This morning I went back to the hospital for a checkup on my fractured (proximal) humerus. Good news, mostly. The orthopedist was quite happy with how my shoulder is healing (I wonder if the healing process has been helped along by my daily intake of curcumin…? Curcumin has been used in traditional medicine to treat bone fractures…hmmm, interesting…).
It’s going to take a while, though, before I’ll be able to use my arm normally and go back to my regular bungee jumping (haha, just kidding!!! I mean, kidding about the bungee jumping, of course… ).
More good news: next week I can take off my shoulder brace…aaaah what a relief!!!
Next week I’m also going to begin physical therapy to help increase my range of motion, deal with muscle stiffness and so on. I’ve already been working on my own, at home, doing an exercise that the orthopedist showed me a couple of weeks ago. That has helped A LOT with pain and stiffness in my lower arm. But, of course, now that I’m better, I need to the help of a professional, that is, a physical therapist.
I did get some bad news (which I sort of expected): I won’t be able to drive at all this summer. Aaaagh! Oh well. In moments of frustration, however, I always remind myself that my fall, which was quite a hard one, ouch!!!, could have had much worse consequences. I could have landed on my head, broken a leg, an ankle and/or who knows what else.
So, really, I can’t complain!!!
I just need to be patient…A few more months, and my humorous will be as good as new!