a-catboy-and-his-camera replied to your post: fml
Oh, no! How did you fracture your elbow to begin with?
Short version: a motorcycle
Slightly longer version: I was about to learn how to ride a motorcycle (first day of riding class) when I fell over while walking the bike. I didn’t think it was a huge deal, except my hand wouldn’t work properly to use the clutch, at which point I realized something was rather more wrong than I’d realized. As it turns out, I fractured my radial head, and was unable to complete the class. My little brother (who’d been taking it with me) did complete it, and passed the riding test at the end, so is now able to ride a motorcycle if he wants.
I actually don’t have a cast, because nothing was displaced, just fractured, which meant no surgery, either (yay!) but it means I can’t use the arm as much as I’m used to — for carrying/holding things, but also for things I didn’t think about much until I couldn’t do them (like, pushing myself up from a sitting position? opening jars?) which is interesting. My arm also doesn’t currently unbend all the way, which still unsettles me.