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I mentioned that I was awkward shaking hands with people: the risk of occasionally getting some twat who would try to "win" the handshake, and ending up in a whimpering heap on the floor means Iâ€™ve made it my habit to shake with my left hand.
After a brief examination of the way the bones moved in my hand, he firmly suggested that I need to go back to my original surgeon and get him to take the titanium hardware out. The handshake problem apparently is caused by the screws (by necessity) poking out the other side by a fraction of a mm and grinding against the head of the ring finger metacarpal when the inevitable prat you occasionally run into crunches my hand.
The downside is an increased risk of fracture at one of the screw holes... but that trends to zero over a period of only three months.
The scar that hemorrhages on my right elbow when I bump it he suggested I see a cosmetic surgeon about... don't worry, CTP will pay for it.
So I was surprised - twice: wasn't expecting at all to get that advice, and the insurer's medical guy was actually helpful.
I'm hoping to get a team together for the Fat Tyre Festival at Awaba MTB Park at the end of November... will probably get it done some time after that, depending on what Christopher decides to throw at me to review.
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