MLMM Friday Faithfuls — By the Numbers

For Friday Faithfuls this week, Jim Adams has challenged us to respond by writing anything about Math or Science or whatever else we think might fit. Let me start out by saying that math is not my forte. I like numbers in and of themselves, but I tend to get lost in high level mathematics. But don’t worry. This post has a lot of numbers but almost no math. With that caveat out of the way….

Like all other human beings I have four limbs. But as of 3.67 months ago, only 50% of them were functioning at 100%. I busted my left hip and fractured the humerus bone in my right arm at the shoulder as a result of falling off a ladder. So now I’ve got only two fully-functioning, working limbs, my right leg/hip and my left arm and shoulder.

Since that ominous event in mid-January, I spent two weeks as an inpatient, six weeks receiving in home physical and occupational therapy, and seven weeks so far receiving outpatient physical therapy three times a week.

I was hoping that by now I’d be further along in my rehabilitation process. I thought, three months into this process, I’d be able to walk with a cane instead of with a walker. But I’m still using the walker because my left leg and hip are not ready to take on 100% of my body weight, but when I try to walk with just a cain in my right hand, it puts too much pressure on my gimpy right shoulder. So I’m back to using the walker.

Overall, I think my left hip and leg are at about 75%, but my right arm and shoulder are only at 50% at best. If all goes well, I may be out of therapy for my hip/leg by the end of May or mid June, But I think it might take another month or longer before my shoulder is fully rehabilitated. Or full seven months after the accident.

See, I told you. A lot of numbers but no math.

6 thoughts on “MLMM Friday Faithfuls — By the Numbers

  1. Sadje May 5, 2023 / 4:38 pm

    Our bodies heal slowly as we age. Take plenty of calcium to speed up the bone healing. Fish and green leafy vegetables are a good source. All the best my friend

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  2. newepicauthor May 5, 2023 / 5:46 pm

    The world of mathematics can be quite mysterious, but numbers can always be made because they stand for something that is in your mind. Since you only have two fully-functioning, working limbs, the bright side of that is you still have 4 limbs and the ones that are not perfect can be improved over time and the power to do that may also reside in your mind. The human body is probably more complex than any math but there is such a thing as mind over matter which you might be able to use to heal your body. Thanks for your participation in my challenge today and I am hoping that the rest of your recovery goes smoothly, Fandango.

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  3. Marleen May 5, 2023 / 8:21 pm

    Well that is just pretty darn good if you make that.

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  4. Carol anne May 5, 2023 / 10:35 pm

    that is a long time Fandango!
    At least your healing though! That is a positive!

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