Broken Elbow Update

Broken Elbow Update

Hi guys,

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.

Tomorrow I’m sharing an absolutely delicious peach cobbler overnight oats and Thursday I have a special post for my upcoming birthday.

In case you missed it…


Love, Julie

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:45-04:00 August 15th, 2017|Fun, Personal Updates/ Top Monthly Posts|17 Comments


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  3. Kristy from Southern In Law August 21, 2017 at 6:29 am - Reply

    Hooray for good news! That is totally worth a happy dance!!!

    Happy happy happiest of birthdays to you, sweet friend!

  4. Farrah August 18, 2017 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    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!!

  5. Andrea on Vacation August 16, 2017 at 11:55 am - Reply

    ugh, elbow- You never knew how much you used it, right? Glad to hear that it is healing well and so fast!

  6. Shelley Marcy August 16, 2017 at 7:34 am - Reply

    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!

  7. Hatton August 15, 2017 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness so glad you’re healing so well!!!

  8. Mary Beth Jackson August 15, 2017 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Congrats! Great news!

  9. [email protected] August 15, 2017 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    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!

  10. Lisa Ballantyne August 15, 2017 at 10:53 am - Reply

    So happy to hear that you are healing ahead of schedule Julie! Have a blessed day!

  11. Mary Jean Henson August 15, 2017 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Yeah! Great to know you are healing. Just do not over do it which the elbow…

  12. Susie @ Suzlyfe August 15, 2017 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Yay hooray for good news!

  13. Becky August 15, 2017 at 8:07 am - Reply

    So happy to hear that you are doing well. Love the photo of you and your puppy dog! Happy Birthday to you!!!

  14. Heather @Lunging Through life August 15, 2017 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Woo!! So happy for you!! Love that photo too 🙂

  15. Yay!!! Good news!!!

  16. [email protected] August 15, 2017 at 7:04 am - Reply

    That’s great news about your elbow, Julie! And, it’s good to see Rhett!

  17. Blane Sherer August 15, 2017 at 5:18 am - Reply

    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 !

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