OK, I'm not the best patient in the world.
I admit it.
But yesterday, I did something that was stupid, even for me. My right shoulder was finally starting to feel just a little better. The sling had become annoying beyond all description. So I loosened it a bit. Not too much. Just some.
For the first time in nearly a week, the world seem like an OK place. I was almost comfortable. I was getting more work done. I could see light at the end of the tunnel.
As I got up from the couch to get something to drink, I extended my right arm just a bit outward. I later found out that you're not supposed to do that with a dislocated shoulder.
In a flash, my arm was engulfed in fire. Again.
"Oh no," I thought. "What did I do?"
What I did was re-dislocate my shoulder. Back to ER. Once again in x-ray... then the doctor working on me trying to get my arm back in the socket.
Everyone I talked to asked me what I did.
"I'm an idiot," I answered.
And today is the first day of my recovery, again.
For future reference, when the doctor says, "Keep your arm in a sling until I tell you otherwise... "
Just do it.