Last Sunday on 7th Oct 12, I had a fall from cycle and broke my collar bone. I picked my cycle and reached home . Till then I was not aware of what had exactly happened. I was having a look at my injuries, cleaned the scratches and applied ice pack on my shoulder. After sometime I realised I could not lift my let hand easily. It was paining . I called my doctor and reached hospital.
X ray done collar bone fracture - doc gives the bad news and puts a clavicle brace and hands over me a prescription and few instructions.
1 No movement of shoulder.
2 clavicle brace to be used for 24 hrs till next visit.
3 No driving for next 2 months and cycling for 3 months.
I am back home now. My wife is shouting at me out of her love and anxiety. By evening I get used to the brace and go to sleep with restil taken.
I am not able to move my shoulder easily. The arm is paining and also the rib cage. I get ready with assistance and go to office. Except the injury to left side and left elbow and left knee rest of the things are ok.
The routine begins except I can not drive and exercise.
Today I try to find out information on collar bone fracture and I see a lot of information on the web. The things look positive.
Friends visit me and present me a sling.
The pain is subsiding now, and I have started to understand it pains in the rid cage if I laugh. So you got to hold your rid cage and then laugh , a new lesson learnt today. I also found out that the arm also is in pain, icing icing an icing but no curling of arms with the ice in the glass.
I call my doctor and ask him for permission to walk. Now I am allowed to walk at a moderate pace.
First week is over week 2 begins with lot of new hope and energy.
Allowed to walk, so started walking and feeling much better now.
Visit to doctor - Doctor was happy with the development of the fusion of the bone. Allowed me to start stationary biking..
Waling daily for @ an hour @ 5 km. Did some long distance travelling as a co passenger. No pain during the travel or even afterwards.
The pain in the collar bone has reduced but the muscles around the shoulder are giving trouble. I find less strength in the arm movement. Everyday the movement of the arm is better.
Got the x-ray done yesterday 31-10-12. The bone has healed now , the doctor has said 15 more days and I can start driving the car. Cycling still a month to go.
Recovery very good. Followed strictly what the doctor had advised. Yesterday (15-10-12) visited my doc. He allowed me to start driving the car. Very soon the clavicle brace will go away.
Started doing gym cycling. The left hand movements are much better. Now I can raise my hand over my head. Waiting for the doctor's permission to start cycling on the road. Now it has been more that 51 days so far.