Two weeks ago, I was sitting in the emergency room waiting to be admitted to the hospital for surgery on my compound fractured left wrist. Hard to believe, that less than 24 hours later I was discharged with a big old cast, prescription for pain medicine and a follow-up appointment with the surgeon 2 weeks later.
Well, today was the day for that follow-up visit and it all went great!!
First they removed the big turkey leg cast.
Still a little swollen, but NO PAIN!!
Next they removed the stitches.
Then they taped me together ;o))
That was followed up with a trip to X-ray!!
I got to see the plate and screws for the first time.
Doctor says it all looks GREAT:o))
I was given a removable brace.
Much lighter and more comfortable than the "Turkey Leg" cast!!
Now, I can shower without a plastic bag on my arm!
I get to remove the brace and start some gentle exercises several times a day!!
I am just blown away how quickly my arm is healing!!!
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Our summer trip started at Huntington Beach State Park (A) on June 11th.
The first 19 days took us as far north as Lubec, Me. (G)
A. Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet, SC June 1-11
B. Rolling View Campground, Falls River State Park, Wake Forrest, NC June 11-16
C. Endless Caverns Campground, New Market VA June 16-17
D. Moyers Grove Campground, Wapwalloppen, PA June 17-18
E. Wilderness Lake Campground, Willington, CT June 18-19
F. Ocean View Cottages & Campground, Wells, ME June 19-24
G. Sunset Point RV Park, Lubec, ME June 24-July 1
H. Narrows Too Campground, Trenton, ME July 1-31
I. Black Bear Campground, Salisbury, MA July 31-August 1
J. Arrowhead Marina & Campground, Glenville, NY August 1-4
K. Sampson State Park, Romulus, NY August 4-12
L. Fourmile Creek State Park, Youngstown, NY August 12-16
M. Geneva State Park, Geneva, OH August 16-20
N. Scenic Hills Campground, Berlin, OH August 20-25
O. Stony Fork NF Campground, Wytheville, VA August 25-31
P. Sesquicentennial State Park, Columbia, SC August 31-Sep 3
A. Return to the Beach, Ocean Lakes Campground, SC Sep 3-9
So we came full circle,
back to the South Carolina Beach at Ocean Lakes Campground in Myrtle Beach.
Where we are now hanging out with our children and grandchildren.
Baby, our Winnebago Journey, and us traveled a total of 3268 miles in 2.5 months!!
During our trip we hiked 135+ miles and biked 240+ miles.
Why are these miles important???
Because in less than 2 hours after arriving at Ocean Lakes,
I had biked less than 100 ft. with our Grand-daughters
only managed to ride through one puddle.
Then as we went around the building on the left...
my bike slipped and I went down...
summer trip is over:o((
Yep...I broke both bones in my left wrist and was off to the emergency room!!
Fortunately, the holiday weekend was over so it wasn't crowded.
I was taken right away. It was quickly determined that I had a compound fracture
which would need some plates and screws to repair.
Yes, this is the same arm I just had the Titanium Rod removed about 2 years ago;o)
They made me comfortable over night and about noon on Sept 4, I was in pre-op.
A few hours later, I was back and getting ready to head home!!
So we are back at the campground, with all the family.
My pain is minimal and we are having a great time.
I guess if this had to happen...
better now then in the beginning of our trip!!
My intention was to get the blog updated during the next couple months while we hang out here in the Myrtle Beach area. Not sure how much of that will happen as I am typing with one hand;o)) They said I only have to have this splint on for two weeks and then a removable splint that will provide protection will be put on. That way I can start some physical therapy. So hopefully, I will be back in action real soon!!
we had an amazing summer!!!
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