The Life of an Aspiring Sociopath

At this point you are probably wondering what the hell you have gotten yourself into; you are not the first to ask that question. Well, sit back and enjoy the ride kiddies...welcome to the truly strange, bizarre, sometimes sad, outrageous, unbelievable life of... The Devine Miss K. I may be a little psychotic, but I am damn cute.

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Location: Silverdale, Washington, United States

Likes: My cat Lola (all cats) & animals. (Except snakes-yuk), writing, reading, traveling (I have been to Japan, China, Australia, Hawaii and Hong Kong.) I love Asian Architecture—I have a Kimono on my wall; The Disney Villains (I collect them) – Disneyland ( and world.) Comedy Clubs; laughing; snuggling; people watching; singing; painting; cooking; baking; (I am an awesome baker!)- being with friends. Talking, talking and talking. Teaching, kids, intelligent conversation and people….and dreaming. (Oh don’t forget sleep!) Dislikes: Liver, Fish, Star Trek ( but I LOVVVE Star Wars), commercials repeated again and again, slow drivers, inconsiderate people, bad smells, being cold—being too hot, computers that freeze at the worst times and milk gone bad.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

You fucked up your arm, Joan

Well, here is the final diagnosis on my arm:

I have a "GREATER TUBEROSITY FRACTURE OF THE HUMERUS." Which means that

the uppermost part of the humerus there is a bump called the greater
tuberosity. It acts as an attachment for one of the important rotator
cuff muscles, the supraspinatus, as well as a guide for your bicep
tendon.( the tendons and muslces get pulled and jammed as well) It is
typically injured in a fall on an outstretched arm, a "jam" into the
shoulder joint, or direct impact. ( ie--dislocation by falling in the
shower and impacting your shoulder--ow!)

So, I have to start physical therapy twice a week for 4 weeks and...
Immobilization: Immobilization in a sling for 2 weeks for comfort.


Icing: Ice bags, cold packs or cold therapy units can be used to ice
the shoulder initially. 20 minute sessions, 3 - 5 times a day for the
first 5 days aids in reducing pain and swelling. And as needed
thereafter. ( Once a day)

Motion Exercises: 5 - 10 times a day: -take arm out of sling and flex
and extend elbow fully for 20-30 repetitions. Perform this smoothly and
slowly. ( aka--physical therapy)



Precautions: * Do not try and actively abduct or lift arm out to the
side for 4 - 6 weeks.

* Avoid q uick, jerky movements.

* Do not lean on elbow on the injured side or try and push up to a
sitting position for 4 - 8 weeks.

**After 3-4 weeks ( which it has been) wear the sling when needed
during the day, but take your arm out and move it around to get mobilty
back. Do not overuse the arm and give it TLC, ice abd DRUGS! Wahoo.
Sigh.

In the pursuit of happiness, the difficulty lies in knowing when you
have caught up.

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