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i am typing one-handed.  my left arm is now in a sling. the most sophisticated of slings i have ever seen.  a veritable rolls-royce of slings.  it is like motorcycle jacket, armoured and padded and fitted with accessories. so complicated we needed a training session to learn how to drive it.  it is designed to keep my shoulder in a particular position. the padding holds my arm out away from my body.  for the shoulder to heal  i must keep my upper arm as immobile as possible for the next few weeks while exercising the other parts of the arm so the muscles do not atrophy.  i must carry out some regular physiotherapy tasks which at this stage are mainly not for the shoulder but for the other parts of the arm. right now i can use my left arm much less than i could before, so i am learning even more about what it means to be disabled.  i have to invent new workarounds.   i have a very comprehensive pain management drug routine, and i already love these pills.  the next 6 days will be very interesting.

i had the operation on thursday, as planned, but it turned out i had to stay in hospital overnight.  i was so lucky that Michelle was happy to stay with her family nearby and come to pick me up this morning.  i cannot express how much i appreciate it.

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About Alan

Settling into my 7th decade and still determined not to grow up too soon.
This entry was posted in Autobiography, Health and wellness, Life, don't talk to me about life!, Lifestyle, Philosophy, torn muscles and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to cut

  1. Pilgrim33 says:

    That is one classy sling.
    Does it have a concealed laser blaster?

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  2. Bob says:

    You lucky bugger to be so young. When I broke my right arm 30+ years ago there were none of these services and no physio. I was in plaster of Paris for 6-9 months, my right arm is still significantly waeker than my left and I can still only type left handed. Do the physio.

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