My Clavicle Fracture Experience

A clavicle fracture can be quite a headache, in addition to the neck shoulder arm pain! I broke my clavicle bone on the 4th of July. I did not realize that the lump on my right shoulder was a broken bone. Go figure!

I continued working, dealing with the pain and putting heat on my shoulder when I got a chance. It was so sore to touch. After sixteen days of unbearable pain and discomfort, I finally decided to make a trip to the doctor, reluctantly with lots of persuasion.

I was surprised to find that my break was in the top 10% of the worst possible breaks. The orthopedic surgeon said that the only option of fixing my shoulder was surgery. Being my first break, I definitely did a good job of it.

I realize that broken arm bones or a clavicle fracture causes worry, both for the patient and their loved ones. I immediately went to work researching clavicle injuries, what could be done about it, and challenges lay before me. I was worried about recovery time, physical therapy and life changes. The scar that I would obviously have after surgery did not bother me much. I simply view it as a battle scar.

I had a lot to face, including limitations, multiple surgeries and physical therapy, but what bothered me most was wearing that awful "I'm a victim" armsling. The flimsy blue piece of fabric with white bias tape hanging around my neck just did not do it for me.

I started making slings to match my wardrobe and I summoned my seamstress sister to make me some armslings "Haute Couture" style. That's a fancy French term for high sewing or trend-setting fashions.

When you experience an injury, whether is a clavicle fracture or an arm fracture, you pretty much have to go with the flow. Your recovery is pretty much out of your hands. The only option is to participate according to the doctor instructions – surgery, physical therapy, casting and so forth. The one thing that is in your control is the way you feel about it and the way you look.

Fashionable arm slings can really make things better you. I know that they did for me. They gave me a lift and made my attitude about dealing with consequences much better.

I've always liked helping people out and I believe that everything happens for a reason. These viewpoints led me to opening a company that produces blinged slings and Haute Couture fashionable are slings. It's my mission to make you feel better.