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Friday, October 28, 2016

BROKEN ARM UPDATE, WEEK 6: Fearfully And Wonderfully Made

It's been great having my daughter, No-No here to help me. This morning I actually was able to slip my arm cuff off and take a shower. Imagine not being able to take a shower for 6 weeks. We Americans are sooo spoiled.

Yesterday, I went to the doctor. Got another xray. The bone breaks are finally filling in. YAY! I can now go for walks around my neighborhood. If I had to sit on my bum for a living, watching TV and popping bon-bons all day, I would end up in a straight jacket. For someone who loves to write and read, I have the fidgets. REAL BAD! Pacing back and forth a lot has kept me somewhat sane.

Also, I can go without my sling forever now if I want. Can also take the cuff off throughout the day so my skin can breathe. AWWWWW! I applied comfrey cream last night and this morning. It's supposed to help heal the bone quicker. After letting it soak in for a few minutes, I then coated my arm with coconut oil. This stuff has been my saving grace. It has helped to keep the itch away. Instead of creeping up or down into my cuff with a pencil or knitting needle, I've been using coconut oil covered Q-tips to get to the scratchy skin. It also heals any irritation and blisters happening. And also, it is an anti-microbial. It's a germ killer.

Still can't drive. Still can't start PT. Hope to start the latter in 3 weeks after my next visit with the doctor.

This experience has been quite an eye opener. The human body is amazing. There is no way we were created out of randomness. God is all about order. He is not order out of chaos. Below is a short clip on what happens when we brake a bone.

PSALMS 139:13-16

For you fashioned my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother's womb. I thank you because I am awesomely made, wonderfully; your works are wonders- I know this very well. My bones were not hidden from you when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes could see as an embryo...et al. (Complete Jewish Bible)

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Staying positive.

Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly

16 comments:

  1. Progress at last. Woohoo! That video is interesting.

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  2. I can't imagine the discomfort. Good that you're making progress.

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  3. I'm happy to hear you're getting better!

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  4. Well a big YeaHaw the arm is finally making progress . So happy to read this.

    cheers, parsnip

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  5. It's wonderful to hear your progress! Yay for being able to take the cuff off and for the shower! It's great your daughter is helping. I didn't know all that about coconut oil. I hope you recover quickly!

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  6. Comfrey has been known for a long time, called "knit-bone". What's amazing is that people are now learning the old medicines again, which is good.
    Great that you are coming along, and wow. that is a long time not to get into the shower (I'm a bath person, myself).
    Keep us up to date, Shelly.

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    1. MY NUTRITIONALIST PUT ME ON COMFREY PELLETS AND NETTLE TEA THE DAY OF THE BREAK. SHE WAS THE SECOND PERSON I CALLED FOR HELP.

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  7. i put coconut cream on my arm once and it really ruined my suit. I may have got the concept wrong.

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    1. POSSIBLY. DID YOU PUT IT ON THE COAT ARM?

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  8. What an ordeal! I've never broken any bones in all my 65 years nor have I had to wear a cast so I don't know what you're going through other than hearing other people tell me about it. Get well soon and be careful after that.

    Great Bible verse--it says so much about human life.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  9. Best wishes for patience, no itches, and fun things to do as your arm heals.

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