Here's the short version - because typing one-handed is not any fun...
On Friday last week I was happily enjoying time with my daughter and her family in sunny Colorado when...during a giggling session with my 10-year-old granddaughter, Miah, tragedy struck.
Miah and I were racing to reach the sofa when yours truly slipped (or something; not at all sure what really happened - it was so fast) and went headlong into the edge of the sofa.
This is a substantial piece of furniture. I bounced off of it, I think, hit the floor...and screamed. More than once. I felt pain as never before. Tom and Chloe, my daughter, were on top of things immediately. They kept me calm, figured out what was hurting, and Chloe fetched a sling. Miah was terrified, of course. I was also a bit frightened. After all, I could not move. In the end, I am so glad I was the one who got hurt. Miah has all summer ahead of her - she does not need the handicap of injury to spoil her summer vacation.
A visit to the emergency room and a series of x-rays revealed a dislocated shoulder and a hill sack's deformity. I was put under, the dislocation was popped back in and when I awoke I was insructed to visit an orthopedic surgeon once I got home. Luckily for me, one of my authors is an orthopedic surgeon - so, I saw her on Tuesday and she said surgery is not indicated. Yay!
I am still in a sling and on pain-killers. I will not be posting...unless we do audio. Maybe this is an indication that I should be doing podcasting. After all, I can still talk!
Stay tuned...recovery promises to be extensive.