I would reccomend breaking a collarbone to anyone. If you think about it, a collar is the most convenient bone in the body to break. None of that fuss with wheelchairs and crutches that you have with breaks from the waist down, no notable physical disfigurements as with facial breaks, it doesn’t constantly rebreak in the way a rib does, and you don’t lose the mobility or dexterity of an arm or hand. Of course, since your collar is connected to your neck, your back, and your arm, you’ll find plenty of ways to be uncomfortable in the weeks after your break. And, since the bone is not isolated in the way an arm is, there’s no cast (meaning that you’re break may heal slightly crooked and there’s nothing anyone can do about it).
Worst of all, even after your bone feels better you still can’t lift anything. It was pretty much a given that my left arm was around just for show in the weeks following the break, but soon i felt well enough to play guitar and soon thereafter i gained back most of my normal function. However, due to the fact that my break is still gradually healing i’ve been told by plenty of doctors not to lift anything that would put a strain on my shoulder. So, i’m basically limited to carrying things i can support from my elbow. That’s fine for bookbags or shoes, but the lack of power and leverage can be a real pain in your day to day travels. I had to sit out of games at our outdoors training for Orientation (after almost dropping someone in an attempted trust fall), and i missed much needed pay from work at the coffee shop for weeks.
As of now i can’t take out trash or mop at the coffee shop, and i’m absolutely useless at moving from place to place. I am the sort who usually tackles hard-to-transport objects very agressively, and it’s ultimately very frustrating to hear my mother whimper about moving things that i would attack without a grimace. Even though i reccomend the injury to those in the market for one, i would rather it just get over with.