Worse than I thought

First, thank you for all of your kind comments on yesterday’s post.

Unfortunately, I did not get good news at the hospital this morning. After a series of painful x-rays where I had to hold heavy jugs in my hands to ‘open’ the acromioclavicular (AC) joint, it was determined that I have a separated shoulder, or a disruption of the AC joint, which is where the the scapula (shoulder blade) and clavicle (collar bone) come together. I will be seeing an orthopaedic specialist next Monday and until then, I am in a sling.

The good (?) news is, the doctor rated it a 2.5 out of 5, and typically surgery is only required for a level 5. It could be worse, right?

Interestingly, I seem to have placed first in my age group at the Robbie Burns 8K Road Race today. (I offered my bib to a [fast] friend.) Thanks to Marci for pointing that out!

Please keep the good vibes coming and hopefully I will be on the road again sooner rather than later.


40 thoughts on “Worse than I thought

  1. Oh no! What a pain. You’ll get through this and will probably go through some physical therapy. If there’s a silver lining here, it really made my appreciate running even more.Take care.

  2. guess i should’ve caught up on my reading sooner…so sorry to hear about it, but i’m glad it’s not as bad as it could’ve been. hope it heals quicker than expected.congrats on first place! πŸ™‚

  3. Oh Marlene!! Sorry to hear about your accident! Sounds like the first time I attempted skiing also! Sprained my knee pretty bad.I hope it heals quickly… and I hope someone comes and shovels your driveway πŸ™‚

  4. OMG, that sucks! But I guess you’re right, at least you don’t need surgery.Hope you heal up soon! Are you still in pain? Did they give you some decent pain meds?

  5. Havent commented in a while because I was in your motherland! Quebec City is beautiful and friggin cold!! I will be catching up on older blogs so dont worry if I don comment . :-). hope you feel betetr!

  6. OH NO!! Please look after yourself, and get better soon! (as for getting hurt xc skiing, yes, you’re looking at her, cross country skiing can be dangerous, I broke ribs and did-in my entire rib cage),Take great care of yourself…

  7. Marlene,I’m a long time lurker (I found your blog through weddingbells) and wanted to de-lurk to send you good vibes. You really have been inspirational to me with your dedication and commitment to your running. Best of luck on a speedy recovery!

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