Here is where I plan to give updates on my current condition & recovery status. Current situation: In brace for 7-9 weeks, then physical therapy for 2-4 months. I will be seeing the Doctor today, so I may have another update later on in the day.
There were a few complications. But I am home now, with more mobility in my arm then I had before. I am falling in and out of conciousness right now, because of all the meds they gave me. But I wanted to thank those who called and texted me while I was in there and a thank you to Mark Wilson who came by to make sure I was ok. I'm happy to be home, and thanks again to everyone for all the love.
Today I am doing much better. I was pretty much bedridden the first 3 days after the surgery, but today I feel better. The surgery definately took weeks off of my recovery time and I am happy that there are only a few events that I am actually going to have to miss due to injury. I will still be able to keep my desired schedule for next year. I should be able to return for the Ice Bowl in LA, and I now hope to be close to full strength when I play Gentleman's Club, The Memorial and St. Patty's next year.
Eric, it's my right arm. I snapped the humerous bone in my throwing arm (and it isn't very humorous, trust me), but should be back near the end of the year. Tell EJ not to worry, it's not like I fractured my ego. I can still beat him with a broken arm.
Noah, I can't wait to get healthy and play you again. I'll show you I can still beat you, and now i'll have to do it without thumbers and tomahawks. Until I get back, you will just have to deal with getting whooped by my protege and good friend Evan. Speaking of whom, I will be following him around next weekend. On top of what he already brings to the table, he will have the power of the beanie behind him. You remember why not to underestimate the power of the beanie. Robert Morris, baby!
By the way, I haven't had a Mountain Dew since worlds. Right now i'm off soda and on a new healthier diet and i'm taking different vitamins and lots of calcium to build stronger bones. Currently there is about a 50/50 chance i'll be able to play in december. At the least I should be throwing lefty by then.
It has been exactly 22 days and 5 hours since I broke my arm (but who's counting?). Today, I threw my first putt with my throwing arm. I threw about 5, and the furthest one went about 18 feet. I can make the complete motion with only a little pain, and can actually snap the disc a little. To say that I am a little bit excited about this is an understatement. Don't worry everyone, I am taking it slowly, and not pushing myself. Knowing my arm is capable of supporting itself and holding a disc for almost a week, I had to try it. I had a feeling I could do it, but I figured it would hurt like hell. Not so.