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Oh, Oh, Osteoporosis...
Another exceptionally long, dreary wait at the Fracture clinic. I was the last to be seen. Anyway, it seems that the bone was very soft, and the fracture collapsed again. Doctor suggested another op straight away to get more wrist mobility and less permanent stffness and pain. I honestly felt I 'd be unlikely to survive, after the agonies I had a fortnight ago, and the awful isolation and incapacity I've had since... If I lived, I'd be totally insane, no shit. Prayers, please, that the resulting chronic owies and impairment will be tolerable. It's the osteoporosis clinic pour moi next week, for the almost inevitable diagnosis, etc, Funny, I'd always believed that fat people 'don't get' osteoporosis. Oh, poor meee...
On the plus side, I can now use my PC again, with a lot of hard work from Bobby of You Me and IT. Recommended by a fellow dog park denizen, they're much cheaper than I'd feared, and excellent.
Had my hair buzzed this morning, and as usual, I look like a Bedlamite, but it feels great. It's also much easier to deal with than attempting proper shampoo and maintenance/ 'styling' in the shower every day with one arm in a feckin' bin liner. The new 'normal' cast and sling are considerable improvements over the horrible 'trauma sling',too. It was like an itchy lead-lined duvet.

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Slow but sure, it will heal up eventually, but it's going to be a right old faff. Hang in there!

Do they have any recommendations for the osteo? You should tell them that you use the outdoor gym regularly (albeit, that's going to be difficult to manage until your arm has healed.) I'd heard that weight training is pretty good for fighting back against osteo, perhaps teamed with some targeted nutrition. Perhaps they can advise you how you can get the most out of what you've already been doing.

Hope so.Thanx for the encouragement. Haven't seen much fromyou. Are you taking a social media break?

Yes, I've deactivated my facebook, but I'm still on LJ and DW.

I can totally understand why the idea of more surgery seems completely impossible right now. Will you get any opportunity to consider it further in the future? I don't like the idea of the permanent problems you're going to have otherwise. In the words of my business partner, who has just had her fourth surgery this year, "It seems like the worst thing in the world at the time, but later when you're enjoying the benefits you realise it wasn't". Either way, best wishes.

They need to do it immediately before it heals enough to make it more complicated> It could already be too late. If I could wait six months or so, I'd consider it, but I'm just so weak, physically as well as mentally, at present, I honestly think I might croak. Bah.
Comisserations to your poor partner.

Sorry to hear about your health issues. I hope you get better soon.

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