Originally Posted by 2airishuman
no foolin' GP?
holy fractured femoral condyle!
skiing or jumping out of a truck?
that is not humerus.
hope you are ok now.
yea the cocoabird spends 10 months mating
and 1 month eating.
then 1 month laying....
hey hows your little guys hand?
while he may not forget about tea pots...
he's one tuff cuss...
Nothing quite as exciting as saying I skied off a cliff (although I did use that line a few times after the first hundred questions
We were on our annual Christmas tree hunt / sledding trip combined. (Turned out to be a very expensive tree!
) I was sledding down a steep embankment with my younger daughter. We crashed at the bottom, and in an effort not to fall on her and crush her, I kind of threw myself to the side. Unfortunately my right leg was underneath me and went "snap" (I swear it was audible).
That was the end of the sledding portion, although I did still manage to get a tree before I let them take turns pulling me down the mountain in the sled. Went to the clinic on Monday (happened Saturday) and the P.A. took x-rays and "determined" I had strained the MCL. Gave me a brace, crutches, and a few happy pills for pain.
Four weeks later they do an MRI and determine that I fractured the femural condyle. (I wish I knew that before I hobbled around on it for four weeks
). They don't think
I tore the meniscus.
That was 12-1/2 weeks ago. I can almost walk normal now, but can't stand on it for long periods of time, about 90 minutes max.
Is it normal to take this long to heal? I've never broken anything before.
I'm not a good invalid, I need to be active. Not knowing anything was broken, I continued working using a wheelchair and crutches to get around. Drove with my left foot.
With the weather clearing I keep looking up at Colville Mountain behind work and wanting to get the TY350 out and go for a ride. That's probably not a good idea.
Maybe if I get out the old pedal pusher and ride to work that would be good excercise for it?
The little guy is all healed without scars - it's funny you asked, as he just mentioned it tonight at the dinner table when mom got too close to him with a hot dish!