This will be a quick post because I can type only with one hand. Reason: on Saturday, during a weekend trip with Stefano and friends in Maremma, a lovely area in southern Tuscany, I lost my balance while exploring an archaeological site and fell.
On my left shoulder.
We didn’t go to the local hospital because nothing seemed to be broken. I was in pain but could move my hand and even my shoulder a bit. I couldn’t lift my arm but we figured it was just because the muscles had taken a hit. We went to a pharmacy to get a painkiller and a sling for my arm, and that was that.
We kept on sightseeing, a bit more slowly, though. Yes, I was in pain, at times a lot of pain, but didn’t think it was that serious. Yesterday morning, however, since the pain hadn’t lessened, I called our GP who sent me to the hospital for X-rays.
Result: I fractured the upper extremity of my humerus…also a few other minor things, but the fracture to the humerus is the main thing.
My shoulder is in a proper sling, now, and it will take at least a month to heal. I have to rest…no volleyball for a while.
Pain, yes, but otherwise I’m okay. So I’ll rest, watch my TV series, go for my checkups (one next week) and hope that the fracture will heal properly so I don’t have to have surgery, aaaaaagggh.
Anyway, it could have been worse…I could have hit my head or actually broken a bone or…who knows? Lots of things could have gone wrong with such a fall…so, in the end, not too bad.
I’ll be fine, but no computer for a while….
Lesson learned: be super careful when walking on an archaeological dig!!! Hah!!!!