with Lynne and Leslie

The Slings and Boo-boos of Outrageous Fallings

by SweetMidlife

HI! It’s Lynne. We haven’t written on this blog since January. But this seemed like a good thing to break that streak.

Hello there sling my new friend
I’ve got to wear you once again…



Two weeks ago, I fell in the bathroom and hurt my arm. Did you know that bathroom floors are wet, especially when you’ve gotten out of the shower? I found that out when I took a shower first, didn’t have a towel to dry myself off, went in the hall to get a towel and went back into the bathroom and slipped. YAY! I originally was told it was a hairline fracture, but it turned out to be a bone bruise. I was put in an arm cast for 2 weeks, which I know is short compared to a really bad break. And it wasn’t fun, but it was passable, and when I had the cast removed on Wednesday, I was given a sling to wear as much as I can over the next two weeks, but not when I drive, which I haven’t done the past few weeks, or when I write, which means I need to put it back on and make this short.

So when the person from the orthopedic office put the sling on, I told her that I didn’t like slings, because they make my shoulder hurt, and it was awkward, and blergh. And she looked at me and said as nicely but truthfully as she could, “Well, it’s not supposed to be comfortable.”

That’s an entire sermon right there.

Healing isn’t always comfortable. The things that make us better aren’t always fun. I am not advocating things that might be harmful, like abusive situations. But saving money so you can get out of debt may not be as fun as making it rain in the candy aisle at Giant Food, which I have done and I can tell you, that’s fun. The candy. But getting out of these credit cards will be more fun.

And so will not having a hurting arm. So I am wrapping this up and putting the sling back on. And I will heal.


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