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Broke my arm

Posted by Dinah on October 25, 2013, at 9:55:05

Had a sudden attack of vertigo. It felt as if the seat underneath me collapsed and hurled me to the terrazo floor where I broke my humerus bone near the shoulder. I realize of course that it was the vertigo that not only had me falling, but caused me to fall faster as I corrected *into* the fall.

Of course it was my dominant arm. :(

So I'm in my arm sling with a swathe anchoring my elbow to my body. It's hard to type so I likely won't be here much. :(

It's weird. I'd never broken anything before. I kept telling the people in the emergency room that I'd hurt that shoulder. But they kept lifting that arm to take blood pressure and take blood and take off my shirt. They left it to me to try to move from bed to bed without help. My husband says it was my calm, flat statements that I was in incredible pain when they did it. They couldn't take that seriously. I had to remind the doctor that he'd said he would xray the shoulder! They kept me overnight until they'd verified that it was vertigo and they were very nice once I left the ER.

It doesn't hurt that much, and the itch is getting better, but it is still deuced inconvenient. But I'm getting better with my left hand every day. I read the brain compensates so that by the time I get the sling off, my right brain will be larger and my left smaller!




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