Joyce is my 72 year old sister. She fell last week, breaking both arms, cutting her chin and is incapacitated for a while. She slipped and fell at home in the morning in her bathroom. Now both arms are in casts. I was so sorry to hear this. I know how it feels to have such pain and not be able to function but I only broke my humerus and rotator cup. I had function of one arm even if I'm not left handed. How horrible it must be to have someone have to do everything for you until you can do it by yourself. Think on it. Think hard on it. When we age a broken "anything" is bad and I plead with you be very careful and don't fall and break anything. I remember what a shock it was to me when I went down so unexpectedly. I had a difficult time believing I fell so suddenly and felt so shocked.
The good news is that she has a very caring husband and girlfriend who are attending to her every need - and some of them are difficult for both the caregivers and her. Think on it. Think of not being able to use either arm in addition to being in pain. Don't fall!