You know how sometimes you sit with your legs crossed--or even with one leg kind of bent beneath you--but after a while you have to get up and stretch your legs back out? Imagine sitting in that position for like a week. That's kind of how I feel now with my arm. My arm has been in this 90-degree position (sometimes it's more like 45, depending on how tight the sling is) for 7 days now and it just feels CRAMPED. My bone doc has me doing some at-home rehab--once a day I have to see how far I can extend my arm before I fall down, screaming for mercy--and the farthest I've gotten it so far is like--well, whatever the halfway point between 90 degrees and 180 degrees is. I'm too lazy to do the math. But I am just DYING to stretch it out. Plus, I've been forced to become a back-sleeper, which isn't comfortable or natural to me.)
No, actually, I feel like I'm recovering really well, actually. I really don't think it'll be 4-6 weeks before I have full use of my arm again. Seriously, I'm thinking more like 2. I'm not on the Vicodin on a regular basis anymore--I just have to pop one about once a day, when I've been over-using it. Right now, I dont even have the sling on--I'm just typing with my arm held close to my body. It looks kind of gimpy, but it works.
My point? I don't remember. (LOL. Must be a fall-out from all the bleach fumes.)