Yesterday my right shoulder is dislocated. I was down with cold for a couple of days and fatigue from last night’s late meetings made me drowsy. I took a nap in front of the TV in the living room, using my right hand as a pillow. A sudden burst of sneezes† moved the body and hand in different directions and led to the dislocation.
No one was at home and kids are expected back in another 40 minutes. I tried to set the shoulder joint back to the socket, but couldn’t succeed. Putting on clothes looked like a big feat . Finally managed to wear jeans and walked to the casualty ward of nearest Maitri Hospital, about half a mile away.
An orthopedist was in casualty luckily. He didn’t believe that it is a dislocation, because I haven’t expressed the right amount of pain in my face . A quick x-ray confirmed it and they set it right after giving me an IV to relax my muscles.
With my right hand closely† tied to my torso with a sling and a belt, my movements are very limited. But I am doing fine now.