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Ouch!

Posted on Fri Jan 9th, 2015 @ 11:41am by Lieutenant Tatiana Karatova

Hello all,

Andrew F here, writer of the no-longer-frozen LT Karatova. Just wanted to give a bit of an update.

About two-months-ago I fell and injured my left wrist and was told at the
time that it was a bad sprain. Well, it has not gotten any better and
yesterday I went to see a hand specialist and sure enough, one of the
small bones in the wrist was fractured.

To make things more interesting, because I am getting older (47), these
things are a bit harder to fix and I am borderline at the age where they
choose to just fuse everything solid (age 50). So, I went for an MRI and
CT scan this morning to see if the downstream side of the bone is still
getting blood, or if it has died in the last two months. Best case, they
screw the bone back together and I regain 80% or so of my range of motion.
Worst case they flip some healthy bone over from further up the wrist and
move into the place of the (hopefully not) dead bone, then screw it all
together giving at best 70% range of motion and less strength and
stability.

Either way, I’m looking at surgery in the next few weeks (sooner the
better), and then probably 3 months in a case.

I don’t plan on leaving any of my sims, but will be writing one-handed, so
expect slightly (hopefully not) shorter posts and lots of typos that I
will do my borderline obsessive-compulsive best to NOT correct.

Andrew

 

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