This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

arm out of sling...art in the sand...and 'pearl'

wow what a time it's been...
7 weeks today since i broke my arm...in 2 places!!!
out of sling now but boy does it hurt, but it's all good
i had my first physio session yesterday...
i can just lift my arm to waist level...who would think that that would be so hard!!!

then with a stick...whilst lying down..lifting it up to my chin...nose...forehead,
and that was enough!!!
hard to sleep...it seems to hurt even more...can't work that one out...
if i'm not aware of it the arm immediately goes back to sling position...



after the session 'shannon' put these little things on my arm...
felt like pins and needles...like a massage to the area to help get the blood circulating...
felt weird but you get used to it...


these marks stayed on my skin for about an hour afterwards...
see how my top isn't sitting properly...
that's because of the lost muscle tone...
it happens with the clothes now...they seem to 'hang' a bit...

it will be about 12 months till i regain use of my shoulder again...holey dooley!!!
never mind i'll work at it...
dear mr armchair needs to back to work in a couple of weeks...
and jojo needs me to be able to go about her daily activities...
so all will be slow and steady and i will do what i can manage...



a little while ago we took a beach walk (before i broke my arm)...
image of branch of wood embedded in sand...just beautiful!!!


and look what's been keeping me company...
my own little pc...
how timely was this...
bought the week before i broke my arm...
then our home computer died...
and i've called it 'pearl'...

back to the issue of no space left to upload pics...
these managed to get through as there were only 4...
looks as though i'm going to have to buy more space from google...
no way round it...if i delete the pics they get deleted from the blog...

coffee's on...i can smell it wafting up the stairs...
and i better get moving with that stick...physio in 2 weeks and 'shannon' will expect to see results!!!

17 comments:

Notjustnat said...

Hi Dzintra, good to hear you are free of the sling. It will takes time, but our body is magic it will work itself out. You will be as good as gold (slowly). That Pearl is a beauty, she keeps you in contact with the world. Re spaces in blogger. You can take some old posts offline you know. I haven't try it, but some people take them off every year. Let me know how it goes - Hugs Nat

Jeni said...

glad your almost back to normal

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my dear, dear sista! Well, the good news is that you are out of the sling, you are getting therapy, and you will only get better. The pain is usual, but keep working that arm. Oh, what you have GONE THROUGH!!! This looks like ultrasound therapy, and I had that done on my neck after a car accident. The pain was DISSOLVED after about 4 weeks....wow. Well, you are still going with the SISTAHOOD on a tour of beaches, so you just bring your equipment with you and I will apply the massage!!!! BLESS YOU DEAR DZINTRA!!! Anita

Vintage Sandy said...

Dzintra..happy for you that your on the mend without the sling now work hard but don't overdue it either take care my friend!
Hugz
Sandy

Maree: said...

Great to hear the sling is gone..sounds like a slow recovery...Physio is a Good Start..
Take Care

Kath said...

Glad you are on the mend, I know how long it takes after my shoulder op last year.
Just don't over do it, its so tempting (I know- I did!).
sending Blessings xx

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay! your wing is free...now it just has to get ready to fly!! hugs and sending your healing sparkles
KIki

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Just coming in to see how you are dearest one....we will make sure you are well rested, well exercised, and ready to go for the beach......take ONE day at a time...Anita

Fer said...

You know what they say.... no pain no gain!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Just checking up again; so many dears in Blogland (including myself) with back aches, sore arms...not feeling well in general...we need to keep each other UP! Peace and healing to you again this morning dear one. Anita

Margaret said...

Birthday coming up so good to see that you are out of the sling and on the mend.

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Dzintra,
I suppose if you have to break your arm twice its better its not both arms. I'm glad to hear you are slowly on the way to recovery. Take care and don't overdo it.
Hugs, Sharon

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh thank YOU for your hugs dear one! Yep, I have something going on in my heel and thighs!!!!! It is Friday and that is making me happy enough to dance on this bum leg of mine!!!

ENJOY SOME PINK BUBBLY TOO!!! Anita

Simone de Klerk said...

12 months seems like ages. Who would have thought that!
Maybe you should start a new blog instead of buying new space. I know others who have done so.
I hope it works out!
Beautiful pictures of the branch in the sand!
Have a lovely weekend.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ahhhh, the BIRTHDAY GIRL is now at the beach, SLING FREE! Dearest, thank you for getting ready for a fun bash in the crash of the waves....and yes, all cakes and goodies are GLUTEN FREE! That stuff will really hurt the stomach! Oh, we will have fun. The color blue alone makes me dream and the fresh sea breeze is so healing. I hope your arm will be getting better every day with your therapy. NOW LET'S CRACK OPEN THAT BOTTLE OF PINK BUBBLES AND CELEBRATE!!! Put on your shell crown, first dearest!!!! BISOUS, Anita

Carla said...

Hi dzintra you must be so happy to have your arm on the mend... I know that feeling of too many photos.. Carla x

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dear Dzintra
back to see your lovely beach/wood/impression shot!!

fabulous!!! so pretty!!! not just the image but the colours too!!! .. thanks for sharing this with us!!!

too bad about the photo storage.. I guess it's something we will all face when we have blogged long enough

Have a great day.. ciao xxxx julie

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