Monday, September 19, 2011

Bad luck

Thurs morning I fell - a split second of inattention inside - flat on my front, the right shoulder taking it.  The head of the arm bone is fractured, in a sling.  Had to come home from retreat, see Dr. here.   It has been 4 very tiring days learning how to do everything. 

What you do with your dominant hand, or both hands:  eat, brush & floss, drive, touch type, write, dial a phone, lock a door, make coffee, dice celery, tie your shoes - everything.  I can only sleep in a supported posture on my left side.  It is tricky and painful to change t-shirts. Have yet to figure out how to support the arm with straps so I can shower.

As for pain, the torn rotator cuff in the left shoulder is child's play compared to bone pain, and also the pain from the splint around my neck.  We have ordered a high-design splint that may help.  Sometimes you roll on your back in sleep, and the pain wakes you up.  Well, I have no wrap up on this. Dumb with pain pills.  Time for bedtime pills.


  1. Wishing you a swift recovery and hope the pain killers kick in. Night night x P

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your fall and break! May you heal quickly.