new sling

Image hosted by Photobucket.comI spent all day yesterday at the orthopaedist, from 12:30 to 5:30. Most of it was spent waiting and napping. If I sit in the same position for too long, my arm gets restless and will twitch a bit, sending waves of pain throughout my body. My first reaction is to try tpo move my arm out of the offending position which only makes it worse. It’s hard to remember the key to making it stop hurting is to simply relax the arm.. it doesn’t seem like the right response to such intense stimulus at the time.

How do I know I am loved by Julie, my best friend? When she put my socks on for me, dispite her extreme disgust of anything south of the ankle, that’s how. I wuv you too Julie!

Not a whole lotta love from the woman in the brown sweater at the clinic though.. she was almost determined to not help me clear up my missing insurance card problem. The staff at Kenner Regional seemed very disorganized to say the least. At least twice they told patients they had no idea where their records were, but my favorite part was when one patient asked the girl behind the counter if there was anyone there who knew what they were doing and if he could please speak with them. Another moment of professionalism was when the receptionist came back from lunch, sat down at the counter, looked at me for a moment then turned her head towards her co-worker and exclaimed: “Lawdy.. I gotsta peeee!” She then stood up and walked away like I wasnt even there, grimacing in pain. It was a ball.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comThe Doc said the fracture is worse than usual, but still wouldn’t recommend surgery over the sling. There’s pros and cons for each of course, but given my fear of surgery, I just as soon live with a slightly shorter shoulder. I’m already hard to shop for. :)