Hot Mess: a person in a disorganized, confused, or disheveled state.
Day 12 of a broken collarbone, day 3 post surgery and although I’m still zombied out on painkillers, I’m finally reaching a turning point. The first 9 days after my crash I was just waiting in purgatory with a loose, droopy right shoulder, the bones inside detached, overlapping and protruding up under my skin. I know, gross. Finally, over a week later, I was brought into surgery to reattach the bones and reinforce them with a steel plate. Ever had a 2-inch needle jammed into the side of your neck pre-anesthesia?
There have been so many phases to this process and I could never really explain the physical hurdles and emotional rollercoasters that have ensued. But all in all, I will be fine and there are a ton of silver linings to appreciate here. The fact that I’m lucky to have escaped a worse injury is not lost on me. I’m learning a bunch of new lessons and will forever have much deeper empathy for anyone going through something like this.
This is definitely one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to deal with and I am so grateful for all of the kind words, well-wishes, flowers, gifts, visitors and help I’ve received. All of the love and support has meant so much and has helped get me through the rough patches. A huge heartfelt thank you to my mom who immediately flew out to help me through this; without her support I would really be in a state. 🙏🤕☠️ #paytoplay #percocet #clavicleschmlavicle #summerofscrabble #sticktoglassin