Hello everybody, how are we today? I finally got this stupid cast off of my hand, so I am back to being able to type without an problems. It feels so refreshing to be able to do things freely with both hands again.
I went into the doctors today around 3:00 PM for him to cut off my cast and take my stitches out. This is the second time in only a few months where I underestimated the effects that surgery would have on me. When I had my first surgery on my hamate bone back in April I thought I would take my cast off and be able to do everything I had down before being injured without any problems. Well, we all know how that went. Now after this surgery, which is considered a minor surgery, I took my cast off and again was expecting to be able to move my hand and wrist around without any problems. Well, once again, it is not as easy as I would have thought. It is crazy the amount of scar tissue that builds up from surgery. My wrist looks pretty gross when you look at where they cut me to get the cyst out. I don't have very much range of motion in my wrist right now, so I will spend the next few weeks stretching that out and getting it back to normal.
As far as the rehab goes for this injury it is pretty basic. Over the next few weeks I will be working on getting my grip strength back by pretty much just squeezing and grabbing things. It really isn't rocket science or anything. I'll probably grab a tennis ball and squeeze it throughout the day while I'm watching TV. Once I am able to get my grip strength back I will be able to move onto some heavier weight lifting so I can start preparing for next season. As of right now the doctor wants me to not pick up a bat or do any swinging for about six weeks. I am hoping by that time I am back to 100% and ready to swing without any problems, pain, or setbacks. Man, would that be a great feeling. I have received a lot of questions lately asking if I will be in San Diego rehabbing, or if I will be out in Arizona at our spring training complex. As of right now I am not totally sure what is going to happen just yet. I will probably find out within the next few days what is going to happen.
Since I've had a long day of doctor visits I am going to head off to bed and get ready to get back at it tomorrow. I have a day planned of running and lifting with my lower body since I haven't been able to do anything over the past two weeks with my cast on. I can't wait to get back to moving again. I hope everyone has a nice day tomorrow and a good rest of the week, and I shall talk to you all later. Good night!
Sweet battle wound huh? What a badass!