15 Weeks Post Fracture

15 weeks has flown since this day, the day of the broken arm. 9 weeks in a cast and 6 more weeks delaying PT put my training routine at a standstill. From 20-24 hours a week of training to 1-2 didn’t phase me as much as I thought. I truly got lazy, and this is mixed with the fear of getting reinjured. I don’t bring this up often, but my arm healed incorrectly. I have difficulty rotating my wrist inwards for things like typing, turning a knob, turning the driver’s wheel, etc. I finally went to my first PT appointment yesterday and the verdict is that I will probably still have trouble with full range of motion.
I’ve gone in and out of wondering if I should go back to competition or if this is a sign for me to stop. I enjoy training, competing is “fun” but I suppose the fear of getting back into a cast has stopped me from returning to the mats full-time again. I’m trying to crush that fear, reminding myself that this injury was just a short hiccup and that I need to just back into the routine of things. Here’s hoping I finally get back into high gear again. The “San Diego cold” isn’t helping either, since I just want to stay in bed all day.

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Raquel Cusi is a wife, mother of 4, and owns The Stronghold CrossFit & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with her husband, Mike, and brother Ray. She loves to blog about Marriage, Parenting, Health, Fitness, Christian living and her love for Disney. She's also an aspiring crunchy mom who loves organic and natural products, breastfeeding and babywearing.