Posts Written OnNovember 19, 2015

Finally Had My Plate Removed

The plate that was installed to help fix my clavicle fracture was a mixed blessing. On one hand, the plate served an important purpose—to fix my broken clavicle in the correct position for proper healing. This, it did quite perfectly. I can happily say that my shoulder is back to its pre-crash state, minus a little muscle toning, which will come in time. On the other hand, the plate was in such a position that any pressure on top of it caused a fair amount of pain. It got in the way (read: hurt) when wearing a seatbelt, hoisting a backpack, and worst of all, playing rough with my two young sons. Clearly, it had to go. Thankfully, our bodies heal quickly, and once the bone was mended, the plate served little purpose. It didn’t take long for me to ask my doctor if he  could take it out, which he…