It’s 12 weeks today since the accident. I continue to be heartened by the continued good wishes and support that I am receiving.
I go back to the Fracture Clinic at Wollongong Hospital on Wednesday and I’m hoping that they will determine that my bones have recovered enough for me to start rehab. I certainly feel that I have made big progress. I can do so much more with my right arm as my shoulder fracture has started to heal. The nerve damage in my wrist has been less amenable to recovery and my thumb and index finger continue to trouble me, feeling like you hand feels if you have been sleeping on it and it has “gone to sleep”. The doctor says that nerves re-grow at a usual rate of 1mm per month, so it’s going to be a while.
More encouragingly, the swelling in my knee has also almost completely subsided, being only artificially inflated by the collection of stainless steel wire that is holding my patella together. My knee is so skinny now that the two screws that also hold the patella together are protruding out into the skin (just below the surface) and are quite scary to see (the doctor wants me to leave it for 6 months for maximum recovery, so I’ve still got 3 months to go)
I now have about 30 degrees of movement in the knee and it’s increasing, as is the actual strength and flexibility.
So, I continue to remain positive and confident of a full recovery.