More Surgery

Last Wednesday I had the tendon surgery that I hdd previously mentioned. This meant that the the upper end of my “lat” muscle was moved so that when I contract it, it will also extenalsly rotate my arm.

Dr Wheel conducted the surgery and he indicated that it all went to plan. They did have to insert a couple of pins for the tendon attachment.

The Sling

The worst part of the exercise is that I now am in a strange sling with my arm sticking straight out. I need to wear this sling 24/7 fir between 8 and 12 weeks. Sleeping is proving to be a challenge. I am one week down and counting.

I am being very careful with this operation as I am pretty sure this is the last option to get external rotation. 

For those interested I am back using One-Hand Keyboard, a great one hand typing program  available as an app for Mac or Android. It takes a little getting used to, but once you are up and going it is fantastic. 

About Craig Glass

I am a 68 years old. I am Senior Vice-Principal of Haileybury, Australia's largest private school. My passion outside of family and education is triathlon. I have raced over all distances with the highlight being completing the Ironman in 2011. Whilst training for my next Ironman I had an horrific accident which left me with a left brachial plexus injury.
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