Thursday, September 28, 2006

Wrist Update

I had an MRI of my broken wrist early this morning. This involved my laying on my stomach while the tech manacled my right hand to a sliding board; then being motored around in a tight tube, from my shoulders up, for about 20 minutes, with knocks, loud buzzes, and Star Trek sounds going off around me. (The tech gave me earplugs; but the plug came out of my left ear -- the exposed one. )

Anyway, the good news is the MRI revealed that I had not fractured one of the small bones in my wrist that is hard to heal, as the orthopedist had feared. The bad news is that the fracture I did sustain (to the distal radius) requires that I go to the doctor next week and trade my splint for a cast.

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