Last Thursday I fell on the ice. “Waaaaa!” The bad part…I dislocated my shoulder. After seeing the orthopedic surgeon I was told that I’d chipped the bone that keeps the shoulder in place so it’ll just keep slipping out of the socket until I get it fixed. OUCH!
If any of you have ever had a shoulder, or any part of you, slip out of joint you don’t need me to explain how mind-numbing that pain is. For those of you who have never experienced this kind of pain, well pray to what ever God you pray to that you never do.
I’ll know on Monday if I need surgery, which I’m thinking I will. I just want it fixed, cause living with the limited use of my right arm SUCKS!!!
It takes me forever to pull up my pants.
I can’t cut my food.
I can’t curl my hair.
I can’t stretch when I yawn.
I can’t scratch my armpit, and the minute you can’t do this is when it itches like a bitch!
I can’t cuddle my teddy bear in bed—that’s not a euphemism. I actually have a teddy bear.
And if all of that didn’t suck like a Hoover, yesterday I was JUST able to type without pain.
So to reference my two most recent posts, I have some random acts of NON-kindness. I don’t want to dedicate a whole post to this, because I don’t want to dwell on the negative. But when I fell, there was a woman sitting in her car and watched the whole thing (she told me so when they took the incident report at the café where I fell). So she clearly saw that I couldn’t get up—hard to do that when one of your arms doesn’t work—and she DIDN’T GET OUT OF THE CAR AND HELP ME!!! Um…unkind lady, unkind!
Then, as I went into to work—no worries people, I work at a hospital so I was going to their ER—the people walking behind me could CLEARLY see that something was wrong with me. And then I TOLD them that I’d really hurt my arm so I let them go in front of me, to get out of their way. Do you think any of them held the door for me? That would be a big fat NO! Totally unkind people. Totally!
Okay, enough of that. Since I don’t want to end this on a grumpy note, I’ll tell you what I’m professing my love for this week.
The one the ER doc gave me was six kinds of sucky, but the one the ortho gave me is awesome! It has a cushion on the neck band so it takes the pressure off. It also has this snazzy thumb loop to keep my arm properly supported.
Man, I’m a nerd.
Be careful out there people!