I went to the doctor yesterday and wanted to give you a little update on my elbow.
My doctor said the bone in my elbow is healing really well and new bone is already forming! I saw the xray and was so happy. He also said that I only needed to wear the sling now when it is hurting and I can start to use it a little, however intense activity and picking up anything more than a few pounds is off limits for at least three more weeks. He said it's still broken, but should continue to heal on it's own.
I can't even begin to tell you how nice it was to not wear that sling for much of yesterday. My arm movement is still pretty limited and it's tender/sore, so it's hard to do things but I'll take anything I can get at this point! I was able to use it to do a little work yesterday before it started aching... but a little is better than nothing. This also means I don't have to wear the sling for my birthday this weekend- yay! It was not going to be cute with my Birthday dress :-).
The doctor also said that he was impressed with my range of motion with it and that I could most likely do some PT on my own without having to go to more appointments. Such great news!
I'm going to keep it short today, but thanks to everyone who is reached out with thoughts and prayers. It really does mean the world to me. I know your positive energy helped my arm and spirits.
Who wants to join me in a one armed happy dance!? This fiasco is far from over, but it feels like I am finally over the worst of it. Hopefully when I go back in three more weeks he'll give me the all clear to return to life as normal... whatever that is.
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Kristy from Southern In Law says
Hooray for good news! That is totally worth a happy dance!!!
Happy happy happiest of birthdays to you, sweet friend!
Yay! So glad to hear that your elbow is healing well + hooray for new bone forming! :] Continuing to send positive thoughts--I hope you make a full + speedy recovery soon!!
Andrea on Vacation says
ugh, elbow- You never knew how much you used it, right? Glad to hear that it is healing well and so fast!
Shelley Marcy says
Julie, you'd have looked just as cute in your birthday dress with or without your sling! So happy for you though. I remember just how hot those slings can get. I also remember having such a sore neck from the strap. The relief of having it off is like taking a breath of fresh air! Happy birthday!
Oh my goodness so glad you're healing so well!!!
Mary Beth Jackson says
Congrats! Great news!
Glad to hear that you elbow is feeling much better. Great news about being able to do some PT on your own. That can get do expensive!
Lisa Ballantyne says
So happy to hear that you are healing ahead of schedule Julie! Have a blessed day!
Mary Jean Henson says
Yeah! Great to know you are healing. Just do not over do it which the elbow...
Susie @ Suzlyfe says
Yay hooray for good news!
So happy to hear that you are doing well. Love the photo of you and your puppy dog! Happy Birthday to you!!!
Heather @Lunging Through life says
Woo!! So happy for you!! Love that photo too 🙂
Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home says
Yay!!! Good news!!!
That's great news about your elbow, Julie! And, it's good to see Rhett!
Blane Sherer says
Glad to hear your elbow news !
I hope it keeps progressing well.
I celebrated my birthday this past weekend ( smile ).
I hope you enjoy yours this coming weekend !