Prattle & Jaw

Two blogs about a whole lot of nothing

Olecranon fracture: Part eight

I've had a few people reach out to me via Twitter and Instagram to hear more about recovery. This makes me very happy, as it's precisely what I did and what I couldn't stop doing when I first broke my elbow. Although every break is different, it's still nice to be able to tell someone that everything will be OK, and it feels like shit now, but it will get better. 

Anyway. In light of that, I thought I'd give a very quick update. There's not that much to say though, as really, I'm just waiting until October – one year after my accident, and time to get the metal out! I'm very excited about that. I'm pretty sure it's all in my head, but I can't help but feel that the metal is somehow preventing me from fully flexing/extending my arm. Even if it is all in my head, at least when it's out, I'll know that this is as good as it gets. I can't let go of things until it's out.

I went to a CrossFit physiotherapist about a month ago to get some new stretches. It was good to have a change, and I feel as if they're doing good. They're a little less passive than before too, which is nice. 

Anyway. Life is pretty much normal bar the aches, the occasional spikes of pain, the general stiffness and the immense irritation/frustration when I work out. Ho hum. Roll on October. 

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