Greetings to all and a belated Happy New Year!

I want to thank everyone for the great support that I have received from members of the SOB community as I recovered from my accident.  Whether it was with meals (What a talented bunch of chefs we have among us!) or with transportation for medical appointments/shopping, a SOB member was always there to help me and provide me with the necessary assistance.  I have also greatly enjoyed the conversation during the many visits that I received.  I have no doubt that my recovery to date is due in part to the help provided to me by members of the SOB community.

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It has now been 5 weeks since my final surgery.  My recovery has progressed better than I expected it would given the severity of my injury.  I am no longer receiving Home Healthcare.  I no longer where a cast or a sling and, with the help of physical therapy, the range of motion of my left arm is slowly improving although I am still prohibited from bearing any weight on my left arm.  X-rays show that, with the help of 5 plates (One of which was custom made!), my radius and ulna bones remain properly aligned.  In fact, the X-rays look a bit like two chain stays!  Also, my skin graft is healing nicely and I am finally able to take a shower without bagging any parts of my body.  What a relief!

The timetable for my recovery remains uncertain at this point in time.  It is very much a week-by-week program for me at this stage of my recovery.

Finally, my bike awaits me in my indoor trainer!  I hope that soon I will be able to get back in the saddle!

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