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.