Sunday, May 21, 2006

The Cleric of The Iron Arm

Well I know I have been absent, but at last I have the pictures of my latest big news. You may have noticed the title of this post, and maybe (just maybe) you have wondered what do I mean with it. Well, the thing is pretty simple.

Almost two months ago, while practicing some extreme sports like swimming with sharks, sky diving or climbing solo I have suffered an accident. It seems that I have broken my left arm, a Distal Humerus Fracture they called it, and I needed surgery to get it fixed. The next day I was on the operation table and the doctor inserted an Intermedullary Interlocking Nail, that is basically a piece of metal (in my case a mixure of Tin and Cobalt) that goes through the bone (yes, inside it!) and holds the two pieces together.

So now I, your writer, have a metal arm.

But don’t worry, even it has changed my life this two months, it is not that drastic, and, at the end, they will pull it out in about a year. I hope it can become a nice ornament some day.

Well I leave you with the X-Ray image of my arm. Enjoy.


PS. I broke my arm in a Martial Arts class while doing a demonstration of a technique; I guess we did prove it works.


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