Sunday, June 3, 2012
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...