Quote Of The Day
“His doctor laid out his options: A hard collar would let the bones mend on their own, but was inadvisable because of the fracture’s severity. Surgery would fuse the vertebrae, promising a quick fix and a comfortable recovery, but it would limit his neck’s range of motion, ending his athletic career. Or he could have a halo. ‘The halo is like a medieval torture device,’ the doctor said. ‘It’s a miserable experience, but it’s the best option for a complete recovery with no limitations in the long run. You take titanium pins and screw them into your skull, two in front and two in back, and attach them to metal bars, which attach to a bust that you wear for three months and that you can’t take off. It’s pure torture. But it works.'”
– Excerpt from NY Times article by Lindsay Crouse on Ironman triathlete Tim Don who is expecting to run 2:50 in Boston just six months after literally breaking his neck when he was hit by a car.
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