Monday, March 16, 2009

Adding Injury to Insult

This will be short out of necessity...I fell while attempting to get on Miss as she walked away from the mounting block on Saturday. Since my left foot was in the stirrup and my hands holding the reins, when I lost my balance I fell without being able to break my fall and landed with all my weight on my left shoulder. I broke the humeral head, the round bone that connects the shoulder to the arm bone. It's not a bad break so it probably won't need surgery, but they can't cast it so I am just in a sling for 6 weeks or so. It only hurts when I move, but when it hurts it's the kind of pain that makes me feel nauseous.

Timing could not have been worse. Not only can I not drive, right now I can't even be driven anywhere, that's too much jostling. That will make job interviews difficult.

I did get the really good pain meds from the ER doc, and the entire ER adventure only took 2 hours, including x-rays.

Could we make this the last shitty thing to happen for a while, please?


  1. Owch!! I have to say, though, that this really does sound like the Universe is telling you to slooow doooown, that things are going to change no matter what you do.

    We depressives don't take change well, do we?

    Could it be possible that this is right what you need? That work - while necessary, because, y'know, money = food and hay 'n' rooves over heads - that that particular job, is not where you need to be at this moment in time? That something better, something different, is headed your way? That this is a time of unprecedented opportunity?

    I don't mean to sound all Mary DolphinsAndFairies, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong, either...

    ...also, it doesn't mean bitterness and cursing isn't allowed. I mean, c'mon. Bitter is my middle name.

  2. It never rains but it pours, doesn't it?? I hope you are on the mend soon!

  3. That sounds really painful. :( I am so sorry. It does seem to happen all at once doesn't it? I hope it starts to get better soon and everything works out quickly and for the better. The job market generally picks up starting end of March - April anyway so I am sure you will be in interview mode by the time it's right. Sounds like platitudes but I am sincere. I wish lots of good luck your way.

  4. Yikes!! Damn it all to hell anyway!! You are having a doozey of a bad time of late my friend. All the old cliches do seem to fit, but can be somewhat tedious when you're on the receiving end of such sayings, so I will refrain. But...must add one sentiment which comes to mind here: When one window of opportunity is closed, another new and sometimes better opening is made available. Do keep your spirits up and try not to fret (won't change a damn thing anyway), but learn to pray instead and keep in mind that whether you realize it or not; things always have a way of working out the way they're supposed to.

  5. I hope you can at least enjoy the drugs. I must say I'm jealous of the under 2 hours in the ER as I've never been that lucky when I was unlucky enough to be there.

    I hope you feel much better soon.

  6. I am so sorry that you are having to go through all of this Donna.

    Is your shoulder getting ANY better? I really hope that you don't need surgery.

    Much love,

  7. Dear Donna, I am so very sorry to read about your onslaught of bad news -- things really do seem to be conspiring against you right now. Wishing I could send you a hug -- a very ginger hug, of course so as not to hurt your arm.

    May things get dramatically better for you soon, in every conceivable way.

  8. Oh Holy Crap Donna! I am so sorry to read this news. Please know I am thinking of you and hoping for pain free days to be in the near future.

  9. Oh, Donna, I know this injury intimately or darn near the same injury. I broke my arm and dislocated my shoulder in a riding accident. I broke that round portion off from the rest of my arm bone and had the ligaments and tendons caught in between the two pieces of bone. It was ugly and painful.

    I certainly understand your fear of being jostled or bumped. The good news is once it heals the pain is just a memory although I know you must be feeling like it's never going to be over so maybe knowing there really is an end to it will help some.

    I'll be thinking of you!