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05 September 2007 @ 02:08 pm
Good news finally!  
Had an appointment at the orthopedic surgeon's office this morning.  Again I saw one of his physician assistants, but luckily not the sadist who twisted my arm like a pretzel that one time.  This girl was very gentle in testing my range of motion and strength.  She said I have some good strength back in the arm as well as range of motion.  Didn't see any change on my x-rays from the last time I had it done (which was around the 16th of August) but she said I'm healed, so I guess that means the fractures have healed.

She said feeling the pain was normal, that the muscles are coming back and I'm feeling them again, and they would be sore after going for a week without physical therapy and then suddenly exercising them again (went back yesterday).  Luckily I shouldn't be experiencing any excruciating pain for a year or two... just a little bit every now and then to let me know that something has happened in that area. 

Something that I really wasn't expecting, but I guess is proof I'm healing... she said I could start driving again.  I was pretty amazed to hear that.  It wouldn't be a lot of course, probably just around a parking lot at first and to places like physical therapy or work, but the fact that it's okay for me to start again makes me realize that I've recovered more than I thought and does make me feel a little better.

In the meantime it's Advil for the tight, sore muscles.  Oh well, as long as I can sleep at night is all I ask.

So I guess I really am on the road to recovery here. *dances*
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
annikamalfoyannikamalfoy on September 5th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear that you're doing better. Take care. (((Jess)))
jessm78jessm78 on September 5th, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks! *hugs back* I'm still a bit sore but I'm glad to know it's all part of the healing process and not something I should be worried about.
bethtaurichick: stargatebethtaurichick on September 5th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
Yay!! ((Jess)) so glad to hear you've got some good news finally! Being able to drive again is pretty huge- not being able to drive yourself really sucks. Anyway, it's great to hear that you're well on the road to recovery- just take it easy with that dancing :)
jessm78: kissesjessm78 on September 6th, 2007 11:54 am (UTC)
Thanks Beth :) *hugs* It was such a load off my mind. I thought for sure the bad pain I was having meant something was wrong, but she told me it was just from the muscle coming back. I'm glad it's nothing to be worried about. I'm still a little sore but definitely better than I was.

*pays extra attention to injured arm as she dances* ;)
Jenniferxariesgirl78x on September 6th, 2007 12:22 am (UTC)
Yay Jessie! *whoops* I'm so happy for you!!!! :)
jessm78jessm78 on September 6th, 2007 11:55 am (UTC)
Thanks Jen! *grin* It's such a relief to at least know what's going on and why.

(p.s. I got your next chapter in the mail and enjoyed it... will be posting it soon!)
vixen_logic: E_SMILEvixen_logic on September 6th, 2007 08:58 am (UTC)
Yay for good news! :)
jessm78: hairjessm78 on September 6th, 2007 11:55 am (UTC)
Thanks!! :D *hugs*