Thursday, February 11, 2010

27 Days

I can't believe it's almost one month since the crash... time seriously flies, even when injured.

Thank you everyone for sharing your healing stories. It really is inspiring to hear that in the end we all do heal and life does goes on.

For me, my clavicle is healing really well. Honestly, the human body amazes me. When I saw my follow-up x-rays one week post-crash I thought there was NO way this was going to heal on its own. The displacement between the bones was so apparent that the x-ray technician yelled, "Holy S**T" as the image flashed up on her monitor. I stood there, stuck in the x-ray machine, half laughing at situation, but also feeling my stomach knot up, realizing this was not good at all. Despite looking crazy dramatic, the bones were only displaced by half of a centimeter, close enough to find each other on their own. I sat there in disbelief looking at this image and I can't lie, deep down I truly didn't think it would heal. I was still in a lot of pain and it all felt very "fresh." But, day by day I improved and I gained more confidence and belief. This will sound cheezy, but everyday my body would surprise me with a little "gift". One day I was able to brush my teeth on my own, another I was able to pull on a t-shirt, and more recently, I made it until mid-morning before I even remembered I had this fracture! The "gift" a few days ago was the greatest prezzie of all: being able to pull my hair back on my own!! YES!!! I can be patient with swimming, but the pony-tail situation had to be rectified SOON.

Tomorrow is a day I've been looking forward to for quite some time... one month post-crash x-ray day! I hope to hear nothing but sweet silence from that technician this time... fingers crossed!

Mount Doug sunrise

3 comments:

Amanda said...

Great news! When something traumatic happens, it's the little things that mean the most. Glad you got the pony tail back under your own thumb.

PT Performance Training said...

Yay for pony tails :) So glad to hear you are healing fast Lauren!

keheela said...

So Positive! I love your attitude. Sounds like you're well on your way to getting healed... All the best in 2010!
Kelly Geisheimer