Well it has been about five days since the pins were taken out and my arm cast removed. Now I have a soft removable cast and the pin tracks have started closing up.
Also there was ALOT of dead skin to deal with, but that is clearing up now. First shower felt like heaven until I looked down and saw two months of dead Crossfit skin dripping onto the floor.
I have not posted since my cast came off because I've been traveling back to the United States, and to be honest, my attitude really sucked. No matter how many times the doctor told me I would be very stiff and immobilized when the cast came off, it was heartbreaking when I tried to bend my wrist and absolutely nothing happened.
My hand felt entirely dead. This means since that moment I have been short-tempered, guarded, and even hysterical at times. I truly feel like I have a disability and was even feeling sorry for myself at some point. Of course I know people have suffered and overcome worse injuries / disabilities- but this is just a new feeling to come to terms with. This has undoubtedly been difficult for those closest to me, especially my girlfriend Alix.
The mental aspect of this injury is something I will have to work on. Talking about it helps and now that I can sweat perhaps a little metabolic conditioning will "cheer me up".
Today, while visiting family in the Catskills NY - I decided to go for a short run. A 1.5 mile run down a hill to the main road and back up. 17m07s. My lungs burned and my legs did not want to move. It was really painful and I wanted to stop. But I liked it...
It will be at least two weeks before I meet with my physical therapist to talk about rehab, so for now little workouts will have to hold me over in my pursuit of progress.