Thursday, December 9, 2010

New X-Rays

Yesterday we saw Dr. Buchanan for our four week check-up. The x-rays looked great!

This is the first time I've seen my ankle without the bones covered with screws, metal plates, or an external fixator. You can see that the fibula has healed hilariously, and I have tons of large cracks in the tibia.

Notice the "C" formation of bone on the fibula?

There's a relatively large crack in the back of the tibia, but it's all fused together -- finally!

Physical therapy is going well. I started out with no dorsiflexion four weeks ago. Now, I have about 5 degrees of dorsiflexion. I'll need about 5 to 10 more degrees to walk without a limp. I plan on getting that back.

I'm taking a prescription anti-inflammatory to help with the stress on my foot joints. Most of my pain is coming from the foot. The ankle is holding up very nicely.

All in all, things are going great!


  1. Would you ever consider getting injured again so that your blog will be less boring and sporadic?


  2. Ha Andy, so wrong! Way to go on the healing over there!

  3. You are amazing - I just bought my son his first snowboard and I am hoping he reads your blog - so he knows that even if you do suffer some adversity you can still continue to pursue your passion. Good luck to you!

  4. I am VERY HAPPY to see your progress. It's been a long year for you. The next time Mom and I visit DC I know we won't be at a hospital. Love Dad