So I went to a Specialist today for a second opinion. She did a CT scan, and sure enough it's still broken. The Dr estimated it was about 50% healed. The good news is I don't have to wear the splint or have a cast. The fracture is non-displaced (vs displaced) and she is hopeful it will heal, it will just take time. In the meantime, I was told "to let pain be my guide" on what I can and can't do. If it hurts, don't do it or it's less likely to heal.
I'm really not sure where that leaves me on biking. I have biked twice now with the splint. Both times there was minor pain, but it was tolerable. So I know I "can" bike, I'm just not sure if I "should" be bike. If the fracture doesn't end up healing on it's own, my only option will be surgery to excise the piece of bone to avoid future complications. I didn't actually get to talk to the Dr about my results (all the info came through her assistant) so I have a call in and will hopefully talk to her tomorrow. I go for a follow-up CT in six weeks.
UPDATE: I talked to the Dr this morning. Absolutely NO Biking! She said that was the worst thing I could do for this fracture because biking puts pressure right on the hamate bone (one that's broken). I shouldn't do anything that puts pressure on the bone or do any kind of gripping. I actually go back in 4 weeks now for another CT to see if I can do another triathlon I'm registered for at the end of July. I won't have biked outside at all, but it's only a 12 mile bike so I can get through it. I can bike on my trainer, as long as I don't put pressure on my wrist.
I just want to move on. It's been 8 weeks on Wednesday.
So, I will be missing my 2nd tri of the season on Saturday. But, the good news is I have something new to focus on. Jim and I will be doing the Chicago Marathon in October, and I started officially training for that two weeks ago. This will help keep me focused on a goal, which is good. I have heard so many awesome things about this race and I can't wait!
In other news Jim & I scored some sweet discounts at Dick's Sporting Goods this weekend. They were having a major winter clearance. I picked up a few things, but my fav was a pink Brooks Running Jacket for $30!
And just because he's cute. Sleepy Jack picture