The original plan was to take out the plates and pins in my upper arm and try to manipulate the elbow to make it work.  Right now there’s little range of motion, up or down.  But my doc decided to get a second opinion and that is that we should leave the hardware in but clean up some of the debris in the elbow and numb the arm for a couple of days to manipulate it and then get into some heavy-duty PT. Chances are that I won’t get full mobility, but I should get enough.

So surgery’s on hold for a bit. Good news, I can continue to run because there’s not a lot of damage that can be done. Of course the fact surgery is out there puts a damper on long-tern training plans. C’est la vie.

In other news, someone down the block — she’s in college now — knocked at our door yesterday with a bunch of friends and they proceeded to sing a Christmas Carol, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” This immediately put me in mind of the end of “A Charlie Brown Christmas”: