If you can make it one month without hitting your ankle on something while crutching, you've accomplished something. If you can go one month with a bear trap installed without hitting your ankle, well, then you've really accomplished something.
Today I hit my ankle on a few things. I stood my crutches up against a cabinet at work lazily. They slid down and made a perfect impact with the bear trap. Surprisingly, it hurt. A few minutes later, I hit it again on the desk. A third time when I got home.
Needless to say, I experienced a bit of pain tonight. Pain pills take care of business, but hopefully this external fixator has done it's job and continued to stabilize the situation. The good news is I have no pain in my ankle. It's all in the pin sites.
The distal pin site on the tibia looks much better now. I cannot see my tibia bone anymore when I move the skin. I took some time to pick off the cement formed from the iodozorb ointment.
It's still got some healing to do.
I'm really looking forward to heli-snowboarding. What I need to do is prepare and, unlike this guy, keep in mind that my snowboard is not an FAA approved device for flying.
I'm in a fantasy football league with some friends from work. One of the older guys I work with, let's call him, Gil, forgot that he dropped his kicker from his team. A day later, he posted to the league forum to ask what had happened. That's where I got the title of the post from. A mind's a terrible thing to waste, but it can be hilarious to watch it happen. We got him a package of adult diapers a few months ago for his birthday. Hopefully he doesn't forget to use them.