Sunday Update: Left Arm Down

IMG_0624What a week!  We had our Chamber Annual Dinner on Wednesday night.  I stopped by the venue in the afternoon and didn’t see the 3 inch step at the entrance.  So with both arms full, I simply walked in — and flew across the room and fell on my left arm and right knee.  The arm took the brunt of the fall.

I couldn’t get up.  In fact, I was pretty sure I broke it.  Swelling immediately, major pain (so much so it made feel nauseous), and massive embarrassment.  I took an ambulance ride to the ER.  They doped me up, took xrays, found it not broken and sent me home in a sling.

Yes, I gave my presentation that evening at the dinner.  Don’t ask me how.  I didn’t stay long afterwards.  Because I was still in pain and not able to stay.  I went to the dr on Friday for a follow up.  They didn’t see any broken bones on the xray.  She believes I bruised the bone badly, and probably tore a tendon.  The swelling and pain will require me to go back next Thursday for another follow up.  The great news is that I didn’t break anything.  In fact, the doctors couldn’t believe I didn’t break a bone.  Great vitamins!  That’s my secret – and I’m thankful for Melaleuca vitamins.

I can tell you today that it is still ridiculously sore, I’m unable to use the arm.  I’m also left handed, so this is all a challenge!

No exercise involving my left arm for the next week — or several.  Which is the perfect timing to begin removing sugar from my diet.  I need to grocery shop tomorrow (if I can get out of my driveway) and I’ll be storing up on veggies, meat and protein.  You might not want to visit me for a couple of days.  I hear the sugar withdrawal is not particularly pleasant!


  1. Carolyn Schriber on February 1, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    I certainly know the feeling of flying across a room and falling on one’s face! Awful! But you are indeed lucky. Now all you have to do is behave and do as you are told. That’s the hard part.

  2. Jean on February 1, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Nuts – I mean bring them along with you to get past the sugar withdrawals.

  3. Deb on February 2, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Carolyn — my friend Mel has this habit too – we call her bullet. Do as I’m told? oh boy …

    Jean ……….. yup!

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