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Saturday, March 7, 2009

For nine weeks, I have wanted nothing more than to feel 22 again.

I've been under this confliction of feeling absolutely ancient physically (down to even currently possessing - and sometimes using - a cane), while also seeming to have the life status of an early high schooler (one who can't even drive).

I went from extreme independence in Europe with my dream job, to this absolute uncertainty about when I will be able to live on my own or drive myself somewhere again.

Undoubtedly, I'm supposed to be learning some great lesson here… but other than the obvious one's involving patience and trust, I'm still at a loss. I'll keep you posted. :)

Anyway, I FINALLY have some good and encouraging news about my recovery!!

Since my injury, my leg hasn't showed any signs of healing. Normally, a non-union fracture is most common in life-long smokers, people of advanced age or individuals with osteoporosis, those suffering from extreme obesity, and people who have lived a sedentary lifestyle for years.

And then there is me. A 22 year old who was obviously active enough to break her leg skiing.

Go figure.

At any rate, at my doctor's appointment this week, my xrays finally indicated some new bone growth! Very little, so it will still be a lengthy recovery, but bone growth just the same! I left the doctor's office cast-less with a walking boot and permission to start bearing weight as soon as I was ready. I also received a bone stimulator device that should help my body heal itself faster.

So, I still have a long time of recovery ahead of me, but at least we are starting to head in the right direction!

1 comment:

Jeff Royce said...

Maybe you should cut out the smoking.