This postoperative X-ray shows the midshaft clavicle fracture from the previous post reduced anatomically and stabilized with a plate and screws. Two screws are outside of the plate and were used to hold the butterfly "z fragment" in place. Postoperatively, range of motion of the shoulder is allowed right away but weightbearing is protected for a couple of weeks and then gradually advanced. I would let this mountain biker get back to trail riding about two months following surgery.
The tale from Alex's perspective:
I was sitting in my cage, eating from my bowl and preening and playing with my toys, doing the things birds do when their moms are downstairs. Suddenly, this thing came into the room! It had a huge purple crest and big black face with wide white eyes!! It came near me and I flew away! It followed me so I hissed at it and puffed myself up to look big and tough. I heard mommy's voice but I didn't know where she was! A perch came near so I stepped up but the Big Scary Thing got closer so I leaned back and raised my crest high! Then I was in my cage and the Big Scary Thing left. I called for my mommy so she could fly away from the danger, and soon she came into the room! I hopped onto the perch next to her and said hello. It was much better now that the Big Scary Thing was gone for good and mommy was back! Now I must groom her feathers, there's some black specks in them! (She tells me I can't eat them and distracts me with scritches)
That's how I imagined it must have gone for her, poor dear! 🙉 Again, perspective is a funny thing! #allbetternow#sleepingonmommysshoulder
The house is wide open while being worked on. The crew has been here since 7am. I think all this activity makes me want to get involved. I think it's all the power tools got me worked up. Anyone who knows me knows I like being in the mix. So about noon I'm on sensory overload. Caged animal pacing around. John knew just the cure. He told me to take a nap. Like a cranky kid I complained I could never get to sleep with all these folks walking thru the house making all this noise. Sawing. Nail guns. Etc.
Well ha! ha! on me. I went straight to
sleep on the couch. Good grief! ....lol.
John knows me too well!
#lillylovesjohnny#naptime 😴 #allbetternow
I come home from work today in tears, cried for at least an hr and a half.... Decided to open Shapchat and saw this post on @zac_magicmen story.... The biggest smile came upon my face and nothing else mattered. Thank you Zac for always being you. Really brightened my day ❤️ #zacgreyson#magicmenlive#allbetternow#whenhecanmakeyousmile
Here are the postoperative X-rays of the Galeazzi fracture dislocation. Once the radius fracture was fixed anatomically, the distal radius ulna joint reduced spontaneously. The DRUJ was stable following the reduction and did not need stabilization with pins.
Things that make me better at staying calm:
-when the house is clean -waking up on time -my planner
- @bobbywasabi454 -EXERCISE
There are others on this list, but I used to get really stressed out all the time. Now I spend time figuring out what keeps me calm and as often as possible I rely on those things.
If there are a million things going on at home, the kids are arguing and the dogs are barking, I can usually stay calm pretty if the house is clean... if it smells like a candle that's even better!! 👌🏻 If I am feeling rushed or getting aggravated but then I go nuts on a workout - poof! 💆🏼 I'm all better 😎
I didn't really plan on figuring these things out -- I sort of just realized at one point. Thank goodness though... pretty sure my family would say the same 😂 #momlife#exerciseforstressrelief#happiness#mytime#momswhoworkout#keepsmecalm#allbetternow#longday#longweek#workweek#almosttheweekend#intervalcardio#makesmesweat