hope not and thanks, most of all to my wonderful wife for her continued help and support.

On March 10th I returned to the Dr and he was surprised with my progress. I was a tad afraid I'd over done it but all looked good on the Xrays so, guess not . . .

Imagine-I can hold my arm straight out for this Xray! (a little pain, actually :)

Cracks still visible but "feathering" (filling in with bone, I'm told)