I just returned from my local follow-up x-rays for the wrist and all seems well. The set that the U(niversity) of U(tah) emergency clinic doctors did apparently held through 1 hot-tubbing, 2 days of vacation sightseeing, 3 cancelled flights and 7 nights of vicodin-induced slumber. Now I am sporting a vibrant red cast which resembles a Valentine gummy heart that someone chewed, then hawked out the side of his/her mouth. How appropriate.
The cast will be on for 6-8 wks, with x-rays every 7 days to monitor that nothing is "moving around all funny" (the doctor's words, not mine)...basically until I leave for Italy. Now, excuse me while I step away to elevate, take a nap and watch (prepare for the irony) "Bend It Like Beckham."
Below, before-and-after x-rays from Utah. Notice the change in the overall position/angle of my bones based on putting my fingers in a medieval hangy thing with 135lbs of weights strapped around my upper arm.