Hey, sorry to hear about the old broken collarbone. I too suffered one, and boy I think it's fairly safe to say its a bitch of a break. I was also attacked, although it was by a friend in some consential horsing around/wrestling. Anyway, my break separated, I'm not sure if yours has...if it hasn't be glad because that will help speed along the process. About a week and a half after the accident I had most of my range of motion back but that probably was helped by the fact that my bones were just sort of floating around. Long story short, I had to wear a brace that kept my shoulders back while I waited for the bones to grow back together....that took a looooooong time. I broke it in February and had my final xrays in June which showed some bone growth between the two sides.
So my advice to you, if your bones are still together, be VERY careful not to have them come out of place, then you'll be in my boat. I'd make sure your xrays show significant bone growth around the break before you go doing any activities that may jar them apart. And then once thats happened, pretty much let your body be your guide. If it hurts...don't do it. And as always, be careful not to overdo it in the beginning, you'll be regretting it the next day. It took probably 6 months until I could go back to any sort of weight lifting with that arm or putting REAL pressure on that side without twinges of pain.
Sorry that you're going through all of this! Any chance of catching your attacker?
wow, this all sounds terribly brutal - im really sorry
any idea what the assault was for? just a random crazy person or what? i can't even imagine what that would be like
yowzers - animals - i've never quite been able to understand any of the behavior - where people get these violent urges is beyond me
you seem like you handle it well enough, i don't detect anger or aggression, which is encouraging, because it would be difficult not to be furious with this ignorant lumbering violent menace
heal fast and well, im sorry to hear the story but it'll remind us to keep an eye out for madmen as well as cars
TVW- Although the crash support group tomorrow night will focus on mainly on accidents with cars, you may still want to join the group. Check out the calendar for more info if you are available. There will be psychiatrists, etc there too. I've never been in a serious accident, but will still be checking it out tomorrow.