Jim, Bob and Me - Old Guys With Problems - still smiling
Slowly I am making a recovery. I am still experiencing a lot of pain, especially after typing or using my right hand for anything. I'll tell you one thing, I have a new appreciation of using both limbs.
I am right handed. When I fell I automatically put out my right arm to brace myself (from preventing from falling in the glass door). That was a mistake. I should have let my full body weight fall. But then I may have injured something else, like my collar bone.
On the first day of my injury I couldn't even lift my right arm. I could put no pressure on it at all. Which meant that I couldn't brush my teeth, peel a potato, or even use a knife to cut a piece of meat. I had to learn to take a shower and wash myself with my left hand. Even going to the bathroom was a problem. I know, TMI but going to the bathroom and "taking care of business" was even difficult if not impossible.
Since Sunday I have been spending most of my time in bed reading, watching TV and sleeping. Time is what will heal my arm.
I went to the doctor on Tuesday and she suggested that I have my arm X-rayed, which I did. Yesterday she said there were "questions" about the X-ray (whatever that means). She said the orthopedic unit of the hospital would be calling me. They haven't called yet. I called the doctor's office today but no one was answering the phone, all five times that I called.
Each day my arm is a little less sore but it is still very painful and I still can't put any pressure on it at all. I cannot drive because I get shooting pains up my forearm when I make a left hand turn. Those shooting pains (like an electric shock) are so painful that it distracts my attention from driving. As a matter of fact, just this little bit of typing is causing ever increasing pain so I'm going to bring this posting to a close now.
Oh, just a note on the picture of the entrance to the American Legion Post 28, no Mark, that wasn't my car in the handicapped parking spot. I almost always park far away from any entrance mainly to protect my car from dings (which I got one anyway) and for the exercise. I'm not one of these people who abuses the handicap parking slot. In fact, the people who do abuse that privilege is one of my pet peeves.
The picture on this blog is of me and my friends Jim and Bob who stopped over for a visit today. I'm glad they stopped over because it took my mind off of feeling sorry for myself.
I am really looking forward to getting back got normal. This is the first time in my life I ever injured my arm. It has caused me to realize how fortunate I am to have both limbs that work. I will never take them for granted again.
Now that I'm hurting big time again I will end.