Ok.....so I broke my arm.
And - no, I'd like to say that I slipped on the ice
I was actually stepping over the puppy gate
which we had temporarily put back up and my slipper
got caught on it causing me to fall to the floor.
It's a radial head fracture which....due to it's
placement near the elbow, they don't immobilize
for long because doing so will cause your elbow to
"freeze up" on you. I had a splint for 2 days and a sling for 7
I've been without the sling now for 1-1/2 weeks. I even
went back to work yesterday. I have several restrictions however,
no lifting, repetitive movement, or weight bearing through
that arm. And wouldn't you know, it's my right arm and being
right handed has made life extremely difficult.
THE WORST PART OF ALL.....
I COULDN'T MAKE CARDS!!!!!
REALLY?? COULDN'T IT HAVE BEEN MY LEG OR
SOMETHING. WHAT FUN IS IT TO BE OFF OF
WORK FOR OVER 2 WEEKS AND NOT BE ABLE TO
MAKE ANY CARDS!!!
I'M HAVING SERIOUS WITHDRAWL SYMPTOMS