Sunday, March 20, 2011

Winter's Bone

A month ago I foolishly ventured onto a large ice patch and broke my leg. Now, as a Minnesota resident, I'm no stranger to slipping and falling on's practically a tradition for those of us in the frozen north. In the past the worst that's happened is a mildly bruised backside. For some reason, my leg tangled with gravity, force, and momentum in the wrong way and was soundly defeated.

That being said, I'm on the road to recovery. I have a removable walking cast that allows me to put some weight on my leg. Oddly enough, it's the ankle that is the source of most of the pain lately...I wonder if I messed it up a bit when I fell or if the surgery to insert the stabilizing rod caused some distress.

So I'm hoping in 2-3 weeks I can get into the air again before I forget too much. The weather is improving as well, but this vicious winter is reluctant to let go.

Here's a photo of the break and repair for you to peruse. They laid some sort of contrast enhancing sheet over the leg to take the xray, but if you look above the horizontal stripe, you can just make out the spiral fracture:


Steve said...

Glad to hear you're on track with the recovery. Travel, weather, and work have kept me grounded for over 2 months now. At least we're back into long evenings courtesy of Daylight Savings so it's about time I get current again as well. Keep getting well quickly!

Gary said...


Take your time and heal first. Getting back in the air will be a welcome relief and knocking off the rust won't take as long as you think.

I was off for 3 months after hip surgery and a spirial fracture of the femur due to new parts installation.