Wednesday, April 05, 2006

No Surgery... for now!!!

So I went in today for my pre-op Dr.s appt and got some good news for a change!! I had a bone density scan done last friday and a CT scan done yesterday and the results are.... I have some unexpected bone growth/bridging going on in my tibia. So the Dr. said she could go either way but her gut feeling was that I should hold off and wait on the surgery. Clinically I am doing great, very little pain, walking, riding my bike (I put down 120 miles last week!), and the growth in the scans. So I go back in 8 weeks and we'll just take it one visit at a time and if my pain level shoots up we'll schedule surgery and just do it!!!! So yeah!!!! No slice and dice!!!! I just might make the North West Velodrome Championships in July after all!!! And Oh yeah I passed my Seattle Fire Dept exam and I have my first stage interview on April 23rd at 5pm!!!

4 comments:

the old bag said...

Wow! Congrats -- and one small day before scheduled surgery!

Brandon said...

Thanks for the encouragement TOB!!! I'll just keep plugging away...

Squirrel said...

When I broke my tibia I too had slow bone growth, so they hooked me up to a battery pack for electric bone growth stimuli. 6 months later I was good:)Has your doctor suggested this?


http://www.bcbsnc.com/services/medical-policy/pdf/electrical_bone_growth_stimulation.pdf

Peace and good luck.

Brandon said...

Yeah I have an EBI bone stimulator and it seems to be helping... Thanks for the info