Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Eberyting Is Otay


I took these pictures before the surgery to remind myself of where I started. I lost almost all of the meat on the base of my thumb, as you may be able to see here. The wrinkles on the thumb/index/fu finger area should be filled out like the ring/pinkie side, not the deep folds that are there.



It is strange to lose muscles that are so small to start with. I went 6 months with no nerve impulse to half of my hand and it will just take time to build it back. Progress so far? I can make an OK sign with my hand now, where as this was all I had back in December.

My plan for recovery? More Cowbell, I mean More Riding! Later!

8 comments:

bluecolnago said...

cowbell=good!!!! :)

good to hear you're healing up! now, if you can just follow doctor's orders....

Squirrel said...

Hand therapy sucks:) Gravel, gravel, gravel....!

Peace

Paul Varnum said...

The gravel is firming up nicely. Looks you will be healed up just in time.

Travel Gravel said...

Thanks Brothers! I will be riding more and more, easing back into it. I commuted again today on a fixed gear World Sprint. AHHHHH! Later!

MrDaveyGie said...

Dear Gravelo,

What was the cause of this ailment?
YIkes such evasive surgery. Hope your back in the saddle soon.
Dave

Travel Gravel said...

Dave, the cause was a freaky random thing. I fell asleep on the floor, on my back, with my hand under my head. Palm up. Somehow my median nerve got locked between muscle and bone and wouldn't come out by itself. They had to open my arm up and trace the nerve from my elbow to my wrist. Rest assured, it is not a biking related injury, so keep on riding! Thanks for checking in. Later!

MrDaveyGie said...

Geeeesh!!! Well I admire your attitude, and your back in the saddle again.
Many happy rides.
Dave

Travel Gravel said...

Thanks Dude! Later!