I've never been actually INJURED before, so all this is a new experience. I realize this is pretty minor as things go, but it is ME, not someone else. I've never felt so RESTRICTED.
Like, I don't leave the house often, but now I CAN'T! I can't even get down to the basement. I have the cat litter boxes down there and trays of veggies (4 kinds of lettuce, celery, radishes, carrots, and bok choy) to water (Deb is graciously taking care of that for me).
This recovery is going to take a good bit longer than I expected. I AM getting better, but "better" is not "much better"! The rib muscles still hurt, but not as much or often. I have better use of my right arm (the left is fine). The right shoulder joint doesn't actually hurt, but it is very awkward.
I have a bit of a dilemma with the shoulder. The hosital gave me a sling to wear (day and night), but I can't wear it AND use the walker. So, for now, I'm just trying to rest it as much as possible.