Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Ankle Update

I have two separate fractures, one in each of the bones of my calf (tibia and fibula, I think) just where they attach to the foot. I am going in for surgery Thursday, getting a plate on the outside bone and some pins in the inside one, after which will come six weeks of being in a cast -- then no doubt several months of therapy.

Here and here are more photos, some that my friend Brian -- who broke his bike frame just a few minutes later -- took during the "rescue." Tough ride!

Sunday, March 05, 2006


What a revoltin' development! Riding today at Lehigh, I slipped, hit a rock with my foot, and -- broke my ankle. Quite disturbing, my foot was pointing completely backwards just after it happened. Managed to twist it back, get it comfortable, and my friends -- among whom were two nurses and a doctor, luckily -- got me un-dislocated & splinted up for the trip out of the woods (I actually sat on my bike while friends pushed it, all I needed was a Burger King crown). A quick ride to the hospital, a splint/cast, some Vicodin and now I have to get an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon tomorrow...