Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

humerus, not humorus

A humerus fracture is an injury to the bone of the upper arm. The upper arm bone, the humerus, connects the shoulder to the elbow. Humerus fractures are generally divided into three types of injuries... but this is the one I have... lucky me!

Proximal Humerus Fractures

Proximal humerus fractures occur near the shoulder joint. The shoulder joint is a ball-and-socket joint, with the ball being the top of the humerus bone. Fractures of this ball are considered proximal humerus fractures. These fractures may involve the insertion of the important rotator cuff tendons. Because these tendons are important to shoulder motion, treatment may depend on the position of these tendon insertions. In a word: ouch!

For the sake of maintaing a positive attitude towards healing, I present to you a poem.

A fractured humerus is not humorus ~
thus between the two of us ~
I'm really fighting pain.

The right shoulder feels abandoned ~
with the left as new companion ~
It's great to feel insane.

Must go now; time for therapy.
Relax. Breathe deep. Be the jelly fish. Beeee the jelly fish. Beeee...


  1. Hi Dixie. Mrs bazza broke her arm way up near the ball and socket and did some similar kind of damage. She was very worried about being to lift her arm above the horizontal when it mended but she is 100% back to normal now. There is one other great cure in addition to humour(humur) - time!
    Go on; be a jellyfish!
    Click here for Bazza’s Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

  2. Dear Dixie,
    I hope your humerus heals quickly, and at least you haven't lost your sense of humour along with your humerus fracture. Sounds painful, though. Just try hard to be the jellyfish!
    Best Regards,

  3. Smile and the world smiles with you - and you are creating a chain of smiles with your post. That may not help your fracture but, there again, it might - as your readers send healing thoughts and good wishes.

  4. Thank you, bazza, I feel just great now. Oh I've no doubt that I'll return to 100%. That said, I'm not certain that I've ever been normal. Anyway, your comment made me laugh!

  5. Dear David: I am trying, I am trying; did I say I am trying? Can you imagine a one arm jelly fish?

    I love your current post; have read it twice. I hoping to comment without sounding like I'm under the influence of drugs!! Thank you; sending my best regards to you,

  6. Hi Mike. Every smile, healing thought, good wish, and cheerful visit is greatly appreciated! Raising the endorphin is great for happy healing! Thank you.

  7. Hey Dixie,
    And the 'funny bone' aint so funny. I sure hope you recover well. I'll try a poem that wont be swell. And based on what I've written, that's easy to tell.
    I thought y'all would call it a 'jello fish' :)
    Take care, eh.

  8. Gary! 'Jello fish'? Do tell, eh? I am recovering nicely, thank you.

    You mention 'swell' and I can't help thinking about the five ice packs I've been using! So far it's been a cold spring.

    My best to you and Penny,

  9. Hi Dixie:

    My prayers continue to be with you for your healing.

    I am planning on discontinuing Time-of-Sharing blog because I have been too busy to maintain the blog. For now, I have closed it down and need time to backup anything I might want to keep before deleting the blog.

    I will continue to visit you though. I will check back to see how you are feeling. Take care.


  10. Dear Paul,
    Many thanks; blessings for your journey. Dixie

  11. And whatever you do... Please Be The Jellyfish!

    I'm hoping your therapy is going well. I know your pain isn't humorous, Dixie. You know what is humorous? Watching people jump of trampolines inside houses and hitting ceiling fans. Now that's some funny stuff right there. They have the most 'humorous' looks on their faces as they realize they've just been scalped or had an eyeball removed by a fan blade. Such is the joy of idiots seeking fame and Youtube... a natural marriage.

    And now, I must prove, once again, I am not a robot. Take care, Dixie.

  12. Kelly: therapy is a blast if you like making scrunchy faces and gritting your teeth!

    What the heck? Wish you'd left a link for the Youtube jumpers.

    You made me laugh even though you're not really a robot. :/


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