Linda Salamone's Blog

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Finally, some good news on the "arm" front. The latest xrays show a lot of bone growth and filling in at the largest gap. I saw the xrays from Georgia, and learned that the doc that set the plates and screws was aware of that misalignment. Doing the best he could with the splintered remains of my humerus... my doc in Rochester says I am lucky to have full use of my right arm and she may have done things differently, but not necessarily have gotten better results. I am 5 degrees from straight (can't hyper-extend anymore, oh well) and I can bend it as fully as I would ever need to. The ache is gone, but some random motions still cause a little discomfort. But I can do a plank, and lots of girlie push-ups (on my knees) so flying is just a few weeks away.

I'm looking for a cheap Sport2 135, a Sting 140 (or just the sail for one), or a 145 Eagle to bomb around in until I get confident enough to handle the Litespeed. I also want to mess with the paraglider (finally!) and see what I can do kiting that. Things are finally looking up, so to speak!


  • Great news!

    By Blogger Tom Lanning, at 2:15 PM  

  • The women and I were just talking about you and hoping that you would be able to come down for the Women's Hang Gliding Festival. Its great to hear that you are getting better. Any chance we'll see you in September?

    I'm selling my UltraSport 135. Any interest? It's clean with low hours!

    Jen Richards - you can email me at

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:24 AM  

  • alright! great news and fast bone growth too..must be drinking your milk!
    seriously good is a long haul excellent to hear you are doing so well.

    By Blogger keishya, at 5:12 PM  

  • Alright Linda!!!! Very good news. C'mon over and play in the gimme SW days that are here!!! PK

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:15 PM  

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