I've previously posted about falling and breaking the radial heads in both elbows on August 9. I'm definitely a LOT better today than I was shortly after the accident. It's been almost 4 months, however, and I'm getting depressed about my slow progress.
Yesterday I rode about 10 miles. My left elbow hurt the whole way, enough that I cut the ride short. My right elbow hurt a little bit but, if the left one was as good as the right, I wouldn't be making this post. My longest ride since the accident was a 20 mile out and back that wasn't too bad but I definitely felt it the next day. Basically my day-to-day activities are OK, I frequently wear a brace on my left elbow, but I can't bicycle and I can't lift weights in the gym.
Anybody have experience they can offer? I'm thinking I should make an appointment with a different orthopod for a second opinion. Even if Medicare won't cover it and I have to pay out of pocket at least I'll have a second set of data to consider.
Maybe I'm being too impatient, but 4 months sounds to me like a lot of time.