Two weeks back I went in for what I hope will be my last surgery…EVER!
As some may recall back in 2009 I had a bike accident whilst training for my first Half Ironman that resulted in a broken clavicle and shattered left elbow (I don’t know what it is about my poor left arm).
The surgery patched up my elbow with various plates, screws and wires and I’ve been living with this for the last 18 months or so.
The challenge has been that I wear a prosthetic on my left arm everyday and when I go biking or compete in triathlons I put a lot of pressure on my prosthetic and arm. I was able to complete my recent 100 mile bike ride around Lake Tahoe, but not without a fair share of discomfort and pain in the old arm.
All-in-all the metalwork has made life a little uncomfortable, so I finally scheduled the surgery to get it all taken out. Now, I’ve had enough surgeries to last a life time so I promise this will be the last one…honest!
Fortunately everything went well…they cut along the same 6″ incision line as last time and according to the surgeon the procedure was just “tedious”…go figure!
I’m healing fast and earlier this week had the staples removed…a good friend called me the modern-day wolverine…now if only I could actually grow a new hand, that would be something!