Need some serious healing!

Hi, TC Friends.

I could use some healing energy/prayers. I tripped and fell last Thursday and dislocated my left shoulder and broke my arm. I think I also did something to my knee, but I think that’s just a bad bruise.

I’m still in a fair amount of pain, but I’m doing a little better each day. My shoulder gets a tiny bit more range of motion each day, too. But it’s still pretty painful, what with all the damage to the soft tissue in there.

I go back to the orthopedist on the 25th for a CT scan and a decision on whether the break (which is to the greater tuberosity of the humerus) requires surgery. Fingers crossed for a no on that!

The weirdest part is that I can’t lift my arm straight out away from my side at all. It’s not that it hurts to do it; my arm simply won’t do it, no matter how hard I try. The dr said that’s because of the break. The muscle attachment is at the point where the break is (the greater tuberosity of the humerus), so, when I try to move my arm that way, it’s pulling on the part that isn’t currently actually attached to the rest of the bone. It’s a truly bizarre feeling.

I’ve also been having what I guess are ptsd symptoms – flashbacks to the fall and the 4.5 hrs I spent almost delirious with pain until they sedated me, nightmares about all that, intense fear of falling (my fear of stairs from when I fell down a flight 10 yrs ago has come roaring back), random crying. I’m even kinda afraid to go back to work, where it happened. So that’s not helping at all.

But I know this too will pass. I just need time.

In the meantime, I can’t type (I’m writing this on my phone), so my online presence has been and will probably continue to be pretty minimal for a while.

But I GREATLY appreciate any prayers / every sent!

Thanks!

~ Aster

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