bionic [bī än′ik]
1. Of or relating to bionics.
2. Having anatomical structures or physiological processes that are replaced or enhanced by electronic or mechanical components.
3. Having extraordinary strength, powers, or capabilities; superhuman.
First of all. And I repeat: superhuman.
Now that we’ve cleared that up, we can officially celebrate the exactly 2 month anniversary of turning this pull up fall:
Into my new superhuman arm!
Yes, today is 2 months post foreign country surgery. And while it’s all cool be bionic and I’ve gotten over my relatively suicidal looking scar, it’s even cooler to realize how much different today would be had I opted for the 8 wk, we’ll hope it heals correctly, cast method originally suggested.
Little tidbit: Never be afraid to your own health care. Ask questions. Get 2nd opinions. Do your own research.
Surgical care in Singapore was a great choice. And it was a brilliant solution and collaboration of science and nature.
And I now confirm that choice as the right one in a few ways:
1. I was immobile (catered to by a wonderful woman – MH!) for only a few days; even traveling to Taiwan for work 6 days after surgery.
2. I was given nothing but an oversized bandaid and some antibiotics/painkillers to wait for the stitches to heal. Amazing.
3. No cast = No shrink wrapped arm to shower. FTW!
4. I got to work with a surgeon, physio, acupuncturist, chiropractor, and masseuse to collectively heal. And no one gawked at my using the others. As it should be.
5. I have 57% of my flexibility back. And graduated to 1 PT session/wk.
And most awesome is that I’m already back to 6 mi runs, 40# power cleans, double-unders, and even ring pulls working my way back to full on pull-ups!!!
Piece of advice: when given 2 options… You will rarely regret the “take action” option.
I don’t for a second.
The cure of the part should not be attempted without the cure of the whole. ~Plato