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Old 08-31-2010, 04:44 PM   #71
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How could I forget the mohhawk and the board shorts.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:33 PM   #72
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How could I forget the mohhawk and the board shorts.
Hahaha, yup, that's me! Board shorts are year round attire. I finally cut the mohawk though. I think it helped me to intimidate Mike into working harder. Not sure if you met him, but he was our 6'8" 315 pound monster who squatted 500 lbs for reps sending the bar airborne everytime. He's off at IUP now, but this kid snatched 225 lbs on his very first attempt ever. He was just like, "you mean I pick the bar up like this?" You need mohawk power when working with guys who could use you for a toothpick.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:17 AM   #73
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Just thought I'd update with the latest and greatest.

Saw the ortho yesterday, it's been 9 weeks with minimal healing in the fractures, but I am starting to callus excessively on the opposite side of the bone and the edema has actually increased, so he said while those are markers of healing, it shouldn't be taking this long to heal. He said initially he had expected it to take about 4 weeks to heal which is why I was in a cast and on crutches for 6 weeks. At this point, he says if it continues to heal this slow, it'll take 3 more months to heal.

They want to do more bloodwork, but considering all the bloodwork I've had, I'll be shocked if they find something new. Should I even waste the money having more tests done?

Anyone ever had an experience with a bone that just wouldn't heal? Apparently it is a union fracture since it is healing, but it's just going slower than Rosie O'donnell in a 400lbs weight limit elevator.

I guess I'm just pissed off and frustrated that it's not healing the way I had anticipated.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:19 AM   #74
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Anyone ever had an experience with a bone that just wouldn't heal?
Yeah, a scaphoid fracture. Consider asking the doc for a bone stimulator or the like.
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:03 AM   #75
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Chad,
We can talk more about this offline.

Low-level (cold) laser therapy and bone healing.

Comfrey, taken internally and/or applied as a poultice, would likely help.
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:34 AM   #76
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Yeah, a scaphoid fracture. Consider asking the doc for a bone stimulator or the like.
I actually did ask about possibly using a bone stimulator, he said it was too late for that be of any benefit at this point. What he did offer me though was a cortisone shot, which I happily declined. Needles and feet should not mix.

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Chad,
We can talk more about this offline.

Low-level (cold) laser therapy and bone healing.

Comfrey, taken internally and/or applied as a poultice, would likely help.
Thanks Dr. G, I'll look into that. I've never been to anyone who does cold laser around here, but I'm sure I can find one with a little research. I've tried some ultrasound on it, but it REALLY hurt, which surprised me because I had ultrasound on my tibial fracture and that felt fine.
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