The shoes didn't fit. It was an omen.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

ISWG:My Broken Arm Update

"I expected more from your arm," the doctor said. "We're going to get you a bone simulator."

Well, the bone isn't there yet. It should've been. But my body has decided to be different. Hashaimoto's is running this show. Aw man...

Still can't drive or go to work. Can't lift my arm like a normal person?

The bright side, typing is getting easier. I can hopefully finish what I had started-actually, I was halfway there with a novel when I broke my humerus.

How can anyone make a 5 year plan with the unexpected hiding around the corner?

This post was brought to you on behalf of Alex J. Cavanaugh's Insecure Writer's Group. If you're interested click on the icon toward the top right of your computer screen.

Hugs and chocolate,


PS The xray pic was taken today
Yep. That's my broken humerus. Purdy, huh?


  1. What's that saying? If you want to hear God laugh, tell Him your plans.

    1. I believe there are scriptures that reflect that.

  2. At least you can type easier now. Wow, you really broke it good.

  3. Whoa, Shelly. When you break your arm, you don't kid around! Sure hope the bone stimulator helps. You and your arm remain in my prayers.

    By the way, the link to Alex's group doesn't seem to work.

  4. How can you type with that arm.
    Ouch that looks so painful.
    Does the doctor know why this is happening ?
    Goodness feel better soon.

    cheers, parsnip

    1. The hard callus is keeping the bone together. That's how I can type. My Hashaimoto's disease is slowing down he healing process.

  5. Bones take a long time to heal. My husband broke his forearm in a motorcycle accident in his 20's. He has plates and pins still in the arm as he never went in to get them taken out. It took 6 months for it to heal in order for him to get back to work. It would have been about the same time if he'd had the pins etc taken out.
    It will get better, Shelly.
    Chocolate hugs.

    1. I'm looking at February or March to return to work.

  6. I'm no doctor but it seems to me that if the bone ends aren't aligned, they won't grow together. So someone should have set it better, put you in traction, or done an operation with plates and screws. I hope you get a second opinion on the situation. Good luck!

    1. Every doctor I saw would'Ve done what this doctor would've done. Surgery is their last solution. And no one was concerned about perfect alignment. ***shrugs***


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