Fractured Sternum Take Two

8 Jan

I’m so grateful that I got the X-ray and pain meds from my doctor. I guess two weeks with the inability to cough, laugh, sneeze, and turn over in bed, not to mention the screaming in pain, finally overcame my stubbornness. I suppose that the management of pain never crossed my mind as “something that can be done”.

Sometimes I’m just plain stupid.

It’s amazing how we use our upper body and arms for so many things, like standing from a seated position. I found myself scooting forward and using my legs to stand. All those squats came in handy. Do try it.

A full moon week.

There will be no bicep curls, bench presses or push ups for awhile. I can’t even carry a pitcher of water from the refrigerator to the counter. I am feeling better and this week we’ll begin cutting back on the meds. I hope it will clear my fuzzy brain a bit,

Sunday sunrise on Lake Bacalar.

Google says six to eight weeks. Today is three. I must admit to looking longingly at my gym clothes while selecting pajamas and sweatpants for daily attire. Sigh.

A little vid of our home and property.

I will continue to rest and stay drugged as needed. I am supremely grateful to my wife for taking such good care of me, and Dr. Oscar for the pain management. Life is good. So for another week, be well and don’t trip over any air mattresses.


8 Responses to “Fractured Sternum Take Two”

  1. Karen Hodgens January 8, 2023 at 11:50 am #

    So Sorry Alex. Sounds utterly awful and Yay for pain management.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 January 8, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

      I know right. I am blessed to be able to afford them. I am healing well.


  2. LJones January 8, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

    Alex – goodness – I’m so sorry! Sending you love and healing energy xoxoxo

    Lorrie Jones Simple Serenity simpleserenity.com 253.312.3117

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jack Scott January 9, 2023 at 6:20 am #

    I have fingers and everything else crossed.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 January 9, 2023 at 8:25 am #

      Now that’s a sight! I really am getting better ❤️‍🩹


  4. Emilie January 10, 2023 at 6:30 pm #

    Halfway there. Just keep,taking good care of yourself!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 January 10, 2023 at 8:07 pm #

      I start to cut back on pain meds and then am surprised by how much pain I’m still in. Double edged sword. 😔


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